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Echolution — List: $675 Street: $399

Signal Chain

  • Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Nylon Standard, .88mm
  • Neunaber Technology WET Reverb
  • Welagen Overdrive Special
  • Dragoon 225C8M
  • Royer Labs R-121
  • Chandler Limited TG-2 Special Edition
  • Avid Digi 002

Signal Chain

  • Ibanez S470
  • GHS Progressives, 9-42
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • MXR Bass Compressor
  • Pigtronix Echolution
  • Orange AD30TC 2x12 Combo
  • Celestion Vintage 30, 16 ohm
  • Orange AD30HT
  • Orange PPC212OB
  • Royer Labs R-121
  • Avid Digi 002
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

Echolution is the world’s finest delay pedal. A hybrid of analog and digital technology, Echolution’s ethereal tape echo sound can be manipulated by a creative arsenal of features as Pigtronix Echolution drenches your tone in analog goodness with a world class pre-amp driving a pair of proprietary analog tape emulation filters, a hi-cut stage and stereo outputs. The echoes are further massaged by chorus and tremolo modulation.
Independent Tap Tempo and Modulation modes allow you to switch between different sounds on the fly, with a maximum delay time of 12 seconds. A newly updated precision tap tempo algorithm matches the beat with only two stomps while the expression pedal jack allows for external adjustment of delay time.
The Modulation Delay operates over three distinct time ranges, providing easy access to a huge array of delay-based effects. The short setting (10ms-120ms) provides stereo chorus, reverb and slap-back sounds. The medium setting (100ms-1.2sec) covers classic BBD and tape echo territory with lush modulation and rich dub tone. The long setting (1sec- 12sec) allows for epic sound on sound jams, sampling, reverse playback and rhythmic multi-tap patterns.
The Multi-Tap toggle switches introduce any combination of five additional echoes at musical fractions of the master delay time. This is like having up to 6 delay pedals in a parallel! The fractions are be based on quarter note and triplet subdivisions or can be aligned to the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio (PHI) is a naturally occurring spiral rhythm that is found throughout the universe. PHI is observed in the shapes of galaxies, DNA and in the work of many great musicians.
Echolution is more than a pedal, it is an electronic instrument that will expand your mind and your music.

QUOTES
In an age where most pedal makers are making variations on vintage designs, Pigtronix is forging new paths while building upon the lessons learned over the history of audio manipulation. They are pushing the sonic envelope while staying true to classic tone. The Echolution goes where no delay has gone before, yet still is the best sounding (non-tape) delay I’ve heard. I just had Dave Friedman put the Echolution in my touring rig. - Richard Fortus with Guns and Roses.

FEATURES
Unique Analog / Digital hybrid Architecture
Switchable Tap Tempo and Modulation Delay
Chorus and Tremolo modulation
Reverse and Loop modes with remote Switching
6-Part multi Tap with (Phi) Golden ratio switch
Trails switch lets echoes fade naturally after bypass
Capable of Self Oscillation without digital clipping
True Stereo Outputs
Non-Linear Filters provide analog saturation
Pigtronix 15VDC power supply included
Circuit Design by Howard Davis
Sound Design by David Koltai
Chassis Size = 7.4” x 4.6” x 1.5”

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