The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread



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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby lordgalvar » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:25 pm

HorseyBoy wrote:^ That thing is real? I honestly thought it was a Photoshop joke somebody had put together when you first posted the "Coming Soon" pic, Chank.
Agree that throwing three well-known circuits into one box seems like a waste of talent. And a dirt pedal (or a boost or a compressor) doesn't scream "Mu-tron" to me at all.


I think he just wanted to use those Dan Armstrong rights and keep the Jerry-train going, but I totally agree.

I was on the preorder list (reduced price) but I chose against it. I think his investors had more say in the direction than we could imagine (thinking of volume and overhead instead of the brand).

I'm not too much of a diehard fanboy, but like all the old mutron boxes...always thought they were damn cool and up there with Maestro and lastgasp in my dreams...but I think this will fair well to his diehard fanboys and jam-band people...just wont grow the new Mu-Fx at all...
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby Chankgeez » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:32 pm

Yeah, I'm not a diehard fanboy either, but I do appreciate those old effects for what they are. (Pretty awesome.)

Not sure Mu-Tron ever really had widespread appeal. They were originally priced higher than most average guitarists could afford. They definitely enjoyed favor with pro musicians though. They're pretty high quality. Some serious equipment. They were a forward looking company before (when they were Mu-Tron, in their heyday) and now they seem to be looking back. It's kinda sad.
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby Chankgeez » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:13 pm

"You can't copyright circuits really." - Ed Sanner …………….0.............
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby gnomethrone » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:40 pm

Chankgeez wrote:http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/new-mu-fx-boostron-3-anyone-got-yours-yet.1653840/

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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby lordgalvar » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:52 pm

gnomethrone wrote:
Chankgeez wrote:http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/new-mu-fx-boostron-3-anyone-got-yours-yet.1653840/

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:lol: love that gif and movie...had on it beta...why my parents thought that was OK and not roadhouse...I will never know.
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby Chankgeez » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:23 pm

"You can't copyright circuits really." - Ed Sanner …………….0.............
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby lordgalvar » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:47 pm



Eh, haha...that thread is weird.

Man, just wait until they want some audiislime.

At least there is hope for another tru-tron in the newer enclosure...

I should got a tru tron...oh well.
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby Chankgeez » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:25 pm

"You can't copyright circuits really." - Ed Sanner …………….0.............
"The effects market was really nothing more than a bunch of beggars and theives, all building off one another's work." - Dan Armstrong…...........................…
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby lordgalvar » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:12 pm

Chankgeez wrote:"VINTAGE MUSHITRONICS"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MUSHITR ... 3641.l6368


Ha!

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The price is a bit high, I think (been seeing them sub-300 lately).

That Flanger up on reverb is crazy high...(didn't bother posting it when I saw it last week or something haha).

Would love both though!

Tell me about your mutron wah, Chankgeez...tell me about it's character...

I know it works as a boost...sounds like a fun pedal though. haha.

Heard anything else about the boostron II or are people still angerly waiting?
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby Chankgeez » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:53 pm

The boost on the Wah/Vol. is great.

I've metioned before, for the longest time, I hadn't realized there's a trimmer on the side of the treadle that adjusts the volume. I'd just always thought it was loud as fuck. It's a really nice & warm boost when it's turned up. It's actually a pretty clear sounding wah, but the boost warms it up a bit.

I also really like the long throw. Gets pretty deep. :D Signal sometimes disappers at the heel. Mine's a little sticky in the sweep. Needs a tune-up.

You can get some nice effects using the wah & volume at the same time. I'll try to record a vid or two when I have a chance.

I hadn't heard any news. So, I just checked the Mu-FX Facebook:

"UPDATE: Boostron 3 will begin shipping within the next week and a half!!! After we check calibration and QC we'll be sending these out to those patient souls who pre-ordered our new baby. For those of you who haven't purchased yet, the Boostron 3 will be priced at $274.95 until the first units ship... afterwards the price will be set at $299.95."
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"The effects market was really nothing more than a bunch of beggars and theives, all building off one another's work." - Dan Armstrong…...........................…
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby lordgalvar » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:02 pm

Their facebook is a little weird (well facebook in general...I rarely go on anymore, never makes it easy to get the information i want)...but they kind of divide information and share it between 3 pages: Rand, Mike, and Mu-Fx...and sometimes facebook hides un-popular posts...

I guess that isn't a terrible price, really...but it still so boring haha!

Demo would be awesome!

The long throw sounds nice...sometiems I have felt like the crybabys and japanese wahs I have had essentially had two settings with such a short travel...
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:43 pm

Oh, there was something else I wanted to mention about the Mu-Tron wah. It's not true bypass. That volume trimmer works no matter if the wah/vol is on or off. So, if you don't have it set to unity volume, just having in your chain is gonna change things up. Could be a plus or a minus. :idk:
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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:23 pm

Apparently, this dude used nail polish to paint the switches on his clone. Looks horrible:

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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby Chankgeez » Mon May 02, 2016 9:10 pm

2:32 "almost get a ring mod-y type of thing":

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Re: The Mu-Tron/Mike Beigel/Mu-FX Thread

Postby SoaringTortoise » Tue May 03, 2016 9:43 am

Chankgeez wrote:2:32 "almost get a ring mod-y type of thing":




You're talkin' about the dudes hair, right?
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