Menatone Mail Bomb vs. DiscumBOBulator

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  1. McSoappy

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    I've been trying to decide on auto-wah for a while now, and was wondering if anyone has any opinions on the Menatone Mail Bomb vs. the EMMA DiscumBOBulator.

    I'm leaning towards the Menatone due to the fact that it is true-bypass, but if you guys tell me that it's got a good enough buffer, and sound that's far superior to the Mail Bomb....I just may be convinced!;)
     
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    I had a Mail Bomb, the vintage MXR Envelope blows it away.

    Really though, Brian is a top notch builder and stands behind his work. He repaired my Mail Bomb at no charge even though I was not the original owner. I just found it not sensitive enough and had to run a boost in front of it regardless of pups. I now use a vintage MXR Envelope Filter and am thrilled with it. You may check out the Maxon as well as ToneFactor's Analogue Filter.
     
  3. McSoappy

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    You mention running a boost.....does the pedal cause you to lose volume?
     
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    I have no experience with the Mailbomb but I will say that the DiscumBOBulator ended my envelope filter quest. That pedal is simply fantastic. Bypass shympass - it doesn't color or alter the sound at all when it's not on. And when it's on, it'll bring a smile to your face. So many possibilities in there. One time I dialed it in to sound almost exactly like a human voice. It was just plain awesome.
     
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    No, the envelope wasn't triggering unless I really pounded on the strings. I had to run a boost to raise the umph enough to trigger the envelope. It wasn't sensitive enough for my P90's or Singles.
     
  6. McSoappy

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    Okay, I'm glad you said that, because all I play are soapbars. Thanks for the info on the pedal.
     
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    Yeah, how I heard about the EMMA is because Warren Hayne's uses one and I love his sound with it. As weird as this sounds, for an auto-wah, the EMMA almost sounds earthy. Just really in tune/pitch with your playing and sound.....
     
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    How does the Emma compare to a Mutron or a Q-tron?
     
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    The Emma is noiseless and costs much less...
     
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    agree...fantastic pedal !
     
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    I absolutely LOVE my DiscumBobulator! So simple, yet so perfect (for me, at least).

    I guess i never realized that it wasn't TB - can anyone confirm this?

    Brian
     
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    Just my opinion but if you never realized it wasn't TB, it doesn't matter, does it? I mean, if you found out that it's not, would you suddenly dislike the pedal?

    My ears tell me that whatever manner of bypass it's got is very good.
     
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    Emma ended it for me. I love it, very inspiring.
     
  14. McSoappy

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    Okay from all the good things I've heard about the EMMA, I believe that will be my auto-wah of choice. Thanks guys!
     

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