Rocktron’s new Black Cat Moan is a multi-functional wah pedal that offers extremely useful and musical features. Built-in germanium diodes provide a unique sweepable sonic effect (THE MOAN) that can act as a stand alone distortion and can be combined with the wah for an effect that cries harder and sweeter than a baby. The Moan effect has been specifically designed for heavy distortion situations, although it can be used in all situations. The Moan effect will be most apparent when using a heavier distortion. The effect can sometimes be subtle depending on the natural harmonics of your guitar or bass. The Black Cat Moan has a three position selector switch that allows you to choose one of three different wah voicing modes. While the Cat is an amazing tool for guitar players, the third mode, now get this, is "BASS" – yes – that is right – BASS! Plug this into a bass rig and you won’t believe how moanfully sweet it is!
A Wah ON/OFF switch is located under the toe of the rocker footpedal while a side "kicker" switch is used to turn the MOAN effect On or OFF. The MOAN can be used as a stand alone distortion or applied to the wah effect using the COMBINE MOAN/WAH switch.
Moan Level Control adjusts the overall output of the MOAN effect when the MOAN effect is activated. Moan Gain Control provides a mid-frequency band pass filter harmonic boost, but hey, Rocktron just calls it MOAN!
Wah Type Selector Control allows you to select three different Wah modes – Normal, Classic and Bass. Once you have selected the Wah Type you can also further modify the sound by using the Moan gain and level controls.
A pedal rocker tension adjustment screw will allow you to adjust the "action" of the Black Cat Moan pedal to suit your taste – using an allen wrench.