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Mooer Black Secret Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Black Secret Distortion pedal captures the classic "Rat" tone made famous in the '70s and '80s. The pedal features two modes: Vintage and Turbo. Both modes are very different with vintage delivering a raspy thinner distortion that doesn't over power your tone. The Turbo mode on the other hand really thickens up the tone giving you a beefier mod...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Black Secret Distortion pedal captures the classic "Rat" tone made famous in the '70s and '80s. The pedal features two modes: Vintage and Turbo. Both modes are very different with vintage delivering a raspy thinner distortion that doesn't over power your tone. The Turbo mode on the other hand really thickens up the tone giving you a beefier modern sound.

Like the other micro pedals in the Mooer family, this pedal will fit on any pedal board with ease. Its full metal casing makes it durable and road ready, and like most great effects pedals it has true bypass.

Features

  • 2 Working Modes:Vintage/Turbo
  • Vintage: A warm, smooth, vintage distortion sound
  • Turbo: More than twice the maximum output of the vintage mode, more powerful distortion sound
  • Full metal shell
  • Pedalboard friendly
  • True bypass
Specifications
  • Effects Modes: 2 (Vintage, Turbo)
  • Input: 1/4" monaural jack (impedance: 1M Ohms)
  • Output: 1/4" monaural jack (impedance: 1k Ohms)
  • Power Requirements: AC adapter 9V DC (center minus plug)
  • Current Draw: 3 mA
  • Dimensions: 1.6535" (W) x 2.0472" (H) x 3.6811" (D)
  • Weight: 0.36lb
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MooerBlack Secret Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.5

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4.0

Terrific 'Rodent' style distortion - Very Flexible

By Tlite

from Winter Park

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • So flexible if paired with EQ pedal &/or Boost
  • Turbo & Classic 'Rodent' distortion in one pedal
  • Versatile
  • Wide range of dirt tones

Cons

  • Can be hissy (but pedal it's modeled off is too)
  • Volume & Filter Knobs can't be adjusted w/foot

Best Uses

  • General Distortion Style Use

Comments about Mooer Black Secret Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal captures the classic and turbo tones of the famous classic 'Rodent' style pedal that we are all familiar with.

WIDE RANGE OF DISTORTED SOUNDS
At lower distortion settings in "Turbo" mode (which ironically is less over the top than "Vintage" mode) andVith the guitar volume turned mostly down this pedal adds just a bit of an edge to a clean tone, or with guitar volume a bit higher gets a superb classic crunch.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, in Vintage mode with the distortion dimed this pedal gets very heavy into classic heavy metal and borderline fuzz territory. It can get a bit hissy, but this only really comes through when not playing. The pedal this was modeled after does the same thing- just part of the overall package and doesn't bother me personally, but it's there. You could put a gate on it, but I don't bother.

The filter knob is basically a high pass filter that adds or subtracts treble from the sound. I tend to find the most usable tones between 12:00 and 3:00. Hardly ever move it out of that range.

COOL STUFF TO TRY
Try with an EQ after the pedal, or a boost of OD before it.

The EQ pedal (I have an MXR 10-band) has a HUGE effect on what you can do with this pedal. In addition to just dialing in the "cut through the mix" sweet spot, it can really change the character of the Black Secret.

For example, at high distortion levels, cutting the mids on the EQ gives this a phenomenal scooped metal tone somewhere between Sabbath and old Metallica or The Sword. At lower distortion settings in "Turbo" mode, subtler boosts to low to mid ranges drive a classic rock midrange blues sound that sounds really smooth when soloing a neck pickup.

I use a TS9 OD in front of this. In addition to adding some sustain, it sharpens the attack you hear from the Black Secret so the rhythm and articulation is more clearly defined.

The Black Secret is a versatile,usable distortion. Not without faults, but an impressive product nonetheless.

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3.0

noisier than I hoped

By K.

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Comments about Mooer Black Secret Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Bought this for a compact gig rig. it is noisier than I hoped, but I have not spent enough time with it to get it under control....if that is possible. Time will tell. The distortion effect is certainly usable.

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