I bought a Hotone Soul Press Wah/Volume back in May 2015. I was really into the idea of a mini wah and I already had an AMT Japanese Girl Wah, which was superb. However the AMT didn’t quite have the sweep I was after for those truly vintage sounding wah chops. It was close, but just not quite there.
The Soul Press proved to be closer to what I was after in terms of tone and I was really happy with it, especially as it saved some crucial millemeters on my nano board at the time.
BUT… After about 7 or 8 months at a big gig, it started to f**k up. It was probably not noticed much by the audience, but it started crackling to the point of cutting out and once I got it home to troubleshoot it became obvious that it was no good. I would need to replace the pot because it became scratchy and beyond repair (I tried all the contact cleaner I could muster).
With all the unknown variables exploring replacement wah pots (not to mention the expense) I decided that I wanted to go back to a non-physical pot to control the wah (Like the AMT). I ended up deciding to get a Mooer Wahter Wah and I’m super-happy with it. If anything, it sounds better than both the AMT and the Hotone and it doesn’t rely on a pot that can get scratchy. Looks like my wah needs are set for now!
I sold the Mooer Whater. I use a rechargeable power supply on my board and it just took too much juice, sapping the charge time of my power supply to the point of it becoming a possible issue during a gig. It’s only rated at 50mA current draw, but I suspect it’s more than that.
If you do not have such concerns about current draw then the Mooer sounds very good and feels very nice to use.