Catalinbread Echorec Binson-style Delay Pedal

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Is this pedal in mint condition? Yes, it is. It is pristine!
Does it come with original box and contents? Yes, it does.


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NO dings - NO chips - No cracks and NO blemishes on it..No finger print!

The old Binson Echorecs were amazing (originally tube-powered) drum echo machines that made it possible to achieve stunning timed delays of up to 300ms. Dr. Bonfiglio Bini produced well-built, thoughtfully designed mechanisms with beautifully musical output; even running without the delay engaged would enhance any guitar's tone. But touring was always a sketchy proposition with the fragile vintage machines, we're glad to see that Catalinbread has given new life to Dr. Bini's invention, in the form of the Catalinbread Echorec Binson-style Delay Pedal. The Echorec delivers a digital replication of the original's four-head functionality — plus variable timing by way of the Delay Time control — something that wasn't possible with the Binson machine. You can access all 12 head configurations via the Program Select knob; you also get feedback control with the Swell knob, timbre options via the Tone knob, and a Mix control that's variable from 100% dry to 100% wet.

Dr. Bini's early drum echo machine was high-tech in its time and remains a work of art. It was used extensively by psychedelic and rock artists from the 1950s through the 1970s to achieve mysterious swelling echoes and syncopated rhythmic patterns of repeated notes without tape artifacts (like "wow" and flutter). The Echorec's remarkable blend of aesthetic appeal and functional electronics have made it a favorite among collectors and players alike. It gives you all 12 combinations of playback "head" positions (on the original, not all 12 combinations were available for use), and all the function controls are positioned topside for easy manipulation. The Echorec's massive functionality is packaged with unique, attractive graphics (like all Catalinbread pedals) on a durable metal chassis with a high-quality footswitch, for long-lasting, satisfying ownership and performance.

The up-front control knobs are not the only dynamic features of the Catalinbread Echorec Binson-style Delay Pedal. The unit's discrete two-transistor preamp driver circuit adds oomph and lively intensity to your guitar tone, with no buffers. Remove the rear panel and you'll also find an internal trim pot for setting the global gain level, a true-bypass/buffer ("Trails" mode) slider switch, and trim control over the modulation. This all adds up to a robust structure with enough control to catalyze creativity without cramping your style.

The self-avowed gearheads at Catalinbread focus on making musical devices that they themselves want to use — "gear that gets us excited and inspires us to play." The result of that authentic focus and unwavering integrity is the type of innovation that isn't market-driven; Catalinbread creates its own market for products players love, whether overdrive, delay/reverb, fuzz/distortion, or tremolo/modulation pedals (many of which are available at Sweetwater). The Echorec is a great example of Catalinbread's exciting, inspiring innovation.

Pedalboard-friendly digital reproduction of the Binson Echorec drum delay machine
Access to all 12 playback "head" combinations for creative freedom that vintage units didn't provide
Swell, Tone, Delay Time, Mix, and Program Select controls mounted topside for easy manipulation
Variable delay timing — from 40-1000ms — for endless musical echo options
Beautiful graphics are unique and visually appealing
All-metal chassis and rugged footswitch are built to last, even on tour
Powered by 9V-18V power supply (not included)
Made in the USA

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ConditionMint (Used)
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