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My first dirt pedal is the best.... MI BP

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by sahertian, May 17, 2011.

  1. sahertian

    sahertian Member

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    Have many pedals, still love one of my first pedals. MI Audio Blues PRO.
    Changed many times, stack many times with different layouts..

    I have the Timmy, OCD4, Crunchbox, DLS, BM, TC Nova System, BOSS od + OD in my Koch amp..

    Nothing beats that pedal. Fat and creamy all the way,
     
  2. SixDemonBag

    SixDemonBag Member

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    I've been through barbers (ltd and DD), DLS, mjm blues devils, and a heap of tubescreamers till finally I ended up at the blues pro. Someone's going to have to pry it from my dead hands when I die. Love it.
     
  3. cubistguitar

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    Aint it sweet.

    most screamers just suck by comparison
     
  4. LuckyBlackCat

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    Please tell me more about the Blues Pro. Bonus points for anyone who can compare it first hand to the Fulltone Fulldrive 2. I just posted a thread about needing a smaller version of my FD2 and this is one I'm interested in. The PGS demo sounds really good.
     
  5. muffinman

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    It may not do the trick for some people, it does have its own unique throaty voice and isn't what I would consider a stock-ish screamer, but count me in the camp of long-time fans of this pedal. It is full of rock, and EXCELS as a boost.
     
  6. Muzzy

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    Had mine for years. Love it.
     
  7. BradB41

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    I have one. It used to be my main OD/almost fuzz pedal. I think it kind of started my descent into botique pedal addiction. I kind of got away from the BP....I should bust it out and give it another go.
     
  8. Timbeaux

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    Over the years, I've went through soooo many boutique overdrive pedals and the last one standing is the Blues Pro. It doesn't have a lot of tonal options compared to some other OD's, but it just sounds "right" to my ears. It's like having a great tube screamer on steroids. It can do the SRV thing, but crank up the gain, and you're into classic rock territory. It stacks great, it fairly un-compressed sounding, and FEELS great when you play it. Very touch sensitive and it gives what it gets. A very simple, but SOLID pedal. I LOVE IT!!
     
  9. cubistguitar

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    ^ Like above, it just feels right. It aint magic or something you never heard before, it just sounds right, like rock guitar should.

    I used to only use the clean tones from it, but have warmed up to the dirtier settings now.
     
  10. eric10

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    My first is MI Audio Blue boy deluxe, good as well
     
  11. Electric I

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    Know what you mean - nothing has bested the small fry & direct drive for me. I find barber dirt to be the 'cleanest' around - in that you can play poly/exteded chords & still retain clarity with no fizz.

    How does the blues pro compare to the above descriptors?
     
  12. tomdiedom

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    The bp is my first pedal and will probably leave the last. Pretty veratile (boost and different flavours od/fuzz) and reasonable touch sensitive (not very, there are enough pedals that do this trick better). Great value for money.
     
  13. SixDemonBag

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    If you like the Barbers, you will love the Blues Pro. Quite similar in gain to the Direct Drive, but just fatter.

    I had the barber LTD SR too, another great pedal, but I just wanted a bit more gain available to me when I wanted it. Definitely more of a mid hump than the SR though.
     
  14. afterburner

    afterburner Supporting Member

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    Love my Blues Pro!

    I'm still using it after 5 or so years. Great throaty overdrive with a very usable gain range. Fuzz mode is a nice bonus too! Added bottom end makes it sound nice and fat!

    Runs on 9 to 25V and true bypass. I just love all the options.
     

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