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Dunlop Echoplex Preamp

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When the Echoplex® EP-3 came out, guitar players were hooked by the way its preamp sweetened up their sound. Soon, the EP-3 made its way onto the records of top guitar players - from Jimmy Page to Eddie Van Halen and Eric Johnson - as much for its tone conditioning ability as its tape echo effect. Now, you can put the EP-3's legendary secret sauce right on your pedalboard.

Dunlop's EP101 Echoplex Preamp recreates the magic of the EP-3's front end, featuring a Field-effect Transistor (FET) just like the original and following the exact same signal path. The Gain control allows you to boost your signal by up to +11dB, with light asymmetrical clipping at higher settings for a bit of nice organic grit.

The Echoplex Preamp runs on standard 9-volt power and contains power management circuitry to guarantee constant headroom performance throughout the normal life of a 9-volt battery. With a heavy-duty Phase 90-sized housing, a replica EP-3 knob, true bypass switching and a status LED, the Echoplex Preamp is built to take a beating on the road so you can leave your fragile vintage piece at home.

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I didn't know what to expect with this pedal and truth be told the only reason I got it was because I read Jimmy Page used them and it was part of his sound. In a nutshell it makes my guitar/amp sound HUGE and in your face. I already had a big sound (Gibson though Mesa Boogie) that I didn't think could get any better but the front end push from this pedal makes shutting it off impossible. Doesn't compromise tone or overdrive levels.....just a clean boost that brings everything up a few notches you didn't know were even there.
Posted by Dan on Nov 15, 2018
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