Mojo Hand - LUNA vibe demo

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  1. fatback

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    The LUNA is Brad at Tonefacter's new vibe pedal. It runs off a standard BOSS style 9.volt connecter and has a nice small footprint. There is an expression pedal out for controlling the speed, (as used in the first vid,) which can really add some shifting dimension to rhythm parts. With an expression pedal connected, the Speed knob sets the maximum range of the pedal. There are many shades of watery, chewy, goodness to be explored in this little box. The big surprise for me were the Leslie like tones I found with the Depth down and the Speed up.


    clean (strat with LUNA direct into a Princeton reverb)
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2739769411049732732&hl=en


    mean (with a Mojo Hand Mystick Octavius in front of the LUNA)
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3539445108244559158&q=&hl=en


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    Kudos to Brad and the boys at Tonefacter.
    :AOK
     
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    Someone on another thread asked about the lack of a "chorus/vibrato" switch and I thought I'd repeat my answer for folks here too. With the "depth" set low the LUNA gets more of a chorus tone while with it cranked you can get a nice slightly seasick vibrato. Between noon and 3:00 is where the vibiest vibe tones live. It really is quite a versatile little pedal.

    :dude
     
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    Hey John, Happy Fri. Is the Volume a mix knob or overall level?
     
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    Can't wait to get home to check out the videos... thanks as usual John!
     
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    It's for overall output level and has enough volume/gain on tap to give an amp a nice little kick in the rear if the need should arise.
    :crazyguy
     
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    There are 3 things I truly love. My Wife, my kids, and demo videos from John.
    Oh, and beer and golf and my parents too. Maybe some other things but generally speaking just the things mentioned....
    B.
     
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    Wow - sounds excellent and somewhat similar to my Red Witch Moon Phase.
    Nice playing as always...

    -Ben
     
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    cheers, bduguay and Ben.

    Ben, I still haven't tried a Red Witch yet. To me the LUNA has more of a chorus/vibe/leslie thing going on with it instead of a phaser/vibe flavor. Whatever is going on in there, it sure sounds great.

    :)
     
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    Bingo- the Red Witch has less of that churny, chewy thing, and it's more a sparkly, watery thing. Making it sound more vibeish and to a degree more chorusish than it's other cousins. In fact, that's why I'm running both it for vibe-like duties, and the Sobbat PB-2 for the more 'real' phaser type duties on the same board.

    Anyway - yea, the video of the Mojohand Luna did sound great for sure! Kinda reminded me too a bit of the videos I've seen for the Aux. Workshop's Smoke and Mirrors.

    -Ben
     
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    I can hear a more versatile Nebula. Sounds really good, like the Nebula.
     
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    The Nebula is a cool pedal... I miss mine... :(
     
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    Thanks for the great demo, John, and thanks to everyone else for the kind words.

    Just to keep things clear, the Nebula and the Luna are very different pedals electronically. Both are great, of course ;), but each has it's own thing going on. There's a tiny bit of overlap, but not much.
     
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    Nice pedal and excellent demo as per usual Fatback! How much is this little beauty selling for?
     
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    Is this a phaser or a true vibe using photocells? I wonder if it could replece my Microvibe.....
     
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    I don't know that it has photocells (it may, I just don't know), but the Luna is definitely a vibe and not a phaser.
     
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    isn't a univibe technically a phaser?

    or are we talking about pitch vibrato here?
     
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    The fast leslie sounds better to me than what I could get on my MojoVibe. It seems like most real vibes are better slow, but this one seems to handle it better.
     
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    How would you compare it to the Option 5's ?
     
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    Good point. My impression is that a vibe does alter the phase of a signal, but recombines the altered signal with the dry signal, creating the "vibe" sound, distinct from the "phase" sound.

    So, the modulation is the same, but the end result is different. Which may mean the Luna can pull off a phase sound if you take the dry signal completely out. I haven't heard any clips that sound like a phaser, but it's probably in there...
     

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