Magazine article Guitar Player

Rocktron Black Cat Moan

Magazine article Guitar Player

Rocktron Black Cat Moan

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Those questing for bigger, badder, and weirder wah tones may find their grail in Rocktron's Black Cat Moan ($129 retail/$89 street). But dilettantes beware--while the Moan offers traditional "normal" and "classic" wah tones (as well as a Bass mode for bassists and downtuning 6- and 7-stringers), the truly fab and eccentric sounds are reserved for those who explore the pedal's sweepable harmonic boost, or "moan" effect. When you get it right, the Moan/Wah combo delivers everything from a devastating midrange wallop (a la Michael Schenker and Randy Rhoads) to bratty spittle with several aggro stops in-between. I had a blast discovering all the cool tones just waiting to explode from this pedal. Get it wrong, however, and the pedal produces undulating whistles and squeals. The Moan effect can also be employed as a dedicated distortion/boost, and both modes (combo/wah and Moan alone) definitely favor heavy saturation--the moanin' often exhibits tattered mids when run through an amp with lots of clean headroom. …

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