MXR Carbon Copy - Mod "on" or "off"?

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MXR Carbon Copy - Mod button "on" or "off"?

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  1. tjinca1

    tjinca1 Member

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    I have one coming in the mail. Nothing really talks much about the "modulation" button. Is it a chorus type sound? Is it just on the delay sounds or on the original sound?
     
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  2. RyanFromQA

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    It's just on the delays if I recall. It's a gentle vibrato (pitch shift) according to the manual. It gives kind of a chorusy sound when combined with the delays. The depth and speed of the modulation can be adjusted inside the pedal I believe.
     
  3. telepunk

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    It's one of the best modulation/chorus sounds I have heard in any level of pedal. I like the Strymon modulation too, but the Carbon Copy modulation is just as good. I never turned it off when I had my CC, and I am thinking about buying another.
     
  4. t3oi

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    I leave mine at the default setting and like the subtle effect it has on the tone.
     
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    Sweet. Is the mod just on the delays or on the original tone too?
     
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    It is beautifully subtle. I did make a few tweaks to the trim pots insidee,but it was set and forget.
     
  7. MartinCliffe

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    Yeah, the mod's just on the delays. Really helps to keep the original signal in front of the echos, which is very cool. I have two Carbon Copy pedals, and I have the mod on all the time on both.
     
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    The modulation on the Carbon Copy is magic, pure magic. I am probably going to pick this pedal up to throw after an El Cap to add another layer of lush. It's incredibly good.
     
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    I believe its on the repeats.
     
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    I use the mod sometimes, but I really dislike internal trimmers. These are especailly hard to adjust because the are set so deep on the board. You need a screwdriver with a tiny blade AND a long, thin shank to turn them.
     
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    I liked it on. It's so subtle but great.
     
  12. MartinCliffe

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    I agree, although I've never seen any need to adjust either of the internal pots on the Carbon Copy.
     
  13. chervokas

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    Funny to see how many folks like the modulation on the Carbon Copy. I absolutely hate it! I dunno if it's supposed to emulate tape warble or something but I just think it sounds like nothing at all at the factory default and turned up higher it just kind of sounds silly, distracting and cheesy to me. I never use it.
     
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  14. tjinca1

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    Some guy just posted about his CC tonesucking. Anyone have that experience?

    (I say "guy" cuz unfortunately 99% of people on here are prolly guys. Although there's nothing hotter than a chick rockin the guitar, like that chick who played with Michael Jackson. Orliana or something like that?Bada bing!)
     
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    I enjoyed mine when I had it. I did adjust the internal trim pot to slow the mod rate a bit. It was cool.
     
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    I don't hear much difference but it's LED is blinding on my board, so I leave it off.
     
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    Just got one. MXR has apparently heard the complaints, the internal trim pots are much easier to use now. plus there is a protective sheet of plastic twixt the internal trim pots and the innards. very nice. The modulation can be made subtle, I can't imagine not using it.
     
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    I usually have mine off, not because it's bad, but right next to it is my Skreddy Echo and the modulation is incredible on it and it's infinitely more adjustable.
     
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    Yep, I leave the mod on.
     
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