The new J Rockett Audio Design Mr Moto pedal combines tremolo with spring reverb and gives you a wealth of cool tones for your guitar. Thus offering two cool vintage style effects we would normally associate with vintage valve amps from the ’50s and ’60s.
J Rockett Audio Design Mr Moto
This new boutique pedal from the USA seeks to emulate two of the oldest effects for guitar – tremolo and spring reverb, both of which most guitar players would associate with vintage Fender style amps from the late Fifties and throughout the Sixties. These are effects that have been used to create some amazing recordings over the years, as for a long time they were pretty much all you had. It makes sense to place them both together into a single pedal like the Mr Moto, as they would have come together in most valve amps from those time periods.
You get four controls labelled Wave, Depth, Verb and Speed to dial in your tones to taste. The Wave control dials between either a Sine or Square wave, with the former being smoother and subtle, whereas the latter will be a lot choppier in its sweep. The Depth and Speed controls will control how much and how subtle your tremolo effect will be, so just tweak until you hit the spot with these two. A single Verb control lets you control the spring reverb, so add a dash or go hog wild and get ‘surfin’ with it. Each control knob is pretty self-explanatory and so this it is just a case of dialling in the pedal to your desired level and then go play!
Simplicity is often the way forward with effects pedals and so this one sits well with my way of thinking i.e. No hidden switches, menu systems or programming required. It is, of course, true-bypass and can be powered from an external 9-volt power supply.
Check out the video below for an overview of what Mr Moto can do for you.
RRP – USD 199