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Re: Headrush/Space Station review
> >The headrush is pretty cool, but there are a couple issues. The
> >construction seems a little weak. The case is plastic.
> Plastic?? I have to look at mine again, but I could swear it was metal,
> quite sturdy at that.
It's definitely plastic. Sturdy? I really don't think so. I'd
be worried about stepping it too hard.
> >It seems ok, but it might be a problem, and it's certainly kinda lame
> box this
> Expensive?? Street/catalog price is about $200. Is there anything that
> loop/delay up to 23 seconds at this price? Until the Line 6 delay pedal
> comes out, I think this is about the least expensive bang-per-buck unit
My point was that if I'm paying $200 for a pedal, no matter what
it does, I expect it to be able to take a bit of abuse. With the headrush
(and the space station for that manner) I'd be worried about breaking it
too much to take it to gigs.
> Yes, it takes a little time to get used to the switching. I wrote out
> cards" in big letters to remind myself what to do while playing, but is
> there a simpler way to do what the Headrush does without more switches,
> readouts, etc.? And by the way, how much floor space does the 'rang take
> The 'rush is about 7" x 9".
If you have to write out cue cards than the design is bad. I
don't care how much smaller it is or any of that other crap. I don't want
to have to make cheat sheets for my pedals for performances! Rather than
accepting crappy design, why don't you demand better from manufacturers?
> >The space station has been gone over a lot on this list and on the web.
> >So, I'll be more brief. The space station also has some plastic
> >construction that worries me about it as a proffesional pedal. I'd be
> >careful before only taking one for a world tour. Essentially, the SS
> >mini vortex in a pedal form with about 1/10th the control available to
> >player. If you had to choose between it and a vortex (if you can find
> >one), get the vortex.
> And what's the difference in price (and availability)?
The price between a used vortex and a new space station seem pretty close.
It is hard to find the vortex though, but as I said, if you can find it
and you have to make a choice...