• Amazon: Visual Sound V2 H2O Chorus Pedal
• Pros: So many sounds can be obtained and it won’t be broken easily. The mix of chorus and echo works remarkably well.
• Cons: While this pedal gives you chorus and echo effects, you may not want or need both effects in one pedal.
• Overall: For those guitarists looking to make a big splash, the V2 H2O delivers everything you could want or need in chorus or echo effects.
A name containing H2O would make you feel that water was involved somewhere and this makes sense for those that have used the V2 H2O effects pedal. It is quite common for a chorus sound to be described as liquid-like or watery but it seems possible to make your music sound as though it was recorded underwater with this effects pedal.
Analog is still an important choice for many guitarists, especially when it comes to obtaining a believable chorus effect. If you want to obtain a warm or lush chorus sound, an analog effects pedal is highly recommended and this is what is on offer here. The chorus effects that can be obtained through this pedal are fairly varied, which would make it worth considering on that basis alone. It is not an exaggeration to say that a number of users have found that the V2 H2O has enabled them to capture the famous Leslie sound through using the pedal. With regards to cost and size, this pedal is a huge improvement on obtaining a Leslie speaker.
However, the V2 H2O adds an extra dimension to its capabilities by adding an echo channel, allowing you to create layers of delayed and echoing in the style of your favourite 70s or 80s bands. Again, the analog nature of the effects pedal determines the sounds you are able to create but as long as you are happy with that, and most guitarists are, you will be alright.
There is a lot going on with this effects pedal but it is still robust. Sometimes the more elements there are on a pedal, the more chance it has of breaking but there are very complaints about this pedal. It should be able to withstand the rigours of a touring schedule or a punishing time in the recording studio. Over time, scratches will appear but there appears to be no reason why the V2 H2O won’t keep on rocking for a good number of years.
There are two output jacks on the V2 H2O allowing you to send your sound via two amplifiers. You can even send a dry signal to one amp and the treated sound to another, which will help you further disorientate your style of play. When used in mono, the V2 H2O provides strong results but when used in stereo, the effects can be startling.
When considering if the V2 H2O is worth the price, you have to consider the number of elements involved in the pedal. There are six knobs to control, you get chorus and echo to play with and the NORM/LUSH and SHORT/LONG switches add even more versatility to this pedal. In short, you get an awful lot of options for your money and if you like to experiment with sounds, the V2 H2O will keep you happy for an awful long time.
Like most pedals, the V2 H2O is only of value if you want the chorus and echo effects with your pedal. If you have a need for both sounds, it is a fantastic piece of kit that will save money and space on your pedal board.
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Amazon: Visual Sound V2 H2O Chorus Pedal