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Cheap mini's - what's good?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Grateful Ape, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. ClashCityTele

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    I have Mooer, Rowin, Eno & Tomsline pedals. Two chorus pedals; Mooer Ensemble King & Eno CH-2. They're both supposed to be clones of the Boss CE-2, but have 3 knobs not 2. Neither sound like a CE-2. It's a much more subtle chorus effect, which isn't too bad as you would never run a CE-2/CE-3 full on. My favourite ones are Mooer Hustle Drive & Eno Trouble (OCD), Green Mile (TS9) & Eno AD-6 (old Maxon delay). I'm after a Tone City Bad Horse or Mosky Golden Horse. PS I also had a Mooer Shimverb - rubbish, sold it.
     
  2. Grateful Ape

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    My Mosky Golden Horse died very quickly. LED lights up but no sound...
     
  3. Grateful Ape

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    Particularly interested in chorus, compression and univibe.

    (Have been using a Boss CE2B, TC hypergravity)
     
  4. bgmacaw

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    Most likely a blown charge pump. Unfortunately, they seem to be prone to this so you have to make sure the power is off when switching pedals around and use a good, isolated, power supply.
     
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  5. Scottz

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    I bought the Donner Pearl Tremor Phaser. Not too impressed with it.
     
  6. bgmacaw

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    I have the Rowin super-mini phaser. I suspect the circuit is the same and, if so, is supposed to be like the MXR EVH pedal. It does OK for me, comparable to those I've used in multi-effects units. What didn't you like about the Donner?
     
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    Hard to say, but seems to be volume drop through the sweep, and the sound seems harsh at times. I sure can't dial in any type of Waylon sound with it.
     
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    The Mooer Yellow Compressor gets a lot of love. Haven't tried it personally but I have a Black Secret & the original Tender Octaver. Both excellent pedals.
     
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    I have a Donner Boost Killer on my board and it isn't coming off anytime soon. I give them as gifts to unsuspecting guitar pals. I also have a Donner Yellow Fall in waiting, only because I'm playing around with fancier Catalinbread delays right now.
     
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    Agree on the DBK but the OP said that he already had one.
     
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  12. Grateful Ape

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    That thing kicks total arse into the Kokko overdrive.
     
  13. Grateful Ape

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    Presumably not an easy fix?
     
  14. Grateful Ape

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    Had no luck finding those Ammoon pedals thus far...
     
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    No. It's cheaper and easier to just buy a replacement.

    I don't see the OptiComp right off but the others show up in an eBay search for "Ammoon nano"
     
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    Mosky, Donner has some good stuff, just got the Mosky Silver Horse, will be trying this ASAP
     
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    Mooer Blues Crab is said to be a Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal clone. Sold mine coz it was essentially similar sounding to my Snouse Black Box.
     
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    Ordered the Kokko comp. Their delay and OD are really rather good.
     
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    Kokko comp arrived. Pretty good. Amazing for the money.

    Doesn't add lots of noise (just a smidgen) and doesn't add weird artifacts.
     
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