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Maxon HD 1501 Harmonics / Delay

Maxon HD 1501 Harmonics / Delay

Brand: Maxon

Regular price £181.47 GBP | Inc.VAT: £217.76 GBP
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Japanese version of the Ibanez HD 1500. Classic 80s effect unit. Designed for guitar but, like a lot of vintage digital, things can get interesting when other sources are run through it.

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Maxon HD 1501 Harmonics / Delay for sale - it seems the Ibanez HD 1500 was the export version. Working as it should.

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At the time (1984) this was a pretty cutting-edge box to put your guitar through - real-time pitch shift, plus a delay that also gives chorus and flanging effects! See the info from the original catalogue in the photos (borrowed from the Ibanez archive here).

One notable feature is an effects loop that allows you to apply other effects to the effected signal (so add reverb etc).

Sonically, if pushed you can get some Eventide Harmonizer-type sounds from it, although nearly not as wild and full-on. Overall the sound is warm and distinctive - just what you want from early digital. And the ability to add modulation to the effects means you can create some pretty odd-ball sounds as the pitch changes.



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In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor wear around the rack ears and edges of the face. Please see photos for more information.

Voltage Information

100v Japanese model - it will run on North American mains 115/120v without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power); however, a step-down transformer is recommended for extended use. A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU. We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required.


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