NPD: TC Electronics Flashback Delay

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  1. Mockbel

    Mockbel Senior Member

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    Hi guys

    Got this Pedal on Thursday... I can't tell how I am happy with it

    I was planning to get a Carbon Copy analog delay but when I knew that maximum delay there is around half a second.. I decided to go for something more versatile and this pedal just does the job

    Single pedal having multiple delay types, looper, and the amazing TonePrint feature

    For lazy un-creative guys like me, the TonePrint is really kind of a dream. Install the app, search for an artist's delay that you like and just beam it to the pedal through the guitar pickup.. BOOM.. it is done.

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  2. Classicplayer

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    I have been thinking about this pedal for too long a period of time. Did you buy the power supply or do you run it via the amp's loop (providing it has a loop)?

    I have the TC HOF reverb, which fits in perfect for my style. You are correct. The tone print feature is a snap to use.


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  3. Mockbel

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    I use my existing power supply to run it and yes I put it in the amp fx loop... but are the two things related? :hmm:
     
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    Not related, but it looks like you use something similar to what I have: a One-Spot basic supply.

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    Yeah.. my rig is so simple now... Guitar > Wah > Pre-amp > Delay > Power Amp
    I am looking for a good passive volume pedal to put it between the pre-amp and the delay and that's it !
     
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    I think I'll spring for it. I've read the reviews on the top 5 delay pedals out on the market and seems by the specs and reviews to be as good as any of those. I use delay sparingly, so I cannot justify the cost/value factor being worth it for me to getting a more expensive delay. I plan on running it into the loop on my Micro Dark into a PPC112.

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  7. kboman

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    I've had mine since ca 6 months after release. Fantastic pedal and with the Toneprint feature, incredible value. Slightly curious about v2 but not enough to switch out Old Faithful :)
     
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    you made the right choice. My Carbon Copy sits on a shelf and watches while the Flashback has a permanent spot on my board and is always on...
     
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    I like the Flashback so much that I have a Triple Delay on my board, which is practically 3 of them in a row (or... parallel). Amazing sounds to be had.


    The Carbon Copy is righteous in it's simplicity as well, I use one on board No. 2.


    Congrats OP!
     
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    Just found out this morning that Sweetwater marked down significantly, the Flashback and Hall Of Fame pedals. I can handle those prices. I have the HOF and perhaps now the FB.

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    Nothing but love for the Flashback here...
     
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    I had a Flashback. It's a great delay, simple to use and, you're right, the Toneprint is so easy to use. Just beam it from the phone and you're set! I couldn't quite bond with the strum tempo, though, so I traded mine in towards my current delay. If it had a tap function or tap input, I'd still have it.
     
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    I have the mini, and I love it... I can't bring myself to get rid of it, even with the helix. it just does everything well...

    I might be one of the few that love the strum tempo... to me it's very natural... I just start playing the rhythm and hold the button down...
     
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    I dig them both the Flashback and the Carbon Copy. The CC I feel has an attractive warmer/darker tone. The Flashback gives you a number of cool tones and options.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! I got myself a HOF finally. I had been eyeballing these for years now.
     
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    I think you'll like it for the variety of tones it has. Getting familiar with the tone print function is recommended by me. There is a selection of "prints" available with the TC app for that feature. I've sampled a few and I use those a lot. They are easy to download to your HOF pedal.

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    I HIGHLY recommend the reeves gabrels ambient delay tone patch
     
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    There's one that's called (IIRC) "Unfinished Business" which is very nice. I've used it a lot.
     
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    I will try these :D
     

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