I hope it's relevant to here..
Where can I buy one of these simulators: (New, from a store, not online..)
(or any other good brian may simulator pedal)
This is not a simulator, a such. You will still need a treble booster a Red Special guitar and ideally a tube amp. The true BM sound is achieved by running a treble booster through a Vox AC30. BM's are quite heavily modified, at max or near to max volume. This pedal enables something near a BM sound to be achieved without the volume.
The Digtech Red Special pedal is a true simulator, in that it has different pre settings to achieve various BM sounds. It also has an option for plugging in different types of guitars, eg single coil or humbucker loaded. It can be plugged into any type of amp (or amps in stereo which is how BM's system is normally configured). The sound can be set a very low volume if required. BM used one of these when he worked with Meatloaf a few years ago.
Niether of these pedals are in production now. I think your best chance of finding either would be ebay or a trawl around local guitar shops.
About a month ago, I bought the DigiTech-pedal and the Red Special guitar off the "Norwegian Craigslist," and also a Vox A4C1 (cream) and a Vox AmPlug AC30 for headphones. Both works great with the DigiTech-pedal and really capture the Brian May sound, but I use the Vox AmPlug AC30 the most, so I don't have to bother my neighbours - wish I was a better guitar player though... I recommend the Vox AmPlug AC30, it's simulating the sound of the Vox AC30 amp, only paid about 35 £ for it (new).
It's my first electric guitar, I've always wanted the Red Special and the DigiTech-pedal, and since I found both at about half the price (second hand), I had to buy them. Really fun to play the Keep Yourself Alive intro, and try other songs.
I dont think any of those are currently available via a retail outlet, you might find second hand ones online. The Digitech pedal is the best overall and has some reasonable sounds, best part is that it's flexible for the guitar you have so you dont need a red special. But it will sound best via an AC30 and RS.
The only way to get very close to his sound is a good RS copy the BMG high street version is very good. and an AC30 or AC15 plus a treble booster of some sort. But if you can't run to that lot, search for the digitech pedal it is the best BM pedal available, you just might have a struggle finding one