While staring at Stevie Ray’s statue in Austin, Carl decided to add a Texas style overdrive to the Vintage lineup. Equally suited to single coils or humbuckers and with a True Bypass Switch, the Blue Ranger also incorporates a ‘dual-clip’ circuit to keep the sound un-muffled and clear at all levels. The overly simple controls (Level for overall volume, Gain for the amount of overdrive, and Tone for fine tuning your sound) quickly take you from big open Hendrix-y chords to saturated SRV type leads, and beyond! The Blue Ranger will actually cross the border into Fuzz with the Gain full out. Housed in the cool new diecast housing with mini-knobs and cool retro colour, Blue Ranger can be powered by a 9v battery, but we always recommend a regulated power supply for optimum response!
This is what they say
Premier Guitar (USA) November 2011
Although ostensibly an overdrive pedal, the Blue Ranger’s character is often more akin to a distortion pedal. It’s nowhere near as reserved as Ibanez’s famous green pedal and can roar like a beast if you need it to. But for having a more aggressive voice, it’s a much more individual pedal. If you’re looking for yet another Tube Screamer clone, the Blue Ranger might be too in-your-face. But if you are looking for an overdrive pedal that isn’t quite as subdued, the Blue Ranger may be the trigger-happy Lone Ranger you’re looking for too.
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Fuzz Magazine (Sweden) November 2011
Blue Ranger is a fantastic dynamic overdrive with rather a lot of gain and a character of it’s own.
I have not tried a lot of drive pedals, that keeps the character and substance when you back of the volume knob on the guitar, on the Blue Ranger it’s a real pleasure to have a lot of gain on the pedal, and control the amount of drive on the guitars volume knob.
Are you just the least into a medium to high gain overdrive we suggest you to give the Blue Ranger a test drive.