Mooer Mod Factory

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  1. Tim_the_Stoner

    Tim_the_Stoner Member

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    Welcome to the Mooer Mod Factory discussion thread!

    [I have searched for similar and found none]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwTLsfQq75Y


    This video is probably the most detailed but there are others on the YouTube and Webs.


    I've been in the search for a simple pedal that could do a variety of modulation effects and this one seems to be a very neat little solution to try all those effects and a simple solution for Live use (not for the studio, imo; the sounds are a bit over the threshold for digital acceptance) that I pretend to use with a delay, reverb and looper after an acoustic guitar, in my bass amplifier's FX loop AND in my guitar amplifier's FX Loop. Although not at the same time, ha!

    The size is small, app. the same size as the Ditto Looper, any other Mooer pedal, and some other of those "mini" pedals, but slightly smaller than the EHX Nano series.

    If it's to compare to the other Mooer pedals then the build quality will be excellent for a mass produced unit but it will be a PITA to repair if anything should break because of the small size. But for an affordable (in the TGP world) 100,00$ Give-or-Take, it's a risk worth taking.


    Some of the questions we could debate would be:

    - With it's variety of Modulation effects, but also the Auto Wah and Touch Wah; where in the signal chain would you place this unit? Infront of the amplifier, after or before boosts? In the FX Loop? On a shelf for display?

    - Is this pedal designed exclusively for Guitar amplification or would it be acceptable to put it in a Bass amplifier's signal path or even an acoustic guitar?

    - DO you find this kind of pedal useful, or do you prefer some other solution?

    - Are there any alternatives for that price and in that range of pedals?

    - What's your favorite color? Definetly not that lime green the pedal seems to come in, yikes.
     
  2. Lullabies

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    Bump.. I'm very interested in how the vibe mode sounds
     
  3. scolfax

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    It's at 12:10 in the video. It doesn't sound bad at all, but he doesn't go fully wet, and doesn't increase the depth very far.
     
  4. lefort_1

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    same thing I've said in a couple other threads, but:

    Quality Alert: two knobs on mine failed within a few hours of playing...useless now.
    Granted I was turning them a lot (to see what sounds I could get out of it) but this makes me rather hesitant.
     
  5. Tim_the_Stoner

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    Failing hardware is almost never a consistent problem throughout an entire pedal range. I've had pedals that died on me on the same day due to hardware and others, of same make and even a few of same pedal, last for as long as I've had them and counting.

    But I do think those small knobs could bring trouble, specially if it's being manhandled or bumped in transport. I can imagine the pots (if not some other mechanism) are very tiny and must be used with a lot of care. But try to find pots of that size that can handle the use we give our pedals without increasing the cost of the pedal by at least 100%.
     
  6. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    If it was a relatively set-n-forget type of pedal, then I might be inclined to agree with you. BUT, this is a 12-function pedal...kinda unlikely a user was after only ONE of those functions. Also, many users of Modulation are knob-twiddlers by definition (crank the rate knob & get some odd effect) and any device that is aimed at that market should be designed to hold up under expected usage. I'm not sure I'd give them any kind of concession on this, just because of size or cost.

    Either design it to hold up, or don't bother releasing it.
    And if it can't be done properly, then don't do it halfassed.
     
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    Check out a Zoom Multistomp. A little bigger, but more FX. Sounds pretty good to me. Also seems pretty solid in the construction department.

    They have a model that is loaded with only mod, delay, and reverbs. But I have the basic 50G which has plenty of FX for my use. And plenty more that I never use lol.

    Check one out.


    dk
     
  8. Tim_the_Stoner

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    Very interesting pedal the Zoom Multistomp. How easy is it to tangle with the parameters on the fly? I see you can make some presets, how does that work out? I'd love to hear more about this pedal.

    Although, for myself I'm more interested in the Mooer for a few reasons; it's only Modulation (I already am served just fine in the Delay department) and the Zoom looks like some Game-Boy out of the 90s, and I'm that nostalgic about the 90s, ugh...
     
  9. smokehouse4444

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    I started a thread just before this one came out with a comparison question...not getting any answers. Thought I might ask it here as well since it is somewhat on topic. Has anyone tried both the MythFX Triton and the Mooer Mod Factory, and how do they compare? On the video clips, the Triton sounds better, but is way more expensive. The Mooer offers more effects that I could use on the mini board I am making.
     
  10. Tim_the_Stoner

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    Its very easy to use.

    You dial up the effect you want, and just twist the knobs till it sounds good. Thats it. The pedal saves automatically.

    You can use it like a single pedal or make a virtual chain of stompboxes that all turn on at once.

    Setup a chain like this: line selector - comp - chorus - delay. With the line selector on the screen, you can turn on or off all three FX at once.

    Or you can build a few preset sounds to switch between. So if you want a clean tone, to crunch, to lead tone you just mark each preset with a letter in the order you want. So clean tone is A, crunch is B, and lead is C. Now when you hit the footswitch it will toggle between presets A,B, and C in order.

    Or you could use a true bypass loop pedal to que up a preset on the MS50G, and cycle it in and out using the true bypass loop.

    Sounds more complicated than it is. Just watch a few youtube vids, should explain things better. Or just find one locally to play with.

    Hope this helps.


    dk
     
  12. Tim_the_Stoner

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    Ah, I wish I could try one locally, but here in Spain where I live I'd have to drive some 300KM or more to get to a big store that might or might not have one. So all my experience is based on TGP and what I hear live shows using sometimes...
     

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