HELP with Marshall "Echohead" delay pedal

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  1. Tom Rossiter

    Tom Rossiter New Member

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    Here is my sad story. Two weeks ago I purchased from Ebay a Marshall Echohead delay pedal for $85. The pedal looked to be in new condition with box and manual. When I received the pedal it worked great and I loved the sound and clean delay. The other day the pedal started to get noisy when you turn up the "Level" control. The noise is a sporadic white crackling noise that is low level in the background and also on the secondary decay end of the notes or chords.

    I really like this pedal and hope it can be repaired. Has anyone else experienced this problem with the Echohead pedals? Is there a place in the USA that would be able to repair the Marshall pedals for a reasonable fee?

    Thanks.
     
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    Are you using a battery or mains? Delays can sounds like this with a low battery.
     
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    Tom Rossiter New Member

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    The battery was brand new....and only used in the delay for about 1 hour. Its possible its the battery, I can try a new one and see. I do need to find a 9v adapter.

    Thanks
     
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    Tom Rossiter New Member

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    Bluemoon78, thank you so much, it was the battery! It was at 8volts. Maybe these delay is a power hog since this battery only lasted 2 hrs. The pedal does have 2 circuit boards.
     
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