Alternative Tones for Musicians Who Dare to be Different!
I will admit that the appearance and artwork on this pedal factored heavily in my decision to purchase it. As a player who primarily plays indie pop and shoegaze, the pedal struck me as both visually appealing and simple in design. I was looking for a general overdrive pedal that would add more grit than my boost without going into fuzz territory. Upon trying the pedal I was beyond pleasantly surprised. Not only is it great to look at, but the overdrive tones were exactly what I was looking for. There is a warm grittiness that many players would appreciate, especially within the realm of indie rock. You can get more straightforward, classic overdrive sounds with higher gain, but I like using lower to middle gain settings to exploit the pedal’s sensitivity to dynamics and clarity while adding the desired amount of dirt. I play both a Rickenbacker and a P-90 solid body, and I love the sounds this pedal provides—would highly recommend!
I agree totally with the well written review posted by Nick Hopkins. This pedal blooms beautifully and has great harmonics. I love finding that hidden gem from a lesser known builder. Sound Shoppe NYC, I think likes those builders as well featuring the cool, creative tools that have that certain character that goes beyond the latest screamer or Klon clone. I saw this pedal among the top ten of 2023 reviewed by Tri Pedal Reviews on YT. The other offerings from this builder look intriguing as well.
Classic Fender-y clean reverb sound. The delay controls are great, giving you options from single repeats to nice slapback all the way to VERY trippy stuff.
Pedal is built like a tank and should handle heavy use.
I like it so much I've actually been using Moonstruck as a stand alone rather than integrating it into my board. I find this pedal alone plus natural amp overdrive goes a LONG way and gets one some great tones.
a sonic playground; i recently traded in several verb pedals, and this is one that stayed with me.. clear, vibey.. can transform from a little something extra to a sun exploding
Extremely good pedal, shipping was unreal fast!
If you’ve watched any review of this pedal on YouTube, then you’ll hear everyone talk about this extra layer of harmonic overdrive that separates this pedal from other overdrives. It’s unique and really nice. Definitely a great alternative to some of the more standardized OD circuits and sounds.
This is my first Mid-Fi pedal and it did not disappoint. I've tried several pedals to achieve that "broken" guitar sound. Mostly fuzz-types that do that gated, crackly sputter. The Faulty Channel does a similar thing, but has its own unique texture and offers control over frequencies (timbre) which is useful. You can coax a milder, more conventional grit out of the Faulty Channel but you won't find full, roaring fuzz. Instead it offers many different flavors of rattling, crackly, blown-out fuzz you won't find elsewhere.
Great delivery, communication by mail and for the product 100% of good quality.
What a fun little noise, experimental pedal
If you love everything about tape echo, but don’t want to spend ALL your money on an “always on” unit with actual tape then you have to get the Tapescape. The wobbles and warbles can range from buttery smooth to complete madness. Holding down the swell button adds a bit of chaos that every player should be adding to their arsenal. It’ll definitely turn heads.
I absolute love this pedal. It’s never leaving my board. Run, don’t walk to this pedal.
Works really well, I have 2 Effectrode pedals running off of it and I am using the volt capability as well. The supplied wall worts with Effectrode are very large and a typically spaced power strip you can’t use the outlet on either side of it. This helped me clean up the wall worts and get some space back.
I came across the Boonar while searching for better ways to take my tone to a higher level. It didn't hurt that David Gilmour uses it on his pedalboard either. I've only had it a coupe of weeks and I'm still experimenting with different settings and tones. It's completely changed my sound. I'm having to photograph my experiments and write up notes for every valuable configuration I come across. It's an incredibly fun process and the rabbit hole is deep!
One of the better things that has come from this is that I found a great music store that is competitive with it's pricing and shipping (vs the stale corporations) and I can deal with the people who run the business.
Like the Mustang GT, the Aerocomet has fantastic low noise fidelity, great dynamics and a wide range from clean to grit. The demo videos that attracted me to this pedal designer noted that he was well respected by other builders and diligently reproduced the sounds of the inspiration for the pedals. Both pedals are extraordinary and need a broader audience of appreciative musicians.
Using for bass primarily. So effin perfect for those sweet sweet Mike Gordon signature funk tones. This thing rips.
I've been eyeing this pedal for quite some time. I finally bit the bullet and picked one up. This is a really sweet delay with some features my other delays do not have. The pedal has a great range and can do traditional delay sounds but can also get into weird and crazy territory easily by a few knob adjustment while adjusting the envelope and sensitivity amounts.
The envelope control on this is pretty unique to me and can create tape delay sounding stops and stutters to your playing that can be adjusted to react to how hard you are playing. If you set the sensitivity just right, hard playing or abrupt stops in your playing cause it to detune and it sounds like its unraveling. All of the knobs are very interactive with one another so there are many different sounds that can be achieved. I appreciate the range that this can cover, and the ability to go from more traditional delay to whacked out pitch-shifted sounds. It also does a LUSH chorus/doubling affect as well. This was my first Mid-Fi pedal but it certainly won't be my last!