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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Features
  • 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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Electro-HarmonixFreeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The sustain!

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really cool pedal but...

This pedal was awesome for about four months until it broke. The pedal would work for the first few clicks and then after that it would produce a white static noise and turn off....Read complete review

This pedal was awesome for about four months until it broke. The pedal would work for the first few clicks and then after that it would produce a white static noise and turn off. I never threw it around or abused it. It sat on my pedal board and I would just tap it on and off and one day it just stopped working. It was really cool and had a lot of applications in my opinion but they really need to come out with an improved more dependable version or something. I have read several people's reviews on forums who have experienced the same problem. I tried contacting EHX for three weeks for a repair or refund but they never replied to my messages or any of my emails. Does their customer service just not exist? Now it just sits to the side and collects dust. Great pedal when it works but lacking in build quality. Buy at your own risk!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Like it

By Music Mike

from Harrisburg PA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Wish Latch Was Different

Best Uses

  • Drone

Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

Does what it says. It is non latching on the fast and slow settings so you haveto hold the button down to sustain the chord when using those modes. You can set the rate of glisendo in the latch mode between three choices. Its fun. I'm using it for droning.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Git r done

By Rockerduck

from Marietta, Ga.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

    For all you shoe gaze fans, this is what you need. Get this and a looper and you are done.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This pedal does exactly what I expected it to.

    By Les Pauley Oswald

    from Lawrence, KS

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cheap
    • Drone
    • Has Button
    • Has Buttons
    • Has Three Position Switch
    • No Bad Smells

    Cons

    • Limited Selection Of Effects

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal claims to do one thing with slight variation. It does that one thing with slight variation.

    If you would like a pedal that does this one thing, you should buy it, because it does that one thing.

    I would definately recommnend the Freeze pedal to a freind who wants to do that one thing. Because it does that thing, and it is pretty much the best deal for doing that one thing.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Really cool pedal but...

    By Aaron

    from Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal was awesome for about four months until it broke. The pedal would work for the first few clicks and then after that it would produce a white static noise and turn off. I never threw it around or abused it. It sat on my pedal board and I would just tap it on and off and one day it just stopped working. It was really cool and had a lot of applications in my opinion but they really need to come out with an improved more dependable version or something. I have read several people's reviews on forums who have experienced the same problem. I tried contacting EHX for three weeks for a repair or refund but they never replied to my messages or any of my emails. Does their customer service just not exist? Now it just sits to the side and collects dust. Great pedal when it works but lacking in build quality. Buy at your own risk!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good

    By chris

    from texas

    About Me Novice

    Pros

      Cons

      • Easy To Hit Knob
      • Easy To Hit Ku

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Works as expected. Easy to accidentally hit knob.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing, but not for everyone

        By Donald1324567

        from Roanoke, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Ambient
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

          You can get this thing to sound like an organ, or you can use it to capture some pretty crazy sounding ambiance out of your amp. I have a bunch of different effect pedals, but it captures my reverb and my superego pedal the best. I can capture amazing ambient sounds... and just let them ring out throughout the song lol.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Freeze is a Cool pedal

          By Ice Bob

          from stuart fla

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Bumping Other Settings

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

          i use it on intros 'big endings' hold lead notes crazy long'turning chords into an organ like sounds'lo fi sound efx' drone notes. its not something you play every not of every song but in my board and i keep finding useful places for it. i did some mods a bigger knob to make it easyer to control with my toe and a cap over the switch so i dont bump it. i only use slow mode i wish it had a slower decy but i love it good one

           
          5.0

          A Very Cool Effect

          By 66thud

          from Bay Area, Norcal

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I thought I would try this effect out because the description sounded intriguing. I didn't think I would find that many uses for it but I keep thinking up new ones. It's a great way to embellish the ending to a song or to set up a sort of "loop" during a solo to play against. It's a keeper.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Freeze adds "warmth" to my playing

              By Rodster

              from LaGrange, GA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Too light

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Thkis product does exactly what it said it would. It freezes the tone at the time of pressing the switch and allows you to play over that tone in real time. Perfect for "Pink Floyd" type playing and improvisation.

              The only thing is the pedal is so light you have to fasten it down on your pedal board or it may drift away during performances.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              True to Its Word

              By Michael Wright

              from Portland, OR

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

              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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