Morpheus Bomber Reviews
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from Boise, ID
October 28, 2011Music Background:
Ex-professional musician: now for enjoyment
Who needs a whammy bar?I bought the Morpheus to simulate the pitch-down effect of a tremolo bar. I'll always opt for a hard-tail any day, but it would be nice to occasionally get the effect of a whammy bar at the end of some phrases. To do this, I use the "Second/Down" position which is the minimum pitch shift, but and even then I usually go only half-pedal to get a realistic effect. But I've had a lot of fun with the other selections of the Morpheus - up to 3 octaves up or down. One octave down gives a really great bass sound for recording. Fifths and Fourths can give you some cool steel guitar effects, or playing a I - IV - V progression without moving your hands! Accurate polyphonic shifting is a pretty impressive DSP feat, and I haven't encountered any mis-cues or wild notes that were common in many of the earlier guitar/synth/DSP configurations. However, the Morpheus shifts at its own rate, NOT the speed you shift the pedal. The start/stop positions of the pedal will dictate the range of shift, but it will transition between the end points at its own rate. However, it is fairly quick, and you can easily adjust for it once you're aware of the behaviour.
December 16, 2011
The Morpheus Bomber is now a mainstay on my foot boardPolyphonic shifting does what it claims, the up and down 2nd intervals are sonically invisible. Even at the extreme settings it is still very musical. I have had success using it on guitar, warrguitar, and 6 string basses without a hitch. If you need to cover a pedal steel or slide part, this is your tool. Clean or distorted/effected, it just works.