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That Pedal Show – Strymon Mobius vs Classic Modulation Effects Pedals

Published on Jun 16, 2017

In this episode we are responding to many, many requests to put the Strymon Mobius ‘against’ a selection of classic single-sound pedals. We cover flanger, phaser, rotary speaker, Univibe-type vibe and chorus as the main modulation food groups, before having a brief excursion through the Mobius’s.additional modes. This thing has sooooo many options we’re barely scratching the surface, yet scratch it we will.
A quick thanks to Katherine, Mick’s wife, who was on filming duties today because Simon was off having a baby. Or at least Simon’s wife was having a baby – CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!
Also, Mick wrongly states that Candy Apple Red was around from the late 1950s. NO! It was introduced in 1963. Slap that wrist.

Right, let’s get in to this…

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Strymon Mobius
UK & Europe:

• Vintage Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress
No longer available new

• Vintage MXR Phase 100
No longer available new

• Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus
UK & Europe:

• Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe

• DLS Effects Rotospin

• Chase Bliss Audio Brothers
UK & Europe:

• Dunlop EP103 Echoplex
UK & Europe:

• MXR M300 Reverb
UK & Europe:

• The GigRig G2:

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Amps in this episde:
• Wampler Bravado & 1 x 12 cabinet (Celestion G12M-65 Creamback
• 1961 Vox AC30 with 2 x 12-inch Celestion Alnico Blue speakers

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
– Intro & background: 00:00
– What does Mobius mean? 1:20
– What are we doing today? 3:40
– Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger/Filter Matrix: 4:35
– What is that white guitar Mick? 5:15
– Mobius Flanger: 7:40 (playing at 8:35)
– EHX and Mobius flangers with overdrive: 11:38
– A 1960 Strat, you say? 12:17
– Candy Apple Red interlude: 15:20 (Introduced in 1963, not 59 as Mick says!)
– Rubbish old pedals? 17:44
– MXR Phase 100: 18:30 (and again at 20:45)
– MXR Phase 100 and Mobius phasers compared: 23:08
– But what about the pre and post gain in G2? 28:00
– Both phasers with overdrive: 26:28
– DLS Roto Spin and Mobius: 28:25
– Mic distance on a rotary speaker? 33:20
– Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe: 36:20
– Mobius and Deja Vibe compared: 39:45
– Headroom control on the Mobius vibe setting: 41:20
– Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus: 42:45
– Mobius Chorus sounds and comparison with CE-2w: 44:50
– Dry analogue through? 51:50
– Formant mode in the Mobius: 54:00
– Tremolo in the Mobius: 55:30
– Destroyer in the Mobius: 57:30

Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
Collings 360LT with Lollar Gold Foil pickups
1960 Fender Stratocaster

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