Mi Audio Blue Boy Deluxe

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  1. zoso19

    zoso19 Member

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    What does everyone here think of the MI AUDIO BLUE BOY DELUXE? I may go to pick one up at 30th street guitars later today or this week but I'd like to hear some peoples opinions first. thanks
     
  2. hamfist

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    Great tube screamer-based overdrive pedal, but MUCH more tweakable (not surprising with 6 external knobs !!). Mids control is v. useful, as is the "character" knob. Very well built, not too expensive. It's a winner !!
     
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    It's a great pedal IMO.
     
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    Way tweakable...can be an OD or a full blown distortion. I've found that it doesn't mate well with everything. With some pedals I have, it likes to be in front, and others it likes to be last in the chain. I usually set it up with the Vol between 12-3:00, and Gain between 9-12:00. It's a keeper.
     
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    I had a Blue Boy. Great pedal, but it got a little mushy and compressed at high gain settings though.
     
  6. Wesman61

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    If I wanted a strait up TS tone it'd either be a BBD or a Tejas.
     
  7. hamfist

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    Just another extra bit of info - I far prefer the BBD boosting an already distorting amp (or other pedal) compared to playing it into a clean amp.
     
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    I liked it...but not as nice as my T.C. Jauernig Gristle King (or DGTM)...for "that" tone I would also check out CMATMODS due to the fantastic sounding clips on the website...
     
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    Ive been on the verge of buying a BBD for quite a while now,
    How close in sound can the BBD get to a 808 series from Ibanez or maxon?
    Im looking for something in that vein but even better?
    Would the BBD cover that ?
     
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    Well it is a TS after all...
     
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    Love it for low drive sounds... Nice full sound. THE BEST pedal I've ever had for stacking as well. Longest running dirt pedal on my board.
     
  12. guybrush

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    I've had mine for a long time. I don't even use that TS sound much these days, but I know that if I sell it I'll miss it. Hands down best TS-type pedal I've ever tried, and easily one of the best ODs IMO. Highly recommended.
    And yeah, the presence control is a thing of beauty.
     
  13. roknfnrol

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    I think the Blue Boy Deluxe kicks ass. Here are some tracks I recorded with it and my Les Paul. Specifically I Tried and Me and You. I recently purchased a Blues Pro. Two very different pedals for sure. The Blues Pro is a lot like a Tube Screamer; the Blue Boy Deluxe didn't remind me of a Tube Screamer.

    www.myspace.com/johnbaxterandthebottomfeeders
     
  14. Zero

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    I hated it. For TS9, my actual TS9 was better. I found it very hiss laden compared to TS9 and shoddy also. Cheesy little knobs that will break off if something heavy falls on the pedal. Hell, the casing was so light the pedal itself might break in half.
     
  15. therhodeo

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    Could you please give some examples of other pedals that you think are well built?

    The one I had was not noisy and I wouldn't be scared at all to take it out on the road. They're not shoddy at all. I've owned 5 MI Audio pedals at different times and they were all very well built.
     
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    Hella exaggerated, lol. It can be noisy like any overdrive pedal with a large amount of gain on tap. Depending on your taste in music and your gear. This pedal is for the lower gain target audience.
     
  18. Ramblin390

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    never tried the bbd, but I love my blues pro-serious gigging at nasty blues jams for 2 years, almost seems water proof-or beer proof at least.
     
  19. roknfnrol

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    I love mine. Not a plug & play, Therein lies the beauty. Great tone shaping abilities.:dude
     

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