ll you mothers better lock up your girls 'cause the Boogieman's back in town. The ALL-IN-ONE pedal featuring crunchy distortion, delay and tone controls. Outputs include a 1/4" and an XLR output. Power adapter is included.
The Boogieman is an ambitious pedal that features three of Lone Wolf's most popular circuits: the Harp Delay, Harp Break, and Harp Tone+. With this pedal, regardless if you are using a back-lined amp with the 1/4" output, or going straight into a PA with the XLR output, a player can be confident they will be able to dial in not just a good tone, but a downright scary good tone. The pedal measures 5.71 X 3.74 X 1.77 inches.
An 18Vdc power adapter, is included for US customers.
- Harp Tone+ effect with TREBLE and BASS controls
- Harp Break effect with DRIVE control for overdrive
- Harp Delay effect with BLEND, REPEATS, and DELAY controls
- VOLUME control
- Independent bypass switch for Harp Break and Harp Delay
- High impedance buffered input
- High and low impedance outputs
- Bypass ON/OFF LED for Harp Break and Harp Delay
- Included 18V power adapter
- 10 year warranty on parts and labor
- If not satisfied, return within 60 days for a refund
The Boogieman Boogies!!!
I have played harmonica for almost 50 years, but rarely in public and never with a pedal. First time I plugged in, the tone blew me away, but not as much as it has the audience at 2 open jam nights or the audience at a local pub where I was invited to sit in with the booked band after they saw my no nonsense PROFESSIONAL gear.The ease of jacking XLR direct to the mixer made it easy to just plug and play. The band was also blown away and has contacted me about sitting in at their next paid gig in another venue as a Special Guest Musician! Thanks guys; this effect gave me the confidence in my sound to go out, push myself and get some exposure in the local music scene instead of just sitting at home playing by myself. It has changed my life!!!
I talked to Randy about the back not being tightened down all the way. The Phillips screws are kinda chewed up. Thats not a deal breaker by any means. What I am wondering is if the pedal drive circuit is working properly. My Harp Break had more drive. I'm going to play through it some more and see if I can't get more drive out of it. The youtube video by Ian Collard really has a lot of drive and I don't get that level. Might be his mic. ? Anyway. If I can't get the grit I want, I'll box it up and send it to you for testing. It may be that I'm expecting too much from it. I'll let you know. Thanks. Rich 630-880-0525
Now that I've had a month to use this on more gigs, I've found out a different way to use this pedal that works better for me as a singer, keyboard player, and sometimes harp player. The problem I ran into was when I tried quickly switching from using my Peavey harp mic (and putting it in a safe, accessible place) and grabbing my Shure wireless handheld mic (with a Beta 58 head) to go back to singing; it was AWKWARD. But then I had an idea... what if I ran the output of the Shure wireless mic receiver INTO the Boogieman, and then I'm only sending one feed to the sound tech for vocals AND harp? Would the vocals sound normal, like a true bypass? Would the volume levels of vocals and harp be close enough to sound natural? When I activated the Delay function but kept singing, would it sound like a little delay on my vocals? When I activated the Delay function but played harp into my wireless mic... would it sound good? When I activated the Break function, would the harp sound as mean and dirty as I wanted? And could I quickly deactivate Delay or Break and go back to singing without missing a beat? The answer to all of these questions, for me, was a resounding YES. The only little thing I don't like is the loud click I heard in the speakers when I activated the Break feature. There may be a way around it that I haven't discovered yet - I'm older but I'm a noob with this. For now I'm primarily using the Break feature and not the Delay. So it's possible that I could have just purchased the Break pedal and not the Boogieman... but I like having the options available to me for future use.
World Class Product and World Class Company! Clean signal path and gritty blues tone! Randy truly stands behind his products and takes care of the customer! The Boogieman makes my harps sound better than they should but I'm not complaining!
I'm a sometimes harp player on a budget. I've tried all kinds of things to get a sound reminiscent of Chicago Blues harp players using the tools I already have... but it was just overly-complicated and only worked sometimes. I wanted something professional that I could count on... and finally ran into enough money to give the Boogieman a shot. It is as advertised. My lead guitarist buddy brought over some different guitar tube amps to test it out with. We also tried it straight and clean to a mixer/speaker combo. I have to say that, while the tube amps added some grit to it, it wasn't essential for what we were looking for; the Boogieman alone provided the range of tone I hoped for. Last Friday we tried it for the first time at a gig. This place has a professional sound system and sound man, so we just show up, set up, and play. The sound guy simply connected the XLR output and we were DONE. Well.. MOSTLY done... I know the sound guy must have changed some settings throughout the night because each time I used it (which was scattered over four hours), I did get a different response (and sometimes that godawful feedback), but I worked through it. I think one thing that might help my setup is having a compressor/limiter applied after the Boogieman somewhere. in the signal chain. Then I could use the volume knob on my Peavey harp mic the way a guitarist would to increase or decrease distortion without a significant loss of volume. But I'm new to this and just trying to figure it all out. But as far as I'm concerned, this pedal is EXACTLY what I expected and I'm very happy with the purchase. :)