NPD: Mojo Hand Iron Bell

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  1. amdowell

    amdowell Supporting Member

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    A ray of sunshine shone on this rainy Michigan day. My Iron Bell arrived today.

    I only had an hour with it, but my first impression is that it is smooth and creamy. Great sustain even at lower gain settings and the tone and colour knobs seem to IMO work together nicely. It's definitely a big muff haha. I've never been a big fuzz Guy but the demos really do a good job representing it.

    So far so good. It stacks well with my Timmy and it sounds absolutely incredible with a custom booster I have. I'll check back in with pics and some more in depth details.
     
  2. b_rad

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    Awesome. Glad that you like it.
     
  3. amdowell

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    So far so good. I've never really been a fuzz guy but the Iron Bell seems to do the trick for me. It's super smooth and I'm still floored by it's sustain. Lots of tones to be had from it--Sabbath stuff, black keys, QOTSA,Gilmour, and Smashing Pumpkins all easily attainable. It also has some potential as an overdrive, but let's not kid ourselves it's pretty much always going to be at full tilt with some delay for ridiculous solos.

    For reference, I have tried some old muffs, owned a BAT Pharaoh, and tried quite a few other boutique flavor of the week fuzzes and I can honestly say this is a damn cool fuzz.
     
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    I'm jonesing for this pedal, and I dont' even much care for fuzz.
    MD
     
  5. BLKBRD

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    i MIGHT be interested in another fuzz soon. is it anything like the pharaoh? what are the differences?
     
  6. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    bwaaahahahahahahaaha Brad, you silly grammarian you!!!

    I never did make it up to 6 MojoHand pedals in '012
    ...might have to think about this one.
     
  7. amdowell

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    I feel the Iron Bell is overall smoother and also has more gain. The Pharaoh IMO felt stiff and never really impressed me fully. I think the whole sweep of the tone knob on the Iron Bell is more versatile than any of the switch selections on the Pharaoh. I don't mean to put the Pharaoh down so harshly, I just didn't get WOW'd.
     
  8. MadFrank

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    Nice. Mojo have been ckranking out some really good stuff for a while now.
     
  9. BLKBRD

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    i think i get what you're saying. i was kinda thinking about the colossus, but that might be a little redundant since i already have an eqd hoof. but based on what you said, the iron bell might be one to seriously consider. thanks for the info!
     
  10. amphead777

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    Definitely my next purchase. Sounds amazing!!
     
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    How does it clean up with the volume knob on the guitar?
     
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    I'm curious about the cleanup as well..
     
  13. Zeon45

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    Mojo Hand has really stepped up recently. I recently aquired the Iron Bell and Crosstown. Both are awesome.
     
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    Zeon45: which do you prefer and why?
     
  15. amdowell

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    Cleans up nicely with my Les Paul into an AC30. I feel that's where it's a little more characteristic of an overdrive.
     
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    Wanna say anything else about it? I'm fighting GAS.. I love my lunar module though
     
  17. MikeTz

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    Two different pedals really. The Lunar Module's speciality is to do DSOTM fuzz face sound, but is much more versatile that. Although, one thing it can't do specifically is a Muff sound, due to how the circuit wasn't designed to do that.

    While the Iron Bell is something like a RAT crossed between some sort of Muff because it really isn't based on any specific kind of Muff. That again makes this pedal versatile...

    So really I'd say try out the Iron Bell and keep the Lunar Module, you'll be in versatile heaven :)


    P.S. check out the Blackout Effectors Musket, really versatile as well.
     
  18. Zeon45

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    I really like both of them but the Crosstown gets more use simply because it cleans up better.
     
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    Mojo Hand made a limited run of Iron Bells with a silver silk screen over a black case. I just got mine - I love this pedal! It's so gainy and fat! Love!!!
     
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    i put mine into a mooer hustle drive (yeah mooer!) and it gave it a real bite throatiness....

    i love the sustain aswell, just goes on, and on, and etc

    not enough snarl though i guess that's for another version muff.

    the only thing is the neck up (on my strat) produces a rather muddy tone
     

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