What's the word on this. Who's using it long term.
Great summary, it echos what I was going to say! I also want to add that it stacks extremely well with other pedals, especially my Ecstasy/Euphoria. Those two together are GREAT!!I've owned a Blue Note for about six months and it's still my main OD, and a Animal for about two months but ended up selling it.
For me, the Blue Note is the right OD due to the fact that it's so transparent EQ wise; your guitar and amp all maintain their tonal nuances and dynamics. The OD is very natural sounding for lack of better term, like a TubeScreamer without the mid hump, plus more gain on tap. The "fat" and "treble" controls are very effective in giving some more tonal control, but sound like they fill in your tone nicely to better emulate your guitar, rather than give you a radical eq shift. I use it into a clean amp for sweet blues tones, or hit my amp drive channel to get extra nasty. It excels in both applications for me.
The Animal was great, but I needed a pedal with more gain and aggressive voicing (I settled on a Mad Professor Stone Grey Distortion which nailed it). The Animal has more gain than the Blue Note, but loses some of that transparency. More Dicky Betts Marshall-esque tone to my ear than Slash if that makes sense. Great pedal, but the wrong choice for the tones I was looking for.
Overall the Blue Note is a very clean, very transparent, very natural sound low to mid gain OD; I absolutely love mine. If you want something with more of a classic 808 mid hump voice, it may not be the best choice. That said, it can be plenty fat if you want. Mines not going anywhere.
You cant go wrong with either, I have both on my board right now as well as a Euphoria. All work really well together!Thanks guys. I had a Morning Glory on my shopping cart but I'm kinda gambling and just getting the blue note. Its one of the few light ODs I've never used. I've used the MG multiple times in the past and loved it.
do what i did, buy the blue note and do the BYOC kit (or ggg) and cover your morning glory basis that way.Im referring to the marshall bb1 kit btw.You cant go wrong with either, I have both on my board right now as well as a Euphoria. All work really well together!