When I look for an overdrive pedal, I’m always looking for a pedal that sounds natural, not too bright, smooth….
Something that sounds like one of my favorite amps (of which the name I won’t mention) but with a natural overdriven tone. Also, one that when I push with a compressor or a clean boost, won’t break up in a nasty, ratty way.
On the top of my list is the Mooer Hustle Drive. Not only is it natural and smooth sounding, it’s SMALL! I love how when I turn my volume up or down on my guitar how the Hustle Drive responds like an amp. How did Mooer cram all that sound into such a small package?! When you click the on switch, it all comes roaring out in a perfect sound package. It not only sounds amazing live, it records with, in my opinion, the perfect tone. And hey fellow guitarists, it’s all about the tone right?!
I’ve taken this pedal with me on tours all over the US and Europe and it’s performed flawlessly.
Here are my settings for the Hustle Drive: (set the amp to a beautiful clean tone, then):
Volume: 12 o’clock
Tone: 1 o’clock
The switch should be set to: LP
Drive: 12 o’clock
Check out my guitar sound on my song, “Changes of My Life,” to hear an example of what the Mooer Hustle Drive and other Mooer pedals sound like together.
VERDICT:I give the Mooer Hustle Drive 5 out of 5 stars.
Dave Fields – Fodera Guitar artist/NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee. Touring recording artist.
This Mooer Mini Flight Rig was inspired my Michael Fenimore, one of our Mooer local artists. Neal really like Michael’s pedal selection and with the addition of the Mod Factory created a pedal board great for gigging or song writing. Click on the above video to watch Neal’s play through of the board. This board really has lots of possibilities.
This week Neal takes a look at some of Nate Lopez’ favorite Mooer pedals. Neal puts together the Soul Shiver, Trelicopter, Ninety Orange, Shimverb, and throws in the Micro Looper so you can the various effects in an impromtu composition of Neal’s. We were joking with Neal that he needed the Micro Looper to replicate Nate’s 8 string playing.
Mooer just released 2 new pedals : the Woodverb and the Varimolo. The Woodverb is a digital delay pedal design specifically for acoustic guitar players to retain the tone and warmth of an acoustic guitar. The Varimolo is a digital tremolo pedal normal, filter, and variable modes. The filter acts like an auto wah and the variable mode changes the rates of the tremolo.
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Here’s a classic blues riff inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan that will spice up any acoustic or electric blues jam. Since the riff is repeating you just need to learn it once to play the whole progression. Some signature SRV licks are taught that aren’t too difficult.
Let Neal Walter share a secret with you that he learned from Steve Stevens about Led Zeppelin’s classic guitar riff in “Whole Lotta Love.” Seems Jimmy Page played an open D string in the riff to give it that little bit of mojo. Watch Neal demonstrate the difference with and without the open string.
The Mooer Blues Crab is the perfect pedal choice to get the heavy, bluesy sound out of a small amp like a Princeton Fender.
Part 2 of Neal’s video review of the MxD overdrive/distortion pedal. Part 2 covers a couple heavier, modern tonal possibilities. Most players comment on how playing through the MxD “feels” like playing through an amp. The MxD is one of the most flexible overdrive/distortion pedals on the market. Built in the USA, the MxD offers 3 modes with channel switching: clean boost, overdrive or distortion in classic or modern mode. The drive and saturation knob combined with diode clipping switch makes this pedal one of the richest sounding and most flexible overdrive pedals on the market.
Watch this video review of the MxD pedal by Neal Walter to learn about the many tonal possibilities. Most players comment on how playing through the MxD “feels” like playing through an amp. The MxD is one of the most flexible overdrive/distortion pedals on the market. Built in the USA, the MxD offers 3 modes with channel switching: clean boost, overdrive or distortion in classic or modern mode. The drive and saturation knob combined with diode clipping switch makes this pedal one of the richest sounding and most flexible overdrive pedals on the market.