here is my review of my henretta engineering custom six speed from another forum:
this is hands down the coolest purchase i made in 2015!
after listening to some clips and reading some reviews i became quite interested in this handy little box. got a jam room in the basement of my new house, but wanted a small amp and set-up to keep upstairs as well as quick and easy travel for open-mics, jams, vacas etc.
i was trying to piece together a nice box to suit my needs but couldn't quite settle on something. i emailed kevin (great dude!) and asked him about delay. he said he had one in the offing, so i waited a couple more weeks. as soon as he announced the delay i was all over it!! as to customer service, kevin's is top notch!! he was very friendly and helpful. the turnaround on 6 custom effects was SO FAST! he answered all of my abundant questions with patience and was instrumental in my final decisions. and beyond that, he said he would happily take it in for updates, swap outs, tweaks.
ok onto the technical review!!
so i went:
green zapper auto filter>pinkman dirty boost>orange whip compressor (toggle switch to swap the order of the pink and orange)>golden years phaser>red brick delay>mr white tweak boost
let me say right off, these are not toys! these do not lack for excellent tone sculpting ability!! these are not one trick ponies!!! i have one external knob for each effect (sense>drive>squish>speed>length>vol). if i could add just one thing, it would be an external repeats knob for the delay. it is totally easy to open'er up and tweak the internal trims, and totally fun! some of them i felt the need to change to get what i wanted, others sound great no matter where you set it and it's fun to tweak'em again and again
all the quack, all the vocal sounding, all the env. filter buzz words...
excellent pedal! triggers great with my strat or tele. one of the effects i personally felt the need to tweak, but i have found a setting i am very happy with and pretty much just leave it be. i really like it hovering around 3:00 give or take. this pedal benefits a ton from the compressor and white boost. i can get my jerry on, get funky, or just get weird!
prob the best of the bunch, pairs up so good with the orange and/or white. i like to tweak the trims whenever i have it open, because i always find something new and amazing. lead tone, dirt to fuzz, does so much for such a little guy. not a lot needs to be said
solid comp. im not quite an always on guy, but i needs my compression. not the quietest but far from noisy and hardly worth mentioning. does wonders for the other effects, especially when goin for slap back with the delay (does great chickin' pickin') or shaping the green zapper.
pinkman<>orange whip toggle:
simple customization ($15) and upped the versatility a TON. im maybe 70% drive>comp, but man if you want things to get hairier...
golden years phaser:
great phaser. after the dirt where i like it. subtle like a 45. phase is as close to "always on" as any effect for me, and this one sits perfectly. nothing to tweak here.
red brick delay:
solid delay. sounds great, has a tone trim if you wanna tweak it, i did. this is the only effect of the bunch where i really feel i could benefit from a second external knob (repeats to go with time) as stated above. also, this is the only pedal of the bunch where i just can't quite tweak it to my ideal; i've got the repeat level maxed and i wish it could go a little higher. however i am gonna contact kevin and see if he can tweak it a bit to bring that up for me if i send it in. he has excellent customer service and encourages the buyer to send it in for any reasonably achievable changes he can make. i'll report back on that.
mr white tweak boost:
great boost, not totally transparent, but it's got what i like. can push my little fender champ into some great places. works as a great sort of master volume at the end of the box. really helps to shape most of the other effects, particularly the green zapper and pinkman. i have not tried to tweak this or play with the EQ one bit.
with my mini cry baby and micro pog up front and tc ditto on the back end, i got all i need for a one man jam. i know henretta offers the purple octapus octave up, but i think it would be very cool if he offered a basic octave down effect and a simple looper.
i will try to post some videos over the holiday weekend here.
ok that's it, tl:dr