Mooer Hustle Drive Review

by Dave Fields

Dave Fields

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.

Mooer Hustle Drive

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.

http://www.davefields.com

Whole Lotta Blues Crab – Neal Walter

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.

MxD Guitar Overdrive Distortion Pedal Part 2 – Modern Hi Gain by Neal Walter

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.

More info: http://www.osiamo.com/MxD