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  • #16






    Quote Originally Posted by One Man Banned
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    I can, but as I mentioned at the top of the thread there isn't much to reveal as the components aren't facing the bottom of the pedal...just the jacks and footswitch.




    Ah ok. It must really be a minimal delay circuit then. Thats all i was curious about.
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    • #17
      Mooer Cruncher

      So, it's my understanding that this is inspired by the MI Audio Crunch Box which is one of many "Marshall in a box" pedals on the market today. I've never played one but I've heard plenty of clips. My "go to" Marshall in a box pedal is the Xotic BB Preamp. Since I've been looking to find pedals in the Mooer line that sound as close as possible to the ones I have on my main board so I can build a board for fly-in shows and recording sessions I figured I'd give the Cruncher a try to see if it could get me close enough to the BB Preamp to do what I need it to do.



      My initial thoughts are that the Crunch Box definitely does what it's designed to do and right off the bat I was able to get some tones that were very similar to the BB Preamp. Like the Flex Boost, it lacks some of the amp like feel of the Xotic pedals. Also like the Flex Boost, running the Cruncher at 12 volts helps give it a little more of that feel. There is a lot of gain on tap here and like most of the Mooer distortion boxes, the EQ/Tone knobs are pretty effective so I suggest starting with your volume around noon, your gain around 8:00 or 9:00 and your tone set at noon and adjust to taste. Overall I found it to be a suitable substitute for my Xotic BB Preamp...I'd prefer the BB Preamp but I could easily get though a show with it without many complaints. Like the BB Preamp, it cascades nicely with my other dirt boxes without getting too fizzy. If you're looking for a stand alone Marshall in a Box pedal, this is definitely worth considering. Pair it with any of Mooer's other mid gain dirt boxes (Flex Boost, Hustle Drive, etc.) and you've got a pretty nice setup for not a lot of dough and a very compact size. It's good.





      Mooer Blade Distortion

      Judging from the graphics, it's safe to assume that this is intended to be an EHX Metal Muff clone...and if the original sounds anything like this, it's no wonder people hate it. I have to be honest, this is the first Mooer pedal that I've tried that I can honestly say I don't like. Two points I should make...one, I'm not that big on metal in general. I like what I like...but every once in a while I like to crank out some Master of Puppets, Some early Slayer, maybe some Quicksand or Helmet and just hammer the **************** out of my amp with a decent metal pedal. Secondly, I usually come from the same school as Phil on distortion pedals in that I don't believe there are any "bad" distortion pedals...just pedals that haven't found their proper context (with the one exception being the Rocktron Black Jack Distortion...yes, it sucks and no, nothing you say will convince me otherwise). As of today the Mooer Blade earns a special place right next to the Black Jack as the worst distortion device ever made.



      Why is it so bad? Let me count the ways...



      1. Flat mode...OK, in this mode, the pedal is in it's "natural state", if you will. One might more or less assume that in this position this is where the good stuff starts. If it sounds good here it will probably sound good in the other modes. Well...you know the old adage about assumptions? This assumption defines it. The base tone with the gain set at 8, volume at noon and tone at noon is unmusically bright and thin...in fact, it's not very "metal" at all. Fiddling with the tone and gain knobs don't help. In fact, it just gets bright to the point of static at about 2:00 on the tone knob...even backing it all the way off only seems to cut the mids a bit and you're left with a tone that makes the DOD Grunge pedal seem like a Timmy in comparison. So surely switching the toggle to "low boost" will solve the problem and give this pedal some much needed girth, yes? Wrong again....



      2. Low boost...So my first thought is, "OK...someone at the factory mislabeled the toggle or put it in upside down or something." Why? Because instead of a boosted low end, the pedal actually got brighter than it was in the "boost off" or flat mode. So what was once a horribly bright pedal to the point of being absolutely useless is now even more so. How can this be? I mean, any brighter and only my dog will be able to hear the damn thing. So I go to test my theory about the toggle switch being mislabeled. That's got to be it, right? It just couldn't possibly get brighter than this.



      3. High boost...The one thing I will say about the Mooer Blade is that it opened my mind to just how painfully bright and thin a pedal can be. At this point your guitar tone practically becomes an aerosol...which might be cool if the frequency was right...but it's just painful...even with the tone rolled all the way off. No amount of tweaking of any setting could make it sound good. Maybe if you threw some compression and EQ after it with a little reverb you might be able to come up with something interesting but the noise at that point would drown out anything you put into it.



      My advice...avoid the Mooer Blade. I'll probably hold onto it and see if I can find a track in a recording somewhere I can work it into or experiment with it some more to see if I can get some useful noise out of it, but if not, it's a paperweight. I have higher hopes for the Mooer Rage Machine that I have coming...the clips of which sounded pretty nice.



      EDIT: Having just watched the Blade demo again I noticed that the text on the video says the "Lo Boost" actually boosts a "narrow band of high frequencies a little bit" (that is, it's not a low end boost) and in the "Hi Boost" mode "a higher amount of boost is engaged".
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      • #18
        I think Prymaxe is selling them now.

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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by penelope twee
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          I think Prymaxe is selling them now.




          That would be great. **************** takes forever to get here from China.
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          • #20
            Are these $45 pedals?

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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by Trashika
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              Are these $45 pedals?




              Depends on where you get them...they're usually $45-55...some are a little more expensive.
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              • #22






                Quote Originally Posted by One Man Banned
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                Depends on where you get them...they're usually $45-55...some are a little more expensive.




                I think Prymaxe are selling a fair bit more but they probably offer free postage.

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                • #23
                  I might be cool if they made a micro pedalboard to hold handful of them. Kinda like Danelectro do.

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                  • #24
                    I just ordered this.






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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by six acre lake
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                      where from?

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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by six acre lake
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                        Yeah, when the company I ordered my Blue Comp and Pure Octave from told me they couldn't get them because they were recalled I had them send me a couple of Reecho pedals instead. The should be here sometime next week.
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                        • #27
                          I've just received this morning Eleclady and Triangle Buff, and I'm liking them a lot.



                          I've never had the original EHX Electric Mistress, nor the reissue, so I can't compare, but with the eleclady I can nail Andy Summers Police's sounds. Just noticed a little drop in volume when engaged, but very little, not a concern.



                          I like the Triangle Buff a lot, too. More than the Musket I used to have, this hasn't that crazy bottom end; sounds more natural to me. With sustain at noon, preceded by a Lovepedal Amp 11 and with eleclady and delay, it's Floyd's heaven!
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                          • #28
                            that reecho sounds nice!
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                            • #29
                              Hmmm. So what we have here, are very small pedals, based on well loved designs, that sell for cheap and actually sound really good.



                              There must be a catch somewhere. Are the cases made out of asbestos?
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                              • #30
                                No catch, it seems. Just proven designs in tiny enclosures.
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