The Mooer GE-200 Effects Pedal is a total game changer when it comes to live and studio recording tools. You might be thinking to yourself that this is another disposable digital effects pedal? right? Wrong! The Mooer GE-200 is kind of like the Kemper profiling amplifier mixed with a Line 6 Helix.
What does the Mooer GE-200 do? It allows you to use it direct to a PA system, mixer, or sound card for direct recording. Thanks to the amplifier, cabinet, and microphone options it makes recording a breeze. I also had a chance to use this live and it sounded great in the front of house mix. You can of course also turn off the Cabinet and amp simulation and use it straight into your favourite guitar amplifier.
One of the best things about this unit that a lot of reviews fail to mention is the fact you can use it with third party impulse responses. If you have a favourite Celestion IR for example you can load that into the unit and use it. Not only that but you can also arrange the order of the effects within the virtual chain of the unit.
The video above covers a lot of the features of the GE-200 but not quite all of them. There’s so much to cover but I tried my best to give a good overview of everything involved in the unit.
I had no expectations for this unit but I was really blown away by it and I am putting it in my top 5 pedals of 2018. Check it out here on Amazon if you want to pick one up cheap.
This is a list of my 5 favourite guitars I played at Jerry’s Lefty Guitars in Sarasota, Florida. I really enjoyed all of these guitars. Sound wise and feel wise they were all great. I absolutely loved the tone of the Dean guitar but the Floyd Rose is a bit too complicated for a guy like me. If it had a regular tuning setup I might of pulled the trigger on it for sure.
This video shows which guitars hold their value on the second hand market. If you buy a guitar and have to sell it down the line odds are it will not hold its value very well. This list is my opinion on which guitars hold their value best if and when you need to resell it.
Here’s my top 6 things I love about the 2018 PRS SE electric guitar. I’ve owned this guitar now for just over 7 months or so and I have to say it’s by far my favourite all round guitar in my collection. I might have more expensive or custom guitars in my collection but this really fills a spot none of the others do. I had no expectations when I purchased this 2018 PRS SE electric guitar but I am sure glad I ended up buying it.
The Hagstrom Super Viking Electric guitar is a “335” style electric guitar featuring two great sounding Hagstrom humbucker pickups. One of the best things about this guitar is how great the pickups sound. That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with the guitar either, but the pickups are special in my opinion and sound fantastic. I own a Tokai 145L which is a Japanese made Gibson ES-335 clone. The Hagstrom Super Viking guitar is built just as well as the Tokai and the tone is also awesome thanks to these really clear sounding humbucker pickups. If you’re not into muddy tones found in a lot of ES-335 style guitars you’re going to love this guitar.
I didn’t realize this at the time of filming the video below but the fingerboard is actually resin. I had no idea visually this was the case and after reflecting on my experience with the guitar I couldn’t tell or care less. Everything about this guitar played amazing straight off the wall.
In terms of Chinese made guitars I would go so far to say that this particular Hagstrom is one of the nicest guitars I have ever played. It played just as well as my higher end Japanese Tokai and sounded probably better too. This is a really lovely guitar worth checking out. If you want to check it out on Amazon take a look here.
My Thoughts on Guitar Center – The Pros & Cons (My Review)
Here’s my thoughts on Guitar Center from my travels to the USA over the years. My video review of Guitar Center lists the pros & cons of the chain of guitar shops and I try my best to mention what I think makes it popular and areas it could improve.
The Donner Verb Square might be the best value for money reverb pedal on the market. This pedal features 7 different modes which include Room, Hall, Church, Spring, Plate, Studio, and Mod. Donner has really stepped up their game in 2017 in terms of build quality and design. These new Donner “Square” series mini-pedals are built like tanks and are literally at a price anyone can afford.
If you have an amp that doesn’t have a reverb tank this is a great option for going in via the FX loop or even as a last resort straight into the front end of the amp. The spring reverb tones are very, very close to what you could expect out of a Fender amp for example except you’re able to shape the tone more on the reverb on the Donner Verb Square. The rest of the effects sound very reminiscent of what you would expect from any hall or room sound but having the ability to shape your sound for under $50 is a great deal!