Electro-Harmonix Mini Q-Tron

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Mini Q-Tron, Wah-Wah/Auto Wah/Filter for Guitar from Electro-Harmonix in the Q-Tron series.

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Electro-Harmonix Mini Q-Tron tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Electro-Harmonix
  • Model: Mini Q-Tron
  • Series: Q-Tron
  • Category: Wah-Wah/Auto Wahs/Filters for Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/16/2004

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Electro-Harmonix Mini Q-Tron user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %
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MGR/ShackMan's review"Electro-Harmonix Mini Q-Tron"

Electro-Harmonix Mini Q-Tron
It's a steel, analog, and rather large envelope filter pedal. The knobs are as follows: a 3 way selector between high pass, band pass, and lo pass for the filter, the Q knob to adjust the depth of the effect, and the gain knob to adjust its sensitivity to your attack. It has 1/4' input and output jacks as well as an adapter jack and a battery cavity. I play bass, so I almost always have the unit set to 'lo pass' to accentuate the bass frequencies. It's essentially a larger version of what is now the micro Q-tron. Same knobs. Same features. Just bigger.

I acquired this at the same time I bought the Dunlop 105Q Bass Wah. It cost me about $75 at the time at Pianos 'n' Stuff in Blawnox, PA, but I always try to get my gear on sale. I bought it because I wanted an envelope filter and it sounded fantastic for under $100 for an ANALOG pedal that could stand up to the Moog Murf and Moogerfooger filters in any terms of tone and at over $150 less.

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I liken it for a full and bassy tone that is still clear enough to be understood. Even with the wah and the envelope follower, the effects are pointless if the listener can't understand my note. I needed something that was analog (for better signal strength, low noise, and low resistance) and could still keep my notes clear and present even with the effect turned on. This delivered in spades and it was cheap enough to not break my wallet. I like that the knobs represent a very wide range and not a focused sound so that I can go to extremes with my tone if I want to.

The only difference between this and the Moog pedals is the sheer amount of knobs and customizability that you have with the filter's parameters. I find many of the knobs unnecessary for an envelope filter. A bass synthesizer pedal, on the other hand, would be another story entirely, where each slider and knob can have a drastic effect on the sound. Here, Electro-Harmonix has included the only three knobs that really matter:Gain, Q, and Pass Filter switch. Genereally, high pass and band pass are for guitars and keyboards. Lo pass is reserved for basses.

As with many of my pedals, it's steel and solid. I take good care of my equipment, but I don't see this guy breaking any time soon. I've had it for about 8 years now, and I haven't had a single problem. Not even signal noise. Fantastic job by EHX.

The EHX Mini Q-Tron does it job perfectly well, and I couldn't ask for more from the unit. Sure, having the extra knobs could be fun, but I don't see the need for them in this case, so the lack thereof isn't enough to bring the unit down from a 5 in my opinion.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

Cogloss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix Mini Q-Tron
This is a autowah that reacts according to the attack, everything is said in the opinions below!


I bought this pedal and used at the beginning it was almost unusable!
It takes effect rgler the inside of the pedal so that it sounds (see the trick to a). Once this is done, we can finally use it correctly (in my case anyway, I do not know if that's all a Q Tron)!
I used it with a bass. Only the LP mode is used, otherwise it has its rglages easily and quickly.


I had bought at departure in the idea of ​​having a sound the Bootsy Collins, because I knew he was using the Mutron, which is a bit of a Mini Q Tron of much better quality. Here it looks vaguely like but it's not really. The sound of this pedal did not really convinced and is not very versatile. Moreover, it is not very effective in severe, like a lot of utiliss effects with bass.


I used a few months and I sold it to buy a manual wah wah, I find really better.
Goodies: she is pretty and sounds correctly even if it's not really the sound I was looking for
Cons: it is not well rgle to departure, is not true bypass, not versatile ...

With experience, I would not have made that choice, I would have rather taken emblem manual wah!
Pakupaku (lcl)02/10/2004

Pakupaku (lcl)'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix Mini Q-Tron
Envelope follower (av faults), so for what I know the technique of the effect, and as the doc is a quarter-page résumé is a filter that Ragit function of the input signal with roughly three types: low pass, band and above, rglage the drive (frquence I think) and "Q", say the level of wahwahlike.
so basically, for the jargon, is a autowah;)

old school metal box that looks very tough ...
just for fun, a game comes with strings, it is always nice.
and then the packaging wooden box with lid, it's fun too. but hey, it's not the package that sounds, in short ...


One in, one out, a switch, and battery operation. can not be simpler.


I just beginners guitar, but it seems to me that this is trs pedals well made.
it has a warm, round, a few buttons on the box can be drawn in respect of varied sounds, and it is surprising hip wriggling playing with;)

short, for a autowah, I find that it fulfills its role is all.


Small pedals not CHRE (Thomann) that has a sound that I find impressive.

marcibus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix Mini Q-Tron
Filter funkifiant (but not only) analog


Super simple 3 large knobs
drive, and Q mode (which lets you play
the bass, treble or bass).
The manual is nothing, we must tinker ...
dlicat is enough, but with a little practice
we find the sound you want ...


Sound quality standard if you like the sound
compress quite a bit aggressive.
I use it on a Start and bass.
Coupled with other effects like phaser,
the sound becomes softer more discreet.
With overdrive is obtained quickly
its saturated the Miles Davis lctrique.
I personally love it with a light ring modulator, which converts
your guitar psych-funk rhodes ....


I use it for 6 months
I like this are standard, like the size less
the pedals ....
I is not trying to further filter before but 60
secondhand pigalle I think the quality price ratio
is unbeatable.
If I had more budget I would take out the q-tron +
In short if you want a versatile filter that requires even when
a little trial and error basis (that of the analog three simple knobs
base, but a rich setting) and you
sounds like vintage .......

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