Sometimes simple is better. Well, for a simple guitar player like myself that can be true. Today, it is true. Today I’m adding the Epigaze Audio Effigy pedal to my 52 Pedals list. It’s a simple sounding, but awesome looking delay pedal. Delay pedals can often be rather complex beasts. If you’re simple—reiterating I’m talking about me here—then this complexity can sometimes be overwhelming. I just want some simple delays effects that are simple to apply. Effigy delivers.
I’ve mentioned in at least one earlier article in this series that pedal design also is important to me. It shouldn’t matter really, but it does. I like my guitar pedals to look cool. Again, Effigy delivers.
Maybe the pedal should be called The Postman on account of its delivery skills. No. Stupid idea.
The Effigy pedal has two external controls. Note, external. More on that in a moment. Those controls are for Time and Repeat. Nothing too uncommon there. And for me, all I need. When you want to get fancy though, the pedal has one more control on the inside of the pedal that you set once, and then move on and forget about. Unless you like tinkering all the time. If you do that, maybe get a more complex delay pedal and a user manual.
The internal control allows you to set the dry and wet mix of your sound by the way. Handy.
The official video highlights the basic and beautiful delay effects on a nice clean track. Hear it applied to a rhythm and lead style track. It sounds just beautiful to me. And it’s certainly easy enough to use. Sounds perfect.
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.