EQ or boost for EP (echoplex) booster effect?

  • Just wondering if any of you guys have a preset to approximate this. Curious a) to try it and b) to have it in front of a nice tape delay LMK, thanks!

    PS it'd be a nice feature request/stock preset (if it isn't already) too!

  • jtn191

    Changed the title of the thread from “EQ or boost for EP booster effect?” to “EQ or boost for EP (echoplex) booster effect?”.
  • I'm not sure but maybe the lead boost could do it if just an eq can't get it there. Looking at the schematic I would lean more towards the lead boost for its tone shaping abilities. Soft shaper maybe or who knows, maybe something unconventional like the kemper drive or Full oc drive at low settings is the ticket.

  • I haven’t tried this but I’m just thinking out loud so bear with me as I could be WAY off course.


    I wonder if the Single Delay FX could be used with delay time set to 0ms. And the Mix and Grit controls pushed to high levels?

    Quote from From the manual

    The Grit parameter adds a typical tape distortion to the delay signal. At lower values, the tape bias is reduced, creating a brittle sound. At higher values, the signal becomes noticeably compressed by the limited headroom of the tape. In the upper quarter of the Grit control, the input level is boosted to push the distortion even more. You can further control and tame the sound of the distortion by using the High Cut and Low Cut parameters. Use the Cut More switch to cut the edges of the sound further.

    As with every distortion, the amount of Grit in the delay is dependent of the input level. Therefore, Grit is sensitive to the "Mix Location” parameter. When Mix Location is set to "Pre”, the distortion is lowered by lowering the Delay Mix control. For this reason, you might prefer setting it to "Post”, as this will not change the amount of Grit when changing the delay mix.

    I know it is supposed to only affect the repeats but it might just work on the dry signal like a real Echolex preamp 🤷🏻‍♂️


    Probably won’t work but worth a try just for fun.

  • I have now had a chance to test it and the Mix (Pre) and Grit controls do indeed have an effect on the sound even with delay time set to 0ms. Whether this is the same sort of afect that an echoplex would have is another story. I have never used an Echoplex or one of the Echoplex preamp only type pedal such as EP Boost etc. so I can't compare them but it does have a nice fattening effect which might be worth trying to see if it does what you need.

  • I have now had a chance to test it and the Mix (Pre) and Grit controls do indeed have an effect on the sound even with delay time set to 0ms. Whether this is the same sort of afect that an echoplex would have is another story. I have never used an Echoplex or one of the Echoplex preamp only type pedal such as EP Boost etc. so I can't compare them but it does have a nice fattening effect which might be worth trying to see if it does what you need.

    Sounds like the sauce to me ^^

  • I have the J Rockett A.P.E. pedal and isn't about the tape headroom, it is about the distortion inherent in the preamp of the original drive.

    An interesting sound and one of the four pedals I have NOT put on sale after buying my Stage...

    ... and a lot didn't make the cut.


    #lovingthekemper

  • I have the J Rockett A.P.E. pedal and isn't about the tape headroom, it is about the distortion inherent in the preamp of the original drive.

    An interesting sound and one of the four pedals I have NOT put on sale after buying my Stage...

    ... and a lot didn't make the cut.


    #lovingthekemper

    man you guys giving me GAS. did you profile the APE pedal with the Kemper?

  • I have the J Rockett A.P.E. pedal and isn't about the tape headroom, it is about the distortion inherent in the preamp of the original drive.

    An interesting sound and one of the four pedals I have NOT put on sale after buying my Stage...

    ... and a lot didn't make the cut.


    #lovingthekemper

    What are the other three pedals you are keeping?

    Never been a big pedal guy, but I'm curious about what I might be missing.