Rock Fabrik Effects: MIND ABUSE High Gain Distortion





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Published on Jun 1, 2017


I know I've said it before and I may even say it again; but this pedal IS one of the greatest distortions I've ever tried, and I've tried a LOT - hundreds and hundreds. There's nothing not to love about this pedal. It has three great modes - all great. Classic will give you the EVH through to 90's slam, Vintage will add mids and solo soaring tones and Modern will scoop the lot and go all downstroke on you. There's a finely tuned three-band EQ and enough gain on tap to melt a volcano. I tried this pedal with most of my real amps and they all sounded great but in the end I went for Mesa and SLP models in the Axe-FX because only they did this pedal the justice it deserved. In short, however, it will work well with any amp it sees - cleaner is better. (A 'real amps' demo can be viewed at https://youtu.be/D3N9TBS6__c) The Rock Fabrik guys were previously unknown to me but I'm very keen to see what they offer up next if the Mind Abuse is any indication. If you're into distortion pedals, just get one.

From Furkan, Rock Fabrik Effects' chief mind abuser:

"Mind Abuse has gold plated circuit board, top quality audio grade components (German, Japan, US made) are assembled with silver alloyed solders. Also OCC silver wires are used for connection between jacks-switches and boards.

Mode switch (CVM) changes harmonic contents of distortion, thus it changes distortion structure and Mind Abuse behaves like three different distortion pedals. Also, the EQ responds different ways for the different modes..."

Today's tools:

Guitar: 2016 Fast Guitars Custom Roamer (see: http://www.fastguitars.com)
Amp: Models. Axe-FX Hook Ch 1A and Mesa Boogie MKIV Clean with Marshall 4x12 Greenback Cab
Extra effects: Ambient Delay and Medium Room Reverb (sporadic)
Cables: Goodwood Audio and Providence
Power Supply: Voodoo Lab MONDO
Mic: Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera: Canon 60D (me) and Nikon D5100 (pedal)
Soundcard: Axe FX II XL+ & AVID Mbox Pro 3
Computer: Apple iMac 27" i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software: Logic Pro X, Waves L3-16 Limiter (to keep levels in check at output), Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).


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