Mojo Vibe: Vintage or Modern mode?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by CALI68, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. CALI68

    CALI68 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,130
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Location:
    San Jose, California
    Which mode do all you Mojo Vibe users like and why?

    Thanks!

    -Chris
     
  2. coolhand78

    coolhand78 Member

    Messages:
    3,579
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I've just changed over from vintage to modern to try it out for a bit...

    It significantly alters the tone! Seems to let a lot more high end thru, really brightens it up but i'm not sure if i prefer it or not... I'm gonna give it a go for a bit and see how it works, and how it plays with my other pedals...
     
  3. Wheeler004

    Wheeler004 Member

    Messages:
    1,272
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    I like the vintage mode. It has a bit more analog growl. The modern mode sounds a bit too high fidelity in my opinion.
     
  4. CALI68

    CALI68 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,130
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Location:
    San Jose, California
    What does that little trimmer in there do?


    -Chris
     
  5. coolhand78

    coolhand78 Member

    Messages:
    3,579
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    i think it affects the bulb, which in turns alters the way the pedal works...
    but i cant say exactly i'm sure someone will be able to chime in on the specifics...
     
  6. zygoat

    zygoat Member

    Messages:
    902
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Location:
    California
    Yeah, I recently tried switching mine to "modern" and while the effect was much more pronounced, too much high end for me.... to bright. I used it for about 2 weeks then switched it back to vintage mode.
     
  7. zerorez

    zerorez Member

    Messages:
    2,070
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    near the Hundredth Meridian
  8. drolling

    drolling Member

    Messages:
    6,101
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Yeah, Bob stuck that in for players who complained the effect was too 'dark' - but that's the way it's supposed to sound.

    I've got an UltraVibe that's permanently stuck in vintage mode; with a strat & a Marshall or Fender amp, it's plenty bright enough!
     
  9. ktp_blues

    ktp_blues Member

    Messages:
    46
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto
    Vintage. Like others said, Modern is too bright, especially with my setup. I wish I still had mine :(
     
  10. StompBoxBlues

    StompBoxBlues Member

    Messages:
    19,678
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Location:
    under the stars
    This exact thread came through here just a few weeks ago (not complaining, I never mind recurrent threads, but just to let you know you can search and see more answers to this as well)...

    and as I said then, BOTH. I tend to leave it set wherever it is, play...for days, weeks, months, etc. and then (maybe after adding a pedal in the signal chain, or with another amp, guitar, or just...for fun) if I grow tired of the vibe a little, or just in the mood, open it up and change over to the other.

    Invariably I immidiately think "NOW we're talking....Excellent!" and get a big grin on my face and leave it set to the "other" for days, weeks, months...

    I guess that means no preference. Might be that I like vintage just a scosh more than modern, but both have their uses...if only to feel like I just got a new vibe to try out :banana
     
  11. coolhand78

    coolhand78 Member

    Messages:
    3,579
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    put mine back to vintage last nite... MUCH MUCH better the modern setting is just too bright for my tastes...
     
  12. iggs

    iggs Member

    Messages:
    2,569
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto
    I had mine vintage first, switched it to modern, now it's back to vintage ... not that I think one is better then the other, just kinda felt like going back and forth ... ask me again in a week.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice