Just grabbed an original Blues Breaker :)

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by treeuh, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. treeuh

    treeuh Member

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    I know a lot of guys love the clones and variants, but what's the consensus on the original? What can I expect? I didn't get a chance to really run it through the paces at the shop, but I figured it's become a classic, and for $100, why not? :p

    It came with the original box and papers I believe... Shop owner said it was NOS. :\

    I had a Double Barrel a while back but it was noisy, and I never used the TS side. Figured I'd give it a go :)
     
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    There were two issues of the BB. One was brighter than the other. I know it does a good cleanish boost, with no mid hump. Nice score.
     
  3. treeuh

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    Interesting.. Any way to tell them apart?
     
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    LionVerse Supporting Member

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    Wow you got a great deal! I've seen beat up ones go for double that.
     
  5. lestera34

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    If it's silver - not an original.

    If you scored a black one with blue lettering new in box for $100, I am insanely jealous of you.

    You would easily double (likely triple) your money if it's the first one and it is indeed in that condition.
     
  6. jhspedals.com

    jhspedals.com Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool pedal, it will have really low volume and feel thin in places. Its a classic though! Sorry your DB was noisy? Thats not normal, let us know if we can help.
     
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    I had both a while ago and the only way to tell the difference just by looking at them was one had a glossy finish and the other had matt finish. I can't remember which was the good one though :X

    Maybe it's something to do with one version being made in Korea and the other in England but neither of my Blues Breakers had stickers on the bottom so I couldn't tell -_-
     
  8. treeuh

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    Mine is a matte finish and made in England... This has me excited. Problem is that the bottom has foam on it and I really don't want to put Velcro on that, haha..

    Thanks, Josh! I actually had it replaced by the retailer and the second unit still hummed a good bit.. It was probably my rig, but I was running ISO power :\ No worries though. I still dig y'all's stuff ;)
     
  9. Coldacre

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    they sound good when they're on, but they suck tone like nobody's business. put it in a TB loop if you can
     
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    jhspedals.com Gold Supporting Member

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    That is a bummer, whats your address? I will send ya a Morning Glory. I bet you got a hold of a little run we did that had a power filtering error. You basically have to remove a cap.
     

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