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When it comes to delay in general, one of the names that instantly pops into your head is TC Electronic. From the famed 2290 rack units of the 80’s, to all of their newer models, most of which we’ve had the pleasure to review: Flashback, Triple Delay, Alter Ego, Nova Delay and Repeater and so on. Today’s featured pedal is also a delay, and a massive one at that. The Alter Ego x4 Vintage Echo boasts sounds from...

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Today’s guest review comes to us from Harrison L. – find him on Instagram (@Harrison_xx), Twitter (@Harrison_Caesar), Facebook (HarrisonCaesar) or his band’s website (The Baxter Loop)! The TC Electronic Dark Matter distortion pedal is an OUTSTANDING distortion and drive pedal. With it’s sleek black finish and variable controls over Gain, Level, Bass AND Treble, not to mention a ‘Voice’ switch to...

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Welcome to our first installment of Guest Review Fridays! Each week we will feature a guest reviewer who will offer their unique and personal look at one of their favorite pedals – if you’d like to be semi-famous and get published here on Pedal of the Day, click here to submit your own pedal review, and join in the conversation! Our flagship Friday reviewer is Scott W. – catch him over on Instagram (@honey.power) or...

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The Nova series of pedals from TC Electronics have been enthralling us for some time now, cramming a seemingly endless supply of options and effects into each pint-sized box that’s produced. Whether it’s in the realm of delay (ND-1, RPT-1), modulation (NM-1), dynamics (NDY-1) or Overdrive (NDR-1), or today’s featured pedal, the NR-1 Reverb, each of these pedals bring something new to the effects game, including this...

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The TonePrint collection of pedals from TC Electronic have been pretty outstanding so far, enabling some exact dialing in of flangers, delays, reverbs and chorus, among others, all with pretty good sonic results. Today’s pedal ventures into a bit different territory, and into an effect that most players have a love-it-or-hate-it relationship with: The Compressor. Some swear by it for their tone, some can’t stand it, and...

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The crew at TC Electronic has had a long-standing reputation for building some truly innovative and awe-inspiring delays, and possibly the best delay ever in the 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay. Shrinking the principles and options down to fit into a smaller enclosure that fits nicely onto a pedalboard, they’ve created the Nova Delay, a compact delay full of sonic options and tones for days – all the best features of the old...

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Although a lot of older pedals from past decades have been reissued or reworked in some way, there’s just something awesome about holding a piece of history in your hand, and then turning that piece of history on and making some rad music with it. Such is the case with today’s pedal, the SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger (and Pitch Modulator) from TC Electronic. A great tool to use in multiple sonic settings, the SCF can be...

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TC Electronic Viscous Vibe

TC Electronic Viscous Vibe


Posted By on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in TC Electronic, Vibrato | 0 comments

Let’s face it – the classic Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe sound works really, really well in some music…and not so much in others. Being that it might not be the friendliest effect on your board, it’s hard for a lot of folks to shell out a couple hundred dollars for a well-made recreation, or even harder to find (and afford) and original, much less one in good working condition. While these sought-after analog machines are...

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TC Electronic Helix Phaser

TC Electronic Helix Phaser


Posted By on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in Phasers, TC Electronic | 0 comments

I think the TonePrint idea that the folks over at TC Electronic had was brilliant, and continue to think that same thing, especially since they’ve incorporated it into all different types of pedals, not just the delays. Phaser pedals seem to be kind of a love/hate thing, and since I lean toward the former, I was super-stoked to see that TC was coming out with a TonePrint-enabled phaser. Well, I finally got my hands on the Helix,...

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Well, the Kings of Delay are back at it again. Ever since their famed TC2290 Digital Delay was released back in 1985, TC Electronic has continually been on the cutting edge of all things delay, and with their new upgraded version of the Alter Ego Vintage Echo, they steer us in a slightly different delay/echo direction. Combining elements from both of these genres into one compact package, the AE2 is loaded with options, modes, sounds...

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The folks at TC Electronic have been creating incredible delay machines for decades now, moving from impressive rack mount units to some of the most incredible and well-known stompboxes that exist today. From the regular Flashback Delay, to it’s older brother, the Flashback x4, to the Nova Delay and Repeater pedals, TC offers a broad range of options and sizes for you to choose which delay is right for you. Today’s review...

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I’ve always liked the sound of a cool flanger pedal ripping through an amp, mine or someone else’s, it doesn’t matter. That jet stream whoooosh and whirl, especially when mixed in with some nice overdrive, really puts a fat ole smile right on my face. I’m also a fan of TC Electronic’s TonePrint series, so I was excited to test out a pedal I hadn’t really heard too much about, the Vortex Flanger....

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The Flashback x4 Delay pedal from the famous brand TC Electronic is the evolution of the old single. This new model home TC Electronic has within twelve delay mode, a looper, four slots for many TonePrint, all downloadable for free from the official website and of course the possibility of having three types of delay ready for use thanks to the three stomp A, B and C. This is the general overview of the features of this pedal, but now...

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The Nova Delay from TC Electronic was actually my first delay pedal. I bought it because it’s just what my friend told me to get. But I’m incredibly thankful I did. Eventually I’d grow tired of it and move onto the Timeline, because everyone knows since the Timeline is more than twice the price of the Nova Delay it has to be better, right? False. If you’re looking for crystal clear, U2/ Early Hillsong .8th...

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TC Electronic Corona Chorus

TC Electronic Corona Chorus


Posted By on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Chorus, TC Electronic | 1 comment

I bought the TC Electronic Corona Chorus pedal used off a gear page. I have had about every chorus pedal you can imagine…Strymon, Boss, Visual Sound, Earthquaker Devices, Digitech…you name it. I was floored at the quality of tone coming from the TC. Fantastic tweakability. Their “Tone Print” feature is pretty killer as well. Strongly recommend getting one of you like chorus in your sound. Specs: TonePrint 3...

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Ok, delay pedal lovers, here is another one: the TC Electronic Nova Repeater. This pedal is pretty self-explanatory, but for the sake of the whole Pedal of the Day review…let’s dive on in! First, let me say, if you are going to purchase this, use a true isolated power supply, don’t daisy chain this one. It will add white noise and hiss that will haunt your dreams. Ok, the delay sound out of this is amazing. The only...

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The $87 I spent on this used pedal might have been the best $87 I ever spent on anything guitar-related…or not guitar-related, who knows? What I do know is this: the Reverb sounds coming out of the Hall of Fame from TC Electronic are incredible. The options are pretty much open to any type of reverb you could want, plus it has the super-cool Tone Print feature, like a lot of TC Electronic’s pedals have, which I think is a...

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When I went to Guitar Center and asked “What are some good delay pedals?” I was handed a few, and the one that stood out among the rest was the Flashback x4 from TC Electronic. This delay pedal has 12 different delay types, plus, TC Electronic TonePrint® slots. TonePrint® absolutely blew my mind, it is when you take your smart phone and you download a free app and you can find different artists and their custom settings...

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Putting a modern twist on the classic 2290 Delay, TC Electronic has produced the Flashback Delay, which offers many delay modes and options, plus a couple of cool added bonuses. The selection of delay modes on this compact pedal are really quite impressive, 11 all together, making your sonic spectrum broad and far-reaching. The 2290 setting is one of my favorites, and emulates the sounds (I would imagine, having never heard an...

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TC Electronic Ditto Looper

TC Electronic Ditto Looper


Posted By on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Loopers, TC Electronic | 0 comments

The Ditto Looper from TC Electronic is a 1 knob, live musician-friendly pedal! It has a simple configuration of a playback volume knob to set how loud you want your loop to be. Then it has a soft touch on/off switch, which is brilliant because most looping pedals have a standard stomp switch which does produce a significant amount of noise which if you have a delay on that pop of the pedal can be heard in your loop. So the soft touch...

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