That’s true. It’s probably good for someone playing strictly blues or at least sticking to a limited range of sounds throughout the gig, or someone that tinkers around at home and likes to have the original pedal in their collection.
Hope no one minds if I resurrect this thread for an update. I’m curious what the OP ended up getting. There’s the new BluesBreaker reissue, which is apparently identical to the old one, except the knobs had to come from a different manufacturer, as the old knob manufacturer went out of business.
I am on the Sweetwater wait list after seeing a YouTube review using a Gibson Les Paul Standard ‘50s and a Boss Katana MK-II 50 amp, because that is the exact gear that I have. It sounded amazing in the video...
I’ve seen some comparison videos, and the consensus, including Josh Scott, is that the BB II is not a re-creation of a BluesBreaker pedal. I hope you get a new re-issue one and find out that it is way better than this one.
Looks wild. You could always file a little of the pickguard away on the right side. It would look like most other gaps on Strats then. I’ve never seen a pickguard flush right up against the bridge like that before.
That is wild that the SN is your phone number! You have to play the lottery. Looks better than any of the non-AAA upgraded Standard 60s and 50s I’ve seen, and I was watching them obsessively on Sweetwater in 2019-2021.
I imagine, the real original plastics turned green as they aged. What about the Gibson Kluson-style ones on my 2020 Gibson Les Paul Standard ‘50s? Are they made of the same type of plastic? Will they turn greener over time?