Thunderball by Mooer – Test, review & Giveaway!

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

This video is a demo/review of the Mooer Thunderball pedal – distortion and fuzz in one stomp for your bass! I got this pedal as I wanted to add some grit to my bass sound, I know Mooer has produced some excellent guitar pedals. I’m not sure but it seems this pedal is discontinued, at least I could not it find on Mooers webpage (http://www.mooeraudio.com/) but I did find it on Mooers UK-site.

So what does this effect pedal bring to the table? It’s small, not very expensive and has both distortion and fuzz built. Seemed like a great product but in my opinion it is not really up to par with the guitar pedals. But I guess it’s not a complete failure either, it depends on what kind of sound you’re after!

The sounds you can hear in this demo are a mixed source of the Trace Elliot being lined (XLR > Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd sound card) and the Fender Rumble 115 cabinet mic’ed with a Shure SM57. (Unless otherwise stated on-screen!) I found this being the best way to capture what it actually sounds like.

GIVEAWAY!
As said in the video – you could win this pedal! There are no hidden hooks here, all you need to do is to follow my instructions in the video and you have the chance of winning the Mooer Thunderball pedal! (The instructions are NOT to go to some sketchy website, it’s just what you should write to me in an email!) The exspence is on me and the only reservation is that I will not take any responsibility after the pedal has been posted, be it if it’s lost or any taxes etc in your home country.

Deadline for the giveaway: 12th of Spetember, 00:59, 2019.

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Video index:
00:34 – Mooer Thunderball Distortion sound demo
02:36 – Mooer Thunderball Fuzz sound demo
04:34 – End talk/conclusion

Equipment used:
Mooer Thunderball
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro
Trace Elliot ELF Bass Head
Fender Rumble 115 Bass cabinet
Shure SM57

Mooer Thunderball pedal

Mooer webpage

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Trace Elliot ELF Bass Head

Fender Rumble 115

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Sweet Cream by Tone City – overdrive pedal review & sound demos

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Intrigued by the sound a fellow Swedish guitar player got out of the Tone City Sweet Cream, I just had to get me some of these pedals. He was actually using the Tone City Sweet Cream together with the Tone City Golden Plexi, a great pair! (I do think it was Rob Chapman who started pairing them up!) However this video is just the Sweet Cream, I’ll publish another one with bort later on.

The Sweet Cream is an overdrive pedal that will serve you a fluid and creamy sound. It can do that lovely just breaking up tone but it can also generate some bite – but not like an aggressive metal tone. As mentioned above it works fine together with other pedals as well.

The pedal is small and very easy to use with only three controls – gain, volume and touch. The touch control isn’t like your normal tone control, it alter the sound in a little more complex way. As for the volume control, well it feels like it does more than just alter the volume, higher settings seems to add more bite and punch to the sound.

So the pedal has a simple and effective design and comes at a very affordable price. According to various sources it is based on the Mad Professor Honey Overdrive, so you can compare the price difference yourself… I do wish I had one of those so I could have made a side by side test but unfortunately I don’t.

I hope you like this demo, there will be a bunch more Tone City pedal reviews coming up here at Have Guitar! Feel free to subscribe to Have Guitar!, your support is needed! And as always; Thank You to all you who already subscribes – much obliged!!!

Video index:
01:30 – Clean tone, gain 0/10 (ToneJunkie – Empire pack, recreates the sound of a Tone King Imperial)
11:00 – Low gain, gain 2/10 (TMS Profiles – TMS V90 Mesa MK V, recreates the sound of a Mesa Boogie Mark V 90 watthead)
14:07 – Low gain, gain 3/10 (ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976)
18:30 – Light crunch, gain 4/10 (Live Ready Sound – 79 Mini Bender, recreates the sound of a Fender Champ 1979)
20:48 – High gain, gain 7/10 (Deadlight Studios – Ladoka Mr Hacktor MKII, recreates the sound of a Laboga Mr. Hector MK2)
23:40 – End talk/conclusion

Equipment used:
Tone City Sweet Cream overdrive
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City Pedals

Get your Sweet Cream here (Germany)

Get your Sweet Cream here (UK)

Kemper Profling Amp

Profilers in the order they appear in the video:

ToneJunkie

TMS Profiles

ReampZone

Live Ready Sound

Deadlight Studios

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Rumble Drive Overdrive Pedal by Mooer (Pedal sound demo & review)

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

I’ve been aware and curious about the Mooer pedals since I tried their mini-wha, The Whater, a couple of years back (it was good!). All I know really is that it is a Chinese company – for me that doesn’t mean it has to be crap. Anyways, so I had a couple of giftcards at the local music store and I came back with 4 Mooer pedals, three of them I got at reduced price.

This video is about the Mooer Rumble Drive Overdrive pedal. Seems most of Mooer’s pedals are based on other wellknown pedals and I did find a webpage that lists them all (the link provided further down). The Rumble Drive is no exception – it’s based on the Hermida/Lovepedal Zendrive. I’ve never tried the Zendrive but I have read some good stuff about it.

And I can tell you; this little green metal box contains some magic tones! I was honestly impressed by the possibilities and the sounds that this pedal brings to the table. It just would not sound bad – especially when you keep volume control up. This one IS a keeper, no doubts about that – just listen to my demo/review of it and judge for yourself!

Index:
01:43 – Live Ready Sound – Ruler of Amps (gain 5/10)
06:25 – ToneJunkie – Super Dark Magic (gain 1/10)
15:52 – Borg Factory Profiles – Bog Uber Collection (gain 3/10)
21:03 – ReampZone – Diezel Einstein 100 (gain 8/10)
24:43 – End words / conclusion

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Equipment used:
Mooer Rumble Drive Overdrive pedal
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Mooer Audio

Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – Ruler of Amps

ToneJunkie – Super Dark Magik

Borg Factory Profiles

ReampZone – Diezel Einstein 100

Clone Pedal Index – Mooer

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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Sony XLR-K2M, Rode NT-2a, edited in Reaper DAW and Davinci Resolve.
Guitar signal line (unless other noted) is Kemper – SPDIF – Focusrite Saffire 6i6 2nd gen – USB -Computer/Reaper.

Tony Iommi (TI) Boost by Laney Black Country Customs (pedal test)

Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

Here’s a pedal I have been looking forward to trying out, the Laney Black Country Customs TI Boost – where TI stand for Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath! So, this is a not a regular dist box but rather what is called a clean boost. It’s kinda a replica of what Iommi used in the early days of Sabbath but with some extra controls for gain, treble and base.

Just wanna say that I have used a slightly different approach in how I recorded this video… very much just improvising and noodling around as I try different settings on the pedal, I do hope it comes out OK. The editing of this video was cursed somehow… whatever could go wrong, went wrong! To a degree where I almost went ahead re-recorded it all over again. Just saying. Any comments – especially constructive critisim – is very welcome, I’m still experimenting on how to provide a nice overview of a pedal.

Anyways, I do hope you’ll like the video! And as in every video’s description I would like to say Thanks to you who subscribe, your support is awesome!

A note about the gain rating below; on the Kemper Profiling Amp each profile has a gain rating from 0 to 10. So Clean to Low gain = 0 – 3, Crunch = 4 – 6 and Hi gain = 7 – 10.

Index:
02:55 – TMS Profiles TREK (MB TripRec), gain 0/10. Note: the sound here is taken from the room microphones, not lined signal.
06:14 – ToneJunkie 3p Triple Agent (3P Dial Citizen), gain 0/10. Lead to a Backing track.
06:48 – Live Ready Sound Fried Chicken (Fman BE100), gain 5/10.
11:15 – Lead to a backing track.
12:06 – Deadlight Studio Engl Extreme Aggression (Engl E636), gain 9/10.
13:40 – ReampZone Diezel Einstein 100, gain 6/10.
17:09 – Lead to a backing track.
17:51 – Some kinda of conclusion!

Laney Black County Customs

Kemper Profiling Amp

Equipment used:
Laney Black Country Customs Tony Iommi Boost
Gibson Explorer Government Series I (Dirty Finger+)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profiles from the following vendors has been used to create this review (alphabetical order):

Deadlight Studios

Live Ready Sound

ReampZone

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

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Dark Matter by TC Electronics (Distortion pedal test / review)

Dark Matter by TC Electronics (Distortion pedal test / review)
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

Here’s another Pedal Frenzy where I take a look at TC Electronics Dark Matter, a distortion pedal for electric guitar. So, I didn’t really know much about this stomp when I ordered it from Thomann. I know the brand TC Electronics, since the mid 80’s but back then my impression was that it was a high-end quite expensive brand. Or was it me being poorer back then? I don’t really know but this pedal is not expensive!

I can say already that I was pleased by the sounds this pedal can pull off, the sound certainly is not cheap. So in this video I test it out with a bunch different Kemper profiles, trying to cover a wide range of amp styles and sounds to see how the Dark Matter affects the sound.

Yeah, it’s an epic video – considering it’s lenght! Is that a bad thing? I don’t know, I just prefer content over 2 minute videos. But… for your pleasure I have put in an index to the video below so you can jump to the part you wanna see.

Index:
02:09 – Live Ready Sound Tweed profile, low gain to crunch (gain 2/10)
06:33 – ReamZone Framus Dragon profile, clean sound with some delay (gain 0/10)
11:59 – BM Profiles Friedman BE 100 profile, quite high gain (gain 6/10)
16:04 – Pete’s Profiles Wizard profile, crunch sound (gain 3/10)
20:09 – ToneJunkie Matchless profile, clean sound (gain 0/10)
25:37 – Conclusion along with some rambling

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Equipment used:
TC Electronics Dark Matter
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

TC Electronics Dark Matter

Live Ready Sound Tweed Profiles

ReampZone Framus Dragon

BM Profiles F-man Pack

Pete’s Profiles Wizard

ToneJunkie Match Club

Kemper Profiling Amp

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FX600 by Behringer (Effect pedal demo)

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This time around we’ll have a look the guitar multi-effects pedal FX600 from Behringer. This stomp pedal is an alternative for those who are on a tighter budget as it only costs around 20 euros (about 22 USD). The FX600 comes with no less than six different effects: Flanger, Chorus, Phaser, Delay, Tremolo and Pitch Shifter. Maybe I should add this is a 24-bit digital effects pedal as well. (There isn’t much more technical spec’s available than this!)

Alright, so in this demo/review I will playing a Fender Stratocaster, through the Kemper Profiling Amp – the Behringer FX600 is hooked up through the Kempers FX loop. And if you didn’t – the Kemper takes pedals as well as any tube amplifier. I have chosen to use Kemper profiles from ToneJunkie’s 67 Supery Verb pack – Kemper profiles taken from a Fender Super Reverb from 67. I have consistently used one all clean profile and one slightly overdriven profile for all of the effects in the FX600.

Due to user failure all the closeups of the FX600 while playing with the clean profile was shot in timelapse mode, so there will not be any close-ups of that – sorry!

Index:
02:00 – Profiles used
03:19 – Flanger
05:12 – Chorus
07:33 – Phaser
09:23 – Delay
12:23 – Tremolo
15:06 – Pitch Shifter
17:06 – Conclusion

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Equipment used:
Behringer FX600
Fender Standard Stratocaster (HSS – Shawbucker, Custom 50’s singlecoils)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Behringer FX600 @ Thomann

Behringer website

ToneJunkie Store

Kemper Profiling Amp

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Fulltone OCD Overdrive (Stomp pedal test)

Fulltone OCD Overdrive (Stomp pedal test)
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar

It’s time to take a closer look at the Fulltone OCD, is there any guitarist that haven’t heard about this pedal? It should “replicates the dynamics and harmonics of a fully-wound tube amplifier with its typical output stage distortion” and I’ve seen it described both as an overdrive and a distortion effect. I guess it has the characteristics of both.

I guess the Fulltone OCD doesn’t need any closer introduction, it’s a classic pedal and for more info check out the link to Fulltone’s webpage provided below. I’ll add a link to a fantastic video from ToneJunkie that compares all the different versions of the OCD, go see it – it’s really worth the time watching it.

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Equipment used:
Fulltone OCD v2
ESP Phoenix II
Kemper Profiling Amp

Fulltone OCD: https://www.fulltone.com/products/ocd-v2

ToneJunkie – The story of Fulltone OCD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txHlJ…

Live Ready Sound (Plexed for Kemper): https://livereadysound.com/product/pl…

ReampZone (Diezel Einstein 100): https://reampzone.com/downloads/dieze…

ToneJunkie (Match Club): https://tonejunkiestore.com/profile-p…

Kemper Profiling Amp: https://www.kemper-amps.com/

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Vintage Overdrive by Harley Benton (Thomann) Pedal Test

Vintage Overdrive by Harley Benton (Thomann) Pedal Test
Pedal Frenzy by Have Guitar!

Wow, it’s been way too long since I did a Pedal Frenzy (review) here! So this feature is now back AND in a revamped presentation. I do think this format is better, as it’ll show you in real time exactly what I’m doing with the pedals settings… and yeah, it is a long video and you might or might not like that. I however got tired of some pedal videos where you hardly get to hear the pedal so I set this up with two very different guitars and three different “amps” (Kemper profiles!); Fender Bassman, Revv 120 & the mighty PRS Archon. And I’ve also included an index so you can jump around as you please. In the video that is but sure if you wanna jump around whilst watching this video, go ahead!

I’ve had my eyes on the Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive for quite some time now, actually I heard a lot of good talk about it, from other guitarists. Gotta say after I had a go with it, I was pleasantly pleased with its performance. It’s cheap, it’s green and it’s a Tube Screamer clone – also well built for that sake! In my ears this low budget stomp box sounded much better than one might expect and well… I guess you just have to watch the video to hear it for yourself.

Index –
02:24 – 65 Lowman by ToneJunkie, clean with Fender Stratocaster
05:04 – 65 Lowman by ToneJunkie, clean with Gibson Explorer
10:16 – Red General by Warm Chord Music, low gain with Fender Stratocaster
12:43 – Red General by Warm Chord Music, low gain with Gibson Explorer
17:46 – Ruler of Amps by Live Ready Sound, mid gain with Fender Stratocaster
22:18 – Ruler of Amps by Live Ready Sound, mid gain with Gibson Explorer
26:24 – Conclusion and goodbye!

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Equipment used in this video:
Harley Benton Vintage Overdrive
Gibson Explorer Tribute 2019 (Dirty Fingers +)
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

HB Vintage Overdrive at Thomann.de

Profiles from the following vendors is used in this video –

ToneJunkie

Warm Chord Music

Live Ready Sound

Kemper official website

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Have Guitar premiere: Pedal Frenzy

So, Youtube has given me access to a new feature called “premiere” and as it has been awhile since I did a Pedal Frenzy / review and as I have changed the format a bit I thought I’d test this feature…

The premiere will take place on Have Guitar’s Youtube channel the 15:th of November, 06:00 PM (1800 in 24h-mode) US Central Time. So this is an “early warning” and I have no idea how this will work out… but I gotta try it right?

The Pedal Frenzy video will be live at the above given time/date on this URL. I suppose that won’t work until a couple of minutes before the video starts.

Soul Food by Electro Harmonix (Guitar overdrive pedal test / review)

Soul Food by Electro Harmonix (Guitar overdrive pedal test / review)
Pedal Frenzy from Have Guitar!

It has taken me some time to do a proper demo of Electro Harmonix “transparent” overdrive pedal Soul Food, but I can tell you already – it’s one of my drive pedals that I use most for kicking in a sweet boost to the tones…

So what does “transparent overdrive” mean anyways? I believe that started with the legendary Klon Centaur pedal in the 90’s – what is basically does is taking what you already got and boost that. Yeah, that’s it – it doesn’t totally take over the sound, instead it can boost a good sound to something a little bit more pushed but it keeps the basic character.

As the original Klon Centaur goes for ridiculous prices, a pedal like the Soul Food from EHX is a welcome alternative with a price tag much nicer for your economy. There are other alternatives as well, in different price ranges but this video is about the Soul Food so lets keep focused on that now.

Index:
02:05 – Katana clean/Strat
04:48 – Katana clean/ESP
06:15 – Katana crunch/ESP
07:44 – Katana crunch/Strat
09:16 – LRS ODS profiles/Strat
10:17 – LRS Tweed profiles/ESP

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Equipment used in this video:
Electro Harmonix Soul Food
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Boss Katana
Kemper Profiling Amp

Electro Harmonix

JHS modded Soul Food

Builder Profile: Klon’s Bill Finnegan @ Premier Guitar

Klon Centaur @ Wikipedia

Live Ready Sound Kemper profiles

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