The Mark I sounds more accurate in the YouTube clips where the Mark 2 is more like an OD pedal that gets about 50% of the way there.
Expertise all from watching YouTube, eh?
MKII has a much better feel. It is dialed in such a way a player doesn't have to know much about how to set up an AC30 in order to sound rad. MKI had a stiffer feel. Having the treble boost circuit usable independently was stupid because what were you gonna do, use it into a clean amp?! We don't release new versions of things unless we're confident that we have done an even better job than the one before.
Expertise form watching YouTube? No offense but when I can't try a discontinued pedal I may ask. I'm going to assume your reply was sarcastic and not insulting, but I know others that wouldn't--and consequently wouldn't purchase.
I don't dislike the clips that PGS has posted but they seem to lack the woodiness of an AC30- granted its a pedal and not an actual amp.
Generally speaking id love to try both. Part of the reason I was looking for the Mark I info is to see if the treble booster was worth it on its on. I'm not looking to clone May's sound, just to get in the ball park with a strat from time to time.
The Mark I is, which is why I asked. Can't very well go demo that. Apologies for any misunderstanding.
Oh cool. That I didn't know. I can imagine anytime you roll 2 effects into the same enclosure people are going to complain about the order etc.