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Getting a Cherry

Triplet

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10 year old Bluesbreaker this weekend. Any quirks from this period to be leary of?
 

Triplet

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Damn. Crickets...

Anywho, it turned out to be a '93. Mighty fine.

To say there's lots o' headroom is an understatement. Can someone at least recommend a bluesy pedal for this beasty?
 

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Congrats! and enjoy.

I had a jtm45 years ago, I thought the Box Of Rock sounded great. Timmy OD might work well too. Very transparent.
 

access

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I dig the Angry Troll by way huge or the new TC Electronic Mojo drive.
 

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The Zevex Box of Rock works really well with a JTM45. It behaves like a cranked amp (with decent touch sensitivity) and the boost function is a nice feature too. It's a great way to get that classic Marshall gain at a reasonable volume.
 

Triplet

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I noticed the Timmy is still pretty pricey. I'll see if my local GC carries the BoR.
 

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The Zevex Box of Rock works really well with a JTM45. It behaves like a cranked amp (with decent touch sensitivity) and the boost function is a nice feature too. It's a great way to get that classic Marshall gain at a reasonable volume.

+1

I would also recommend you also check out the Zvex Distortron pedal. Its the dirt side only of the BOR with 2 switches. One for hi/lo gain and the other toggles between normal and 2 lowend cuts. You sacrifice the clean boost side for a more flexible dirt box.
 

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Take a look at the Xotic RC Booster if you want absolute transparency and a lower overall gain structure. It won't change the native tone of the amp at all but will add a fair amount of juice. The Barber Direct Drive is another good choice. Still pretty colorless, but with the ability to add much more gain than the RC booster. I use both, individually and in tandem. They're both worth a listen. Just Google. Plenty of sound clips and vids.
 
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