I don't know where to put it, but I feel I have to say something about The Hall & Collins Signature Echo ! I have had it for one week now, and all it's AWFUL , and I love it I have had many units, from Dynacord, Schaller, Binson, to Roland etc, so I know what I'm talking about ! Now I have it all in one unit ! Echoes From The Past ! There is one unit, on the market, which is suppost to be "slightly better", but why buy a copy when you can get the orginal EFTP for less !
And considerably more expensive at £3,000 + I have played through both and the Meazzi and I’m a very happy bunny, owning a H & C. When fellow musicians come to you and say how authentic your sound is, you then know your on to a winner. It is also worth knowing that when any of these units are used in a live set, then your EQ is generalised for every echo patch you use, as opposed to the Recorded sound that was separately EQ’ed for each number. This for some is stating the obvious but it’s surprising how many have not considered this, when listening to original recordings and comparing with your live sound. I am a stickler for getting the sound spot on, to the extreme but have to accept that every time I play live, there is compromise across the board but it’s as good as it gets from what I am told. Enjoy👍 Pete
Rather than a standard across the board EQ setting being used on an amp, as most of us do, perhaps what is needed is an EQ settings pedal, so that a particular EQ setting from a bank of presets could used with the H&CSE as required by the various tunes.
One for Charlie to think about once the present EF 86 project is completed
Hi Mick, I am hoping it will be seen by users that the new pedal will cover a lot of the required sounds simply by setting the sounds available on that pedal. I have done a lot of experimenting over the last few years and have come to the conclusion that much of the tonal characters we hear are due to the amplifier circuitry and valves or tubes rather than precise EQ settings. Think about some amps that can sound good no matter how you set the controls, as opposed to amps that only seem to sound right after dialling in an EQ setting, which can be quite unpredictable in various different environments. Regards, Charlie
I came up against this very scenario a few years ago. So I made eg settings for different tunes, songs, instrumentals, etc on an alesis quadraverb and stored and named each one of them in a different patch. Simples, works a treat. I will say the old quadraverbs are getting on a bit now and although I have several of them the only thing that has gone wrong is the screen needs changing sometimes. I have noticed that the prices of these units are starting to go up now.