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Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer pedal delivers infinite sustain of any note or chord at the press of a momentary footswitch. Release the footswitch and again you are sample-ready. The Freez... Read More

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The Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer pedal delivers infinite sustain of any note or chord at the press of a momentary footswitch. Release the footswitch and again you are sample-ready. The Freeze Sound Retainer pedals' 3 selectable decay rates-including a latch mode-guarantee liquid smooth tonal transitions. Hook the E-H Freeze Sound Retainer to your favorite pedals for a sonic collage unlike anything you've ever heard. The Freeze Sound Retainer is almost like Electro-Harmonix adding an extra musician to your band.

  • Real-time sample capture with perfect looping
  • Latch mode for infinite sustain at the touch of a momentary switch
  • Fast decay mode
  • Slow decay mode
  • Latch mode for infinite sustain of sample capture
  • Smooth tonal transitions between captures
  • Optional 9.6DC 200 power supply
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True to Its Word

By Michael Wright

from Portland, OR

Easiest pedal to use, period. Works exactly as eHx advertized it would, and opens up so many more options for writing parts. I don't see how anyone couldn't find a place for this in their sound. I've had it a month or so now, and it seems sturdy enough (as does everything else Electro-Harmonix makes), and have no reason to doubt its endurance. On top of that, it takes up very little room on a pedal board. Highly recommended for anyone.

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The sustain!

By Steve Sandvik

from Federal Way, WA

This pedal does exactly what it says it does. Grabs what you're playing right then, and holds it until you tell it to stop. Infinite sustain without having to hug your amp or monitor, and no feedback to worry about. I'm using it for bass, so I can't really speak to how it handles heavily distorted guitar at the moment. Had it a week, and it works great. There's a bit of a learning curve on the timing if you want to avoid volume or pitch warbles (it's basically a very short sample looped until you stop it). Cons: -No battery option. Doesn't affect me, but I know it'll affect some people. -Also the foot switch has a hard click at the bottom, but it's serving a momentary switch's purpose. I would rather it feel like a momentary switch, but that's personal preference. -Pots to adjust the rise and fall time in the slow mode would be nifty also--the adjustment for those is a bit weird, and you can't do it without unplugging the power, and you only get 3 options. It's not true bypass, but that's a function of how it works. It would be a much more complicated circuit to do what it does and be true bypass, so I don't count that as a con. Simple is good.

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Coolest pedal in my setup

By Galen Slabaugh

from Monroe, NC

The freeze works as advertised. But just like any pedal in your setup, placement will make a difference on the results you get. If you place the freeze at the end of the line, you will get a thin sound due to the analog-to-digital-to-analog conversion. However, if it is the first pedal it will sound like your holding a power chord forever! Impressive sustain. I tried it with my POD X3 Live FX loop, but it sounded a bit hollow. You can get some really funky sounds depending on when you press the sustain button and what you are playing. Harmonics and high pinch notes create some wierd and wild tones. I found that it can fillout acoustic guitar by pressing the hold with every chord change. You get a sort of pad sound while playing that adds some fullness. Not sure how well the pedal will hold up to constant switching, but the possibilities for this pedal are endless.

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