Mad Professor / Blueberry Bass Overdrive / 2010's / Effect For Sale
BLUEBERRY BASS OVERDRIVE
BJF design dynamic bass overdrive.Mad Professor BlueBerry Bass Overdrive (BBBOD) is a high quality dynamic overdrive pedal for electric bass. It was designed to get light to medium overdrive, reminiscent of vintage tube bass amplifiers. With the Drive control, you can get natural dynamically controlled overdrive like on those old tube bass amplifiers, or more compressed thick distortion. At lower drive settings the BBBOD distorts more the harder you strike the strings, and there is no definite clipping point, but rather different shades of distortion as the amplitude changes. Higher settings will give more compressed sounds. With the clever Nature adjustment one can adjust the tone, and also control what register distorts. From really big and fat with low register distortion to cutting upper midrage solo bass tone. There is enough volume to use the pedal also as a booster. While mainly designed for bass guitar, the BBBO can also be used with other instruments for low, dynamically controlled distortion. Controls: VOLUME : controls outputDRIVE: sets the amount of distortion and sustain, as well as the type of distortion. Lower settings give dynamically controlled overdrive, the unit distorts more the harder you strike the strings and there is no definite clipping point, but rather different shades of distortion as the amplitude changes. Higher settings will give more compressed sounds. A good starting point with most basses is fully CCW, turn the knob until you find the overdrive level that suits your playing. Lower settings are good for old school tube amplifier tone, while higher settings gives denser distortion. NATURE: is a tonecontrol for filtering and to control what register distorts. Turning CCW gives more lowend and also distortion in the lower registers. Turning CW gives an emphasis in the upper midrange for more protruding solo bass tone. Electrical specifications: Input impedance: approximately 500K Ohm's Recommended output load: 50K Ohm's or higher Current consumption: @ 9V DC approximately 4mA DC supply voltage range: 8 - 12V Max gain at 1KHz approximately: 50dB True bypass
Mad Professor Amplification Ltd., Finland
Bjorn Juhl, Guitarist, designer, amp wizard and pedal guru. Bjorn is a modern day electronic wizard that is fast gaining reputation with his original designs in pedals and amplifier.
He has earned his nick name “Mad Professor" with his know-it-all knowledge about tube and analog electronics and his “innovate, not imitate attitude.
Bjorn Juhl has what it takes to become an icon: perfect ear, great skills in guitar playing and unsurpassed knowledge in electronics.
Bjorn has played and recorded as a semipro in various bands like powerpop with The Renegades and blues with many bands (including TC Travis Band), heavy metal, punk in Sex Pistols cover band and now he is playing and recording original music with The Bradshaws plugging his heavily modified Les Paul or Flying V to bunch of BJF pedals.
Mad Professor Amplification Ltd, Production Manager
Jukka Mönkkönen: Guitarist, amp tech, the Lord of the Soldering iron, Jukka has been playing as a semi pro guitarist for few century’s. A true Gibson devotee, likes to plug his 1959 Les Paul Special or one of his many other Gibson to his 007 (“Licence To Play") Mad Professor and fill the air with thundering licks. Jukka has an electrical engineer degree and has been fixing and building amps from early 80´s. Jukka has been with the Mad Professor from the beginning, building the first prototype. Jukka also helped designing the layout and the chassis.
Mad Professor Amplification Ltd, Marketing and management
Harri Koski: Guitarist, marketing, cordinating the production, helping hand.
Harri has been playing guitar since mid 70´s and his serious hobby turned into a business when he started Custom-Sounds (www.custom-sounds.com) in 1996. Custom-Sounds was a high-end guitar gear company from the beginning and it was one of the first “boutique" guitar shops on internet. His co-operation with Bjorn Juhl started the BJF pedals business and soon these two soul brothers were talking about the ultimate amplifier. Bjorn Juhl and Harri had the mad idea about designing the ultimate guitar tube amplifier and to make it right here in Scandinavia. Bjorn put on his propel-hat and Harri put all his energy and money into this project. Soon we found the right people to work with us and the world got a brand new amplifier that was not a clone of any vintage amp as these modern hand-wired amps often are. Harri has a collection of various Gibson guitars and early JV Squier Fenders and plugs these into his serial no: 000 Mad Professor prototype head that is played loud almost every day.
Tapani Santanen: Guitarist, industrial designer, interior architect SIO.
Tapani has been plying guitar for over 20 years and likes the classic guitars and amps and we believe he has designed a future classic in the Mad Professor amp. Tapani is a Fender man, his tone is a vintage Strat or a Tele into one of his vintage Fender combos with a little help from a TS-808. www.santanen.fi
Erkki and Iiris Mero, Erkki used to work as professional Bassplayer, he now has a Masters degree in upholstery. It takes the incredible craft of Mero couple to make the beautiful two color upholster of the Mad Professor. Mero’s has upholstered many classic cars in Finland but their pet project is the unbelievable 1969 Waxenberger Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 racer clone they own. www.verhoilijamestari.fi
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