Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby MattMan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:56 am

First tones from the Micro-Tron III. Did a comparison with my Musitronics Mu-Tron (Lingenberg mod), take 2 is less gain on the camera. Whatca think?


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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby hippieguy1954 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:43 am

You are there. What do you think?
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby MattMan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:39 am

It's very close, but the quack is a bit "tight ", I'm going to use both. The microtron for Ramble and Estimated. Mutron for Shakedown, Stranger, and Fire.
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby hippieguy1954 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:53 am

BTW, thanks for the demo. My impression too. Takes time to notice subtle differences. I'm looking forward to comparing the Micro-Tron to the Tru-Tron.
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby aiq » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:56 am

Based on the clips, many factors involved to be sure, I like the Micro better.

Mine gets here tomorrow and from what I have heard in clips I think I will like it.

Using an MXR now.
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby MattMan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:03 am

Yup it's definitely got the characteristic Mike Bigel opto filter Jerry mu that we're looking for. As with the mutron it's very sensitive to subtle adjustments in peak and gain. I left the level up to full the match output level of the mutron. Will prepare some close mic'd comparisons shortly. Much easier to here the tone with "soundboard" recording. Enjoy when you get it.
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby golfnutt » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:11 am

very cool and thanks for sharing...... I am hoping to do my own comparison on Friday if the tracking info is correct :)
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby Jedstein » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:17 am

Thanks for the comparison, Matt. I got the Micro-tron a couple days ago. I love it -- but don't have a Mu (or Tru-tron) to compare it to -- so this demo helps. Super close. I will say that the Micro-tron is a big step up from the Q. I did the Waldo mod on the Q, which definitely helped open it up (and was well-worth doing), but with the Mu, for the first time, I feel like I have a pedal that really quacks the way I want it to.
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby MattMan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:46 pm

Right on!
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby Ethanlovesjazz » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:30 pm

Mine says it will be here tomorrow as well!



It does seem tighter and not as thick ( if that makes sense)


But does sound awesome!!!
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby ccw3432 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:30 pm

the micro tron sounds a little brighter and a little less horn like to my ears. Thanks for posting. this is the first comparison I've heard. Looking forward to some a/b with a close mic.
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby Ebearius » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:58 pm

The Mutron sounds smoother and more open.
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby Ethanlovesjazz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:43 am

https://youtu.be/BBPXItvFkQ8


Here is my video of the new one!!



https://youtu.be/BBPXItvFkQ8


Love it!!
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby MattMan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:50 am

Used the Micro-Tron III at a gig for our annual Clio Cultivation Festival (cannabis growers collective). Short clip from an iPhone.
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Re: Micro-Tron III vs Mu-Tron

Postby Brandon Bowlds » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:42 am

The Shakedown clip sounds pretty good. I just got shipping notification for mine. Psyched to try it, although I have been getting my old Maxon AF-9 pretty dialed in, in the last couple months. It's pretty aggressive though, hoping this is a tad mellow-er
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