Gratuitous first gig pic. So clean, but just right gritty. Lots of control. I am scared to engage the Bright (vs smooth) dip switch without clean underwear available.
Theo...did the Snouse bump your Rat? I'm happily gigging an Amp11 and Rat, but wondering what the Snouse might add to the mid.
So I bought the Snooze Black Box 2 expecting it to sound close to my Morning Glory and it definitely does not.
If the Black Box 2 is the exact circuit as a Marshall bluesbreaker plus some added features, then that tells me that the Morning Glory is NOT a Marshall bluesbreaker clone and if it is, it's heavily modded into something noticeably different. Somewhere I read a list of jhs pedals that are clones of this and that and now I know that list is not entirely accurate.
I've only had about an hour with it but so far I like the Black Box 2 for cleaner boost tones. I might be in the minority here but i love using the Morning Glory with the gain dimed, tone knob up around 2ish, and the bright switch on. I could not approximate this sound with the Black Box 2. It doesn't have enough gain and grit as the MG. Even when I dime the gain on it, it doesn't seem to get close (or close enough I should say.)
Anyone with these two pedals have a similar experience or have any suggestions?
I have the version without the dip switches.
The Snouse BB2 is so new.
Just got mine. In a head to head, I think I would pick the Snouse.
The POT has great tones and the external switch is great if the boost mode is on your palette (a really great setting). The new Black box 2 has so much control on tap with the boost and presence controls.
Price is right during the intro roll out.
I've been happily gigging a Rat for a year. I went with POt's a few cycles ago.
I am loading the new Snouse for this weekend's run with no backup plan.
OK, I did some searching through past threads and found that the Morning Glory has 10 major modifications to the original Bluesbreaker circuit. I think this pretty much explains it.
Now it's time for me to embrace that the Black Box 2 is a different pedal. Excited to do more experimenting with it later.
The major difference in basic character stems from the fact that the Morning Glory is based on a different circuit revision of the original BluesBreaker pedal. The modifications have minimal effect on the tone, especially with the Bright switch enabled. So you are correct, the BlackBox isn't a Morning Glory and it's not meant to be!
Well hello! Didn't know you were a TGP member..The major difference in basic character stems from the fact that the Morning Glory is based on a different circuit revision of the original BluesBreaker pedal. The modifications have minimal effect on the tone, especially with the Bright switch enabled. So you are correct, the BlackBox isn't a Morning Glory and it's not meant to be!