Mattoverse Electronics Releases the Warble Swell Echo MKII

An echo pedal offering a dynamic foot-controllable swell feature and 8 modulation waveforms.

The new Warble Swell Echo MKII from Mattoverse Electronics is described as a lo-fi echo exploration machine. The dynamic foot-controllable swell feature and 8 modulation waveforms provide an alluring array of echo options. Enjoy smooth slapback, seasick swells, or the static filled wobble of a broken cassette tape and everything in between. The Warble Swell Echo MKII is designed to be a capable companion on your next sonic space adventure.

Meet the Warble Swell Echo MKII - Mattoverse Electronics

The Warble Swell Echo MKII starts at a $219 Street Price and is available in limited quantities directly from Mattoverse Electronics at and through select dealers soon.

A maze of modulation and reverberations leads down many colorful tone vortices.

Deep clanging reverb tones. Unexpected reverb/modulation combinations.

Steep learning curve for a superficially simple pedal.


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Gibson 1960 Les Paul 0 8145 is from the final year of the model’s original-production era, and likely from one of the later runs.

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