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Marshall Bluesbreaker

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Bluesbreaker, Overdrive pedal from Marshall in the Effects series.


7 user reviews

Marshall Bluesbreaker tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Marshall
  • Model: Bluesbreaker
  • Series: Effects
  • Category: Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on: 04/19/2004

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Marshall Bluesbreaker user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
 4 reviews57 %
 3 reviews43 %
yoTrakkz11/29/2011

yoTrakkz's review"cool blues pedal"

Marshall Bluesbreaker
Given that this company's most well-known product is a portable guitar amplifier, I was surprised to find that they also make pedals. This is one of the distortions they make, it could actually be the only one. It is a tube-based pedal that emulates the sound of the 7-100, but gives you the volume that is possible with a large combo or stack. This cannot be edited with a computer, not controlled by midi, and as a pedal, it is not rackable. There is simply a 1/4" input and output, as well as an adapter for a power supply that can come with it.


UTILIZATION

The editing of effects is generally pretty simple. There is a knob for intensity (gain) and one for volume. There is a bypass switch and a switch called "Extra Snort". This humorously titled switch bypasses the intensity knob entirely, and opts for massive amount of gain. Getting a good sound is pretty easy if you are looking for what this pedal can deliver.


SOUND QUALITY

This pedal doesn't really do subtle all that well. This is in no way good for getting overdrive tones, this is distortion all the way. It's actually got some great vintage lead tones, and some not bad rock sounds either. I like this pedal with a Marshall, I actually tend to cool it a bit with the gain on the Marshall's dirty channel and kick this in tandem. It gets a really great lead rock sound that kills, and rocks power chords to the top row. . That's a noisy combo, but with a gate it's not too bad. The extra snarl switch is just too much for me usually, in any circumstance. This pedal is not great for people who don't want to lose their natural tone, as it colors the sound pretty drastically. However, this isn't always a bad thing, as the tone that comes out of it is pretty cool. I like this pedal because it sounds like the Pignose Portable 7-100 legendary, which I am fond of. I don't think it's the best distortion out there, though. I still like it, however.


OVERALL OPINION

I think this is pretty cool for fans of the 7-100s sound who'd rather have a pedal than use that amp's "pre-amp out" jack to get the sound they are looking for. This is a pretty cool pedal in general.
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rodcloister09/15/2013

rodcloister's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ze Crunch pedal!"

Marshall Bluesbreaker
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UTILIZATION

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SOUND QUALITY

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OVERALL OPINION

Ok

therefore, the Bluesbreaker early 90s .....

simply put, it is the only overdrive pedal that I love and who, to my ears, does not sound "vulgar" or cheap.
Apart from an old TS808, I never heard anything so class, soft, well-balanced.
However, I tested the pedals, even mounted, store bought stuff at prices bordering Cameroon's GDP, the MJM, the wampler, etc etc ... well I keep coming back to my old Bluesbreaker MK1

of course if you want the sound of steve vai when he imitates the cry of consistent takeoff, obviously it does not suit you ... therefore it should be clearly stated, it is a pedal "for large."

good news for those who want to have the sound but can not find BB1 OCCAZ a nice price, MOOER blues crab is really close to the original. this is the only one I tested that this je ne sais quoi that makes my BB1 great (a bit more on the bright MOOER but not 20 years of off-road use in the legs .. .)
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VINCEB7703/20/2013

VINCEB77's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The overdrive or boost but the hot!"

Marshall Bluesbreaker
This is an overdrive pedal that simulates the sound of the famous Bluesbreaker amp from Marshall. The case is in steel and large size, strong as a panzer .... Circuits are analog, manufacturing is pure British real Marshall factory, not relocated in Asian countries ... Three knobs: Gain, Tone, Volume. A true-bypass switch, a 9V battery or external input, output. Manufacturing quality is obvious, flagrant robustness, reliability flawless.

UTILIZATION

With three knobs, usage is very simple. The manual gives some examples of relevant settings, but the interest is good to find his own sound that vibrates, then with three buttons, it is quickly found. The battery is very accessible, and life is good.

SOUND QUALITY

This is a pedal that brings a lot of warmth to the sound. It can be used as a boost if you set the gain below 3/4. It will be a relatively neutral boost with the gain set low and high volume. In the amount of gain and setting the tone at noon maximum, you get to boost hot and creamy ways lamps, more intéréssant. There is much that the gain beyond the 3/4 volume and enough strong that it becomes a true overdrive with this side always muy caliente! It is true that the lack of progressivity knob, but just to know. She does not have a very high level of saturation, but it remains in its definition of overdrive, it's typically with Marshall, and very warm. Combined with my Marshall amp transistor 5210, it gives the hot side, as many tube amps can envy. When combined with a second overdrive in the loop, then it becomes even more wicked sound AC / DC pure juice.

OVERALL OPINION

I have over twenty years, she has not changed a bit. I'm careful with my gear, but it would survive a nuclear holocaust anyway! It will never be for sale, it is too good and helpful to me. Anyway my amp is married, inseparable. I bought a Chinese copy of TS9 overdrive for a more aggressive, which associated with softness and warmth of it made a tandem Dante. I love the warm it exudes quality and workmanship. I paid more than 500 francs at the time, largely justified price. Now its rating should be high enough and this is normal. I made a good choice at the time, no regrets.
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millezotla05/26/2012

millezotla's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good soft pedal"

Marshall Bluesbreaker
Nothing to add

UTILIZATION

Very simple, given the number of knobs.

SOUND QUALITY

Good overdrive, very light. Boost your amp. I have the BB2, her little sister, I much prefer. The more saturated BB2, goes further.

OVERALL OPINION

I have only a few months, I use the BB2 for quite some years and I love him more.
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