Mojo Mojo ...is It Worth

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  1. amoodymule

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    This new look is gonna take some gettin' use to...


    Sweet Water has dropped the price on the T. C. Electronics MojoMojo to $49.95,

    ...so the question is, "is it worth the Bad Monkey pricing?"

    I have not played thru one yet, but the trigger was pulled and I will mess with it this weekend,

    ...any thoughts?
     
  2. s360guitarist

    s360guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Will be interesting to hear what folks say. Those Bad Monkey and SD-1 prices are hard to beat.
     
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    I just listened to the sample clips of this (mojo) and the Dark Matter pedal which is also a new lowered price. I'm fighting hard to resist the impulse to buy both of them at that price.
     
  4. minty901

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    For some reason the TC drive pedals don't have a lot of fans on forums like these.
     
  5. TheRealDeal

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    perhaps they are not boootteeek enough?
     
  6. minty901

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    FWIW I have the Spark, MojoMojo, Dark Matter, Rottweiler. They all sound perfectly fine to me, but unfortunately they're about the only drive pedals I have any experience with so I wont be of much help. The Rottweiler is my favourite of the lot because it's so nasty and grindy and fuzz-like while still being a distortion. It's just great for metal. I think the MojoMojo and Dark Matter are a little more "run of the mill". The Dark Matter gives a good standard hard rock / Marshally tone, and the MojoMojo gives a very warm, maybe slightly flubby overdrive tone. the MojoMojo can get in similar dirty territory as the Dark Matter but is very uncompressed to my ears.
     
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    I had a really hard time with the low end on the Mojo Mojo. Even with the low end rolled almost all the way down it didn't have the high end sparkle I was looking for. It always felt muddy to me. I also wasn't a fan of how raspy the the overdrive was when it was turned up to noon or higher.

    And for reference I have no problem with them not being boutique. My two main overdrives currently are the Boss SD-1 and the EHX Soul Food
     
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    it's a solid drive pedal which i would prefer over other "cheap" common pedals of the same kind.
     
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    The Hall of Fame and Spark booster are great sellers, but since Behringer bought them, they are probably dumping the poorer sellers.
     
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    Here' a vid of my mate demoing one

    Though I prefer the Dark Matter

     
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  11. FlyingsCool

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    man, and I just paid $70 for each used. What was I thinking. I need to research better....

    Of course, the only one of the three I don't have, the Spark Booster, is still the same $114 price.... :-/
     
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  12. FlyingsCool

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    I just got my MojoMojo today... Played with it a little through a PODHD and kind of a weak clean tone so I can't really say that my results are real. But I'm thinking the same thing. I was hoping for more boost from it. Nor did it have the fullness of tone I was hoping to hear. But that could very well be the combo of my Les Paul and the amp setup I used on the POD. Then again, I might also need to have a better understanding of what it is meant for. Hopefully I can try it through my amp tomorrow.

    Maybe it's more of a Strat pedal?

    I'm trying to replace a BD-2 with something that can produce a smoother distortion than the BD-2 when I want to crank the drive, but give me some cleanish boost most of the time when I need to cut through....
     
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    I owned the Dark Matter, which is a great Plexi Marshall flavoured pedal. I found the Mojo Mojo a little too dark for my taste.
     
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    I had the Spark, and i loved it as a clean boost in my FX loop - while it lasted. The switch crapped out on me on the gig, leaving my chain cold. Not cool, TC. But great sound.
     
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    I have the TC Nova Drive which i have a love/hate relationship with. I remember watching the Anderton's review of the Mojo Mojo. At a point nothing the salesman said matched the sounds it was making, you can see it in the Captian's face (@4:20)

     

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