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Re: Notes on my Akai Headrush
In comparison to all my other stomp boxes, my Headrush is pretty quiet when
I plug direct. When going through my amp rig, it is pretty discreet. One
negative I found with further time to play with it is that when overdubbing
loops, as the 1st loop is set by clicking the button, the click becomes an
audible part of the loop. I too have discovered the inability of manually
changing delay time while an existing loop is playing. However, I still
contend that, for the money, the Headrush is still pretty cool. I think its
best quality is the Tape Head mode with the 4 head outputs. I can't afford
Jam Man or Echoplex (at least while my wife holds the check book) so I look
for the devices at the lower end of the price range (impoverished looper?).
Compared to other looping devices in the same price range that I've tried
own (i.e. DOD D12, ZOOM 2100) the Headrush is a good buy. I would love to
get a hold of the reissued EH 16 sec. but I'll bet it'll be at least $350+
if they ever reissue.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 1999 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: Notes on my Akai Headrush
> From alt.guitar.fx:
> <<Subject: Got my Akai Headrush Yesterday!
> From: Nuuj <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sat, Apr 24, 1999 12:57 PM
> Message-id: <email@example.com>
> Mine has horrible background hiss.
> Actually it's so bad I'd describe it as foreground hiss, and it's the
> volume if the effect is bypassed or not. It's about 1/8th the strength of
> maximum signal out. It's somewhere in a delay loop somewhere. I can hear
> repeating. I think it's about 1 second long. None of the controls alter
> sound of this noise, except for the mode slide switch. It hisses even
> nothing is plugged in.
> Has anyone else got their's yet?
> Does your's do this?
> Other negatives:
> It is absolutely not true bypass.
> You can set delays up to about a second without tapping, but the delay
> have no markings or tick marks or anything. So it's impossible to
> settings that aren't at maximum or minimum.
> When you switch it off instead of abruptly turning off, it fades the
> slowly. This would actually be a nice feature, if you could turn it off!
> You can't play with the delay time controls while a delay is looping! You
> this weird digital artifact of changing the sampling length, which then
> becomes part of the loop! This is one of my favorite things to do with
> damn it!
> If anyone else out there has one, please tell me if your's hisses loudly
> so I can decide if I want to ask for a replacement or just ask for my
> back and wait till EH reissues the 16 second delay(which is rumored to be
> bumped up to 64 seconds in the reissue).>>