Pete B. wrote: and when it did "go off" it kinda brained me upside the head.
HAHAHA...great description pete!
That is exactly what the maxon Re-issue does! The original Ibanex Af-9's also do it to a lesser extent. It has mid range hump and gain boost that can make you feel like someone just jammed a railroad spike in the side of your head.
I have the Maxon re-issue and the Ibanez original.
The re-issue is pretty faithful overall.
You really have to get used to these pedals because they will
Brain you if you are not careful. The sensitivity and Peak sliders are very tweakable in helping with that problem
Also, that is why I mentioned I used a volume pedal with my weir rig, because as just a straight click"on" at high volume, it can knock you for a loop! A very fine balance between getting the signal hot enough to get it to open up and then being too loud. With the Jerry rig it is easier, because with it in the effects loop I can just roll back the volume pot a notch or two when engaged.
But for my money when these things are in the sweet spot they are the closest thing to the real Mutron's
....as an aside, any of you other giggers out there ever get knocked over by sound?, I mean have a sound go through your ear at such a high level that it messes with your equilibrium?...in the band I play the Bobby in, the Jerry has one of those Fender custom shop Dual professionals...you think a Twin can be loud?! This thing just will gut you!. Anyway I stand in the middle, he is to the left of the drums. We were playing a small room where my spot and vocal mic were 10 feet in front of his amp and pretty much in direct line with my head. We got pretty loud during a part and he hit a high A (17th fret top E string) that literally knocked me off my feet. I lost my balance. it ties into this thread in that his
AF-9 had just been engaged!
.......................................................have you heard the one about the yellow dog?