The Echoplex EP-3 Tape Delay classic preamp sound has long been loved by guitar players for the way its preamp sweetened up their sound. The Echoplex preamp not only added the classic sound for Scotty Moore, but soon made its way onto the records from Jimmy Page to Eddie Van Halen and Eric Johnson—as much for its tone conditioning ability as its tape echo effect.
The Dunlop EP101 Echoplex Preamp pedal recreates the magic of the EP-3 tape delay’s front end, featuring a Field-effect Transistor (FET) just like the original and following the exact same signal path. The Gain control allows you to boost your signal by up to +11dB, with light asymmetrical clipping at higher settings for a bit of nice organic grit. This gives you the tone of the EP3 without the tape echo.
Jim Dunlop – EP101 Echoplex Preamp Demo