The Echoplex Preamp is one of those pedals you don't know you need until you hear your guitar playing through it. It's a multi-function pedal specializing in boosting your signal while adding a little bit of tape echo effect as well as warm overdrive when you crank it up. It's based on the EP-3 which made its way onto the records of players including Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and Eric Johnson (enough said). Back then everyone wanted the tone conditioning ability as much as the tape echo effect. Now, you can spice up your sound with the EP-3’s right on your pedalboard.
Dunlop’s EP101 Echoplex Preamp features a Field-effect Transistor (FET) just like the original and follows the exact same signal path. Boost your signal up to +11dB with the Gain control giving you nice organic grit the higher you go. The Echoplex Preamp runs on standard 9-volt power and contains power management circuitry to guarantee constant headroom performance throughout the normal life of a 9-volt battery. With a heavy-duty Phase 90-sized housing, a replica EP-3 knob, true bypass switching and a status LED, the Echoplex Preamp is built to take a beating on the road so you can leave your fragile vintage piece at home. FEATURES Faithful reproduction of the legendary Echoplex EP-3 front end Gain boost up to +11dB True-Bypass Field-effect Transistor (FET)