Modfactor arrived

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by slopeshoulder, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. slopeshoulder

    slopeshoulder Senior Member

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    I got to spend two hours with it, but will be working late as a result!

    Caveat: I'm a corksniffer re: acoustics, electrics, OD's, and some amps. I'm not so corksnifferish re: modulation. However, I've owned vintage 80's boss and ibanez, as well as recent stuff from sweet sound, lovepedal, retrosonic, DLS, and analogman. As well as some rack stuff from Lexicon and TC, which I never liked and never bothered learning because the digital chills had me by the throat.

    I really like this pedal. First impressions:
    - the overall tone is musical and full. Not aware of any digital chills.
    - it is deep: you can program all day (all life). Fast reviews like this are useless. Why do I do it? What's wrong with me?
    - you probably want a 3 way footswitch and an expression pedal with it (I have both)
    - there are many presets/user spaces:40! Twice what's in my Timefactor.
    - all the bases are covered, everything sounded about right
    - Trem sounds great
    - Vibe sounds better than I expected. I don't really like the seasick brigde of puke thing, but this box gives you a lot more options
    - it has a lot of freaky tones that could keep you programming all day for recording and for midi control. I'll do this a little, but I'm more likely to set up 10 presets I like that sound more like 60's-70's tones, and then tweak hairier sounds as needed when recording
    - Rotary is good, but the presets vary.
    - the fast/slow and expression pedals really stretch the sounds available.

    Anyway, I think it's da bomb. $399, geez. YMMV. Interested to hear what rack Eventide and Mod freaks think.
     
  2. jamison162

    jamison162 Supporting Member

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    Cool. I think I'll order a TF and MF to try out. After all I can get them at 20% off with 45 days to try so why not right?
     
  3. anxiousmofo

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    jamison162:

    Modfactor at 20% off? Do you mean off the list price or off the MF $399? Where?


    slopeshoulder:

    The Modfactor has a Univibe sound in it? (I was hoping it would!)



    Thanks!
     
  5. starfish

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    I thought it was supposed to be a vibrato like Boss VB-2 or Magnatone style vibrato.
     
  6. Alex Law

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    Congrats on the pedal! I'll be making room on my board tonight...
     
  7. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

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    hi. that's wonderful. It really is.
    Can I see some pics, please! :D
     
  8. jamison162

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    Yep, 20% off my entire order at MF....need anything? :)
     
  9. slopeshoulder

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    Gee, the manual sorta implies Univibe. And it pukes and stuff, so...
    But there's more.
    Phaser's good.
     
  10. lifeinsong

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    Just looked at the manual online...there's Vibrato but no Univibe.
     
  11. Idlewilde

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    I have on coming on friday. Can't wait!
     
  12. shood

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    What function does the footswitch serve? what kind are you using?

    Which expression pedal are you using? Have you tried it with the wah, how is it (I am hoping my Modfactor does wah good enough to kick my Crybaby off of the board)?
     
  13. lv

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    The wah is great - once you get used to the different 'feel' of an expression pedal vs the increased tension of a real wah, you'll love it. You can tweak it to get very close to some high end boutique wahs.
     
  14. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    You dial up vibe tones by using the Phaser effect - pretty sure a univibe is basically a 4 stage Phaser.
     
  15. shaneygoo

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    i just got the mod, getting the time next

    anyone know if you can sync the tap tempo so it controls both?
     

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