01-17-2013 05:10 AM
Hi guys! Lots of new gear for me:
Here are some brief reviews, from the best to the worst ;-)
Mooer Pure Boost
Ok, I've never tried the Xotic RC, but this Mooer is by far my favorite overdrive ever. Since I stupidly sold the Fairfield Barbershop I used to have, I tried a lot of different pedals wishing they could get me that super low gain od I need for my solos (I mainly play in a jazz-rock trio). The Banzai Cold Fusion was too bright and raspy, the BB preamp too gainy… This Mooer is super creamy, the eq works really well and it does the super-low-gain stuff really really well. Super impressed!
Squier Jazzmaster VM
First of all, let me say that I used to own a CIJ Jaguar, and this Squier is no worse than that Fender. Actually, the tremolo unit and pups are quite better than the CIJ Fender ones. The bridge is quite awful, the saddle spacing is a bit wrong (the high E is too close to the fretboard edge), but I'm going to install a TOM anyway. The pups sound as a Jazzy should sound, maybe just too bright - but I will swap them for a pair of Creamery WRHB and new pots. The strings it came with were a joke, but with flat 12's it feels a lot better! Body and neck are great though!
IMO it's a great guitar for 280€, perfect for modding - that's what I bought it for!
Rockett Alien Echo
I was looking for a dark sounding echo with modulation to do that kind of spacey-washed-background. From the clips I heard, this Rockett sounded great, but in person the story is quite different. The repeats are sterile (a bit less than a DD3, but still very digital sounding) and never seem to glue like they should. It doesn't really do that lush background I'm looking for, the repeats are always too loud or too quiet and too discernible. Positive note, the warble modulation is really nice! As you can see I'm quite disappointed anyway!
Anyway here is a pic of my board (with the Rockett, but I'm going to sell it):
And one of the guitars:
The signal goes: guitar - Korg Pitchblack - Mooer Pure Boost - Devi Ever Ruby fuzz - Boss VB2 - Danelectro vibe - BAT Pharaoh - Morley Mini volume-wah - Rockett Alien Echo - then my old Mesa Boogie Mark III with the second board in the fx loop: Boss PS3 - Line6 DL4 - EHX Cathedral - Boss DD20 and sometimes a Boss RC20..
Guitars are a super modded Cort G260 (with a SD lipstick in the neck and a GFS Mean 90 in the bridge - amazing combo!), the Jazzy and my favourite, a bigsbified Gibson Les Paul Special P90..
01-17-2013 05:30 AM - edited 01-17-2013 05:31 AM
01-18-2013 07:14 AM
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