Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum
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Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum

44 Magnum, Guitar Power Amplifier from Electro-Harmonix.

8oris 10/27/2013

Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum : 8oris's user review

«  It sends heavy! »
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Value For Money : Excellent
# What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor, ...)?
44 W power amplifier transistor.

# What is the power output?
44 Watts.
So watch eh, 44 Watts, ca dépote not bad. With Orange PPC 1x12 cab, apartment, I rarely shoot the volume knob beyond the quarter of the race.

# What connection?
Jack guitar and HP jack.

# What are the settings, effects?
Volume control, and a bright switch / normal to add some presence.

The pedal is in metal, quite heavy. Nothing special: it is the EHX. Note that unlike the 22 Caliber from the same manufacturer, the power of the .44 has a grounded outlet, which can avoid some problems if your mains hum is not super clean.

UTILIZATION

# The configuration is it simple?
Yes, the preamp of choice is industry input, output, and HP is good.
However, be careful not to turn the pedal until you have connected the HP under penalty of damaging it severely.

# Gets it easy to sound good?
Yes. It simply sets the output volume. The bright siwtch / norm will be on bright position for a little more piercing sound.
Note that the pedal does not generate any buzz, hmm sound or other junk.

# The manual is clear and sufficient?
Yes. Everything is well explained in terms of use, diet, precautions connections (see above).

SOUNDS

# Will it fit your style of music?
Yes, I am in styles is hairy is calm and clear or distortion with the right preamp upstream and downstream HP good, the sound is there and it is good: fairly neutral and with a very good momentum.

# With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
With preamps AMT (SS-20 and VT-2) in which I plug a MH400NT LTD LH.
I also confirm what my former colleague music f4r537ktp09, in its opinion, with tubeamn or SS-11, it sounds too! ;)

# What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold", ....)?
Again, ca depend on the preamp, the EHX is fairly neutral in the end.

# What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
When I play alone, siwtch is "Normal", by against a group, I tend to switch to the "Bright" so that the sound penetrates the best overall mix.

OVERALL OPINION

# How long have you use it?
Purchased in December 2011, so almost 2 years!

# What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Plus:
- Ease of use hands
- Sounds fairly neutral
- Big big power reserve
- Switch the norm / bright
- The small size
- Grounded outlet to say goodbye to hum.

The least:
- Power supply "block" which is heavy and bulky

# Have you tried many other models before buying it?
I had a Tech21 PE60 power amp which was slightly more neutral.

# How would you rate the quality / price?
Good.
It was a bit expensive at the time (about 150 € in nine), but opportunity and around € 100, it starts to get interesting.

# With experience, you do again this choice? ...
No, because the power reserve is really too big to play at home (I'm in an apartment). I would have taken a tube cake in AMT. But the .44 is nevertheless an excellent power amplifier.

An example of a song where the guitars taken were recorded in the following string:
AMT SS-20-> EHX .44 -> Orange PPC112-> SM-57
and
AMT VT-2-> EHX .44 -> Orange PPC112-> SM-57

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