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Catalinbread Echorec Multi-Tap Echo Delay Guitar Effects Pedal


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The Catalinbread Echorec has been in the making for several years! This multi-tap delay is based around the legendary Binson Echorec, an arcane tube echo which incorporated 4 playback heads and a spinning magnetic drum as its recording medium. The Binson is probably most famously known for Pink Floyd's use of the unit, and has long captivated musicians for both its rhythmic and ambient characteristics.

The Catalinbread Echorec has 12 programs which allow for all combinations of the 4 delay heads (something the original was never capable of.) The original also has a fixed speed, and thus a fixed delay time, while the Catalinbread Echorec can go from 40ms-1000ms. The repeats give you the ability for a single repeat or can go into spaceship feedback. The tone control is very useful, able to be tonally flat or dark and resonant on one side or bright and bubbly on the other. The mix allows for 100% wet or dry signal. Inside the pedal you have the ability to run in true-bypass or trails mode, as well as a trimmer for gain and modulation.

Not only is the Catalinbread Echorec extremely versatile in its controls, the audio path was designed to be big, lush, and even more dynamic in its feel than the original. Catalinbread has always designed pedals with this thought in mind, and continue to make effects that are extensions of your instrument rather than mere boxes at your feet.

Handbuilt in beautiful Portland, Oregon by a mostly caffeine-fueled staff of musicians, gear heads, and artists.


  • Based on the legendary Binson Echorec
  • 12 programs give you every head combination possible
  • 40-ms-1000ms delay time, 100% wet/dry mix
  • Tone control can be deep and resonant or bright and chirpy
  • Trails or True Bypass modes, internal modulation and gain controls
  • Specially Selected Components
  • True Bypass Switching or Buffered Trails
  • 9v-18v DC Power (not included)
  • 61 mA draw
  • 2.34" x 4.39" pedal

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Great tape delay


Great tape delay. Bit pricey. Modeled after the Pink Floyd tape delay from the pompei concert. If you got extra cash get this.





This is a great pedal but if you aren't well versed with all the knobs (like me) its a pedal that'll take a bit of time to master, however, how I've used it, it gives off a really great spacey types of sound and still have yet to try out all sorts of sounds it can make. Definitely love it though and would recommend it!



A Unique Time Effect


This stomp box reasonably emulates the classic Binson Echorec rotary plate delay effects unit. Superficially resembling a tape delay, the original Binson Echorec produces its unique sound by pushing the sound through a preamp circuit and what can best be described as a rotary oilcan reverb tank, consisting of spinning plate inside a reverberation drum. The Binson Echorec can be configured anywhere from a subtle slap back or "spank" to a complex lingering echo trail, and it's peculiar sound became a mainstay of psychedelic and some progressive music. If you've ever heard "A Saucerful of Secrets", that's a Binson Echorec you're hearing. While not a perfect match, this particular stomp box circuit is remarkably close, even emulating the subtle hiss and ring of the spinning plate with the right adjustment, and it actually has a little more versatility than the original in that the virtual spinning plate has an adjustable angular velocity, while the original Binson did not. I highly recommend this particular effect, and it pairs well with other time effects such as a plate reverb or even a tape echo.



Binson Echorec in a stomp box!!


I kept putting off purchasing this pedal because of the price originally; however, the demos and feedback from everyone that had one kept plaguing me. So, I had to make that move and my only regret is I wish I would have done it sooner. This pedal is truly inspirational and helps get my creative juices flowing.


Pinehurst, NC


Frickin' Heaven in a Box


OH MY GOD!! This box is lushness incarnate! I had one of the Binson Echorecs back in the day and this thing comes so close that I can't really tell the difference. If you know what the original sounds like, you will be very pleased with this box.

Jeff Bragg

Sterling, VA


Closest thing to a Binson


Great multi tap (2-4 delays or single if you want to be mundane) rhythmic delays up to 1 sec. Great tone control and easy to dial in between slapback and crazy self-oscillation/space ship takeoff! It is also touch sensitive for incredible dynamics and works before or after fuzz/OD-- intended to work before the amp like the original and has a preamp with adjustable gain that can be 'always on'. Running this into SFT or DLSIII pedals or others sounds phenomenal!




Echorec Multi-Tap Echo Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

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Catalinbread Echorec Owner's Manual

Warranty Info:

3 Years Parts and Labor

Catalinbread LLC will repair or replace this unit if it fails to operate due to defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period of 3 years to the date purchased by the original owner. This warranty does not cover misuse or neglect by the user. Nor does it cover cosmetic damage to the finish and external hardware. To qualify the unit must have been purchased by an authorized Catalinbread dealer in the country of the original owner.

To qualify, simply fill out the warranty form and return to manufacturer within 10 days of purchase including a copy of the purchase receipt.

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