Mooer Micro Preamp Pedals

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  1. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    What a great idea. Each little pedal is a DIGITAL preamp, modeled after a famous amp. They have 10 different versions.

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    They sound pretty good to my ear. The only criticism I have heard is from "That Pedal Show", they demo'd a few and the guys complained that the output wasn't very high when compared to other pedal-style preamps.


    Demo starts at the 4:10 mark



    Demo at 25:32. This whole video is great.... love these guys.
     
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  2. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Not too shabby, not too shabby at all.

    Cab sims seem their weakest spot to me.

    Wait, can you hear that? Yes, it's quite distinctive,. There it is. It's the modelling train on it's way to the future.
     
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    5F6-A Senior Member

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    Mooer is coming a long way lately.
     
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    Ph03n1x Senior Member

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    Was thinking of getting one of these myself since the Amplifire Box seems to be imaginary at this point. If only they had an IR loader functionality. The thing I like about Mooer is that they are constantly trying to put out new products. I can see them coming out with a slightly bigger box with a combination of these small preamp sims and IR loading.
     
  5. Steinmetzify

    Steinmetzify Senior Member

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    I grabbed 009 right when they came out. Cab IR is decent enough to use, gain is good, cleans are good, and it'll remember where your settings are from one channel to the other....good cleans, switch to raging gain, switch back to cleans.

    For under $80 at Prymaxe, these things are a no brainer.
     
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    definitely better through the IRs.
     
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    Steinmetzify Senior Member

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    Yeah they're good stuff...good enough that I'm looking at a 2nd just to blend tones. Dig em and they're cheap.

    This stuff is scary good anymore for what it costs...16 yr old me would have kicked someone in the nuts for these things...
     
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  9. jay1williams

    jay1williams Senior Member

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    Finally!!! An amp modeler that sounds pretty damn real for under $100 per

    In my tiny brain, having 3 or 4 of these would be all that is needed (for me anyway).

    I'm old school, I like knobs, set and forget.

    I don't need or care to have multiple amp / fx chains etc...
     
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    I was REALLY looking forward to the Amplifire Box, but like you said its vaporware

    These little Mooer's sound great
     
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    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Their knob interface not withstanding, their inexpensiveness can be misleading. If you only need 3 or 4, your still in Boss Katana, Mustang (not the new gt travesty) price point. Lot more in either option. And that doesn't include you still need an amplification object. 5 or 6, your in Amplifire range. Get 7 or 8 and your at Helix LT range. Both pedals and Helix need amplification, but your getting a lot more versatility in the Helix LT.

    If you want to adjust them occasionally, they aren't real conducive for live. SMALL knobs.

    As a pure modeling platform, imho, not the greatest option.

    But, for someone who has say a fender combo, and wants a particular marshal crunch, and maybe an Orange one (or Mesa), and maybe a Vox clean, and can set them for these, and just call on them for that song needed, then yes, a nice option.
     
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  12. Steinmetzify

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    Yeah, I really only need two tones out of them all...the 009 is great for the low mid thing I dig out of Mesa/5150 type stuff and I just ordered the 001...should be a nice heavy blend since all I'm playing lately is metal.

    I really like these things thru the IRs I'm using...versatility for live use notwithstanding, just for recording I don't think they could be beat for the price.

    I did a shootout for some of these preamp pedals...used the Mooer 009, an AMT P1 (5150 clone) and a Hotone Heart Attack, just for a buddy that wanted to try this setup for recording. Posted it on a few forums as a poll and the Mooer won easily.

    Interested to see what I get out of the Diezel model.
     
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    Can you please post the shootout? I remember the AMT P1 to be ok sounding, still lacked something, totally acceptable in the mix tho.


    If I was looking at a backup for my Kemper, I'd really consider the 006.
     
  14. Steinmetzify

    Steinmetzify Senior Member

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    I'll PM you a link, Rick.
     
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    I had not seen these... I've considered getting something like a sansamp for church, run my pedals into a pedal sim, out to mixer... I might have to pick up one, or 2 at most.
     
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