Danelectro Hodad DH-1
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The Danelectro Hodad differs from a lot of
the other micros we checked out in that the
company seemed to forego design features for
functional effects. It has two 2” speakers and
features Tone, Gain and Off/On/Volume controls,
along with Echo and Tremolo buttons—and
there’s a trim pot on the back to adjust the Trem
speed. The lack of any sort of belt clip or handle
makes this one slightly less convenient to tote
around, and the plastic enclosure is retro-stylish
but lacks the detail touches like tolex and leather
found in a few of the others.
Soundwise, the Hodad also evokes a retro-cool
vibe. Like the other micros, it doesn’t deal
extemely well with the low end, but this one
has a nice, pleasant top that’s not too pinched.
Add the echo and the tremolo, and it evokes
the guitar-driven instrumentals of days gone by.
It’s highly addictive fun, and will have you noodling
right through your lunch hour.