tigerstrat wrote:The Q+ is the Q with an effect loop placed between the two stages of the effect. I've heard that it can make an octave effect can do intersting things, but that it doesn't really come in handy otherwise.
Does anyone who owns a Q+ use the FX loop? If so , what for? I would think a distortion would be at least interesting...
There are two completely different Mu-Tron III's: the original 1970's AWESOME ones, to which the EH Q-Tron comes very close... and the 90's-present HAZ Labs re-issue which uses a different circuit, indeed a different technology to try to achieve the desired effect. I've never even tried one, but everyone I've ever heard from who has has hated it.
The modern effects that come closest to the original Mu III are the EH Q-Tron and the very excellent EMMA DiscumBobulator, which is a little pricier but also easier to dial in and more compact.
I have a Mu-Tron III and am fairly happy with it, though from how you describe the Q-Tron, I'd love to try one out, but don't know where or how to. Does anyone know if Guitar Center carries them? They just put a GC up in South Portland, I could run over & check them out maybe.
But I've never tried a Q-Tron, so I can't say that I'd like it better than the Mu-Tron III. Hmmmm.
I bought the Mu-Tron III off reccomendations of other players who have them & liked them, and I have to say it did take some dialing in, but once I got it, it's given me the sound I am looking for.
The only complaint I have is I wish it had a volume knob on it, because when I turn it on & the rest of the band is wailing, it sometimes gets lost or mudded in the mix & isn't as clear or loud as I'd like it to be.
Plus, if anyone has played both the Mu-Tron II & the Q-Tron, I'd love to hear your opinions. Now that I'm writing this, I think this thread has been brought up somewhere else, though....
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