Anyone try Mooer Tender Octaver MKll yet?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jazznrick, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. So I recently sold my sub n up mini and was doing the time honored "micro pog dance" on Reverb this weekend. Literally exhausting. Then I saw on my feed the Tender MKll is now out AND prices for the original plummeted back down to the stratosphere.
    I'm a tad concerned about the new one. Three NEW modes. It doesn't say if any of them are like the original. Anyone play one yet?
    So happy I don't have to buy a pog, after blowing the most I ever have on a pedal yesterday this is like a weight off my chest!
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I haven't played one, but I've heard the two guitar demos that are up on Youtube. Sounds like Fat mode is the original sound, Tight mode is the same sound only with a lot of added treble and reduced low end, and Swell kind of fades in the octave. Swell is pretty cool, though I have no use for it that I can think of. So I'll be sticking with my V1 TO and not upgrading. Actually, I use the EHX Pitch Fork mostly, but I have been using the TO on fly gigs and gigs where I only use a small board. I like it, but can't help feeling that the latency between original note and octave is longer than the Pitch Fork and Micro Pog. Maybe it's all in my head...I really need to check that out. I no longer have the Micro Pog, though.

    I think I just came up with a late night project.
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    OK, project over. I'm pretty satisfied that I was hearing things with the TO and thinking it had more latency than the Pitch Fork. That's good because it's much less high maintenance on road trips than the Pitch Fork. I have to have it on an iso power line whereas I can throw the TO on a daisy chain run by a 1-Spot no sweat. I do like the sound of the Pitch Fork better, though. Smoother and not as electronically twangy as the TO and Micro Pog.
     
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  4. Thank you, JimmyM!!! and thank Science!!!
    seriously I have made a mental note of your findings(I don't buy into mind palaces per se, but my mental notes are 99 percent of the time jammed in my brain for good. Except for some reason Intro Chemistry and Intro Biology do not compute or stick up there).
     
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  5. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    California
    None
    Did you try a search yet? There was a cool demo/comparison of the mkI and mkII (and the OC-2) thread posted not too long ago
     
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  6. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    Earth
    Heh, I found the same with the power thing. Any Digitech or EHX pedal I've ever had needs to be isolated to prevent noise issues, yet somehow these cheap Chinese pedals manage to nail the circuitry to not leak digital noise into the power rail. I'm sure it's as simple as just putting a cap in the right place, but so many pedals don't do it right.
     
  7. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    California
    None
    My mkII arrived today, hoping to give it a test run after work
     
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  8. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta
    How did it go?
     
  9. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    California
    None
    I wrote up a few reviews that shouldn’t be hard to find.

    Long story short, the mkII’s upper octave and Swell mode sound really cool, but I still prefer the sub octave on the mkI
     
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