? about holy grail.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by adelphi710, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. adelphi710

    adelphi710 Member

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    how badly does the EHX holy grail suck tone? if i have a nice line buffer (say an axess bs-2) will it make up for it? thanks,
    alex
     
  2. AshlandBump

    AshlandBump Silver Supporting Member

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    The new ones are true bypass so there's not an issue in bypass mode. I haven't noticed any tone loss with the HG on -- just a lot more reverb.
     
  3. oxtone

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    Mine crapped out after sitting in the box for months, unused. I decided to try it at a gig, and when I turned it on, no signal! I took it out of my pedal chain. My amp tech found the Switch had gone bad, just sitting in the box.

    I don't use it anymore, although I had a new Switch installed.
     
  4. ABKB

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    Have not noticed any signal loss off (TB) or on. Being an EH product, durability will always be a worry. Some last forever, some die in the box as happened to oxtone.
     
  5. Mr. Kite

    Mr. Kite Supporting Member

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    I haven't noticed it sucking tone. What I have noticed is a very high pitched hiss. It's not out in front but it's there. I run my amp an 18 watt clone with the volume between 6 & 9. Hmm, what if 6 turned out to be 9? I wouldn't mind.
     
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  7. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Mine sounds absolutely great and I'm a true old Fender reverb freak. Seriously, I really love mine, it's quiet and sounds fantastic. No tone suck whatsoever that I can hear. Maybe I just got luck with mine as I hear others complain about various aspects of theirs from time to time but what can I say, mine is to me the best sounding non-tube/spring reverb unit I've played to date. If mine were stolen, I'd either track down and kill the thief or if I couldn't find him, buy another immediately.

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  8. UconnJack

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    Mine never sucked tone and sounded great. It was noisey and the knob was always kind of loose. It stopped working last night after about three months.

    I would say the quality and reliability are very poor in my experience.
     
  9. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    I've had two and both failed under warranty. I set up the exchange to have it repaired but never followed through, so the company does offer tech support. However, the first unit, fresh out of the box, was a noisy, useless mess and the second unit pooped out after a few months. The reverb effect is very good but the unit is made poorly and it doesn't travel well - at least in my experiences. Anyway, the wooden boxes the pedal ships in provided many uses in the workshop, so I didn't feel my money was completely wasted. :)

    Summing up, not my favorite pedal and a mystery to me why so many love it.
     
  10. FredW

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    I have one and it sounds ok, but the new line6 verbzilla sounds a lot better to me
     
  11. danut

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    Originally posted by Jon Silberman:

    I also have a Fat-Boost (2003 version) and a Holy Grail. I see in your picture that you are using the Fat Boost before the HG. I tried this order but I get a significant volume change when I kicked the HG in (can't remember now if it was an increase or a drop). The HG just didn't only add effect but drastically changed volume. I was forced to reverse the order and feed the Fat-Boost from the HG. How do your pedals work? Didn't you have the same experience?
     
  12. Dave Orban

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    Ditto.
     

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