Winner of the Premier Guitar: Premier Gear award, the Moog MiniFooger Delay Pedal is comprised of over 300 carefully selected components, including 4 Bucket Brigade Delay chips, a JFET input stage, and a vintage compander circuit. The result is a superior, 100% analog delay with a range of 35mS-700mS.
Using the shorter time gives a delay that is fast and articulate; excellent for slap-back sounds with swells and plate-verbs. Moving to the middle and long delay durations, the repeated sound becomes darker with trailing warmth and character. With an expression pedal connected you have dynamic control over feedback swells or you can create chorus/flange and tape delay effects.
Overview of Controls
With an adjustable range of 35mS - 700mS, the Time control sets the distance between delay repeats. At the low end the repeats are bright and articulate, getting warmer, with more movement and natural decay as you increase the duration.
The Moog MF Delay Pedal’s Feedback control ranges from one repeat with no decay to extensive trailing that becomes reverb- like. Just past the mid point feedback trails will continue to swell, while pushed all the way the Delay will self-oscillate.
Affecting the balance between dry and wet signals, the Mix control gives a subtle delay that’s useful for ghost delays and natural room-verb sounds. Removing the dry signal completely, by setting Mix to maximum, the Delay can be utilised in an amp’s effects loop.
The Moog MiniFooger Delay Pedal’s Drive control offers gain of more than 22dB to the input and delayed signals via a pre-delay circuit. Again, at its lower settings the difference is subtle, bringing slight uplift and mild colouration to tone. Dialling in more provides additional punch to the mid-range, and at its maximum it will provide a natural boost/overdrive to the Delay.
EXPRESSION PEDAL INPUT
The Moog MiniFooger Delay Pedal also offers an expression pedal input, which can be assigned to either Time or Feedback. Set to Time, the pedal can create chorus/flange effects and tape delay, to monstrous pitch shifting. Used with Feedback, an expression pedal gives you control of swells with infinite feedback loops and subtle delay trails.
Manufacturer Moog Model MiniFooger Delay SIGNAL PATH 100% Analog BYPASS TYPE True bypass POWER +9VDC WEIGHT 18oz (0.5kg) ENCLOSURE Cast aluminum DIMENSIONS D=5.75” (14.4 cm) W=3.25” (8.3 cm) H=2.25” (5.8 cm) DELAY TIME <35mS – 700mS DRIVE >22dB range EXPRESSION Selectable - Controls Time or FeedBack (Max Input level +5VDC) INPUT IMPEDANCE >1 MegaOhm OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 1000 Ohm Max MAX OUTPUT LEVEL +10dBµ CURRENT 21mA Nominal / 25mA Max
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