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Has anyone tried one of these babies? Sound really sweet and bluesy. I ordered a Dude and was thinking about this one as well.
+1000 I rarely have the Hot switch on.1) It is wired with Hot switch OFF (as is mentioned in the product description page on the Rockett website). This is definitely the right call - the Blue Note has always been an average TS pedal w/ the Hot switch on ... but one of the absolute best low gainers with the Hot switch OFF.
Total bummer to have gotten the pedal back with the same issues persisting. I'm far from an expert, but it sounds like a faulty earth somewhere in the pedal wiring to me.I have two of the original Blue Note pedals and actually like the standard setting and the hot switch mode. However, I do use the standard mode quite a bit more as I love the transparent tone. It's a great pedal tone wise. It seems to just sound "right" for my set up and it's not all that picky about amps.
Like Gavinashun, I too have some issues with my Blue Note (I realize they are two different versions). First, the jacks that J Rockett uses are terrible. Cables seem to actually be pushed out over time. Some cables are better than others but I have had the cable come right out during a set. It's as if there's pressure on the cable and it's squeezing it out.
The second issue is that the pedal is extremely microphonic. I own at least 10-15 other overdrives and the Blue Note is the only pedal that has this issue. The slightest touch of the enclosure, even with my foot (with a shoe or sock on), creates a buzz through the amp. The whole enclosure seems to be overly sensitive.
Lastly, for some strange reason, whenever I engage the pedal, there's a ground loop type buzz/hum that goes through my amp and this is with the volume on my guitar all the way off. I have found that if I crank the volume knob, the buzz goes away but obviously this is not ideal and it doesn't really make sense why that would fix it.
I sent the pedal away to get fixed and they could not find the microphonic issue or added buzz but they did fix the jacks. When I got it back, it was just as noisy as before and the jacks to me seem to be the same. I like the pedal enough that I ordered a second one to try. It also has the jack and microphonic issue but the engaged buzz is a little less. I am not trying to rip on J Rocket as I like the tone of their pedals, I just wish they would update their jacks and maybe fix the microphonic issues.