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GAMMA Narcissus Warm Delay Effects Pedal | Demo and Features with Nicholas Veinoglouplay button

GAMMA Narcissus Warm Delay Effects Pedal | Demo and Features with Nicholas Veinoglou

Warm Delay Pedal Test - Rob Chapman Puts the GAMMA Narcissus Pedal to the Testplay button

Warm Delay Pedal Test - Rob Chapman Puts the GAMMA Narcissus Pedal to the Test

Gamma Budget Pedals: Distortion, Overdrive, Chorus, Delay, Reverbplay button

Gamma Budget Pedals: Distortion, Overdrive, Chorus, Delay, Reverb


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The GAMMA Narcissus Warm Delay celebrates the strikingly attractive hunter in Greek mythology who fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water. So, take care that you don’t fall completely under the spell of the Narcissus pedal, because it can generate multiple reflections for you to adore. Narcissus is one of six stompboxes in our brand-new and exclusive GAMMA guitar effects pedals line—which also includes the Altas Boosted Overdrive, Bacchus Dynamic Driver, Cumulus 3-Way Reverb, Eros Clean Chorus and Hades Metal Distortion. We’re Guitar Center, and we know guitar players, so we populated the GAMMA line with six effects that are absolutely essential for gigging. In fact, you can construct a versatile and professional pedalboard with the sextet of GAMMA pedals alone.

All pedals in the GAMMA guitar effects series feature stunning metal-flake finishes, gig-tough chassis and knobs, scrupulously curated circuitry and buffered bypass (for consistent tone and signal output), as well as a compact size that won’t devour real estate on your pedalboard. Each GAMMA pedal can be run from a 9-volt battery or power supply (battery and DC adapter not included). In addition, we are extremely aware that the last thing players want is for their gear to crumble under pressure, so the GAMMA line was designed to defy the rigors of constant use and to sound sensational every time you plug in to play.

GAMMA Effects Pedal Series Pedalboard

Narcissus Warm Delay Controls and Features

As with most of the GAMMA series pedals, the controls on the Narcissus Warm Delay are simple, yet powerful, so you can start playing with sound right out of the box—as well as make parameter changes rapidly and effortless in mid performance at gigs. Narcissus’ trio of knobs cover the straightforward essentials of Level, Echoes and Time. You can easily adjust the wet/dry blend, set the number of repeats and determine the timing of the echoes. GAMMA pedals are also designed to endure the hardships of real-world use. Electrical footswitching protects against audible noise and other glitching that can sometimes occur when a mechanical switch begins to wear out. Buffered bypass ensures a strong and consistent signal is sent to the other pedals in your chain, so there shouldn’t be any volume dips or other anomalies when you swap or add effects on the fly. The heavy-duty metal chassis and knobs are durable enough to withstand being kicked off stages, tossed into gig bags and any other abuses that can occur during live gigs, studio sessions and gear transport.

GAMMA Narcissus Warm Delay Effects Pedal Controls

How Does the Narcissus Warm Delay Sound?

At the sonic pleasure center of the Narcissus Warm Delay is the classic Princeton PT2399 bucket-brigade circuit that darkens the timbre of the echoes with each repeat. This is a brilliant feature, as it means the cascading echoes won’t interfere with the brighter echoes you launch with each new note you play. You can also generate some DJ-like effects by cranking the Echoes and Time knobs to produce out-of-control self-oscillation or create more conventional sounds by dialing in a rockabilly-fueled slapback by reducing the repeats and reigning in the timing.

GAMMA Effects Pedals Series Rig Player

Power User Tips for Delay Pedals

Even with bucket-brigade delays, going massive with echo repeats can obscure single-note melodies and shredding. However, you can sneak in as much echo as you desire if you back down the Level to favor the clarity of the source sound (your guitar) and send the ambience (the echoes) almost ghosting into the background of the music track. You can also add interest to the ends of phrases by stomping on the Narcissus at the onset of your very last note and have that note repeat-repeat-repeat into the next section of the music. It’s an old vocal-production trick, but it’s a groovy little technique for guitar lines.

GAMMA Narcissus Warm Delay Effects Pedal

Space Age Delay

The GAMMA Narcissus Warm Delay lets you bask in the glory of multiple reflections without risking an unhealthy echo fixation, as the bucket-bridge design keeps older echoes out of the way of new notes by muffling the tone of each repeat. While the word "gamma" denotes the third letter of the Greek alphabet, it also stands for three pertinent reasons why GAMMA guitar effects pedals deliver extraordinary tone, tough-as-a-tank manufacturing and fantastic value: They are crafted by people who love guitar, for everyone who plays guitar, and they are only available at Guitar Center.

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  • Classic bucket brigade-style delay, for warm echoes that won’t obscure what you play 
  • Level, Echoes and Time controls for sculpting your perfect sound 
  • All-metal chassis and knobs and a road-ready design 
  • Operates from a 9V battery or 9V DC adapter (battery and DC supply not included) 
  • Mono audio input and output, with buffered bypass for consistent tone in any setup

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Acrylamide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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  • Delay Time: 25–600ms
  • Power Input Compatibility: 9V DC (Center Negative)
  • Power Draw: 45mA
  • Battery Compatibility: 9V (alkaline recommended)
  • Battery Life: 12-hour runtime
  • Input: 1/4" Instrument Level Input
  • Input Impedance: 650 kohms
  • Output: 1/4" Instrument Level Output
  • Output Impedance: 1 kohms
  • Product Dimensions (DxWxH): 4.59" x 2.75" x 2.19"
  • Product Weight: .55 lb.

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