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Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Tape Echo Emulator Effect Pedal

The Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe gives players a faithful sonic recreation of the EP-3 tape echo.


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MSRP: Old Price $480.00 Discounted Price $359.99 Save : $120.01 (25%)
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The Belle Epoch Deluxe uses the EXACT audio circuitry of the EP-3, from the highly filtered zener shunt-regulated 22 volt DC power rail, to the JFET preamp, to the high gain silicon transistor based record and playback amplifiers, to the feedback loop, to the mixer stage. And the large components as well, using the big orange drop 225P capacitors and full sized resistors. There’s no SMD or op-amps anywhere in the audio circuitry. The only thing missing are the record and playback heads, with a 24-bit high-fidelity digital delay line taking the place of the tape.

  • All-discrete, through-hole construction with orange drop 225P capacitors, carbon composition resistors, germanium diodes, and other premium parts.

  • True-bypass or “trails” mode selectable from internal switch.

  • Expression pedal control over delay time, delay playback volume, rotary speed, and filter sweep. When delay time expression control is selected the panel knob (Echo Delay) controls the maximum delay time when expression pedal is at full-toe. Minimum delay time can be set from most expression pedals giving control over both minimum and maximum delay times, from full-heel to full-toe.

  • Echo Oscillation momentary footswitch allows instant runaway repeats. Internal trimpot allows this function to be user tunable.

  • Echo Delay (digital) – controls delay time from 80ms to 800ms, exactly like an EP-3.

  • Echo Sustain (analog) – controls the amount of delay feedback and is tuned to function like the EP-3.

  • Echo Volume (analog) – controls wet/dry mix using exact EP-3 mixer circuit for the same subtle phase and tone shifts of the dry signal.

  • Record Level (analog) – controls the gain of the input signal hitting the record amplifier. Ranges from no signal all the way to heavily overdriving the transistor record amplifier. Record Level only affects the level of the initial repeat. Once repeats are regenerating this control has no effect on them, just like the EP-3.

  • Depth (digital) – controls the modulation depth. The type of modulation depends on the setting of Echo Program.

Get your Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe Tape Echo Emulator Effect Pedal today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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I would definitely buy this product again!


The best Echoplex EP-3 style delay pedal on the market. Sound is almost 3-D sounding since its 24 bit. 5 modes to choose from, and the repeats on the Mode 1 EP-3 position are crystal clear just like a real Echoplex EP-3 with fresh tape. You can add modulation to taste with the "Depth" knob. My favorite delay pedal I have ever purchased in 22 years of playing guitar and buying/collecting pedals. Plus the EP-3 style preamp just adds a magical quality to your tone. Highly recommended. And as always, the staff at Sam Ash is always willing to help and provide excellent customer service. Thanks Sam Ash!



Belle Epoch Deluxe Tape Echo Emulator Effect Pedal

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Model Belle Epoch Deluxe
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.