Tap tempo, FX looping, and a multitude of twisted sounds in one amazing delay pedal.
The Carl Martin Echotone delay guitar effects pedal may just be the only delay pedal you ever need. Imagine switching from a Manual time setting to a Tap time setting right at your feet, so you can play with your favorite slap-back echo on rhythm to a Tap (tempo), and set echo for that massive lead or solo. Combine this echo flavoring by installing a chorus, flange or even distortion pedal in the insert loop, and the switchable trail function at bypass and you get an echo effect pedal of unbelievable sound and dimension.
The Carl Martin delay pedal's Echo switch activates or bypasses the Echotone, indicated by the LED on the unit being activated. Please note the Echotone is not true bypass, it features a high-quality buffered bypass, to ensure long cabling without loss. The delay pedal's Select switch lets you choose between the manual time setting and the Tap Tempo function. This function allows you to shift between two presets easily.
The Tap Tempo lets you set the delay time simply by tapping the desired tempo on the Tempo switch with your foot (tap a minimum of two times or more as the Carl Martin EchoTone guitar pedal will always set the tempo after the last two taps). With the Manual time function chosen on the select switch you set the desired delay time on the chicken-head knob. Turning it clockwise creates faster delay time, while turning it counterclockwise produces longer delay.
The Carl Martin EchoTone pedal's Echo knob lets you mix between dry and wet; the Feedback knob lets you choose the amount of echo you want; and the Tone knob lets you adjust the voicing on the repeats, from dark position in full counterclockwise to light in full clockwise. The tone will only affect the repeats, not the overall sound from the guitar.
With the delay pedal's Loop you can insert an external effect device, like a chorus, phase, overdrive pedal, or EQ. With this you can either color or modulate the echo in a multitude of different ways with really cool results. Once again, the sounds produced in the loop only work on the repeats, not on the overall tone coming from the guitar. Inserting a modulation effect into the loop requires you to regulate the echo and feedback to lesser settings, as the feedback can go into oscillation if left in the same setting without modulation.
The delay pedal's Trail switch lets guitarists choose whether you want trails on or off when in bypass mode. Trails are the echo ringing out when you bypass the effect pedal, in off position the effect stops immediately when bypassed.
As with all the Danish built Carl Martin effects, the Echotone delay pedal comes in a low-profile housing, coated in a stunning off-white color, with a built-in 12v (+/-) regulated power supply. The Carl Martin Echotone's built-in power supply has an attached power wall plug cord, to run only on main power, not 9V battery or 9V adapter.