Modern day Marshall Drivemaster/Bluesbreaker pedals?

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  1. 60's Bush aka 50WPLEXI

    60's Bush aka 50WPLEXI Senior Member

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    So I have both a original Marshall Drivemaster and Bluesbreaker. Both made in the UK in pristine out of the box/plastic condition. Anyway don't want to get them screwed up. I love the sound of both pedals, need something I don't want to worry about.

    Got any suggestions for something recently made?
     
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    AnalogMan King of Tone and Prince of Tone is based on the Bluesbreaker if I recall correctly. The KoT has a 1.5 year wait list, but the Price of Tone is easily accessible.
     
  3. morbidalex666

    morbidalex666 Senior Member

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    For the Bluesbreaker check this shootout out.
    (Hey a rime!):

    I like the cheap one and I am thinking of pulling the trigger on one.
     

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    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    Prince of Tone is a great pedal. Plus, you get the versatility of the OD/Boost/Dist toggle, which really does give it the personality of more than one pedal.
     
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    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Love my KoT. I havent played a prince but my understanding is it is also fantastic and cam be had without a long wait or paying a large premium.
     
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    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    A great alternative to the KOT is the T-Rex Moller
     
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    That video on The Story of the Marshall Bluesbreaker is reassuring in that any of those pedals gets one in the ballpark of the BB tone. I gave up my Blues Crab, but never letting go my KOT nor my Snouse BB1.
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    The Mooer sounds good in that video!

    My Tech 21 British pedal sounds great straight into a powered monitor.

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    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    Somewhat, but not really:

    A good friend of ours suggested the old Marshall Blues breaker pedal might work for Jim, so we found one on ebay and I had it sent to Jim who said it was pretty good. So I got another one on ebay and modified it quickly with some improved parts for a baseline test. I brought it up to Woodstock and Jim's sounded better, I was surprised! Then I opened Jim's up and saw that it was already modified heavily!! I thought he was playing a joke on me, but he just laughed, someone sold it on eBay like that. I tried those mods but didn't like them much, so we totally redid the circuit with different diodes, chips, capacitors, treble boost, modes- pretty much everything was changed. And of course the KOT is two pedal circuits in one box. So our KOT pedal is not much like, and does not sound much like a BB pedal anymore. Especially the clean or distortion modes are different, and the higher gain option changes it even more, making it more useful throughout the DRIVE knob range. We used the higher gain KOT circuit as the base for the Prince Of Tone which came out in 2012, and improved the DISTORTION mode also on the POT.
    http://www.analogman.com/kingtone.htm
     
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    SlyStrat Senior Member

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    I've tried most MIAB pedals and the Weehbo JCM Drive LTD is the best.
    Second place is the latest Barber Direct Drive.
     
  11. 60's Bush aka 50WPLEXI

    60's Bush aka 50WPLEXI Senior Member

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    On the Barber, are you talking about the small version with the toggles?
     

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