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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Slap-Back Echo

Electro-Harmonix Slap-Back Echo Demo | First Look

A small, simple solution for rockabilly raging or subtle tone thickening.

The Electro-Harmonix Slap-Back Echo takes the essence of one of rock guitars most iconic effects and boils it down into an ultra-compact footprint without sacrificing modern flexibilities.

The Electro-Harmonix Slap-Back Echo is a late 70s rarity reissued with a classic tone and few modern updates. A single, short delay has been utilized to add depth and rhythmic effect to countless records, was popularized in the 1950s, and is still unmistakable. The EHX Slap-Back Echo’s simple design delivers the classic sounds from subtle doubling to intense bathtub reflections in a pedalboard-friendly package.

Housed in EHX’s Pico-sized chassis, the all-analog Slap-Back Echo features Gain and Blend knobs as well as a Time switch. The Gain knob controls the input signal before the echo circuit and also adjusts the overall volume at the output with a boost of up to +20dB. The Blend knob mixes the dry signal and the echo signal from 100% dry to 100% echo. The Time switch selects between three different delay times: 45ms, 65ms, and 100ms.

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