Lush, Tape-Like, Saturated Delays with Adjustable Warble
Ultra-High Sample-Rate (Delta-Sigma) Digital Delay with Analog Filtering
Transparent, Analog "Dry" Path with Tons of Headroom
Effects Loop for Delay Line
The Skreddy Echo™
was designed to take over the duties of my old, green, tube tape echo.
My design goals were simple: 1) make it sound 'right'; 2) it should inspire.
It is intended to emulate electro-mechanical units of the past and
is not clean or pristine.
The repeats degrade very gradually into a musical, harmonic soup if you turn
them up high enough. Self oscillation is possible (though not in a touchy
or unpredictable way) without the bothersome runaway volume some old analog
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Lost in Your Playing Again
Great classic tape delay
tones (~50ms -- ~550ms) with as much or as little warble as you
Sounds equally great clean
or with overdrive, distortion, or fuzz in front
Effects loop allows delay-only
processing or "wet" amp stereo setup featuring trails
when the normal output is in bypass
Huge range, including slap-back,
atmospheric, cathedral/stadium, self-accompanying rhythms, expansive
delays, self-oscillation, vibrato-chorus-detuned effects, etc.
True bypass, runs on DC adapter only*
(not included), in/out/dc jacks all on back side, loop jacks on left
Size: 5" long x 4" wide x 3" tall (including jacks and knobs)
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be prepared to pay your country's import duty when you receive
*POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS:
(note: a power supply is NOT INCLUDED)
DC power supply
must have a standard 5.5mm barrel x 2.1mm center coax Polarity: negative center (industry standard) -- for example, a Boss™
or Roland™ or Digitech™/Harman Pro™ 9vdc power supply --
Amperage: you will want to supply a minimum of 100 ma
(Note: it will not actually draw 100 ma; this just provides a generous
surplus which insures that no variations in supply voltage will be
carried through the circuit from the LFO sweep--and this is not
important at all unless you are trying to dial out every bit of
Actual current draw is only
Voltage can be 9v for the stock, soft, "vintage" tone,
up to 18v, for a clearer, harder, more "bell-like" tone
-- for example, the Dunlop™ 18vdc power
Do not use an AC power supply
DC power only
Trim Pots: (accessible via
holes in sides--no need to remove cover)
Loop Level (left side):
allows you to reduce the volume of the
effects return signal. A great many things you might consider using
in the loop boost the signal (throwing the echo into an unbalanced state
with excessive volume and self-oscillation); this is your attenuator for
those effects that lack their own volume control.
This control is ALWAYS ACTIVE when the delay is in use regardless of whether
you're using anything in the effects loop. This will also allow you to
de-intensify the "Mix" control and open up the range of subtle settings.
Factory setting: 100% ("5:00 o'clock")
Modulation Range(right side): allows
you to manage the range of the warble intensity knob. This is a
good thing for three reasons:
1, you can eliminate the possibility of accidentally getting something
un-useful on stage
2, because of the way the circuit is designed, you can actually get a
slightly shorter minimum delay if you turn the modulation range down really
low, allowing for bathtub-style reverb/slap-back effects
3, if you use a higher voltage power supply, you will need to adjust the
modulation range downward, as the stronger power supply drives the LED
brighter, making the modulation more intense (yes; the modulation is driven
by an LED/LDR combination--you can see it at work if you remove the lid).
Factory setting: 50% ("noon")
It is normal to hear a tiny bit of white noise on top of the echoes when
you set the delay time to its extreme maximum setting. Back that
knob up just a touch if it bugs you.
Slapback (in the mix with other
"That's Screw Driver on both parts, Echo, into the usual
suspect Magic Brit. I think the L guitar is Tele bridge, the R
guitar the PRS with TV Jones FilterTron bridge."
Reverend Slingshot on the center through a Vintage Twin Reverb and
an Orange AD-30R
Electric piano into Skreddy Echo with a Whammy octave-up in the
"Empress Super Delay, Skreddy Echo, Electro Harmonix Micro Synth
Wanking" in which the Super Delay is being used as a looper and
the Skreddy Echo is being used as a "soup"-er
Demos and Clips:
John Taylor (I miss you, my friend)
Playing with the effects loop:
"I used the Bastin Sport, which is essentially a Travis Bean with SD
Phatcats, into a Screwdriver and Echo for the first parts. The higher
gain leads at the end are Lunar Module. All through the clean channel
of an older Mesa Dual Rectifier."
(note: the ticking sound is the video camera's fault)
Skreddy Echo Song This clip features the Skreddy Echo on all the tracks that have
delay on them. No reverb or additional delay was used during the mixdown.
Jay Fuji did the drums and the keyboard track.
Skreddy Echo set to a short slapback on the snare drum.
Skreddy Echo set to a modulated delay setting.
Left/Right rhythm guitars Gretsch Broadkaster -> Skreddy Echo set to a modulated short delay
setting -> Vibrolux.
Les Paul Special (P-90) ->Skreddy Screw Driver -> Box of Rock -> Skreddy
Echo set to a longer delay setting -> Pro Jr.
(this track is distorted a bit. one of the tubes in my mic pre is on
fail alert. i didn't catch it till afterwards. pisses me off. oh well)
Kitty-modded Jazz Bass. No Skreddy on this one lol.
At the end of the song there is some self-osc wankery.
Random monkee'ing around using different settings on the Echo.
LP Special -> Skreddy Echo -> Marshall JMP50
Moar random noodling using different settings on the Echo.
LP Special -> Skreddy Echo -> Marshall JMP50
Squier strat into pedalboard into Skreddy Echo dry output
thru fender dual showman reverb and delay output thru mesa boogie triple
rectifier, loop played thru fender bandmaster reverb. GNX3 used
for whammy octave down for bass line, rotary sim and looper.
I'm in my studio and took a couple of delays off the shelves to do
some testing. Since most of my delays are old, I plugged into a XXX
which is one of the modern delays I have...
Marc, this is not because I'm speaking to you...but now that I've used
a different delay in my pedalboard, I really love the Echo's sound.
Incredible...how a pedal with a lot of bells & whistles (XXX) don't
even come close to the Echo's sound and simplicity. I looked at my
friend and both laughed at it..."
amazing! I currently own an xxx & xxx... Both great, and I still
wanted yours, I heard something unique about it and now that I have it
in person it confirms it. If I only was going to use 1 delay this
would easily be it! That's why I bought one. It's capable of so much.
I seriously love this pedal. I always tell people what I own or like,
I work at a local studio & have musician friends. They don't always
listen but this I'll have to convince them and show them in person!
Thanks for everything,
Probably buy something else of yours soon, who knows..."
saturated, dirty heads/old tape sound - I haven't played anything that
has come close to the Skreddy, and can do it reliably."
sounds good going into it, honestly. I was playing some clean shit with
just comp and Echo yesterday and I got lost for a good 45 minutes."
the delay I ordered from you a few days ago.It,s a musical instrument
all to it,s own.Thanks for making a delay that comes close to mimicing
my EP 3, it is so much more then just a EP3 replicator.I very happy
with it, it was well worth the wait."
"The Skreddy Echo got here on Friday. I plugged it in then, am
basically just now getting up from my first session with it.
I have never, in my life, been so in musically sync with a musical
device. I laughed in sheer, child-like musical joy for hours.
Fantastic work. I feel extremely grateful to own this."
"I just wanted to let you how totally awesome the Echo is. I played all
weekend with it and it is just sounds soooooo good brother. Due to this
musical harmonic soup you talk about with the repeat knob turned up I
believe I have truly been inspired to play better and do some stuff I
didn't know I could even do. My drummer buddy came over and we jammed
better than ever with this musical harmonic soup washing our souls in
the background. Thank you for an awesome pedal and a pedal that
will most definitely bring me inspiration. This thing is beyond what I
can describe in words. Great job man and certainly worth the wait! "
it today! wow..... makes me smile! very familiar, and easy to use, and
takes dirt wonderfully!!!! putting the EP3 on the shelf. really great
pedal.... thanks Marc!
"I've owned a ton of great gear.
There are wonderful guitars, amps and pedals out there.
I've had a lot of stuff meet my expectations.
I've had some stuff exceed my expectations.
I've had a few things blow me away.
Your Echo is one of those things in the later category.
It is simply the most inspirational and musical delay I have ever
I've had a ton of delays. From simple to feature-laden, analog,
digital and hybrid. Tap-tempo delays as well.
While I've never owned an Echoplex, I have heard many in person and
played through a couple.
I owned a XXX and really loved the unit, but wasn't too
thrilled about the maintenance it required.
(Not a knock on xxx, that's just what a real tape-echo requires.)
I feel like I have an Ecohplex down at my feet. Only I don't have to
purchase, clean and maintain the tape cartridges.
The way your Echo melds with my guitar tone. The way the repeats can
go on for so long, and still remain in the background,
and not take over my signal, is something I've only heard with a real
The full control over the modulation, the included Loop (which I've
only just begun to mess with), and the size of the box,
are all outstanding features, that I can't believe you were able to
It is difficult to put into words the tingling a musician gets when
they realize they have a truly special piece of gear in their hands.
I just wanted to let you know you reached that mark, and then some,
with your Echo.
The only "bad news" is that I bought the Echo, and a Lunar Module from
I couldn't resist, even though I really like dealing with the builder
directly, and you've been one of the best in the biz to deal with.