Strymon Mobius Or Line 6 M5 For Utility Box?

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  1. Wagster

    Wagster Member

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    I need a do it all box for several of the gigs I do. I need a phaser, trem, leslie, fast chorus and a wah. I don't want to have to put each separate effect on my board as it would make it too big. These are cover gigs where I need to cop various tones. What are the pros and cons btween the Mobius and M5?

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    Billy
     
  2. Eliguitar

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    I have a möbius and a M9. You could easily do the job with either but I personally prefer those sounds you need from the möbius
     
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    The main draw for me to Möbius was the pre/post thing. Some mod effects just need to be before dirt IMO.
     
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    slap_back05 Supporting Member

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    Line 6 does reverb, filters and delay, plus 3 effects at once. Mobius does not. That would pretty much settle it for me if I needed an all in one.
     
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    Not the M5 which is the one the OP talking about.
     
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  6. Mr2D

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    The M5 definitely only does one effect at a time - it's the M9/13 that can do more.
    I've had both. M5 was fun to mess about with, and I really liked the synth stuff. The mod, delay and reverb were alright. Lots of people rave about Particle verb, but I never got it - just sounded gimmickey to me.
    The Möbius has been a permanent fixture on my board for over a year and I love it, so versatile, saved me so much real estate and money. Though my opinion may be tainted by the fact I got it used for about 50% of the new price :-D
     
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  7. marvelboy_04

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    Wow, how did you swing that deal? Best I have seen for a used mobius is 385 shipped
     
  8. jamester

    jamester Silver Supporting Member

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    I thought the Mobius sucked your tone, Billy? Or is convenience more important than tone for this gig (I'm in a similar situation currently, with a cover group)..?
     
  9. Mr2D

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    Lucky score on eBay - I live in the UK. They retail for £400ish over here and I got it boxed etc. for £210 inc shipping. Leapt on it like you wouldn't believe!

    Also - I've noticed no tone suck with mine.
     
  10. dean owens

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    This would be the main draw for me. I have an M9 and like it but some of the effects you mentioned would be pre dirt for me and some would be post dirt. My original thought was the m5 but two of them. The möbius as one pedal handles that. Or two zoom pedals? But if the choices it'd be a mobious.
     
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    The superiority of the sound quality and the pre/post functionality make the Mobius the clear winner for the effects mentioned. Of course, it's pricey, and yes, the M5 does things the Mobius doesn't.
     

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