Catalinbread Belle Epoch EP3
A note from Catalinbread:
Catalinbread has done loads of research in producing the Belle Epoch Tape Echo Pedal, and the result is a user-friendly, digital incarnation that perfectly honors the well-loved Maestro Echoplex EP-3 tape delay. The Belle Epoch delivers all the fantastic analog variation and dynamic power of the original; it even has the discrete preamp and self-oscillation that helped make the EP-3 a legend. You get the Mix control to replicate the EP-3's Echo Volume control (100% dry to 100% wet signal), Tone/Record Level to control the punch of the first repeat, Sway/Mod to change the amount of randomized "wow" and flutter effects that are present, an Echo Sustain (control over how much of the delay signal is fed back for multiple repeats), and an Echo Delay knob that lets you choose a delay time within the original EP-3's range, from 80ms up to 800ms. Plus, there's an internal trim pot, so you can set the gain of the Belle Epoch's great-sounding preamp.
The self-avowed gearheads at Catalinbread focus on making musical devices that they want to use themselves — "gear that gets us excited and inspires us to play." The result of that authentic focus and unwavering integrity is the type of innovation that isn't market-driven; Catalinbread creates its own market for products players love, whether overdrive, delay/reverb, fuzz/distortion, or tremolo/modulation pedals (many of which are available at Caldwell Guitars Nashville). The Belle Epoch Tape Echo Pedal is a great example of Catalinbread's exciting, inspiring innovation.
Catalinbread Belle Epoch Tape Echo Pedal Features:
Faithful digital re-creation of the original EP-3 Tape delay units
Discrete preamp improves your guitar tone from low-volume cleans to saturated fuzz
Mix knob rotates from 100% dry to 100% wet signal for super-creative, precise control
Tone/Record Level controls the punch of the initial repeat
Sway/Mod brings back the random "wow"/flutter effects for realistic tape sound
Echo Sustain lets you decide how much delay signal to feed back into the delay line
Echo Delay controls delay time; set it anywhere within the EP-3's original 80-800ms range
Self-oscillation (Echo Sustain set high) makes it an instrument in itself
Internal trim pot sets preamp gain
Made in the USA