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Moog Minifooger Drive Guitar Effects Pedal   

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Part of Moog's Moogerfooger Series, the MF Drive is a unique, filter-based overdrive pedal that employs a Moog Ladder Filter, boutique FET amplifiers...Read More

Available 01-04-2017

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OVERVIEW

A multi-stage filter overdrive with selectable drive range, bi-polar tone control, low-pass filter with harmonic peak switch, and expression pedal control of Filter Cutoff Frequency.

Part of Moog's Moogerfooger Series, the MF Drive is a unique, filter-based overdrive pedal that employs a Moog Ladder Filter, boutique FET amplifiers, and classic OTAs in its drive section making it highly reactive to input gain and picking dynamics. The bi-polar tone control and sweep-able filter work with input gain to offer each player completely customizable sounds from creamy British overdrive to cranked American-tube amplifier and even fuzz. When the filter Peak switch is engaged and an expression pedal is connected, the harmonic content is shifted to the filter' cutoff position adding tonal and dirty wah performance possibilities not found elsewhere.

Controls
GAIN - Sets the input level sent through the OTA before passing through the 4-pole Moog Ladder filter. At lower settings, the MF Drive is cleaner with a smooth breakup. As Gain increases, OTA and filter distortion increase causing the MF Drive to become more aggressive and reactive to picking dynamics

DRIVE - In the down position the Gain knob range is from +6.8dB to +48dB. In the up position the gain range is from +16dB to +57dB. This allows for extended control over gain-staging the input of the MF Drive.

FILTER - Interacts heavily with the Tone knob and filter Peak switch. With Peak off, the filter can be used to reduce top end and add heft to an amplifier. With Peak engaged, the filter can be used to add low, mid, or high frequency boost to your instrument. The MF-Drive by nature has a large bottom end, so this position is extremely useful for dialing in a more focused guitar tone.

PEAK - When engaged, Peak creates a +15dB boost at the Filter cutoff. It is extremely useful for accentuating mid-range or high frequencies. When paired with an expression pedal, Peak unlocks a whole new range of performance sounds.

TONE - A variable Lowpass/Mid-Scoop/Highpass voicing section sent through a boutique FET for color. At minimum, the sound is dark and full. Approaching the Mid position the sound varies from a slightly scooped American tube amp to a more British, mid-forward tone. At maximum position, the sound is present and articulate with a smooth, rolled of low-end.

OUTPUT - The output level of the MF-DRIVE is extremely hot to offer a wide range of tones from clean to dirty. With proper gain-staging, the MF Drive can also be used as a boost or wah pedal.

EXPRESSION PEDAL INPUT - This input is assigned to Filter cutoff. Use it for massive swells or engage filter Peak to create a tunable dirty wah. This setting sounds amazing on bass guitar.

FEATURES
  • True Bypass
  • Designed to sound and feel like a cranked tube amplifier without the noise
  • Extremely reactive to input volume and picking dynamics.
  • American and British amplifier versatility that when pushed approaches Fuzz
  • Works great as a dirty boost for high gain amplifiers
  • Expression pedal control of the filter creates a tunable, dirty wah
  • Designed to perform with any guitar, amp, or bass guitar configuration

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SPECIFICATIONS

Minifooger Drive Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Signal Path: 100% analog
    Bypass Type: True bypass
    Power: +9VDC
    Weight: 18 oz. (0.5kg)
    Enclosure: Cast aluminum
    Dimensions (DxWxH): 5.75 (14.4 cm) x 3.25 (8.3 cm) x 2.25 (5.8 cm)
    Drive Switch: Down+6.8dB to +48dB gain /Up +16dB to +57dB gain
    Peak: +15dB resonance peak at the filter cutoff frequency
    Tone Control: (Min): Lowpass -6dB at 1KHz, (Center): -6dB Scoop at 800Hz, (Max): Highpass -6dB at 1KHz (-18dB shelf)
    Ladder Filter: 2-Pole 12dB/octave 100Hz to 17.5KHz
    Expression:Controls Filter (Max Input level +5VDC)
    Input Impedance: >1 MegaOhm
    Output Impedance: <500 Ohm
    Current:10mA
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MoogMinifooger Drive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

good sound, very versatile

By rorytheherb

from maryland

Pros

  • no tone suck

Cons

  • clipping

Best Uses

  • uber wah

Comments about Moog Minifooger Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I use this pedal mainly for the Moog ladder filter as an adjustable wide-range wah (w exp pedal of course). I set to unity volume and zero gain most of the time, with no drive. It works very well as a super smooth wah especially for all you space cadets. As a cocked wah, you can use it to focus your voice at a particular frequency band to help separate a mix, esp. when looping layers of sound. When cocked, sometimes I forget to turn it off because it doesn't muddle your timbre too much and you can actually leave it like that without missing too much detail. The filter sounds great clean, or with some drive added. It works for synths and even acoustic-electric guitar. As a dirt pedal I would say the drive sounds flat, compressed and muffled. It can be used for adding a different color when stacked with other dirt, but on it's own, the clipping is neither a natural sounding overdrive nor a modern saturated distortion. I have the pedal in a buffered effects loop (i.e. my digitech harmony man's distortion loop) and have no impedance issues. No noise issues. If you're thinking about getting a high quality wah pedal and could also use another overdrive for your dirt palette this pedal (along with an expression pedal) is a wise choice. The tone shaping possibilities are good.

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5.0

This is a solid pedal

By Ol' Man Rox

from 85173

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Comments about Moog Minifooger Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is a very nice analog pedal. There is a lot of versatility here and many different tones to be had from this well built drive pedal. This is one of the most used effects on my board.

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5.0

This is a very good pedal

By Ol' Man Rox

from 85173

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  • Very well built, Analog, Easy to use, Versatile

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      Comments about Moog Minifooger Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      You will love this pedal. Works equally well with dual or single coil pickups. You can easily dial in a lot of variations. The control I get with the MF Drive makes it the most versatile pedal on my board. It is there to stay.

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