EH-1 Echohead review by Marshall

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Ease of Use: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 8.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8 (30 votes)
Marshall: EH-1 Echohead

Sound — 10
There is a great sound to this pedal, I much prefer it to any of the Boss pedals. The EH-1 can simulate six different delay types (HIFI, Analogue, Tape echo, 'Multi tap', reverse delays & 'mod filter'). All these are fun to use and cover all the styles of music I play (Alt. rock, Metal, blues).

Overall Impression — 9
Its a great pedal and I think it beats other delay pedals at this price & sound. I'm seriously thinking about buying another one of the new Marshall pedals. If it got lost or stolen, I would defently dish out another 60 to go buy another one. I think the Boss delays will still remain favourates for most players, but it's still defently worth trying the echohead out.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I wouldn't depend on this pedal in a gig without a power supply, it drains batteries to fast & takes ages to change. The echohead's outer shell is made out of solid metal, which is comfortable & safe to put your foot on without crushing the pedal.

Ease of Use — 7
It is very easy to experiment different delay types with this pedal. The manual was clear and very helpful, it also gave a few suggested pedal settings to get you started. Its a pain in the ass to change the battery because you have to unscrew the battery coverplate, change the battery, then screw it back on again. My advice is to buy a standard 9 Volt power supply. I also found that the arrows on the knobs are quite hard to see in some light conditions, and the settings were hard to change in dull light.

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