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Surprise! - Reviews Marshall BB-2 Bluesbreaker II

Value For Money : Excellent
Overdrive / boost analog.
An entry in a release out.

supply standard type Boss (9 volts)
standard format, in line with standard Boss or Mxr.
Pedal, metal, feels solid and well built.

selector "mode" 2 positions (boost (clean boost) and blues (overdrive))
a knob of drive
a knob of Tone
one volume knob.

UTILIZATION

The setup is super simple, a beginner will quickly how to manage modes "boost" and "blues" to make the best of the pedal depending on the situation. It was like two pedals in one, it is very well thought out.
I do not have the manual, but it is not necessary.
The sound editing is very simple.

SOUND QUALITY

The grain of the pedal is quite interesting, quite natural.
Its clear, the rate of gain can reach a saturation mode frankly hard rock blues. Boost mode does not alter the sound, or so imperceptibly, and just increases the volume so low rates of gain are sent as input.

With distortion, boost mode can push the saturation of the amplifier without altering the character, practical and effective. The overdrive is muddy, seems easier to play, like a tube screamer but with less mids and better bass response.

It is nickel rehearsal when you must retrieve a Marshall MG100 or Fender FM212R for saturation better than amps, less noisy and more warm.

I can not wait to test it on a Fender Hot Rod or a Marshall Plexi.

OVERALL OPINION

Pedal, given its name, may be supposed to simulate the sound and behavior of a Marshall Bluesbreaker. There is nothing headroom is far more important than the amp of the same name.
I rather think that Marshall wanted to provide the fortunate few blues guitarist a simple, affordable and well-built to boost the amp in all circumstances, or to give a little color "Marshallian" his Vox or Fender.
We almost regret not being able to walk mode switcher.

The value for money is excellent, it should be emphasized, especially since we often see this pedal opportunity for low prices.

The pedal is not level or other Fulltone Xotic but did not really ashamed to face the Boss most common and can be a good investment.

I did not have to pay this pedal, I lend it, and it helps me often!

A good choice!