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"I only got hip to this in the last two years. For years, I sounded like crap because I didn't understand that even when they're off, effects pedals mess up the sound. This is also really important because nothing sounds as good as the guitar plugged directly into the amp, which is something I do frequently. A true bypass switch lets the pure signal get through." - [Marc Ribot](http://www.innerviews.org/inner/ribot.html).more
In the description of this video, Andy lists the pedals that he uses for this song: Matchless Clubman Matchless Chieftain Marshall JMP Hohner Pianet T Strymon Bigsky Strymon Timeline Eventide Space El Capistan Naunaber Slate Stereo Wet Electro Harmonix EHX POG2 Earthquaker Devices Afterneath Echo Park Telecastermore
The handful of stomps that he relies on includes: Fulltone OCD, Fulltone Fat-Boost, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Pro Co RAT, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Echo Park, TC Electronic G-Force. And for strings, picks, and accessories, he currently jams D'Addario EX115 (.010-.049), Rocktron MIDI Mate, Whirlwind Selector A/B, Sunrise acoustic pickup, K&K Pure Classic acoustic pickup, and Avalon U5.more
For guitarist, Nershi mainly uses a Collings I-35, a Santa Cruz D-Nershi Signature Model, a ’70s Martin D-28 ("FrankenMartin"), a 1955 Martin D-18, and a Ton Nershi T-Style Guitar. When it comes to amps, Nershi goes with his tried-and-true Fender formula involves a Blues Deluxe and a Blues DeVille. The handful of stomps that he relies on includes: Fulltone OCD, Fulltone Fat-Boost, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Pro Co RAT, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Echo Park, TC Electronic G-Force. And for strings, picks, and accessories, he currently jams D'Addario EX115 (.010-.049), Rocktron MIDI Mate, Whirlwind Selector A/B, Sunrise acoustic pickup, K&K Pure Classic acoustic pickup, and Avalon U5.more
In terms of solo applications, the Echo Park never fails to sound great. In fact, it makes practice a lot of fun because it opens up a world of experimentation via the various models, settings and delay patterns that are available. I was reminded of a quote from The Edge of U2, who described how he incorporated echo into his composition process when writing guitar parts once he really started to find out what he could do with the effect. I found myself delving deeply into the Echo Park's features just because it was so easy to do, and the result was a plethora of new ideas as well as a refinement of older ones.
In a recording scenario, I initially had some problems with the Echo Park because I was unaware that using a Line 6 power supply would resolve noise issues. Unfortunately, prior to obtaining the DC-1G cable, the Echo Park was unusable in the studio because of the buzzing it created even when the pedal was turned off. However, once I obtained the Line 6 proprietary power supply, the signal cleared up instantly and the sound was just beautiful. (Update: Voodoo Labs' Pedal Power 2 Plus is an ideal unit if you're looking to run juice to several pedals simultaneously, as it includes a port that is set up specifically for Line 6 pedals.)
This is a good place to mention a quirk of the Echo Park: when it's turned on, there is a small but noticeable volume boost. There will be a certain percentage of the guitar-playing population who will strongly dislike this, but I'm not one of them. In fact, I love the little hint of extra gain it adds to the signal--and since I rarely turn my Echo Park off, I don't notice the discrepancy between the dry sound and the effected one.
The reason I mention the volume boost when discussing recording with the Echo Park is because it's the one situation where I had to account for it. Playing alone, it's a non-issue; playing in a band, it's kind of an advantage. In a studio, however, where microphones are carefully placed and settings are adjusted specific to a certain sound, I didn't think to compensate by having the engineer work with the pedal on first--which would have been a good idea, because if the mics are picking up a hot signal well, a slight volume dip will generally not be a problem. However, a sudden boost in signal can result in unanticipated, unwanted distortion. So, note to anyone who will use the Echo Park for recording... Read More
This thing sounds killer, especially on the Analog and Tape setting. The Modulation is very musical and not overbearing. The tap tempo feature is so convenient. It holds up very well to gigging.
It's digital, has warm dark repeats and has modulation. It will do anything from swells to reverse delays to ducking. It's really solidly built and is a pedal everyone that is looking for delays on a budget should consider.