Bought a HeadRush FRFR

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  1. lespauled

    lespauled Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a HeadRush FRFR and it was delivered earlier in the week.

    Finally got around to opening the HeadRush FRFR. Put it outside on my deck, along with my strat and my Zoom Lynch Pedal. Took longer to find a extra decent surge protector in my house than it did to unbox and plug everything in.

    I started with a clean patch, just to see how the minimal settings were. I was happy to see that you can get some no-ear-splitting room level settings between 0 and 1 rather easily. Now it came time to push it a little. First up to 2, which is a nice decent level for screwing around on the deck.

    But, why stop there. I tried 3, then 4. Level 4 was loud enough that the garbage men, who were on the next street noticed me immediately. It also gave an excellent amount of feedback on the guitar, without needing to put the guitar right next to it. Granted, I was only about 4 feet away, but it was loud enough for the neighbors to hear it at least 6 houses down.

    At that point, I had to bail. It's expected to be around 100 degrees today, and it felt every bit of it around 11:30. I'll push it some more another time. Definitely going to crank it on July 4th for the Star Spangled Banner.

    One thing really made me laugh. I didn't notice it before, but the levels go to 11. It's one more better than 10

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    So far, I'm really liking it. I'll be doing many more tests, and then do a comparison between my studio monitors and the HeadRush mic'd into my DAW to see if there are any tonal differences. Eventually, I'll do a full review. Right now, it's just too new, and any (honest) reviews would be skewed.
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    That's cool.
    Keep us updated.
    I'm sure we'd all like to know more about it.
    Jace
     
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    I put the HeadRush FRFR through some paces yesterday. I played the Star Spangled Banner at around level 7, and it's very loud.

    Later, I finally got it to 11, and hit an E barre chord. I was thrilled to find that it still held together perfectly. No distortion whatsoever. I was thrilled. The neighbors and their parties were not :)

    I then plugged in my acoustic guitar directly, and although I needed to crank it up to about 6 to get a really nice, loud signal, it sounded great.

    I am very happy with it so far, and the next step is to mic the monitors and the FRFR to see if there is any differences. I'll record a couple of tracks, and do some reamping to test different amps, etc., in an attempt to get a very thorough test.
     
  4. Ken Hill

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    Any further testing or likes/dislikes? I am thinking about buying a Headrush to use with my Ampli-Firebox and any further insight you have to offer would be much appreciated. I plan on getting it and start gigging with it in less than a week after purchase.
     
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    What's the plans for the future, with your rig?
     
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    Are you asking me or lespauled?
     
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    i cant remember now- apologies. typing late night after a beer is not sensible...
    Feel free for both of you to reply (or not)o_O
     

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