Question for you Modeling Gurus Advice needed

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by Whoa Tele, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Mornin' Folks. I'm looking at picking up a Headrush FRFR 108 to use for a duo gig. My plan is to run my tele/Tech 21 Flyrig into the headrush then run the XLR out to the PA and blend in my signal with the acoustic player. This way I will also have a monitor at my feet. I was wondering if anyone else does this and if there is a better option than the Flyrig. I like a pretty simple setup (no menus) so I've been looking at the new Strymon Iridium as well. Any other options? Thanks
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Take a look at the Mooer 'Truck' series (Red or Black). Same size and roughly the same price point as the Flyrig, only with more and better effects and a tuner.

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    They've also got what's called 'Preset' mode, which allows you to set up different effects chains and call them up by hitting one switch. And they're built, pardon the expression, like a truck.

    I had a Flyrig Plexi and got rid of it for the Red Truck, which I've still got. You can get a lot more out of one of these for about the same amount of dough as a Flyrig.

    - D
     
  3. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks.Does the Mooer have amp modeling or is just an effects unit? If so, what amp(s) does it emulate.
     
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    No modeling per se. It's similar to the Flyrig in that the 'Drive' control emulates a medium-gain amp, sort of a Marshall Plexi sound. I used mine with the Drive for the 'amp' sound and the Distortion for solos, but I also swapped them for a second tone using Distortion as the base tone and Drive as a boost. Sounds pretty good both ways, actually.

    And the 'Pure Boost' is just that - a clean boost, which sounds pretty good for clean Tele tones, gives you a little more heft going into the amp.

    If you're looking for actual amp modeling, the Mooer GE-200 does a nice job for not a lot of money. You can pick them up used pretty cheap, and the feature set increases dramatically.

    Or for just over 100 bucks you can get the GE-100. I've never tried one, but the feature set on that one looks real good for the money (80 amp models, tuner and a looper, which the Flyrig doesn't have).

    (Full disclosure: I'm not affiliated with Mooer, but I do own the Red Truck, a GE-200 and a GE-300, and their quality is seriously underrated IMO.)

    Good luck, hope I didn't throw too much info at you.

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  5. Whoa Tele

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    Thanks so much for the detailed info. I will check into it.
     
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