52 pedals, week 24—Cold Craft Effects EchoVerberator

Regular readers of this series of articles will notice a couple of things. Firstly, I love overdrive and distortion pedals a lot. Secondly, this series is way behind it’s schedule. To make up for both short comings, I need to make sure the next few pedals are awesome. They need to really show that this article series can get back on track in quality and quantity. The Cold Craft Effects EchoVerberator will take care of the quality. Sadly, the quantity is up to me. Luckily, we all know quality is better than quantity.

Phew!

The EchoVerberator is a parallel combination of reverb and tape echo style delay. The delay is digital, but manages to capture that tape echo style delay incredibly well. I’m of course basing all of my writing on all I’ve read and seen online. You’ll see what I saw in the embedded video below. After you read my words. Read the words!

What I love about this pedal is that it is essentially two pedals in one. You can play the pedal as a reverb pedal alone or you can play the pedal as an echo delay. Both sound really nice. Combined though, they are truly beautiful. And the US dollar price of this pedal makes it seriously tempting (currently selling for $189USD).

I’ve mentioned with most pedals in this series so far something along the lines of “this pedal is true bypass”. The EchoVerberator however is True Power Bypass. The way that’s officially described on the EchoVerberator website is The EchoVerberator is buffered when powered, providing echo and reverb trails in all modes, however should the unit lose power, it will revert to true bypass through a low power latching relay. Cool.

What’s even cooler is the way this pedal uses its bypass feature. There is the reverb-always-on mode which leaves the reverb permanently on even when in bypass. By using this clever feature you can easily switch back and forth between echo/reverb and just echo. There’s even the Limelight™ Momentary Bypass Mode. This kicks in (or off) when you press the pedal’s footswitch for longer than one second. When the footswitch is released it then turns off.

Remember how I said this pedal was like two pedals in one? I think it may be more.

I also said there would be an embedded video to better explain some of the things I’ve written. I am a man of my word, so here is a very cool nine minute video by The Gear Shark on youTube. I honestly love the reverb and delay tones that are created in this video. Take a look and a listen. I think you’ll find you want this pedal. I know I do.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar pedal. I have not experienced first-hand the sound or effects of this guitar pedal. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

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