The TC Electronic Flashback Delay Guitar Effects Pedal features 6 seconds delay time of every delay type you could ever wish for, from TC Electronic's legendary 2290 to a slapback, with 10 different types to choose from and it also doubles as a lo...
"The cool thing about the Flashback and the reverb pedal is two years ago I put these in Joe's rack. And they're still in here. The cool thing about that is that Joe changes weekly. I mean it's every week that we're changing to a new reverb. I've got boxes of reverb and delay pedals that I used to change weekly. And now we're all set and good to go. I can close the drawer, click it in place, and we're laughin'! So to TC I say: Thank You," explains Joe Perry's guitar tech.more
Listed on his TC Electronic artist profile page. Quote from the article: "Seeing how reverbs were Jared’s most used effect type for the recording of “Mechanical Bull”, TC effects are now a key element in Kings of Leon’s live sound. What is more, the BH250 bass amp and Flashback x4 are always backstage with Jared before shows." Original source found [here](http://www.tcelectronic.com/jared-followill/).more
View an entire collection of TC Electronic pedals Bill Kelliher of [Lethargy](http://equipboard.com/band/lethargy), [Today Is The Day](http://equipboard.com/band/today-is-the-day), and [Mastadon](http://equipboard.com/band/mastodon) uses on this [artist page](http://www.tcelectronic.com/bill-kelliher/). Among them being the TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series.more
On this [artist page](http://www.tcelectronic.com/james-munky-shaffer/) for James Shaffer of [Korn](http://equipboard.com/band/korn) from the TC Electronics website, displays some of his guitar pedals, including a TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal.more
In this video, Steve Morse uses a TC Electronic Flashback Delay & Loooper. The description reads, "Steve Morse of Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, etc. is creating his personal TonePrints for TC Electronic's Flashback Delay & Looper guitar effects pedal. He really likes what he hears at first, which is always a good starting point, and as he gets to mess around with the many parameters, he simply succeeds in creating his dream delay - a delay sound that he can't get anywhere else as he puts it!"more
In this [article](http://www.tcelectronic.com/flashback-delay-toneprints/mike-stern-mikestern/), the video at 0:35 displays Mike Stern of [Yellowjackets](http://equipboard.com/band/yellowjackets) and [DR Big Band](http://equipboard.com/band/dr-big-band) creating his custom preset for the TC Electronic Toneprint. He states in the article, “The guitar is a very percussive instrument – especially if you play with a pick. This [TonePrint], kind of, gives it a singing ambience sound.”more
The TC Electronic Flashback Delay Guitar Effects Pedal features 6 seconds delay time of every delay type you could ever wish for, from TC Electronic's legendary 2290 to a slapback, with 10 different types to choose from and it also doubles as a looper.
Besides all that, the Flashback delay comes with TonePrint, so you can easily ToneTransfer your favorite delay settings. The Flashback delay also features TC Electronic's audio tapping technology, allowing you to set delay times by strumming your guitar, and a toggle switch allows you to switch between 16th notes or dotted 8s, for a more U2-like sound.
The Flashback features a spillover on/off switch as well as Delay Time, Feedback and Repeat controls, so you are always sure you get the sound you want without any hassle. Rounding out the pedals features are a small footprint, easy access battery hatch, true bypass, an analog-dry-through and the highest grade components.
First, it's worth noting that the sounds in this little blue box are great. The effects blend with a signal very well, allowing for the instant creation of lush atmospheres or just adding a little color to the sound of a wailing solo. However, I personally found the tones a little thin-sounding, compared to the rich analog tones of EHX's Digital Memory Boy or even the Line 6 Echo Park's tape echo model. The TC Electronic delay is, by comparison, remarkably clean but this comes at a cost to the character of the pedal.
Second, some of the pedal's innovations are a little clumsy. For instance, the idea of letting a player use their hands to set the tap tempo is a very good one considering that most guitarists spend a lot of energy working on their timing. It's likely that your strumming hand has better timing and control than either of your feet. However, having to hold down the FlashBack's footswitch for two full seconds to access the tap tempo is a real buzzkill. In a live performance situation, having your signal muted for as long as it takes to tap in a new tempo leaves a very noticeable gap in the mix. Also, while you are only required to hold the footswitch down for two seconds, this feels like an eternity onstage!
With that said, the Looper feature is one of the easiest to use of any I've ever encountered, although it does require that the player have pretty good foot-timing because there's no built-in quantization. The pedal starts recording the very instant you hit the footswitch, and starts playing as soon as you step on it again. However, with a little practice it's quite simple to get used to and before long, you'll be layering loops like a pro. My only qualm with the Looper is that one can't use a delay sound at the same time as looping, but this limitation is logical and not a deal-breaker.
The only feature I'll say I dislike outright on this pedal is the fact that the switch used to toggle trails on or off ("trails" referring to echoes continuing to occur after the pedal is turned off) is hidden in the pedal's chassis. To access it, you have to pick up the pedal and use a coin or some other large, flat implement to unscrew a panel on the reverse side of the FlashBack, inside of which you'll find an on/off switch. It seems to me that even mounting this as a toggle on the side of the pedal would have been a better idea than putting it under and inside of it.
When playing alone, the FlashBack is... Read More
This delay can do anything. The presets and all of the interesting functions that they built into it are cool, but the the Tone Print ability is what makes this incredible. You can program your own delay on your computer and send it to the pedal! amazing.
Not only does this have tap temp (technically 'strum tempo'), but it also has 12 types of delay in addition to a switch for divisions and a built in looper. Strongly recommend.
If you're an analogue snob go pick up the Carbon Copy. If you're reading this chances are you're already comparing. It does what it does better than the Flashback, but that one trick pony can't do a tenth of what this pedal does. So if you're just looking for pure delay get the Carbon Copy, if you're looking for a staggering amount of options and sheer versatility, this pedal belongs on your board.
This is by far the most versatile, compact, and pro quality delay pedal I've ever played. I went through a lot of delay pedals before I found this one and it has been a staple on my board for over a year now. This is one of the few pedals that if it broke, I would run out right away and buy a new one. Tons of tweaking ability inside and a wealth of clear delay sounds inside. It may sound stupid, but I like the way the footswitch feels. It's smoother and doesn't audibly "Click" when you engage it. Tons of possibilities. Trust me, you need this pedal.
A great delay pedal with versitility and a great price, toneprints are fun! You never get bored of your sound with this one, you can always download a new toneprint.
After struggling through a few smaller gigs with my Line 6 DL4, I needed a delay pedal that delivered the brilliance of the DL4 but did not take up as much space as the famous green pedal. I came across this Flashback pedal through Rob Chapman and boy has it helped me significantly. This amazing pedal will give you all of the great delay tones as well as a few more than other delay pedals. Extremely simple to use and a brilliant pedal all round.
The sound quality is perfect! the original sound is not modified at all (analog dry through) and the feedback added sound has great quality too. I found myself playing for hours with very different sounds and effects....... It has tons of features: the "2290" is an excellent modern delay; "analog/tape/slap" are different kinds vintage delays; the "modulation" delay provides a chorus in the feedback (set the time to zero and you'll have a nice chorus); "Ping Pong" is great for alternating delay repeats from left and right channels; "Reverse/Dynamic" are fun. The looper is too basic but it can be interesting if you don't have other loopers. Don't count on it if you are serious about looping (can't undo, can't stop and start the last recording, can't separately control the recorded volume without affecting the main volume). The Tone Print feature is amazing if you are friend with computer and cell phone apps. It allows to configure the pedal in ways you wouldn't imagine. The pedal is great for home & studio. For live performance, the disadvantage is that you can't store multiple presets, so you need a couple of seconds to configure the sound you want. I'll move to TC Flachback X4 or TC Tripple Delay in the future for sure.
Very usable preset modes, and the versatility of TonePrint makes the TC Flashback a staple on my main board. And it's stereo.
The variety of delays on offer is unbelievable. When I bought it, I initially thought that I would end up keeping it at the 2290 setting, but after a few days of playing, I found that every setting was extremely usable and sounded great. Even with the delay turned down, the pedal added just a bit more saturation to the overdriven sounds, giving it a lovely little boost and smoothness. All of this, plus the built-in looper and the fully customisable TonePrint setting, comes together to creat a fantastic pedal.
Have only owned this for a couple of weeks but it will surely hang around for quite some time. As a bassist I don't want my pedalboard to be overflowed with big delay pedals like the Strymon Timeline or TC Electronic Triple Delay. They sure are really great pedals but for my use it's a bit too much, although this pedal is spot on! It gives great sounds with classic delays like the 2290 and three different subdivisions which gives me great versatility, even in this small format. If you want just a small but solid delay pedal or maybe you just want another option alongside your big delay pedals then this is the way to go.
There are a lovely collection of sounds and types of delay. I generally use MOD, Lofi, Ping-pong, and the super cool reverse effects. It is super versatile and plays well with other pedals
What can't this pedal not do? With that ability to change up with toneprints, several delay types, or tweek with a computer you have millions of options. I lean towards setting up on the computer. It is a bummer you can't do this via android device like you can with a iproduct.
Construction: 5 Stars: solid as all T.C. products. The big screw makes it easy to access to change bypass or battery. You don't always have a screwdriver but you most likely have coinage in your pocket which will suffice in gaining access to the pedal. Some don't like the soft click when activate/deactivate thinking it is a poor switch that will give out but I prefer it over the EHX switches which are really noisy. The softer switch is a product Germanic engineering as with some German made telecom tools I have which these tools now have a noisy click because they did think it was performing like it was suppose to when there was no click.
Software: 4 Star. Toneprints are nifty if you are in a rut or trying to sound like a particular artist in a cover band. Computer interface is easy to figure out but would be better if you could use Android. You can set the parameters up so you don't have to get the flashlight to tweek the controls when changing delay types.
Delays: 5 Star You have many popular delays types to choose from. Warm analog type to pristine digital it is all there. I find this better sonically than the M9 or DL4 by Line 6 and 1/4 the size. The bitch is that you can't stack delays like the Line 6 M9 so I would recommend getting this with a Flashback Mini or a Flashback x4 (cheaper but big footprint) if this is something you are looking to do.
Looper 3.5 Star Haven't really used it since I have a Ditto looper which seems easier to use.