The Echoplex® EP-3 tape machine was the secret ingredient in some of the most iconic tonal recipes from the ’60s and ’70s. e created the Echoplex line of pedals to give you that sound in a convenient, pedalboard-friendly form that you can take on the road. Last year, we came out with the Echoplex Preamp. This year, we’re releasing the second component of the EP-3’s signature sound in the form of the Echoplex Delay. Like the Echoplex Preamp, it’s the size of a Phase 90, and it delivers the EP-3’s legendary tones with a simple control interface and a hi-fi all-analog dry path.
The 2016 Winter NAMM Show kicks off today at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California, and we’re showing off a ton of great new gear. Here’s a sample of what’s coming in 2016.
In 2015, we’re celebrating our 50th Anniversary. That’s 50 years producing high quality, reliable tools that help players express their musical vision as clearly as they possibly can. This year is no different.
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Dunlop has provided musicians with so many amazing tools for so long that it’s hard to remember a time when that wasn’t the case. It’s also easy to forget that this company doesn’t just have a man’s name—it was actually named after a man. And 50 years ago, that man was perceptive enough to see a need in the marketplace, smart enough to be able to design and build a product to fill that need, and fearless enough to think that he could sell that product to millions of musicians. It was indeed that fearless and adventurous spirit that brought Jim Dunlop to the US from Canada in the 1960s. As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, Jim and his son Jimmy sat down with us to talk about our company’s beginnings and most important milestones.
Swedish pioneer prog death metal act Opeth is set to release Pale Communion, its highly anticipated eleventh album, on August 26th. We sat down with lead guitar player Fredrik Åkesson to talk about the making of the record. Catch Opeth on the road in December with fellow Dunlop artists In Flames and Red […]
The EP101 Echoplex Preamp recreates the magic of the Echoplex EP-3’s preamp section, coating your guitar signal with secret sauce. What do we mean by that, and what’s the deal with the EP-3? Read on! The Echoplex EP-3 The Echoplex EP-3 tape echo unit has become a legendary piece of gear among tone […]
This spring, the Experience Hendrix Tour is kicking off for another round. It’s got a huge lineup of amazing musicians, including original Band of Gypsys bass player Billy Cox as well as Dunlop artists Zakk Wylde and Buddy Guy to Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Gales, and Eric Johnson. It’s going to be one hell of a fitting tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Go to experiencehendrixtour.com to see the rest of the star-studded lineup and find out where and when you can get your tickets.
Since many of the artists playing will be using Dunlop effects on this tour, we decided to revisit our look at the effects Jimi Hendrix used and how he used them. Do you use any of the effects he helped make famous? Let us know in the comment section!
If you crave the Fuzz Face’s unique character but don’t want to make room for the standard models, look no further than the new Fuzz Face Mini line. With housings less than half the size of the original, the first round of Fuzz Face Minis features three different flavors of fuzz: Silicon, Germanium, and Jimi Hendrix.
Jeorge Tripps is well-known among circuit benders for sparking the homemade pedal revolution in the early ’90s when he founded Way Huge Electronics. He’s has earned a reputation as a master of delay, creating the most innovative and acclaimed delay circuits released in the last 20 years. His latest creation, the Way Huge Echo-Puss, was particularly designed for players who want an organic analog delay pedal that allows them to fine-tune their delay sound with a simple user interface. We sat down with the delay guru to discuss the finer details.
Everything you put in between your instrument and your amplifier affects your tone, including your instrument cable. The farther your signal has to travel, and the more circuitry it has to pass through, the more it loses some of its high end. Players who want to avoid this signal loss have a few options, the most popular of which is to use pedals with “true bypass.” But is “true bypass” the be-all, end-all answer to signal loss?