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  • Delay, Drive, Volume and Tone controls
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    $299.99
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Sweet, cello-like overdrive combined with a super luscious and ambient tape delay.

The Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive pedal was developed to give players a quality similar to the powerful singing of a bowed instrument. Shape your sound with Delay, Drive, Volume and Tone controls. Use Tape Delay and Overdrive independently, or use them together – this where the real magic happens! The Mad Professor Golden Cello delivers killer lead tones.

Features

  • Delay, Drive, Volume and Tone controls

Make your tone sing, call or click to order.

 
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Mad ProfessorGolden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (20)
  • Excellent sound quality (18)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Good selection of effects (12)
  • Responsive (12)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (16)
  • Performances (13)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Strongly recommended for singing sustain

So, I needed another OD pedal like I needed a hole in my head. I own too many to count, have about 4 that I consided must haves for my setup.When I saw...Read complete review

So, I needed another OD pedal like I needed a hole in my head. I own too many to count, have about 4 that I consided must haves for my setup.When I saw the Golden Cello in latest Musicians Friend flyer it was "here we go again." The concept looked cool, why not have an OD pedal with built in delay! I for one tend to use 400-600ms delay on a lot of solos, clean or overfriven. Slapback delay is essential for roots, bluesier stuff too though that's not what this pedal does.The obvious reference of the Golden Cello to the much sought after EJ tone is a no brainer, but it does more than that. I took the bait and ordered it. My first impression on plugging it in was WOW!With the drive set 1/4 to halfway you get thick sustaing OD without losing note clarity. I had the tone set just below 12:00 which was perfect for my amp (Boogie MKII) and guitar (335.)Turning the drive knob past mid-point increases the sustain and adds some brightness. It never got overly fizzy sounding, more like high gain amp/pre amp type OD with a hint of vintage fuzz. The tone knob adds high end, didn't need any more than where I set it. Now for the delay, the ad describes it as "tape delay" which I think is a digitaly mocked version of this. For what it does I am very satisfied with the delay sound and tone. There's one knob for delay which controls level or intensity, with the knob off you still can hear delay sound very faintly. The manual dosen't tell you the length of this pre-set dealy time but I read in a post somewhere that it's about 380-400ms. There are internal trim pots for increasing delay (2 for this, manual says they must be "in balance" to work correctly but no recommended settings or explanation.) Anyway, I'm quite satisfied with the manufacturers setting. I took the pedal, amp, and my guitar to a jam last night and it was incredible for soloing. On bluesier stuff I turned the drive knob lower or just rolled down my guitar volume knob (cleans up nicely.) If you wanna rock out just crank the drive, there's plenty of volume to spare, never had to run it over 1/2. Mad Professor certainly got it right with the Golden Cello, does it make you sound exactly like EJ, nope. Won't give you his chops either but if you dig high gain OD with luxury of built in useable delay it's a winner! For what it's worth, this pedal sounds very similar to the drive channel in a well known boutique amp I used to own. The amp is also known for it's close approximation to a highly sought after OD sound built by a special designer. Scary to think the technology is getting so good that a reputable pedal maker can put this quality of sound in a [$] price point device with compact size!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really wanted to like this pedal

I really wanted to like this pedal but ultimatly was disappointed. Great idea but just doesn't work for me. The distortion sounds good, but not great; a little slow on the the attack...Read complete review

I really wanted to like this pedal but ultimatly was disappointed. Great idea but just doesn't work for me. The distortion sounds good, but not great; a little slow on the the attack and not alot of tonal variations. In other words I couldn't tweak the tone to the spot I really wanted it to be in. But it was mostly the delay that lost me. The dealy just doesn't sound very good and for a live performance it requires to much hands on tweaking. Overall good idea but I need better control for both dealy and overdrive settings that can't be had in this all in one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

use on electric violin

By chickfiddler

from Montgomery, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I needed to find a reason to like a very expensive electric violin with a nasty sound. Not as in desired overdrive but as in immature. I tried this out , thought it was great, used it at a rehearsal one week and the angels sang. Good for sweet AND overdrive. Used about 2.5 hours The next week I thought everything from the ground on my violin to a blown amp had occured. Ah....but the light on the Golden Cello was off-- had to remove entire bottom plate with Phillips head and waste anothr 9 volt battery. Of course it didn't come with an AC supply. Angels singing again, but this is not going to be feasible to replace during a gig. Going to have to add yet another purchase for the adaptor to this money pit of an instrument.
    Thank heavens the "price" was 1/2 of retail. I'd recommend for sound, but this is an expensive little unit...expand the cardboard packing a bit and throw in the AC, wouldja?

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    2.0

    decent but not what I was expecting

    By rdj8607

    from Savannah, Georgia

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Very Muddy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I purchased the Golden Cello pedal had it for about a week, returned it because could not get the sound out of it that I wanted, or herd from others.

        I play an American Strat, and with the tone cranked up on the pedal it was still very muddy, esp. on the lower strings, and extremely muddy on the middle and neck pickups.

        The only place it sounded semi-good was on the bridge pup, and the B & high E (treble strings). Maybe the one I had was defective, but it absolutely sounded different from what I herd, esp. online.

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        5.0

        "Great to play when the wife is away".

        By Bahamatom

        from Stewratsville, NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I used to play for a living, now am relegated to a bedroom guitarist. With the turn of a few knobs I can bring back yesteryear even through a bottom line Fender amp.

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          5.0

          Nearly Stellar

          By JP

          from San Luis Obispo, CA

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Looking Box
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Battery Life A Bit Short

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          A very fine, smooth OD. The concept of combining a delay is a good one, but a more variable one would have been even better. Also, remote foot-switching of the delay would have been nice. Maybe I'm asking too much of a portable device?

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing pedal! Let us use coupons man!!!

          By CW

          from Pa. Wilds!

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          Pros

          • A Must Have
          • Great Tone
          • User Friendly

          Cons

          • Can't Use Coupons
          • Can't Use Promo Discounts

          Best Uses

          • Clinics
          • Gift
          • Live
          • Recording

          Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          One of the best pedals I've ever used! Didn't work well with my fuzz pedal though. Sounds fantastic with sonic stomp!

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cello? Not so much!

          By gmoore2

          from Staten Island, New York

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          Pros

          • Convenient
          • Deep
          • Deep Warm Fuzzy Echoey
          • Echoey
          • Fuzzy
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Enough
          • Not
          • Sustain

          Best Uses

          • Guitar

          Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          It doesn't sound anything like a cello, but the convenience of having a delay box along with a fuzz is great for players who don't want to carry around a bunc of pedals when they play.

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          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Did not cut through a loud Mix!!

          By Lucidology

          from Monterey, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Not Responsive

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Loved how this baby sounded on its own. When it came to gigging live? Very sorry that it simply did not cut the mustard. Not only was it unable to cut through a loud mix, it didn't hold its own in a softer mix. Was lost the second you clicked it in. Of course, using it in a recording one would be able to isolate the pedals sound enough so that it would most likely work out well. Truly very expensive to purchase just for recording IMHO. Thank goodness the return policy makes it a smooth transition to bring one back.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Really wanted to like this pedal

          By vraver04

          from Berkeley, CA

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Good Selection Of Effects

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Not Responsive

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I really wanted to like this pedal but ultimatly was disappointed. Great idea but just doesn't work for me. The distortion sounds good, but not great; a little slow on the the attack and not alot of tonal variations. In other words I couldn't tweak the tone to the spot I really wanted it to be in. But it was mostly the delay that lost me. The dealy just doesn't sound very good and for a live performance it requires to much hands on tweaking. Overall good idea but I need better control for both dealy and overdrive settings that can't be had in this all in one.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I tried........

          By mfreqmaster

          from Ohio

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          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I tried to really give this a shot. The advertising & description sounded like it was something I always wanted, the 2 main effects I use in one small package. I've got my clean amp tone I like, & then kick in this for a solo. Unfortunately the sound quality of the overdrive isn't what I thought it should be. I tried to get a really good tone with this thing & just was not pleased. With the advertising on this thing Mad Professor has set some high expectations & I imagine quite a few users will be returning this item as I am.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Sound

            By Caleh

            from Rehoboth Beach, DE

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Mad Professor Golden Cello Combined Delay and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Has a great vintage sound. Nice warm tube vibe, can be very heavy or "saturated" if needed. Built in delay gives a nice trippy sound for the right moments. I would suggest this pedal for a nice lead. I love it.

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