Epoch Pre EP3 Preamp/Buffer Bundle

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Products in this bundle:

  • Epoch Pre EP3 Preamp/Buffer
    1x Epoch Pre EP3 Preamp/Buffer
    SKU: CATAEPOCHPRE
    Since 2003 Catalinbread has been bringing back the most sought-after effects in history. The companys pedals are hand built by an experienced team of engineers in Portland, OR. Well-known guitarists like Jimmy Page and Eddie van Halen used the Echoplex EP-3 to push their amps and Catalinbread has now taken it to new heights with a technically elaborate variant. Chief designer Howard G has now precisely analyzed and dissected the old Echoplex preamp - the secret of the legendary headroom lies in the internal operating voltage of 22 volts. The Epoch Pre also works internally with 22 Volt, which is rewarded with an enormous headroom. From the good old Echoplex, there are 2 versions that differ in the sound - the Epoch pedal has both variants on board: Early simulates the first Echoplex series, which delivers tight basses and raised upper mids - while the later version is incredibly round, warm and creamy Sounds The BIAS of the JFEt transistors can be controlled, resulting in different sound colours. In addition, there is a booster on board that peps up the Guitar Amp. The pedal can be used anywhere in your chain but is best suited at the end; a switchable buffer is available for long cable paths.
  • 6
    2x 6" Instrument Patch Cable
    SKU: STRU6IN
    Stukture selected the top-selling cables in the industry and eliminated as much packaging cost as possible without sacrificing quality. The rubber outer covering is reinforced by a state-of-the-art shrink-wrap sleeve to resist separation at the termination points. Finally, we use the highest quality solder connections, which are protected by a thick ABS inner sleeve, to create a cable you can count on.
  • 6mm Rubber Instrument Cable
    2x 6mm Rubber Instrument Cable
    SKU: STRUSC10R
    Strukture selected the top-selling cables in the industry and eliminated as much packaging cost as possible without sacrificing quality. The rubber outer covering is reinforced by a state-of-the-art shrink-wrap sleeve to resist separation at the termination points. Finally, they use the highest quality solder connections, which are protected by a thick ABS inner sleeve, to create a cable you can count on.
  • GearTree Cloth

Product Information

Since 2003 Catalinbread has been bringing back the most sought-after effects in history. The companys pedals are hand built by an experienced team of engineers in Portland, OR.

Well-known guitarists like Jimmy Page and Eddie van Halen used the Echoplex EP-3 to push their amps and Catalinbread has now taken it to new heights with a technically elaborate variant. Chief designer Howard G has now precisely analyzed and dissected the old Echoplex preamp - the secret of the legendary headroom lies in the internal operating voltage of 22 volts. The Epoch Pre also works internally with 22 Volt, which is rewarded with an enormous headroom.

From the good old Echoplex, there are 2 versions that differ in the sound - the Epoch pedal has both variants on board: Early simulates the first Echoplex series, which delivers tight basses and raised upper mids - while the later version is incredibly round, warm and creamy Sounds The BIAS of the JFEt transistors can be controlled, resulting in different sound colours. In addition, there is a booster on board that peps up the Guitar Amp. The pedal can be used anywhere in your chain but is best suited at the end; a switchable buffer is available for long cable paths.

Product Features

  • All-discrete, through-hole construction with orange drop 225P capacitors, carbon composition resistors, and other premium parts.
  • Balance control replicates EP-3 mixer stage. From minimum to noon it controls the volume. From noon on up, subtle frequency and phase shifts occur.
  • Bias control ranges from EP-3 unity gain response all the way to a huge amount of clean boost.
  • Boost control sets the amount of preset boost activated via the Boost footswitch. The Boost function adds even more boost to wherever the boost level from the Bias control is set.
  • Dual outputs to drive two amps or two different signal chains.
  • Early or Later preamp voicings switchable from front panel button. Early voicing has tightened bass and upper-midrange boost. Later voicing has extended bass and a broad, creamy response.
  • Exact preamp circuit from the EP-3 including JFET gain stage, the mixer stage, and the circuit loading from the tape circuitry.
  • Operates on standard 9 volt pedal power supply, internally converted to shunt-regulated 22 volts, just like an EP-3.
  • Switchable output buffer via front panel control. When buffer is on, it remains on even when preamp is bypassed. The buffer runs at 22 volts and is an all-discrete silicon transistor based circuit (bootstrapped bipolar emitter follower).

Product Specifications

Brand
Catalinbread
SKU
XCATAEPOCHPRE
MPN
EPOCHPRE
UPC
607595991340
Ship Dimension
8 x 10 x 3 inches
Ship Weight
2.3lbs.