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Belle Epoch Deluxe EP-3 Tape Style Echo

NZ $539.00

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All Catalinbread pedals enjoy a 7 year warranty to the original owner upon registration. The only exceptions are for comsetic damage, abuse and/or unauthorized modification. We will repair or replace your unit in the rare event it malfunctions, for free. There may be a charge for actual return shipping cost.
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Description

Description

All that's missing is the tape (and the maintenance)

The Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe features a modern version of every functional part of the EP-3 except for the tape cartridge components. It comes complete with the EP-3's six Echo Program presets, a Depth knob to change modulation depth, and controls for both Record Level (how hard the virtual 'tape' is being hit) and Echo Volume. You also get the Echo Sustain knob (control over how much of the delay signal is fed back for multiple repeats), as well as an Echo Delay knob that lets you choose a delay time within the original EP-3's range, from 80ms up to 800ms. And while Vintage EP-3's required significant maintenance, you won't have to worry about that with the Belle Epoch Deluxe.

Value added — in a big way

Catalinbread has packed the Belle Epoch Deluxe with even more creative controls. Open the back, and you'll find an internal trim pot, so you can set the gain of the Belle Epoch's great-sounding preamp. On the front there is an unusual control: There is a toggle for changing the operation of your expression pedal (input on the rear panel). Move it to the right, and your pedal controls delay time; move it to the left and — depending on which Echo Program is selected — your expression pedal can control delay playback volume, filter sweep, or rotary speed for the roto-swirl function. On top of all this, you have a left-side latch for instant runaway repeats and a right-side footswitch that can be set via an internal slider switch to either true-bypass or "buffer" — what Catalinbread calls "trails" mode. Trails mode allows the repeats to decay fully, even after the footswitch is depressed, for greater continuity and some major swell.

Gear that makes you want to play

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. The Belle Epoch Deluxe Tape Echo Pedal is a great example of Catalinbread's exciting, inspiring innovation.

Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Tape Echo Pedal Features:

  • Faithful digital re-creation and physical reconstruction of the original EP-3 Tape delay units
  • Discrete preamp improves your guitar tone from low-volume cleans to saturated fuzz
  • Depth knob for setting the depth of the modulation
  • Record Level control determines how hard the virtual 'tape' is hit
  • 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
  • Expression pedal input with topside toggle switch for pedal control of delay time, playback volume, filter sweep, or rotary speed
  • Made in the USA

Tech Specs

  • Pedal Type: Tape Echo
  • Max Delay Time: 800ms
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4"
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4"
  • Other I/O: 1 x 1/4" TRS (expression)
  • True Bypass: Yes (switchable to "trails" mode)
  • Features: Internal tunable repeats trimpot, internal bypass type switch
  • Power Source: 9V DC 200mA power supply (sold separately)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: BELLE EPOCH DELUXE
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Warranty:
All Catalinbread pedals enjoy a 7 year warranty to the original owner upon registration. The only exceptions are for comsetic damage, abuse and/or unauthorized modification. We will repair or replace your unit in the rare event it malfunctions, for free. There may be a charge for actual return shipping cost.
Shipping:
NZ $0.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)
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