All user reviews for the Mi Audio Blues Pro Overdrive
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Dca lp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A very good OD"
- True bypass
- 1 gain
- Tone 1
- Volume 1
- 1 switch od / fuzz
Any purchase of pedal history, for me, a friend came up with after buying used and made me try. Stroke heart was immediate!
And here my friend who sold it to me on a whim two months later to fund a project. He regretted, because he liked. Coming from him, it is rather flattering for this pedal because of the beautiful stuff, he has seen quite a scroll.
This pedal is reminiscent of the great tube screamer, with whom she shares the famous JRC4558D chipset; however, the MI does not eat bass, she meets, see socket.
The dose of gain is also more consistent.
Ring this pedal is a breeze, one branch, we experiment, we find just the right sound. At least if you want to do blues / rock / hard rock.
I will explain this in its category.
Depending on the version (3 in all), it is possible to supply 18v for more head room and dynamics for v2 and v3.
The pedal fully complies with the guitar plugged above and the characteristics of microphones configuration.
With simple on stratocaster for example, you hold out my arms blues, rock too, but no more. However she does it well, the sound is round, warm, precise and dynamic at the same time. Shades played on volume knob / tone are transcribed and attack.
With humbuckers, the sound becomes more fat without puking everywhere. With the gain block, feels sound to Gun's N'Roses (first) or Led Zep by lowering the gain.
With active humbuckers type good output level (EMG 57/66 on my Les Paul), we can even go one step: the doors of hard rock of the 80-90 'are open. But no more: no metal with this pedal, or heavy. After all it is a non overdrive?
But we are still at the beginning of a beautiful distortion gain in background .. With double type Burstbucker / 498T / 57 + Gibson is made of comfortable AC / DC.
Otherwise, I am often surprised to have a very nice lead tone, playing Gary Moore, certainly it is not his hair the battery, but it is not wrong approach.
Fuzz compresses a lot and I like very moderately. In a pinch, the Tone at 7am, max gain and volume at 11, playing with the guitar volume (3/10) taken out sounds not too bad, but it is not his strong point. If you buy it, it is for his overdrive anyway.
I use this pedal for about 5-6 me and she will not move from my pedal board.
I just wish the fuzz, and again, I consider it a bonus ..
I advise this pedal for lovers of beautiful things made seriously, because it is clearly in the shop effect. The welds are point by point, everything is clean, signed and numbered in manuscript please!
If you like the blues, have a tube amp worthy of the name, you will enjoy.
Hold its versatility, because with a boost (like a TS9 with the drive at 9am and the volume up, for example) you can hunt in decidedly more muscular styles.
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WiR's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Overdrive "singing"!"
But quickly Overdrivre analog
Gain - Tone - Volume - Switch (Overdrive / Fuzz).
Pedal type "shop".
V3, it seems that it can be supplied with 9 OR 18V (18V that some say it would be more "headroom", basically the sound is wider, larger, more imposing so).
Pedal very economical "pedalboardistiquement" (wow this is ugly).
It is about the size of a TC electronic.
Yes it does, 5.5cm wide, it takes up no space in the pedalboard!
But: The power input is located on the left side as the MXR (at least as the MXR Carbon Copy).
So level pedalboard, that little embêtter some, but frankly, there is not really anything to complain about either.
Typical configuration TS9: So easy (3 knobs, a switch).
The knob Volume is effective, it does what is asked.
The knob Gain also is very gradual, thereby offering a wide range of dynamics.
knob the Tone, the more this pedal is very sensitive and very accurate! And in addition it has two uses! (I detail below).
For my part, the pedal is what I wanted:
A very Overdrive "singing". That is to say that the overdrive is very round but very present share the fact that the frequency range of mid-bass is amplified.
In addition, a TS9, middles are amplified (thus losing bass).
Here, the "low-middle" are amplified: Therefore, the loss of bass is fully resolved, however, this pedal is round bass. Middle and are now just as much!
This is the "low-middle" so that that it is a very nice overdrive (when we play well anyway) to listen. She is not aggressive and unwanted harmonics ultra acute (the spectrum 20k ...). She's very sweet.
But that does not hit hard, in the style ACDC (the middle is a boost of standard features emulated sound of ACDC).
In addition, this pedal is perfect for blues, blues rock, see Hard Blues!
The overdrive is great!
Then FUZZ: So the Fuzz is not the style of Fuzz very large and bold a FUZZFACE hendrixienne well boosted or Russian Big Muff. The Fuzz is registered in a register rather gentle yet.
This is a very articulate Fuzz and very effective solo (gain at bottom).
And that is THE TONE Tone comes in. The knob serves as "expression of Fuzz." I never really touched Fuzz pedal before it. But the Tone knob is used to set if you want a Fuzz very "muddy" (Eric Johnson style, with the tone knob of the most left possible) or completely incisive as Kenny Wayne Shepherd Voodoo Child when interpreting live (knob turned to the right). The Tone knob in the middle gives a kind of standard Fuzz but it follows the rest of the pedal is a Fuzz very "low-middle".
So the Fuzz is also singing, like the overdrive.
Oh yes, I use a Gibson Studio Faded and Lespauls Orange Crush 35 ldx. Yes even the transistor it sounds great!
In addition, this pedal is a very melodious and with a good vibrato, you can easily get started with it in melodies or Santana with a good shot to pick, embarking on a Blues Rock Classic Rock see well said !
Basically, it's great, but advice: Try this before you buy!
Although rare, it should be tested, because it is a rather peculiar style of his which may not please you!
Otherwise, I love it!
I use it for a few short months.
Before purchasing I tested some other overdre as an Ibanez TS7 (which is mine), a TS9 or a Boss BD2 H2O Plus by Monte Allums Mod (which is mine).
The MI Blues Pro is just my main overdrive compete with the beautiful Boss BD2 Modified. Modified the Boss BD2 has a lot of "headroom", it has a very powerful, very fun to play, very typical Gary Moore (and more serious, the Gary Moore blues what with less gain, as it is an overdrive and a more severe). A great pedal!
Beside the MI Blues Pro seems to have less "headroom" than the latter, it needs to grow a bit more volume. However, the Blues Pro has this very natural, very respectful of your guitar pickups is that besides the Boss BD2, it is more pleasant to listen to, less "synthetic" (even if the BD2 is not synthetic at all but the Blues Pro still has a grain more natural nice touch) and therefore ideal for soloing.
In addition: BD2: Big Rock Rhythm Marshallian, Solo powerful
Pro Blues: Rhythm and blues rock this sophisticated, Solo subtle, melodic and very "feeling" (the Blues Pro, saw your game vibrato).
And for the purists: It is true bypass (not the Boss BD2)!
So with this pedal in my belt I'm thrilled these two overdrives give me a palette of blues rock sound totally different, two different worlds for me chacuns to oscillate between them depending on my mood!
In conclusion, the MI Blues Pro has its place in my pedalboard, and I am very satisfied. This is a very good product.
If you are interested in this pedal and you need more information about it, test audio (recorded with the microphone in my laptop but hey, if I show you the worst and you like it, then the best can being better).
Do not hesitate to contact me!
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goguelu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Better than the TS (Reissue)"
3 settings: Volume / Tone / Gain + a small switch Overdrive / Fuzz
Engagement by a more conventional switch on the TS (which I do find it annoying)
Input / Output Jack
Powered by 9V battery or transformer (I use a 1 Spot for the pedal and the other of my pedal board)
Lighting the red LED on activation of the effect (more visible than on the TS 808 Reissue)
Case lighter than a TS (TS but are references for strength), but very well made ("Handcrafted from MI Audio Australia").
Used for the crunch and overdrive, possibly boost (but it would be a shame to use it only for that).
I'm not a fan of the fuzz but it is interesting (I will not dwell on this, I did not buy this pedal for this feature).
The knobs respond well and offer a rich palette of sounds to explore (with or lead) ...
I first did a test in the store where I could compare it to a TS 808 Reissue (that was in my pedal board) and I bought already convinced.
I spent part of an afternoon and evening to compare in more detail on two of my guitars (a Start and a TV) and everything plugged into my Hot Rod Deluxe (short I wanted to have the Net stuff on my heart).
I tried different settings on the two pedals (especially on the race of the gain knobs Blues Pro Overdrive and the TS) on different configuration of microphones with the same riffs / plans slow, fast held note, bends , palm mute, harmonics ...
I was already quite happy with the results with the TS 808 Reissue but then I went wide at the top with the Blues Pro.
- Dynamics, it renders the game more closely and attacks
- Gain / fishing without degrading the sound quality but very slightly limit (over the possibility that TS particularly in terms of power ... the Blues Pro goes further)
- Harmonic (less than the TS medium)
- Versatile (over different sounds)
I almost keep the TS to boost my sound clear, but in the style that I practice (Funk / Soul), must pass through the brass solo and I rarely party in his clear lead ...
I have a Fulltone OCD, but it also does not sound the same and has other interesting features.
With these two overdrives on my Hot Rod ... (Not at the same time) I am satisfied.
Conclusion has dethroned the TS 808 Reissue in my pedal board (I had 5 years in fact ...) and with no regrets.
Be careful, I do not advise to everyone. Take the time to try it before (we do not repeat it enough I think).
It is a matter of taste some prefer the TS.
His "loyalty" to the game and the sound of guitars upstream is for me a most incontestable.
The sound is richer and more dynamic with my TS 808 Reissue (I said every time Reissue because I've never been able to try a TS 808 times it seems that would be the holy grail of overdrive. ..)
Recommended for fans of Blues / Rock and related styles (metal, if you read this notice is surely far from healthy curiosity but I doubt that such a suit you ...).
Good quality / price ratio (it begins to know it's good so it's more expensive ...)
I would definitely do it again this election.
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thinlynyrd's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Amazing"
RAS for its use. Format Reduces apprciable.
That it has become the most surprising for pedals of this price and if mconnue: a rev sounds really good! J'apprcie particulirement the crunch (1st half of the race of the knob, boost switch not activated. It's both organic (very natural) and super-clean (the sound of the scratch is not dnatur.
I have over the past year, I use that in my pdalier ftiche j'emmne for rpeter, o and dedicates it solely for the crunch sounds (a T Rex dedicates to the sounds as leads). Whether with a Les Paul or a Start, the crunch is still trsrussis (nb: I play in the Southern Rock style). I have long compared with Tubescreamer well and are not sr picture: I found the TS below, including a lack of scale agaant (you know, ct " quacks "in the sound of Boss distos example ...). Ct of the IM-AUDIO is a remarkable clarity, while prservant the "wooden guitars. Trs is similar channel amp for example. A Reserved so good to scratch might be the! may be some will find it too transparent? Report qualitprix without competition. I do not change it for the world today.
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psalmanazar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it's simple: my favorite pedal"
3 pots: Volume, Tone, Gain
a switch overdrive / fuzz
Using very simple: you turn the pots (volume gain tone), one switch in fuzz or not is not very complicated.
The sound is round, more accurate and responsible in the middles TS9 that is its equivalent for the general public.
With the gain of 9 to 11 am, we are in a crunch warm, rich in harmonics, it's a real pleasure. From 12pm, punchy overdrive, rich sounds always perfectly balanced. My utlisation fact that I rarely shoot the gain beyond 15h, but it gives a fucking OD also very hot.
Sounds lamps / vintage throughout, this is a permanent happiness. When I activate my more compression, I find that sustain me vibrate even longer ...
The switch Fuzz increases saturation. It is misnamed: it does not fall into a real fuzz, but the range of use is rewarding, and makes the pedal more versatile. One suspects that she is not just playing the blues for that matter.
I sought a year ago, an analog overdrive, something that sounds "lights", warm, and I was pulled over the choice seemed obvious: the tube screamer. Above all, I'm pretty stubborn in general when I choose a pedal: my choice was made, inébranlabre, I wanted a TS9 or nothing!
And the seller got very diplomatically suggested the Blues Pro ... I spent half an hour trying each of the two pedals, and I must say that there was no picture on the sound. It's been a year since then I use it, and it's always a pleasure to turn. With a little compression to get more sustain, I did not finish to vibrate with each note.
What I like most is his grain. What I like least ... nothing.
Excellent value for money, handmade pedal.
I would do the choice without hesitation.
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boobyz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Case and very good quality of connections.
Gain Volume Tone
Alim 9v (or more) or battery
Small convenient size for pedalboards
This pedal may not please the purists be rock, for against it will delight lovers of fusion.
This is the big sound fusion rock, thick, full of harmonics, compress just right.
I love it for that particular style for rock is a bit too "modern"
Nothing to say, this pedal has a price-quality ratio indecent, and if you like that kind of sound, it's good to reduce the Expense; )dropoff Window
Not very versatile, but beautiful in what it can do.
The op-amp is on base, the original is not optimized JRC4558 I urge a LM1458 (cheap and easy to find) that will frankly with the spirit of the pedal.
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With the LM1458, it is easy to approach the sound "Santana", a very soft and thick overdrive with lots of sustain.
The ultimate pedal for fusion.
In fact, despite its circuit-type TS, it sounds quite modern (not pjoratif)
I found mine on EBAY US 80, an old model, I am happy when I type reversals FUSION, sound is the right place.
It is easy to change the op amp (on base) and the LM1458 is cheap and easy to find.
I think even some models are factory teams of this op amp.
If you have Classic 57 on your guitar, this pedal will give very good results.
Do not seek a sound TS, we are far, this stratum and said with a good adjustment, you can type the SRV no prob
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vice's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
3 buttons rglage
connections in & out
a boost switch in facade
a diode for activation and disabling
no problem until the
Trs easy to use the pedals of the characters, the pots are quite prcis the pedal compresses more than a TS9 but with much more gain.
So it is that it becomes more interresting.
ds that connects the pedal one is surprised by the fullness and warmth of sound, with the gain at least the sound is clean but the ds you push the gain - the pedal is affirmed quart with the gain in knob millieux ca becomes srieux harmonics are rich, full of sound and fullness in the potato, and if you push the gain is a real killing the pedals is really surprising.
BMOL is only small when you push the gain a background sound is too compressed peus but I think it is best to boost the prcder b'un rc boost with the gain of the blues in the pros millieux and it's really the state of pure ffective especially since the two pedals are analog.
I use it for a while, but to be others and I have had a lot peus that the pedals will dansd my favorite when I bought ais I compare with a TS9 and BB PREAMP Xotic home that I had bought but normally for ssay IM pros blues with a friend I board not hsit todo comparison and frankly for half the price it gets as well as with the Xotic I would say that the blues pros is even more organic and prcde RC BOOSTER Xotic of the pedals is a more formidable ffective it a possde switch on the front for the 'boost' and all this home please.
I would do without this choice hsiter above that price ....
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