Rockett Animal vs BB Preamp MB

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  1. strattitude

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    I have the Rockett Blue Note and really love it for lower gain tones. It seems a bit more open and natural than my BB Preamp MB which I use for a mid gain tone.

    So will the Animal give what I like so much in the Blue Note, but in a higher gain version?

    I think I read somewhere that someone found the Animal a bit too smooth and fusiony, and that is how I look at the BB Preamp MP, and its is great for that tone too, but I'm wondering if the Animal is more open? I am also considering the Rockett Flex Drive, but I'm not sure how it differs from the Animal.

    I play them mostly into a clean amp (Kingsley Bailey) with single coils.
     
  2. Painasusual

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    Isn't the Animal a marshall in a box type of pedal? Or do I remember it wrong?
     
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    I have a Blue Note (keeper for what it does) and, recently had a FlexDrive. I think the FlexDrive is very versatile pedal with higher gain levels than the Blue Note can provide. Nice pedal overall, I just have alot of overdrive pedals in that ballpark so, I traded it.

    How about a Bearfoot DynaRed?

    The Menatone Blue Collar has more gain than the Blue Note also.
     
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    Yes the Animal is supposed to be a Plexi type pedal.

    I like the fact that the Flex Drive is supposed to be so versatile.

    Any more?
     
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    I think the Animal is very open and has a very good EQ range.
     
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    Had both the Animal and the BB MB. Kept the animal. I think it's more open and much more versatile than the BB. It's really like having a higher gain, more aggressive Blue Note.

    I have a bunch a ODs and I keep coming back to the Blue Note and the Animal again and again.
     
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    Thanks!

    That sounds cool! I really dig the Blue Note so that maybe what I'm after.

    Anyone compare the Animal to the Flex Drive? Which is more open, and which seems more transperant? I really like the Josh Smith demo of the Flex Drive, but he makes anything sound great.
     
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    I got a Rockett Animal now. The BB sounds just sound small and like a pedal compared to the Animal which is fuller and more open. The Animal is quite noisy with gain above 12 o'clock though.
     

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