Menatone - All Pedals Now in Small Format

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  1. justonwo

    justonwo Supporting Member

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    I visited True Tone Music in Santa Monica last night. They currently have the entire Menatone line in their pedal case. It seems that every pedal in the Menatone line has now been switched to a small (mostly 4-knob) format. I saw a 4-knob King of the Britains, a 4-knob TBIAC, 4-knob Kar Krash (that I had already seen), 4-knob Workingman's Blue.

    It would be interesting to know if Brian will continue to make the larger format for pedals like the KOTB. I personally like the full tone stack and boost functions. I think they make the pedals a bit easier to tune.
     
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    Oh and they have a None More Black in stock if anyone's interested. Actually, I think they have the entire Menatone line in stock right now.
     
  3. -DC/AC-

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    I noticed this too when I checked the Menatone website. The Workingman's Blues, King of the Britains, and Top Boost in a Box were not on the site. Is he not making them anymore???

    It also looks like he has a couple of new pedals being developed; a compressor, octave fuzz, and envelope filter. Check it out on the website.
     
  4. justonwo

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    No, he's definitely still making them. They were in the case. The pedals you are talking about as being "under development" are complete and being sold. They were also in the case.
     
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    Would be cool to see the website updated and see what control you have now that the pedals are smaller/simpler versions.
     
  6. Bucksears

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    Are the smaller pedals the same price as their larger brethren?
     
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    Anybody have a pic of the 4-knob Kar Krash?
     
  8. lifeinsong

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    The small box 4 knob KK is now called the Wreck'T...it's basically the Trainwreck side of the dual channel KK with a little more low end.

    There's a picture on Musictoyz.com
     
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    Thanks for the info man. I think I'd still like to pick up the older 2-channel one. Anybody have the new Wrek'T? How's it sound?
     
  10. Bryan T

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    So no built-in boost on the TBiaC? That was a great feature.
     
  11. supersonic1414

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    I love the 8 knob controls and the boost on the TBIAC. Not sure why this would be changed...
     
  12. justonwo

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    It would be cool if Brian could comment on whether the older format will be available, too.
     
  13. slopeshoulder

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    Made smaller, more affordable (um, the economy?), no boost (run a das boost before multiple pedals).
    Same sound, same circuit.
    Now P2P.

    Mena is not a web meister or a forum meister or a marketing meister. He just makes great pedals as best as he possbily can and sells them through some dealers. He interrupts momentum and delays stuff just to get better parts or try out a new tweak. He is slow. He doesn't purposely mess with our heads. He is unpredictable. But he is IMO the very best. And a very nice and likebale guy who truly cares.

    Maybe he'll make other versions if the economy will support pricey pedals. BUT these smaller, convenient, P2P boxes, with a Das Boost in front, seems a great way to go either way. Me likey.
     
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    What's the 2 knob Kar Krash like - tones to die for best overdrive imo - BUT having said that I totally love the trainwreck side it is glorious - so having THAT in a small box would be something to behold.....go buy with confidence!
     
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    "Mena is not a web meister or a forum meister or a marketing meister. he just makes great pedals and sells them through some dealers."

    + 1000 - one of the true innovators - I for one get a little tired of some builders' self-promotional bullshit - the product should sell itself imo (with a little bit of marketing of course)....we all know it's the empty vessels that make the most noise lol.
    The Menatone circuits are always being tweaked - no resting on laurels here folks - i own 8 of the original circuits and always tempted to update and buy the 8 knobbers (WMB/TBIAC/KOTB) - note to self buy lotto ticket!!!!
     
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    Nice one and pretty accurate IMO.
    :beer
     
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    I've got one of the new 4 knob KOTBs on the way from Make'n'Music, can't wait to try it out!! I'm a little curious as to how such a huge pedal with so many options can be shrunk down to just 4 knobs and still retain the same level of quality (ok, quality is the wrong word, but flexibility I guess?).

    I really hope the EQing is flexible enough to get me to where I want to be with just 4 knobs... we'll see! I'll report back when it arrives :aok
     
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    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it for sure.
     
  19. slopeshoulder

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    I gather that because most people set the bass and mids on a plexi to 10, he can leave them out, and lose boost too. So you have gain, volume, treble, and I assume presence, and maybe a voice toggle? Or maybe just voiced to sound like most people use it?
     
  20. whaiyun

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    Does Menatone have a website? I can't seem to find it.

    I take it back. IGNORE ME lol. i had to search "menatone website" instead of "menatone"
     

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