Electro-Harmonix Micro Q-Tron
Teeny package, big effects!
The Electro-Harmonix Micro Q-Tron Envelope Follower Effects Pedal is everything you love about the Mini Q-Tron, in an even smaller, rounded-corner die-cast case! The Micro Q-Tron is a unique type of sound modifier, i... read more
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edited 11 months ago
Fun pedal but the volume increase is a big cons
I was looking for an auto-wah to use primarily with a clean sound, for "funky purposes". I tried this and a maxon af-9 and decided to buy the maxon at first, because it seemed definitely more versatile (maybe also because the guy from the shop talked me into buying it saying it was unquestionably better...) I spent an afternoon trying to get something i'd really dig out of it, unsuccessfully, so the next day I went back to the shop, gave the maxon back and got home with the ehx. I can say that for my purposes it was a good choice. You need to spend some time tweaking the knobs to really get what you want out of it (also depending on the pickups you are using of course) but this pedal is rather easy and fun to use. I play with a SG and a tele, and I ended up using it not only with clean sounds but also combined with overdrives. IMO the only problem about it is the HUGE amount of output volume you get anytime you engage it, regardless of your pickups, amp etc. So I wouldn't recommend to buy it if you're going to use it live on few songs, and if your pedalboard was patiently and carefully balanced and you don't want to fuck that up.
Teeny package, big effects!
The Electro-Harmonix Micro Q-Tron Envelope Follower Effects Pedal is everything you love about the Mini Q-Tron, in an even smaller, rounded-corner die-cast case! The Micro Q-Tron is a unique type of sound modifier, in which the user's playing style controls the effect. The volume of the input signal (also called the envelope) controls the cutoff frequency of a swept filter. As the volume increases or decreases, so does the pitch of the filter.
Drive Control - The filter sweep sensitivity control. Determines the width of the filter's sweep range by the input signal. Produces more sweep when it's turned clockwise.
Q Control &ndash Determines the frequency peak of the filter. Creates a more dramatic effect when turned clockwise.
Mode Switch (LP, BP, HP)-Determines what frequency range the filter will pass through. Emphasizes lows in LP (Low Pass), midrange in BP (Band Pass), and highs in HP (High Pass).
Footswitch - Engages and disengages the effect.
Connections - Connect your instrument to the Input jack and your amplifier to the Output jack.
Power - The Micro Q-Tron is powered by either a 9V battery or an optional Electro-Harmonix US96DC-200BI 9VDC Guitar Effects Power Supply. Inserting a cable into the Input jack engages the battery. For longer battery life disconnect the input cable when not in use.
Playing The Micro Q-Tron
The Micro Q-Tron's effect is controlled by the user's playing dynamics - a stronger attack will yield a more dramatic effect, while softer playing will produce more subtle effects. Use the full range of control settings in combination with different playing techniques to obtain a number of different and unique effects combinations.
- Attack controlled sweep filter
- Highly adjustable