Marko Balland is one of the most unique and talented harmonica players in the world, and Lone Wolf Blues Co. wanted to create something as equally over the top as his playing. The Boogieman is an ambitious pedal that features three of Lone Wolf's most popular circuits: the Harp Delay, Harp Break, and Harp Tone+. With this pedal, regardless of a player using a backlined amp with the 1/4" output or going straight into a PA with the XLR output, a player can be confident he or she will be able to dial in not just a good tone, but a downright scary good tone. Marko came to us with the request for a multieffects pedal and aided in the design of the Boogieman. We are proud to offer the Boogieman as Marko's signature pedal. We also want to give special thanks to Brian Brazil for field testing the Boogieman and offering feedback.

The Boogieman operates off a 18V DC power adapter. To make it all just a little easier, Lone Wolf is including a power supply for US and EURO customers to power your pedal. The AC adapter requirements are a 18V DC with a minimum 100mA output and a 2.1mm x 5.5mm connector with a negative center surrounded by a positive outside. The unit is always powered when the power supply is connected. The "IN" jack acts as the pedal ON/OFF switch.

  1. Harp Tone+ effect with TREBLE and BASS controls
  2. Harp Break effect with DRIVE control for overdrive
  3. Harp Delay effect with BLEND, REPEATS, and DELAY controls
  4. VOLUME control
  5. Independent bypass switch for Harp Break and Harp Delay
  6. High impedance buffered input
  7. High and low impedance outputs
  8. Bypass ON/OFF LED for Harp Break and Harp Delay
  9. Included 18V power adapter
  10. 10-year warranty on parts and labor
  11. If not satisfied, return within 60 days for a refund of the purchase price minus shipping and 4% credit card transaction fee

Marko Balland: gives you a demonstration of The Boogieman

Brian Brazil: gives you a demonstration of The Boogieman

Eddie Martin: turning a guitar amp into a harp amp





Brian Brazil writes:
"The Boogieman is working great, I plug it into an amp and connect the power supply and I'm ready to go. Having high and low impedance output allows access to an amp, going direct to a PA or use them simultaneously to control your sound. The unit is easy use, The delay has a wide range of slap back levels for different size venues, the treble and bass controls allow you to fine tune your drive mix and the volume and drive control helps you sculpt your end tone. Having 3 pedals in 1 gives you more than any other.
It the most useful pedal I have."

David Gastel provides us with an in-depth review:
"The Lone Wolf Boogieman is proving to be an excellent tool for live harmonica performance. It is an extremely easy and practical way to get excellent sound through a PA, both front-of-house and on-stage. Since my recent purchase I have used it for shows with two different seven-piece bands, at three different venues, playing directly into the house PA. I found it very easy to get a full "bassman-like" sound. I set BASS to 2:00 and TREBLE to 12:00, and adjusted these slightly depending on the venue and the key of the harp, if desired. I like subtle distortion, so I set DRIVE to 9:00-11:00, and adjusted VOLUME during the gig as needed. I used the digital delay on a few songs, and the controls have the proper range for harmonica. I used my Electrovoice RE-10 mic with a Greg Heumann inline XLR volume control and an impedance transformer. I always had plenty of stage volume, even with loud drums nearby, and never had the first hint of feedback. My sound was very responsive to harmonica-playing techniques and mic cupping variations.

I own several tube-powered harmonica amplifiers, including a 4x10" 1990 Fender Bassman Reissue, a 1x10" 12-watt 1955 National, and a 1x10" 8-watt Spirit Harp Pro, so I am familiar with the type of sound that blues harmonica players desire. I have used these amplifiers on gigs for many years. The above-mentioned amps create excellent sound, but only in a particular volume range, and each amp has a specific signature sound. The Lone Wolf Boogieman produces a wider range of amplified-harmonica sounds, with the advantage of doing so at a wide range of volumes. It has also enabled putting harmonica in the stage monitors without feedback, which can be difficult when using a harmonica amplifier. It is easy to switch to a clean harmonica sound, by just switching off the BREAK, thus bypassing the distortion and bass and treble. I also like that the Boogieman has balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (1/4") outputs, and that they can both be used at the same time. This allows sending the signal to the PA and a stage amp simultaneously. Please note that the Boogieman makes absolutely zero noise or hiss, unlike some pedals.

It's wonderful to be able to bring such a small device to a gig and get a great, controllable harmonica sound. I can now carry just one small case, and have everything a need to play harp."
-David Gastel, harmonica and keyboards, Teeny Tucker Band

Here is a sample that David recorded with an iPod at the sound man's table: BOOGIEMAN

Roger Wade writes:
"Just wanted to give you all a quick update on my experience with the Boogieman. I have now played multiple jams and gigs with the pedals and can HIGHLY recommend it. In fact, I am yet to find myself in a situation where it hasn't been useful! Several harp-unfriendly amps have been made to sound great. I also played a gig at the weekend where, although the actual club wasn't that small, the stage was. So after all the others had set up, I realized there would not be any great position for my amp - drummers, pianists and guitarists have priority apparently. So I just used the pedal and went straight into the PA. I'm not claiming there is no difference to my amp setup - but I do maintain that the sound is MORE than acceptable. Both my band and the audience commented on the "fantastic" sound. We are a fully professional outfit that has backed many greats including Mitch and RJ in recent years so the Boogieman has got to be good.

I am very pleased that I have added this to my arsenal and would not like to be without it"

David writes:
"I used my Boogieman at a party recently, with a packed room of about 80 people. There were TWO sets being played at the same time, plus keyboards, bass, four guitars, vocals, and harp. Despite large guitar amps such as 50-100 watt units, the only things that were loud and clear all night were the vocals and the harp! It was so easy to dial in the Boogieman for a great sound, just running into the PA! Using the PA and its monitors, everyone in the room could hear the harp well, unlike the guitars and keys, which were loud in front of each amp, and barely audible elsewhere! The setup/teardown wasn't so tough either! Thanks again for the great product!"

Marko Balland: explains proper use of The Boogieman (subtitles in english)

Marko Balland

Marko Balland is truly one of the most innovating and inspiring harmonica players today. Marko travelled to the US in 1985 to play with one the most formidable blues musicians on the planet. On returning to Paris, he formed his first blues band, Golden Blues Band, where he played shows throughout France. He played with many bluesmen in Paris also, notably with Marwa Right to Banlieu Bleu! Having discovered rock through Jimi Hendrix, Marko Balland released his album "A Tribute To Hendrix"; Marko sees Hendrix as his spiritual leader. Marko has also performed in several studio sessions for other artists and participated in the creation of Le Chantier Recording Studio in Montreuil (Paris).     Marko's Facebook

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