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Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962

Guitar Amp Emulation Plugin by Softube

Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 has an average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962

Reviewed By Faydit [all]
February 10th, 2023
Version reviewed: 2.5.55 on Windows

Nice Bluesbreaker combo amp, which in principle is a JTM45 with Tremolo (only in the Normal channel) added. Also nice T650 Celestions, better known as Silver Alnicos, which offer more mids and a more decent treble range than eg. the Alnico Blue. In some way some sort of predecessor of the G12M's, I would say in the same way as the Bluesbreaker/JTM45 is the predecessor of the 1959.

The amps sound similar, but the Bluesbreaker has a slightly different voicing with (still) more bass and less intense treble, in principle still closer to a Bassman than a SLP is. Nevertheless the typical Marshall vintage crunch is well audible.

The 212 cabinet also is an open back, which of course also sounds different to a closed back 412.

Nice vintage tone, but the amp has a tendency to sound more diffuse and more muddy than a 1987/1959, nevertheless you get some beautiful tones, if you adjust the amp properly. Using the High Treble channel alone works nice in combination with bass reduction and more presence, for example. Also the clean sounds are beautiful, so, what you get are some good Yardbirds to Cream tones, for Hendrix, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin tones I rather recommended the 1959.

The Tremolo sounds ok, but unfortunately is limited to the Normal channel, which is authentically, but I personally had preferred it also or even more in the High Treble channel too. But ok.

The Bluesbreaker is an amp, on which not every setting automatically sounds great, mostly because of the vintage design, but you can adjust some really good, authentic sounds. Played through a 412 G12M cabinet you get the typical JTM45 sounds, so this plugin also is nice, more vintage voiced alternative to the 1959. For vintage Marshall fans anyway a must-have, I think.

Good choice, if you look for classic 1960's vintage tones which sound different than typical Tweed amps or than a Vox.

Good programming work.

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