New E-H Micro Synth pedals

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  1. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    Have not seen any info on the forums about these yet but they came in this week.

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    They now have true bypass, LED status, and use a normal 9V power supply (included). But you can't daisy chain it, so it needs it's own power supply or PP2 outlet. Seems to be a lot easier to use and sounds about the same as the old ones.

    Have fun!
     
  2. SonicVI

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    Mike, are the boxes painted? In one of the larger pics the cases looked like they might be painted white instead of bare metal.
     
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    Do these have positive ground?
     
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    Looks like a "normal" negative center jack. Maybe they need too much juice for daisy chaining?
     
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    Thanks for the info, Mike - I've been waiting for this for YEARS. Very cool.
     
  6. Daeveed

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    From the manual:
    POWER ADAPTOR: ​
    Your unit comes equipped with a 24 volt/100 mA tip-positive, external power supply (European models come equipped with a 24V DC/30 mA tip positive adaptor). USE ONLY THE POWER ADAPTOR SUPPLIED. Using the wrong adaptor can cause serious bodily injury. Using the wrong adaptor may also damage your unit and will void your warranty.


     
  7. SonicVI

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    The photos show 9 Volt negative tip.
     
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    Strange.
    Which photos are you talking about? Could you post them here please?


    Personally I hope they can be daisy chained, because I still have current to spare in my 1-Spot.
     
  9. re-animator

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    YES!!


    I wonder what the street price will be on these guys. I think I'll try one of these instead of the micropog. Seems like a lot more features.
     
  10. mike@nortoncable.com

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    I'm thinking maybe EHX will re-release all their trapezoid boxes in this new hammond style chassis? Possibly they've realized that pedalboard real-estate is a big concern today with lots of players using lowprofile cables, pedaltrains and microsized pedals.

    Its a great idea non the less! Now we can have all those great efx on board without it needing a huge 48x24 pedalboard. :)

    AND True bypass for the microsynth is great, I have a first issue bass microsynth/am/fm tuner on my vintage board sounds great - pics up a mean telemundo as well on or off!

    Just when I thought I didnt have to buy more pedals
     
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    Just when I though I was "over" needing a Micro Synth!
     
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    wait.... so is this the micro-Micro synth?
     
  13. SonicVI

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    The photos at the top of the page. There are larger versions of them in which you can read the writing.
     
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    I saw the hi-res pics in ehx.com. It does appear to be negative ground!!


    This is good stuff. I might have to sell my FKR now after all.
     
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    Wow!! Analogman the original G.A.S.hole!! :p


    Thanks Mike, I may swap off my POG for one of these... have you tried one yet?
     
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    "sounds about the same" - could you clarify that?
     
  17. analogmike

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    The cases are painted, not bare metal. Price is the same so far.

    They are 9V and a normal Boss power jack will work. They use about 40mA. Positive ground can still exist on a normal polarity Boss power jack, as on our sunface- it depends on how it's hooked up inside. The micro synths don't seem to have either power jack lead going to ground but maybe some sort of voltage converter inside would not be happy with a power ground loop so you need to avoid daisy chains.
    If so, the gigpig virtual battery should allow using it on a daisy chain.

    I don't have the old style to compare it to but it seems to work and sound the same.
     
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    oh, ok. I thought you were hinting at a specific difference you heard. I had an old one, but needed the money so I returned it. I would love to pick up another one some day. When I do, unless I get a killer deal, I'll get it from you Mike.

    Actually, have you heard anything about a new HOG at all? I haven't, I would just hate to get one and have a new version come out.
     
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    Lame that they couldn't make the Guitar/Bass a switchable option!
     
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    YES! That would be super handy.
     

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