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Old 07-03-2006, 04:05 PM   #41
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i really like blues breaker pedals I use one as my main overdrive/distortion pedal. to the extent that when i broke my first one i bought a replacement. mind you i only use it for a slight lift in a song on the rare ocasion i do gig since i already have a vintage Park (aka the poor man's marshall) from the 60's
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:25 PM   #42
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Long time since this pedal has been done and its been put to great use! But, today I decided its about time to put a power switch (so I dont have to unplug the input jack), and a DC Jack on it.

Heres some pictures of the work... Its great. Now no more worrying about battery wasting.




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Old 08-31-2006, 01:50 AM   #43
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I'm going to build one of these now. Especially after hearing those clips!
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:11 AM   #44
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Yea definately a great build. You will love it.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:39 PM   #45
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Heres the second BluesBreaker I built. I am selling it, so see my thread in the Ads for info.

It includes a Grit control which tells how hard the Diodes are clipping.









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Old 10-15-2006, 04:52 PM   #46
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Thats nice How does the grit control work?
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:54 PM   #47
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Looks good. I'm gonna make a few pedals soon, and the Bluesbreaker is definately on my list.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:56 PM   #48
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On 0 its a smoother tone, on 10 its a little harder. On 10 since its a little grittier, its a tiny bit quieter (but barely noticable). Its sort of like a Drive control which is like how hard its being pushed.

Definately go for the BluesBreaker for a build.
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:07 PM   #49
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okay sweet i want to make a bluesbreaker now...
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:35 PM   #50
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I was wondering how the BluesBreaker you built sounds in comparison to the production BluesBreaker pedals? Your sounds great but I have heard some bad things about Marshall's production version and the BluesBreaker II. Is there anything that you changed from Marshall's schem's, or is it made exactly like theirs?
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:10 PM   #51
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I have no idea if the one I built is the EXACT same, but im sure if not exact, its close. And I believe its a great overdrive! I love the thing. I am always using the pedal, and even when I do clean tones, sometimes I use the BluesBreaker and turn down my guitar's volume and I get a really nice acoustic tone. I love the pedal so I dont know what you have heard.

I have never tried the actual Marshall ones though.
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:23 PM   #52
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Cool Kerry, you sealed the deal. Im about to buy the stuff to build one. Did you go straight off the schem or did you do any mods to the circuitry that you thought would make it better?
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:31 PM   #53
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Well the BluesBreaker was my first build ever, so I had basically NO knowledge yet. I did nothing to the one I built to mod it. But I dont really see anything it could need...
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