I received the Marshall Echohead a couple of days ago. It costed me 5k. Finally found someone to get me something from abroad . I have'nt played a Boss DD-3 but i heard that this one kills the Boss for the price.
First the controls........ It has 6 different types of echo/delay.
1) Hi fi mode - Made to sound like a digital delay sounds. The repeats are exact and decay is minimum. Good quality sound, very useable.
2)Analouge mode - Well you guessed it. It's supposed to sound like a Analog delay. It is slightly warmer than the Hi-fi mode but not really cozy. I have'nt played a Analog delay so i cant compare. The repeats die out and become muddy instead of staying exact like in the Hi-fi mode.
3)Tape echo - I actually could'nt find much difference in this mode and analog mode but if you just hit a chord and stop you'll notice the difference in how the repeats fade. Very nice sounding though.
4)Multi tap - By far my favourite mode. Think the Edge and U2. Very nice delay.
5)Reverse mode - Though it says reverse it dont sound like one. I like to hear only the reversed signal but this one plays the original signal then reverses it, which is kinda cool when playing chord progressions but its not the classic hendrix type of reverse which i wanted.
6) Mod Filter mode - This is another interesting one. The delayed signal undergoes a kinda filter to almost wah it. Sounds more like a waw rather than a wah. Really cool but not prominent enough to make me love it.
Next control is the Time knob - Its got upto 2 secs of delay. Meaning from Slap-back to one whole lick.
Feedback knob - This is really cool cause you can make it repeat once or make it repeat FOREVER . You can actually use it to loop a sequence (not very well but technically its possible)
One slight problem i face was when after playing for 15 min all the delays started getting fuzzy (more static than fuzz). I thought there was something wrong with the pedal but as it turns out this thing eats batteries like crazy. So i'm now using an adapter and there's no problem now.
Another bugger is that if you turn the level knob past 4'o'clock it starts to get fuzzy (very slightly but noticeable)
Overall i'm very satisfied with this pedal. It looks cool and is built strong so i have no worries.
I'll post sound clips in some time.