Help with Bluesbreaker pedal?

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kiwiclapton
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Help with Bluesbreaker pedal?

Post by kiwiclapton » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:58 am

Hi guys, just got a bluesbreaker 2 pedal and I'm using it thru a peavey 6505 amp.

What does this mean, its from the manual?

"On clean channels it is advisable to set the gain (or volume)
to a setting of no less than one quarter maximum so as not to
get unrealistic results due to any volume dependent tonal
shaping on the amplifier preamp."

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VikingBlues
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Re: Help with Bluesbreaker pedal?

Post by VikingBlues » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:39 am

I'm not sure, but i'm guessing that the pre-amp section of an amp is designed to cope with a typical range of input levels straight from a guitar. Any tone shaping done by the pre-amp will be designed round those input levels. Go way above those levels and all sorts of tonal issues / discrepancies etc can happen.

Later .... Difficult to be sure what I was saying and difficult to explain. I had a trawl of the internet and found an article that tries to talk about the issue in general. It sort of says the same thing as I thought but in more depth and explains it better. Rather than pass off that knowledge as my own here's the link:-

http://www.mackamps.com/articles-mack-a ... mack-amps/

Hope it helps! :fingerscrossed:
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kiwiclapton
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Re: Help with Bluesbreaker pedal?

Post by kiwiclapton » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:11 am

Thanks bro.
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