52 pedals, week 51—Lovepedal Hermida EPH-3 Tape Sim Delay

I know I’ve had a huge overdrive and distortion preference in this series of 52 pedals, but I couldn’t let myself end the series without one final modulation pedal. It would of course have to be another pedal that works well with a distorted tone. So, without further delay, let’s add the Hermida EPH-3 Tape Sim Delay pedal by Lovepedal.

I guess I did just add further delay. Oh well …

The Hermida EPH-3 Tape Sim is a delay pedal that has been designed by Alfonso Hermida from Hermida Audio. Hermida Audio merged with the Lovepedal brand a while back allowing Alfonso to work on pedals beyond his popular Zendrive pedal. Lucky for us all it seems.

The pedal lends itself nicely to both guitar and bass—so says the demo video below. The delays themselves are incredibly nice.

The depth this pedal adds to a guitar sound is simply beautiful. Sometimes a delay pedal will overpower the overdriven tones of a guitar. The EPH-3 doesn’t appear to do that. That’s what makes it one of the cooler delay pedals in my list. One of … OK. Probably the coolest.

Mix knob: Controls the dry vs. wet sounds. This is handy because you’d otherwise have to spray the pedal with water for this control.

That’s a joke. Please don’t spray a guitar pedal with water.

Delay: This is pretty much what you’d expect a delay knob to be. It controls the delay time (up to one second with this pedal).

Feedback: This control is for the number of repeats in each delay.

Flutter: This is for controlling the amount of modulation the pedal outputs.

All-in-all it’s a beautiful sounding pedal that is very simple to setup considering its four control knobs. It is of course DC adapter friendly like all good pedals and it’s black … Like all of the best pedals out there.

Personal preference there perhaps.

It’s a delay pedal. It sounds awesome. I may want one.

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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