Moog E1-M... Should I get one?

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Moog E1-M... Should I get one?

Post by Moog dude » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:17 am

Hello Moogers...

I was thinking of getting the E1-M while I have some spare $$!! I would like to hear thoughts from anyone who has played/owns it.. I like the idea of midi in a guitar (I have a YouRock guitar which is pretty dang cool) and with all the other features it offers, I could see myself having some fun with my Moogerfoogers! :D

My other options for a new toy include the Voyager or the DSI Tempest...

I have guitars, basses and a few synths already (no drum machine yet) but I've been lusting for the Moog guitar for a little while now. I don't mind the look of the black one but others forum users are talking of possible future models based on classic 50's and 60's style guitars... Hmmmm...

Should I wait a year or two? Maybe get the Tempest or Voyager for now?

Please convince me to get the guitar! (since I'm more comfortable playing an axe anyways)

Ps: Hope I didn't upset anyone for mentioning Dave Smith :?

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Re: Moog E1-M... Should I get one?

Post by Voltor07 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:26 am

My suggestion is, get one without the tremolo, if you get one at all. I would rather have the Voyager myself, but I'm a keyboard man. :lol: The tremolo is a bit buzzy in the Moog Guitar, from what I understand. And a few Moogers also have DSI or SC instruments. They complement Moogs nicely. :wink: Just remember...it may look like a guitar, and it may sound like a guitar, but step outside the box to get the most out of it.
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Re: Moog E1-M... Should I get one?

Post by cliffman » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:08 pm

I can't say what you should do, but be advised - the guitar does not have MIDI out (like the YRG which is indeed a very cool tool for the price), it has the Roland-compliant 13-pin out, so you would need to buy more gear to use this feature. That being said, it's fun. If you haven't played one, I would advise trying a MIDI guitar out before plunging, the 13-pin stuff can be both exhilarating and frustrating which is a subject quite separate from the Moog guitar.

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Re: Moog E1-M... Should I get one?

Post by Portamental » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:26 pm

Moog dude wrote:Ps: Hope I didn't upset anyone for mentioning Dave Smith :?
Not at all, it's a free speech forum, products are discussed freely. You'll find Moog lovers here, for the most part, but Moog lovers are not blind nor deaf, though some are a bit stubborn. Welcome to the forum by the way.

I have been asking myself the same question for a while, trying to justify the price. I got two Gibson Custom Shop that I paid less than the price of a standard Moog guitar without the options. Of course, it not the same thing. Maybe if they had an SG style....

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Re: Moog E1-M... Should I get one?

Post by ravs » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:08 am

Moog E1 is the best choice plus "it's cheap and it's really, really good!"

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Re: Moog E1-M... So I got one...

Post by Moog dude » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:58 pm

So I end up forking out the cashish for the E1-M! It's an interesting beast to say the least! Never before have I plugged a guitar into 240v power!?! ITS ALIIIIVE!!! IT'S ALIIIIIVE!!!!

The sound is like a blank canvas that you sort of need to colour a little. A little effects in the mix and it screams!!! Very very nice!

Already having issues though, only played it for the 3rd time now.. Had it a few weeks but been a little busy so haven't played it much at all... I put up a new thread with my Piezo Blend FAIL problem all written down for all to see.. (and help/comment on)

Thanks again...

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