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Little cheap low drive

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by xjazzy, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    Last year I made a board based on my Nova System and I made room for some more pedals. This year I had to add a Midi switcher that takes a lot of room and I need to keep my Polytune so, there's only enough room for a Mooer kind of pedal.
    I was using a KoT clone and I'm thinking about the Mooer Blues Crab since it's a clone of the Bluesbracker that was the base of the KoT.
    The Blues Mood looks nice too but I don't need too much gain and I never tried a Blues Driver.

    What's the word on these two Mooer?
    Other options on the low budget?

    Thanks.
     
  2. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    No one?
    I guess the Mooer is the better choice, right?
     
  3. valvestate

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    Hey man... does it have to be really the size of a MOOER? I personally irks me with Mooer since it is very difficult to dial in on live playing , I would go with the brand Caline if you want to have better visibility as cheaper route.

    You also might want to read this for the few folks here who owns it and even comparison with the real BluesBreaker! --> http://www.tdpri.com/forum/stomp-box/400319-mooer-blues-crab-anyone.html :D
     
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    Maybe I just have very keen eye sight, but I never had any trouble
    dialing in Mooer pedals in the heat of the battle.
     
  5. valvestate

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    9 hours in front of a computer as my job requires really has its toll :lol: @ 32, I think I need a higher degree in my eye glass... ;)

    good for you man...
     
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    Yeah, that's enough to ruin the old eye bones.
     
  7. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    I had a Ana Echo that I sold because I had a hard time finding the sweet spot but not because of the small knobs.
    It has to be the size of a mooer. I have other drive pedals but they won't fit and for €44 I'm in for a try!
    It's gonna be a set and forget pedal as I'll be mainly using the Nova System overdrive but there's a few songs where I need a low drive and I find the Nova too thick for it!
     
  8. TheHoneyMonster

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    try the Hotone Blues for space saving, easy to dial in live, a fat switch AND its smaller and more stable to step on than the Mooer chassis
     
  9. xjazzy

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    Sounds a lot like the Mooer Blues Mood!
    It's a bit more expensive and has more gain than I need!
    Thanks for the suggestion. Never had seen any demo on those but they do sound good!
     
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    I got the ana echo and the cruncher and I really like them.

    In the shop I also tried the blues crab and I liked it a lot: it has very low gain, but a good sound and quite transparent to my ears. It's also a wonderfull boost.
     
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    What about the xotic SL Drive, it's a lil higher gain, but you can always dial the gain down.
     
  12. Iago

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    I think you gotta get that Mooer, I mean... Low gain overdrive - check. 1590A enclosure - check. Inexpensive - check. Verified clone of a really cool design - check.

    Depois conte-nos como foi!
     
  13. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    The Blues Crab is an excellent BB v1 clone. Quality is surprisingly high. Like the BB, you need to crank the gain to at least 3 o'clock to hear it doing something, but that something is really sweet. Very trebly in my rig, so I typically ran tone fully CCW and it was a hair bright.
     
  14. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    Well, after all I found some Mooer clones (?!) for half the price of the Mooers and I'm getting the OCD clone!
    Not exactly what I was looking for but they only had the OCD and the Blues driver and the OCD sounded the best to me on the videos so, I'll give it a shot!
    €24 shipped is hard to beat!
    http://www.donnerdeal.com/eno-dso-2-distortion-overdrive-guitar-effect-pedal.html

    Thanks for the help.

    Depois conto como foi :wink
     
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    I got a Mooer delay. It had serious noise issues. Yeah, they are cheap but wait til you pay return shipping. Won't do that again.
     
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    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    I had the Ana Echo and it had zero issues, fortunately!
    I bought from Marcmart when they were €33 shipped!
     
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    try one of the new EH pedals

    they make a cranked twin reverb in a box (klon)
    a tubescreamer (passaic river) and a few more (smell the glove)

    all under $50
     
  20. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    I'm getting a Soul food but it doesn't fit the tiny space I have on the pedalboard.
    Let's see how the Eno works.
     
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