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Zoom 508 guitar delay effects pedal
So what’s a Zoom 508 ?
It’s a revolution in sound. This pedal enables you to access your favourite Hank Marvin guitar sounds for your guitar. You just can’t get HIS sound using a simple Boss DD7 delay pedal, you need a programmable ‘double tap’ delay, and that’s what this provides. Straight out of the box from new the Zoom unit was a versatile multi function delay pedal, but a few clever people came up with program settings that match the delays and echoes used by Hank on many of his songs. The programming is a little complex and takes quite a while to input all the data, so we have already done that for you. Now, literally, just by plugging your guitar (preferably a Strat) into this then into your amp (say a Fender blues deluxe or Vox AC15) and hey presto instant Hank. You can then select various ‘songs’ on the Zoom (aka program patches) to subtly change your sound for different songs.
A print out of the detailed info on the exact delay time and functions have been included although this nitty gritty data really is like computer code, it is supplied just for reference.
To use the Zoom unit all you need to do is look on the song chart and pick a song eg “FBI” and next to that song name it will say “B1”, just press the right hand footswitch on the Zoom several times until the display shows “B1”. This is the “Program Number”, it’s a bit like selecting a TV channel. Now you have selected B1 you have a pretty good likeness of the echo sound that Hank used on the track FBI. It’s not exact, but close, and a lot closer than you will achieve using some other pedals.
I will supply you with a print out with the appropriate Zoom program number for many many other Shadows and Hank songs.
What’s included in the price ?
Here’s what you’ll get:
1 x Zoom 508 pedal
1 x Copy of instruction manual
1 x print out of the “Sounds Like The Shadows Echoes” suggested songs sheets.
1 x appropriate shipping box and packaging
1 x Free Delivery (to UK)
Fairly tidy on first glance.
3 feet missing on the bottom, a bit rusty.
One graze on the top edge.
Otherwise in really good condition.
It is a used item and does have some other light signs of use, some very minor scuffs and scratches, marks and other typical indications of having been used at some point, but honestly this is pretty clean condition.
The unit is also in good working condition too.
On a unit of this age you will find that the edit, store, + and – buttons become a bit stiff or sticky with age, but we’ve given it a clean and it all seems to be working well. They are not exactly precision engineering anyway. Unless you are confident re-programming this unit I really wouldn’t touch any of those buttons anyway !!
The Zoom 508 runs off a single 9 volt (PP3 type) battery (not supplied) or a 9 volt centre negative power supply (not supplied)
More info on the sounds:
There are a couple of version of ‘Hank Marvin / Shadows’ echoes that people use to program these units with.
This specific one has the much desired “Sounds like the Shadows”.
This means you have instant access to many of your favourite Hank Marvin sounds at the touch of a button.
These sound-a-like settings include the songs:
Man of Mystery
Cavatina (Deer Hunter)
Sealed With a Kiss
South of The Boarder
and many, many more….
Just add in your own guitar, pick, cables, amp, suit and some black rimmed glasses !
|Shipping Weight||2 kg|
|Dimensions||25 × 25 × 10 cm|