Mi audio Blues Pro Fuzz Switch Question

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by themusicboxstudios, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. themusicboxstudios

    themusicboxstudios Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    Hey guys,

    I just got my Blues Pro pedal in today. I got the new version with the fuzz switch. The pedal sounds killer, but it didn't come with a manual so i have a few questions.

    1. Which side of the switch is the stock blues pro tone? i'm guessing it's the left.

    2. Are there any internal trimpots? if so what do they do?

    thanks, jon
     
  2. drolling

    drolling Member

    Messages:
    6,100
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Welcome back to guitarland, Jon.. Just got an old P-bass myself, but guitar's still a lot more fun to play.

    Can't help you w/the question, but as a big fan of the old BluesPro, I'd be very interested to hear a clip of the fuzz side, if you feel like doing one:D
     
  3. CJReaper

    CJReaper Member

    Messages:
    1,149
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Location:
    Seattle
    I just bought one this weekend, no trim pots inside, it's a "plug and play" pedal. The switch is in fuzz mode when it's flipped to the right, closest to the adaptor plug. I love the pedal, goes great with my Crunch Box and my Barber DDSS.

    Cheers,

    CJ
     
  4. themusicboxstudios

    themusicboxstudios Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    it's good to be back my friend. once i find an amp that i'm stoked with again i'll make sure to start recording clips again.

    thanks, jon
     
  5. themusicboxstudios

    themusicboxstudios Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    thanks for the info! how would you compare it to the crunch box? i'm thinking about picking that up or the blue boy deluxe :).

    thanks, jon
     
  6. CJReaper

    CJReaper Member

    Messages:
    1,149
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Location:
    Seattle
    It goes GREAT with the CB, the BP is kind of like a lower gain version of the CB to my ears. They both have the MI Audio sound, which is a VERY good thing. I think you would be very happy with a BP/CB combination, they compliment each other very well. :AOK

    Cheers,

    CJ
     
  7. drolling

    drolling Member

    Messages:
    6,100
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Not diggin that old bassman head!?:eek:!?!

    Here on my homeworld, the natives KILL each other for those amps! Maybe it's the tubes? or the cab??

    Pretty tough to beat a bassman's clean tones (specially w/a tele:BEER), and it's also one of the most pedal-friendly circuits on the planet...
     
  8. themusicboxstudios

    themusicboxstudios Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    I like the amp ... just a bit bright ... i wish i could hear the amp with the AA864 circuit ... i think it may be more along the lines of what i'm looking for. It does take pedals better than any other amp i've ever played though ... i just really miss my Divided by 13 FTR37. :(
     
  9. slowburn

    slowburn Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,597
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    please post back to this thread with links to clips of the fuzzmode. I am very interested in ordering one of these babies next month possibly.
     
  10. michael patrick

    michael patrick Supporting Member

    Messages:
    9,825
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    I don't hear a whole lot of difference between the fuzz and the regular settings, until the gain is almost maxed. With the gain up, the fuzz side sounds, well, fuzzier. It even sags like an old tube-rectified amp, which is pretty neat.
     
  11. erksin

    erksin Member

    Messages:
    21,254
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2004
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Anybody own a new version Blues Pro and a Hellbilly or Screw Driver? How similar are they? Seems like everybody is trying to cover the low gain OD thru Fuzz in a box these days...
     
  12. drolling

    drolling Member

    Messages:
    6,100
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    And the truly strange thing is that it works very well - The germ side of my Retroman Sybil does a great treble boost w/the gain dialed back & the silicon side cleans up real nice w/the guitar's volume pot rolled off.. I've got a pile of some of the best lo-gain stomps around, but sometimes when you want a dynamic, *amp-like* sprinkle of grit on your sound, the best thing you can do is pull out the sickest fuzz in the toolbox..
     
  13. walpow

    walpow Guest

    I was just about to post about the Blues Pro (with fuzz) when I spotted this thread. With the first one I got, I could detect no difference between the two settings. I sent it back and got a replacement. (If there's anyone here named Chris who bought from ToneFactor, I got the one you sent back.) This one has just enough difference to, well, to say there is a difference. On most combinations of settings, the tones are virtually identical, and I too wasn't sure which switch setting was the fuzz side. (Hey, MI, how about a manual?) On a few settings, mostly with very high gain, I can hear a difference, but it's certainly not a big one. I like the pedal, and plan on spending more time figuring out its strengths, but as far as I can tell the fuzz mode is hardly worth bending down to flip the switch.

    Nathan
    http://walpow.com
     
  14. michael_ibrahim

    michael_ibrahim Member

    Messages:
    134
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Hi guys,

    Yep, you need to get the gain working to really hear the difference between the fuzz and standard mode. With the gain higher, try playing with the tone control. It affects the attack time.
     
  15. tmuka

    tmuka Member

    Messages:
    593
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    any sound clips of this fuzz mod yet? i'd love to hear some :)
     
  16. tmuka

    tmuka Member

    Messages:
    593
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Wow, I emailed Michael from MI Audio earlier today asking about sound clips for the fuzz mod, and he just added fuzz mod clips to his Blues Pro page! http://www.miaudio.com/BP3.htm What great customer support! I think it sounds pretty cool. Definately a nice added bonus to what already sounds like a great overdrive!

    edit: haha- i didnt realize until weeks later that the michael that posted before me is THE Michael! TGP rocks!
     
  17. uberschall

    uberschall Supporting Member

    Messages:
    761
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wierd- I just got my Blues Pro in the mail a half-hour ago, and I could SWEAR that the left toggle position (which it came on) is the fuzz side! When I crank the gain, I get a spitting, organic fuzz quality; when it's on the right, it just sounds like heavy OD.

    I love the pedal, by the way, and it stacks nicely in front of my Blackstone so far.
     
  18. jezzzz2003

    jezzzz2003 Member

    Messages:
    2,794
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Location:
    aussie
    Switch left for the fuzz mode,
    I find I like this mode even better than what the pedal was made for!
    Sounds great, the only problem is...
    I cant part with my Crunch Box to stick the Pro on my board:crazy
    Its a mad mad world..
     
  19. diegs

    diegs Member

    Messages:
    153
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Resurrecting this thread--is there an official word on this? I swear that on my pedal, fuzz is on the right. I know you should just pick "what sounds better" but it'd be nice to know for pedagogical reasons...
     
  20. walpow

    walpow Guest

    I sold mine (the Blue Boy Deluxe covers its ground for me), but the fuzz position was definitely to the right.
     

Share This Page