Mooer GE200....'Micro Helix'?

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  1. steinmetzify

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    Not much info yet, and I can't link pics because Imgur, but here are a couple weird vids...

    https://v.qq.com/x/page/p0549ecg66v.html

    https://v.qq.com/x/page/e0547k2vk5y.html

    No word I can see if it can use external IRs, and there's no loop....but still. Having grabbed a couple of the Micro preamp pedals and liked them, I'd bet this thing could sound good. Knowing Mooer, this thing will be under $300, too.

    Could make for a decent grab and go rig, or someone looking for an entry level modeler that sounds good.

    There's a pic on the second banner of the home page. It's tiny!

    http://www.mooeraudio.com/?productlist/MicroXiLie1.html

    TGP thread with some pics:

    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/mini-helix-by-moooer.1866370/
     
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    If I had to guess, I'd say it's probably going to be bit less of a "micro-Helix" and more of a Boss GT-1 level modeller.
     
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    This. Cheap units are cheap units; even if they look pretty. Their other units (including the GE100 which this presumably is followup to) sound astonishingly bad in the demos I'd heard.
     
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    From Mooer:

    Let me address each of your questions separately
    1. It uses the same technology [as the Micro Pre Amp Pedals] but we have used different amp models. Amp models sound and feel fantastic!!!
    2. Yes you can load in custom IR using the pc software
    3. No power amp modelling
    4. No external footswitch or midi control on this unit
     
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    If those things are true, it does sound like it could be promising. The Atomic Ampli-FireBox is selling for $299 and has IR loading capability but no other effects aside from a little bit of reverb. I think the 'make it or break it' for this will be which amp sims are included. I haven't tried one of the Micro pedals in person, so I can't say either way if they are or aren't as good as, say the amp sims on the Amplifire, Line 6 Pod, etc... However, I'm sure once Ola gets one, he'll be able to make it sound as badass as anything out there.. lol
     
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    Dude those Micro preamps are legit...I have the Diezel and the Engl ones and for what they cost they're sort of amazing. The cab sims aren't the best but they're totally usable.

    Depending on what they put into this as far as amp sims I could see picking it up.
     
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    Id seriously love it if they release a micro IR loader .If it could only load 1 IR I'd be fine with it
     
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    There's one coming out dude.

    Called the Radar...IR loading and power amp modeling.
     
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    FireInside THE. DEAD. SEASON.

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    ^That's pretty awesome. I'd definitely be interested.
     
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    FireInside THE. DEAD. SEASON.

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    Damn double post...
     
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    If it's basically the Preamp pedals with an IR loader feature, this'll be a killer little unit. Really liked the sound of the 005.
     
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    I snagged this one of a facebook group I'm in. Pretty tight rhythm sound!
    Only 9 seconds long but a snippet in the right direction.
    It's the ge 200 going straight into the PA according to the OP of the video.

     
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    holy crap

    technology is making this an amazing time to be an guitarist!
     
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    their Pitch step whammy pedal looks great too!. Thats new
     
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    I tried pausing it when the front panel is shown, but it's too low res to say for sure. I'm also on my phone.

    But it looks like it might say 'tube poweramp' on the front. The size would support that, it seems big for a solidstate amp. Also, vents on the top.
     
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    I took a screen grab and boosted contrast so it was easier to read.
    It 100% says "Tube Poweramp 20W"

    INTERESTING..... this looks great -
    [​IMG]
     
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    Really cool!

    I have little interest in EL84 poweramps, so I kinda hope they worked out a low wattage with some big bottle tubes. Which would at least be uncommon, as most stuff under around 40 watts tends to be EL84.
     
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    As much as I like the idea of a little power amp, I still use my Randall RD-1 head as a power amp. The loop is instrument level.
     

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