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Fender, Marshall, Aiwa, Lace Sensors and BSM

A small German company called BSM will present it’s new treble booster guitar pedal at the upcoming Musikmesse which will be held in Frankfurt at the end of March. The pedal aims at recreating the Mk2 Blackmore’s sound. BSM already has a line of booster pedals built to emulate the tone of various guitar players with several Blackmore models among them. They also have a series of well researched articles on their website on the finer points of Ritchie’s guitars and pickups, amps and pedals and the iconic Aiwa tape machine. They are worth reading for anyone interested in Blackmore’s gear or vintage electronics in general.

14 Comments to “Fender, Marshall, Aiwa, Lace Sensors and BSM”:

  1. 1
    Moreblack says:

    Jesus…how much information here.This guy is genius.

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    james jay says:

    Made in Germany–sham wow–Germans make good stuff. Hope the product assists all Ritchie B. influenced guitar players.

  3. 3
    HZ says:

    This seems like good structure for PhD on Ritchie – gear part 🙂

  4. 4

    Everyboby play yer atrats loooooooooooud fer springbreak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 im gonna get all them & also put em thru my stereo flanger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A strat got the springs in it makes ya fly super space truckin like feelin ya get sittin a back of a 727 jet tween the turbos!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & like jimi parachuting!!!!!!!! I met ritchie ask him bout jimi he said surprisingly humbly jimi came up to him askin him how to play all the zillion leads & stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A guy in woodstock live next to jimi said at his managers mansion by the horsehouse & swimming pool jimi play starsplangled echoing off the mts practicing!!!!!!!!!!!!! A kid that knows ritchie says he got a real castle in england with a room all black furniture for blackmore & a big romm fulla marshalls & stuff practicing!!!!!!! I hope stev meets ritchie someday & does a jig round the campfire playin super maybe that will turn ritchie on!!!!!!!!!! Have fun yall!!!!! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeee~haaaaaaaaaaaaw!!!!!!!!!! Save all the kittens too they likes super geeeetaaaaring!!!!!!!!!!! Coz theres strings!!!!!!!!!!

  5. 5
    Gary says:

    All that and much more if you check the website highlighted by my name, moreblack 🙂

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    You see, I m not that insane!

    I love my AIWA cassettedecks too!!!!!

    Its all about TONE too!!!!!

  7. 7
    Moreblack says:

    #5 GGGGGary thank you mate.I’m at home.In case Ritchie be elected to the hall of fame,will he went to receive the prize?
    Ritchie Blackmore to 2011 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!!
    Cause the crwod yelds:Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie…

  8. 8
    james jay says:

    @6 bought one in the philippines 1980–still rock’n. along with a set of j33 speakers-shiney black–sound like bose. plenty of DP sounds went through that set.

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    T says:

    The formula is a simple one. Plug a Stratocaster into an old Marshall stack and turn it up full and you’re close to “that classic Blackmore sound”.

    Re: #8

    I have a set of those J33 speakers 😉 😉

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    james jay says:

    @9 soon to be a “Cash in the Attic” item! Collector’s dream if there ever was one–they sound great huh! Although do not stack them up and plug in the Strat–only works with the Marshall’s.

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    Dirk says:

    It is not that simple with a strat and a Marshall. Read BSMs feature closely. There is not A Marshall but a lot of different types. You won´t get a great Blackmore sound out of a JCM 2000 if you are not Ritchie himself. And even he used a very special Marshall (Major) which is more like a Monster Hifi Amp.
    If you´re a damn good player you can use a Les Paul and a Fender Twin and get a Blackmore Tone. But it is mostely a good idea to buy one of BSMs Trebelboosters. Ritchie used them (old stuff of course), he knew what a treble booster or a Reel-to-reel-Preamp could do to your sound.
    So, the 71/73 pedal is a real thrill. Go get one, when available.

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    T says:

    I once got a comment that an original solo I’d done on a recording “sounds like Ritchie Blackmore”. It was simply direct-injection with only a Boss distortion/feedbacker pedal and a ’57 Stratocaster.

    It’s more a matter of touch than equipment. Blackmore would sound like Blackmore on anything–but a special pedal is a nice short-cut without having to blow the roof off the house I suppose. I once did such an experiment and had to quit when the window glass began to rattle out of the frames. Now THAT’S science!

    Dirk’s Les Paul comment was very interesting. Blackmore’s best MkII playing was on that old ES-335, and I miss those days. The reel-to-reel was another astute observation, since that tape delay also had a lot to do with Blackmore’s sound.

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    joe bonni says:


    yeah the es335 was a kinda late 60’s and very early 70’s blackmore sound he did not like the tremelo or i guess he might have stuck with it ……………. also to note i have seen pictures from the early mk2 lineup and ritchie might have had the first strat with humbuckers yeah check it out so he might have been using that strat in the studio one never knows right ?????????????????????????


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    Boogie Amps says:

    I don’t care what anyone says, but you will never emulate a vintage amp to the letter simply with a pedal. It just can’t be done. There’s no way to replicate a 60’s plexi in a damn stompbox, I’m sorry.

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