Hi Everyone, I haven't had the chance to try out this new echo with other pedals yet , so i'd like to know if any of you have had some experience.....I mean , how does it behave when driving it with OD/Dist./Booster pedals......? I've heard that it has a mosfet based preamp and they sometimes get distorted in a nasty way. I'd really like to hear some comments if anyone have tried the H&C with overdrive and etc. pedals in front of it........? Cheers, Jyrki
Hi Jyrki, To put your mind at rest, there are no mosfets in the Hall & Collins Signature Echo. Please go ahead and try any overdrive/distortion pedal between the guitar and the Hall & Collins echo input. I think you will find it will distort in a similar way to an old valve amp that has a grounded cathode first stage (it was designed to act exactly the same!), and if you manage to exceed the headroom you should hear soft clipping. Regards, Charlie
Hi Jyrki, I used it last night with delight. My pedal board consists of: Samson Airline wireless system, Morley Volume/Wah/Distortion, Akai Compressor, Boss OD2, Boss CE2, Hall & Collins Signature Echo. The Compressor and OD2 are linked through a Boss NS2 Noise Supressor to cut out any noise from them. The H&CSE was excellent with the OD2 or with both Compressor and OD2. Previous to it I was using a Boss DD-20 for my echoes as you can store different settings. With Charlie and John's pedal you can store 64 settings in the user banks and still have 64 preset banks.