Johnson Analog Delay (Echo) EAD-2

Johnson Analog Delay (Echo) EAD-2

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The Johnson EAD-2 Analog Delay (Echo) produces the great tone of vintage tape delay machines. There are controls for Effects Level, Delay Time (up to 800ms!), Repeat Amount and Tape Quality. The Tape Quality control allows you to specify how much distortion will occur with each repeat, allowing you to duplicate the old tape delay tone. The EAD-2 Analog Delay has all the features and tone that you need, and blows away the traditional price associated with true analog delay pedals. Runs on a single 9v battery (included), or a 9v AC power adapter (not included). Features: Vinatge Analog Tone, Up To 800ms Delay Time, Effect Level Control,  Rugged Metal Housing, Active LED Light, Delay Time Control,  "Tape Quality" Control, and Repeat Control.


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $57.00

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User Reviews of the Johnson Analog Delay (Echo) EAD-2

  • Submitted by John from Memphis, TN (6 points) on Aug 2, 2013
  • Junk. Did I mention Junk, and they refuse to honor their warranty. It is supposed to be a year, but my 10 month old unit bit the dust and has to sit collecting dust because Johnson won't fix/replace it.
  • Good Points: None
  • Bad Points: Trash for a warranty
  • Price Paid: US$130.00
  • Purchased At: e-bay as new
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  • Submitted by Tavish from Bainbridge Island, WA (2 points) on Aug 18, 2011
  • I have had it for a while, I don't really like it because the delay is too short. I've been trying to get at the trim pots over the last few days and can't seem to open it up, can someone please give me so tips? The back doesn't want to come off.
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  • Price Paid: US$0.00
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  • Submitted by Raul from 22505 (2 points) on Mar 26, 2011
  • i bought one and it doesnt work , seems to be a problem with the on and off switch . its defective , im dissapointed .
  • Good Points: tried one and has a good sound for experimenting
  • Bad Points: it did not work when i got home and plugged it in .all it does is make a humming sound
  • Price Paid: US$50.00
  • Purchased At: mariko music store downtown Tj
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  • Submitted by Jeremy from Tempe, AZ (2 points) on Sep 28, 2009
  • Excellent muddy analog delay for those on a budget. Tweaking the trim pot is a must and results in longer delay but decreased quality of echoes. A fun pedal to kick around.
  • Good Points: Built like a tank, easy to access the trim pot internally. Quality knob affects clarity of echoes/repeats. Inexpensive.
  • Bad Points: I can't get it to oscillate - using the regen knob or otherwise. The mix is sensitive--after about 10% you get nearly 90% echo and no dry signal.
  • Price Paid: US$30.00
  • Purchased At: Music Brokers - Phoenix
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  • Submitted by Iain David from United Kingdom (140 points) on Oct 1, 2007
  • Muddy muddy muddy..... this was my first delay pedal and I stil break it out occasionally. Useful for sludging up a signal but the shoddy construction (even though it's made of metal) means that I wouldn't necessarily trust it.....
  • Good Points: - Super cheap on e-bay. - Great for warmish sludgy echo. - Didn't notice any lreal oss of volume.
  • Bad Points: -Bad constrcution (the knobs and pedal thumbscrew loosen very easily). - Maximum delay time isn't much to rave about.
  • Price Paid: US$0.00
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  • Submitted by Jon from Huntsville, AL (468 points) on Jun 16, 2007
  • This was my first pedal (I'm a youngster..) and I have used it a good bit... It does NOT have 800ms, but 300... It can be moded by fiddling with the trim pot, which gets it to 500ms, or somewhere in that range... I have to disagree with the last comment on it's durability... I've probed this and cut half the wires (they're soldered/taped together now) and I've spilled liquid on it, dropped it (not on some hard ass concrete or anything, mind you) and it works fine... Sounds muddy, yes... but it isn't meant to sound clean. durr..
  • Good Points: very stong, can be found cheaply on ebay, makes nice swirrling noises when you mess with the time knob, can get up to 500 ms of delay.
  • Bad Points: sometimes the "muddiness" is a problem, I use it so much it seems to be OVERUSED sometimes... a little goes a long way... it uses batteries pretty quickly.
  • Price Paid: US$35.00
  • Purchased At: eBay
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  • Submitted by Aphadaphaler from Portland, OR (154 points) on Apr 2, 2007
  • put it on the mixer send but return it to it's own chanel and use the send knob as a feedback and you will get super warm dub swells. I droped one and it died, so i got another one.
  • Good Points: cheepish analog, lp filt in the feedback
  • Bad Points: fragile.
  • Price Paid: US$35.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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  • Submitted by Sparkle Girl from Seattle, WA (14 points) on Aug 10, 2004
  • This is a great cheap analog delay that works well with any of my toys and gear. You can mix it into any setup and great some great effects. By the way, for those who complain about the time. Do a little research, you can open this pedal up and tweak the time by a nice margin. First thing I did after I tried it out.
  • Good Points: Great price, sturdy, tweakable delay time, versatile and always fun to twist the knobs for the subtle stuff.
  • Bad Points: There are no drawbacks. Sparkle Girl long admitted to their fetish of and addiction to delay. Noise musicians I know crave delay like crack and trade tales of the cheapest delay pedal they ever got. But it! It's cheap!
  • Price Paid: US$45.00
  • Purchased At: a music store on xmas eve03
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  • Submitted by jesse from Pearl River, NY (6 points) on Mar 5, 2002
  • personally, i fuggin love this pedal. then again, i have all switches cranked, except for the time knob, which is to the far left. which means that i dont get any of the delay effect, just a sound that makes my pick-ups sound like a couple of tin cans. the strings become super sensitive to touch (and therefore noisemaking), giving me the sharp, left of center tone im looking for.
  • Good Points: killer tone!! the delay effect, when i decide to use it, is good, completely original analog sounding tone, with i think 800ms of replay time. not much, but it does the trick.
  • Bad Points: listen to these ******* bitch about muddiness! why would you buy an analog pedal if you were concerned with muddiness? i love this thing. (This guy must work for Johnson. And he's a geetar player. ed.)
  • Price Paid: US$35.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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  • Submitted by gr-eh? from Detroit, MI (374 points) on Feb 12, 2002
  • i grabbed one of these off of eBay a while back. as the previous reviewer noted, it tends to have a muddy sound, especially with the Tape Quality knob fully down - it really drops the highs and sludges the lows. 800ms of delay isn't enough, but it works well enough. i woulda preferred 1.5s with the actual sound this puts out. it does sound very nice after some hefty distortion.
  • Good Points: blend, repeat and delay time are all pretty smooth so tweaking sounds clean. i dig the action on the stomp, it is surprisingly soft. a nice echo sound.
  • Bad Points: muddy sound and dropping the highs when reducing the Tape Quality. plus, it is an ugly purple and feels kinda "light". might be getting a paint job from me soon..
  • Price Paid: US$35.00
  • Purchased At: eBay
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  • Submitted by Harm from Mechanicsville, VA (86 points) on Feb 9, 2002
  • This pedal I thought would be a nice addition to my setup but I find that it has a very muddy output. It's real analog and it has a low pass filter on it so you can make it sound like classic delay pedals, but i don't hear much difference between the extreme left setting and the extreme right setting. It's got a nice delay sound though, but like i said it's too weak. I'm still experimenting with it though to see if I can find a good use for it, if not i'm probably going to take it apart and try to make it do something its not suppose to do.
  • Good Points: It'll work in your Boss power supply chain. It's got nice analog warping sounds when you change the speed. It's heavy duty like boss pedals.
  • Bad Points: A very weak and muddy output.
  • Price Paid: US$40.00
  • Purchased At: EBAY
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