BJF LGW vs. MP LGW

screamingduck

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I did a search function to see if this question had already been asked but did not turn up an answer although I might have missed it.
Anyway, has anyone A/B'ed these two pedals. Is there a sound/tonal
difference between the two or are they basically the same pedal with the difference being that Bjorn personally tweaks the BJF ones?
 

Craise

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I did a search function to see if this question had already been asked but did not turn up an answer although I might have missed it.
Anyway, has anyone A/B'ed these two pedals. Is there a sound/tonal
difference between the two or are they basically the same pedal with the difference being that Bjorn personally tweaks the BJF ones?

I've compared them side by side and they are almost exactly the same.
Tone and feel wise they are exactly the same. The only difference was the tone knobs had a slight difference in range and focus.
I actually liked the MP LGWs tone range a little bit better.
Not that big of a difference to sell and replace my original...but the MPs (imho) do seem like a slight upgrade from the older BJF models.
:dude
 

cbpickin

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Does the 12 o'clock position on both pedals on all the knobs create the same tone? no, it seems you have to nudge the vol on the mp version a bit.

MY BJF LGW is my favorite pedal and has been for a couple of years now. That said, a little adjustment to the volume knob would be welcome. Unity is before 9:00 on mine. Not selling mine to get an MP, but that is a welcome change IMO.
 

screamingduck

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I've compared them side by side and they are almost exactly the same.
Tone and feel wise they are exactly the same. The only difference was the tone knobs had a slight difference in range and focus.
I actually liked the MP LGWs tone range a little bit better.
Not that big of a difference to sell and replace my original...but the MPs (imho) do seem like a slight upgrade from the older BJF models.
:dude

Thanks so much for the replies. This is exactly what I was hoping to hear that the pedals were pretty much the same. Plus the MP LGW is having no problems keeping up with the output of my other pedals which is the only reason I sold the otherwise spectacular Honey Bee and BBOD (the only pedals I have ever sold that I actually miss!) I am digging my LGW. It is replacing the Eternity I thought I would never sell. I'm just digging the fatness and warmth of my LGW. Rock on Mad Professor.:JAM
 

Eskimo_Joe

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I also have both, and like JofZ said, they are virtually identical. You really have to TRY to hear the difference. For all intents and purposes, they are identical.
 

Don Rusk

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Right - the taper of the drive pot was changed on the BJF LGW - and the MP LGWs are made exactly like the last version of the BJF LGW ...
Along the way the chip was also changed and this is a unique feature of this particular model - it is the only BJF that uses an opamp and the LGW has a socketed opamp so you can change the chip to bring out different characteristics ....

chips are cheap so get a handful and start poppin :D

heck you can even try the one in the E for fun :AOK
 

ebenezer

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Here's what Bobby D said about the BJFE LDW vs. the MP LDW
here's my honest take on it.

the BJFe Little Green Wonder sounds like the BEST 1980 TS808 you have ever heard.

both of the MP LGW pedals sound like a 1984 TS-9 - slightly more edgy and bright.

the BJFe is buttery and warm and smooth. it blew me away. don't know how much it will come across via the video, youtube compression, etc.

but the BJFe sounds like one of the best sounding TS808s i have ever heard, and i have owned a few real ones.

the two MP LGWs sound 99% the same to me. and they both sound like a TS-9 more than a TS-808.
 

cedjazz

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As far as the different types of chips for the mad Prof. Little Green wonder, do any of them reduce the mid range.?? The upper mids are just a little too thick for me and I was just wondering if there's a way to reduce them. I try putting the tone knob at the 12 o'clock position but that doesn't seem to help.
 

nkt275

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As far as the different types of chips for the mad Prof. Little Green wonder, do any of them reduce the mid range.?? The upper mids are just a little too thick for me and I was just wondering if there's a way to reduce them. I try putting the tone knob at the 12 o'clock position but that doesn't seem to help.

Dunno, but my two cents anyway: The fat mids is what makes this pedal so amazing IMO. To my ears the overall eq of this pedal is just perfection. I've had lots of tubescreamers, but they all went out the door as soon as I got my hands on a LGW. My all-time favorite od pedal. I sold my old Klon after discovering it, and I never looked back.
 

Don Rusk

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you can also try some different voltages ....

higher voltage will give higher headroom and its free and you can do it tonite
 

Don Rusk

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drives and especially distortions can sound even better at a little lower voltage - like the draining battery effect......
it all depends on your rig and needs but it basically lets it distort easier and softens it up a bit
 




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