Subdecay Echobox

January 31, 2011


www.subdecay.com The Subdecay Echobox is my favourite delay device purely for its simplicity of use, great buffer, and warm tones. It excels when used at the end of a pedal chain, with the buffer on, into the clean channel of your amp. I do not recommend inserting the Echobox into an amp’s effects loop or into an amp’s dirty channel however there are some who have had success using it this way. Rather, it should be employed at the end of your dirt and modulation pedal chain. Enjoy. I do!

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25 Responses to “Subdecay Echobox”

  1. Burgerman666 on January 31st, 2011 6:02 pm

    @runtor1988 No problemo. 🙂

  2. runtor1988 on January 31st, 2011 6:28 pm

    @Burgerman666

    Oh, wow. Heheh, I guess I should’ve watched the video all the way through before asking that question. Eitherway, thanks a bunch!

  3. Burgerman666 on January 31st, 2011 6:56 pm

    @runtor1988 Not at all. I had to think about it myself as the vid is now over two years old and I’ve moved on a bit since then. You’ll find all info at 6:09. Cheers, BK.

  4. runtor1988 on January 31st, 2011 7:03 pm

    Would you mind me asking what your recording setup is for this? The audio part, of course.

  5. Burgerman666 on January 31st, 2011 7:42 pm

    @theShowStopper321 Trails or no trails. Full manual on Subdecay’s site. Link in the ‘info’ section of this video. Cheers.

  6. theShowStopper321 on January 31st, 2011 8:39 pm

    @Burgerman666 What is the toggle switch in the middle for?

  7. theShowStopper321 on January 31st, 2011 9:18 pm

    Is this supposed to be like tape echo?

  8. Burgerman666 on January 31st, 2011 9:29 pm

    @theShowStopper321 Fair enough. 🙂

  9. theShowStopper321 on January 31st, 2011 10:28 pm

    @Burgerman666 Its a joke, Bud. No need to get defensive. I ask u questions about the stuff all the time, its sarcasm, but I guess like text messages its hard to tell when someone’s kidding thru words only.

  10. Burgerman666 on January 31st, 2011 11:16 pm

    @theShowStopper321 This pedal was primarily designed to be used in the amp’s front end – not the loop.

  11. Burgerman666 on January 31st, 2011 11:19 pm

    @theShowStopper321 Instead of mouthing off, you might want to show us all your talents by making just one video. Then, after you’ve made 50 or 60 that are regarded as acceptable or better, the pedal builders might take some notice of you. I for one look forward to that first video.

  12. theShowStopper321 on January 31st, 2011 11:29 pm

    Why do all these companies send pedals to this guy? I can do this if they want to send me stuff

  13. theShowStopper321 on January 31st, 2011 11:52 pm

    @Burgerman666 Why don’t u recommend using the loop, it was made for delays and reverbs when using the amp’s distortion. Where can u get these?

  14. Burgerman666 on February 1st, 2011 12:04 am

    @SONGSTICKS Hey there. No, I haven’t tried the TC stuff. I offered to demo it for them but they tersely declined. Too bad. If I need a tap-tempo I go for the Tech 21 Boost D.L.A. It doesn’t sound quite as nice as the Echobox (few do) but it does modulation, tap, triplets and tails so it’s inexpensive and useful.

  15. SONGSTICKS on February 1st, 2011 1:02 am

    EXCELLENT.. A superb, no nonsense demo !!!
    Thankyou for that burgerman.
    I really like the sound of this pedal, but I’m after something with a good tap tempo.
    As I usually need to sync in with other players on the fly.
    I’ve been looking at the TC Electronic Nova delay, which has not only tap tempo, but tempo set by the first few strikes on the guitar, which I think is excellent.
    Have you used the Nova delay?
    If so, waddya reckon?
    Cheers

  16. Burgerman666 on February 1st, 2011 1:20 am

    @santoaxe I haven’t tried the Lunar although DMB did say they were going to send me a demo unit so that’s something to look forward to.. I hope!

    The Faux Tape Echo does a great job of the random wow/flutter that comes from worn out tape machines. For mine though, the Echobox is still the most gorgeous sounding of the lot. I only defer to a D.L.A. every now and then because I require tap with the band.

  17. santoaxe on February 1st, 2011 1:42 am

    What about the Wampler Faux and the DMB Lunar they are any good compared to the Subdecay? Thanks

  18. Burgerman666 on February 1st, 2011 2:35 am

    @santoaxe One of the best sounding, definitely. I always love using it as with most Subdecay gear. Cheers, BK.

  19. santoaxe on February 1st, 2011 2:54 am

    Hey Burgerman,
    I just received my Triple Wreck today. Love it, thanks to you and your demos. Do you still think this is the best delay pedal out there today? Thanks

  20. PGS412 on February 1st, 2011 3:19 am

    @Burgerman666
    Cool, Thanks for that & keep the cool reviews coming! =)

  21. Burgerman666 on February 1st, 2011 4:01 am

    @PGS412 Ooh. Tough one. Both have great buffers. I go for this one if I don’t need tap tempo and the D.L.A. if I do. It’s a tough choice because they’re both great. If, however, the modulation is the deciding factor, then the Subdecay wins hands down. Depends what you need, I guess.

  22. PGS412 on February 1st, 2011 4:41 am

    Hey Burgerman, Really dig your demos!

    Im stuck between This (Echobox) and a Tech 21 Boost DLA(TT) I plan on running it at the end of my board & was curious if the buffer in the Echobox was beter than the Tech 21?

    Cheers!

  23. Burgerman666 on February 1st, 2011 5:17 am

    @triviani1234 I reckon this one will stand the test of time for a long time. Whenever I can get by without a tap function, the Echobox is first call. Skreddy? Believe it or not, I have yet to try any Skreddy pedal! Those delights await me..

  24. triviani1234 on February 1st, 2011 5:49 am

    Great demo, again!

    How does the Echobox stand the pass of time? Plenty of choices now for tape delays.. Did you try the Skreddy?

  25. Burgerman666 on February 1st, 2011 6:09 am

    @electricfiddle1313 Sure. Just use your guitar’s volume knob to do the swell.

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