The team's opinion: The Big Joe Stompbox Classic is simply magnificent! Admit that in terms of design it is rather successful, but what about the sound?
I think you will have understood it just from its look, but we are in the presence of a vintage-inspired pedal, reproducing the natural saturation of a vintage stack from the 70's. Yes, what makes it a pedal particularly suitable for Blues and Classic Rock.
It will work just as well on a clean channel as on the slightly overdriven channel of a tube amp. On the first example, it will allow a very typical saturation while keeping an exemplary dynamic. Be careful, this is a relatively Low Gain overdrive, don't expect modern saturation.
Where the Big Joe Stompbox Classic proves to be particularly interesting is on an already saturated channel. You will then be able to obtain more gain and above all a very bluesy signature but with a nice reserve of gain! We naturally think of typical Rory Gallagher sounds.
The “contour” switch will add a bit of versatility to it by simulating the character of a vintage cab, which depending on your HP can be quite nice.
A fairly rare reference on the second-hand market that will satisfy guitarists looking for an authentic sound!
This is a good alternative to the Dolmen Effects Jeanne Reizh. Find our used effects pedals in action on our channel Youtube.