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mooseherman 11/05/2010

Moen Shaky Jimi : la opinión de mooseherman (content in English)

"Great Vibe/Chorus!"
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This is a vibrato pedal, even though the name doesn't really indicate that at all. Technically it is chorus and vibrato, which gives it a bit of a different feel. There are the standard 1/4" input and output as well as the input for the power supply. This is an analog pedal. There are no MIDI capabilities, and the device cannot be hooked up to a computer. It is also not rackable.

UTILIZATION

The editing on this pedal could not be simpler. There are two knobs: one for rate and one for depth. There is also a switch that changes the effect from chorus to vibrato. The manual is pretty much unnecessary unless you need further definition for what these effects are, in which case you probably should not have bought the pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

Like the pedal's namesake, I prefer to use this with a Strat, but rather than a Marshall I use my trusty Twin. This is a pretty cool vibrato pedal. It can actually get a surprising range of sounds for having only the two knobs. There is the basic "wiggly" vibrato that gave the pedal its name, and that sound actually dominates most of the settings. There's actually one configuration that will give you a decent Leslie speaker emulation too, which I think is an unexpected but surely welcome bonus. The chorus effect I find less appealing, but that's because I generally like that effect less in general. As a chorus, though, it holds up pretty well. It avoids modulating too hard, and doesn't drastically alter your tone the way that a lesser digital pedal will.

OVERALL OPINION

I like the fact that this pedal is really cheap, and actually has a great sound. Like most Moen pedals, there are certainly better ones out there, but it's surprising that this one is actually so much cheaper and can still hang with those. I'd recommend this to anyone who really feels the need for a good vibrato but doesn't want to pay too much money (or frankly doesn't have it!).