We’re gonna give it to you straight: Brain Dead’s Ghost Echo art is incredibly awesome. Basically everything Brain Dead does is awesome. Their limited edition collaborations with bands and brands routinely sell out, and fast. And as you probably know by now, people get pretty psyched about any EarthQuaker limited edition pedal. The FOMO is real, people!
The Brain Dead Ghost Echo is the same Ghost Echo that you know and love, just with extra special art, and extra spiffy Brain Dead-designed packaging. The price cost is the same as the regular Ghost Echo.
You hear that EVP, bud? It’s the all new, extra spook-tacular, Ghost Echo calling out from beyond the void! The Ghost Echo is our spooky take on the haunted* amp-top spring reverberation units of yesteryear. This creepy analog/digital spring reverb emulation machine boasts a terrifying 30ms – 150ms of pre-delay, controllable via the Attack knob, for everything from a quick rockabilly slapback to viscous pools of ectoplasmic reverberations. When playing staccato, you’ll hear the tortured trails of the reverb, resulting in more of a slapback or echo sound. Legato playing will reveal a massive ambient “depth” that fattens up the sound – and look out, it’s right behind you!
Phew, that was close. The Dwell control sets the length and thickness of the decay, which is to say that it controls how long the disembodied spirits of notes no longer with us float through the ether. At the maximum setting it will descend into an infinite loop of self-oscillation. The Depth sets the intensity of the reverb, which you probably know as the wet/dry mix, but we like to think of it more as how scary the overall effect is.
*Not actually haunted. Or are they?
- All-analog signal path
- True bypass
- Silent relay-based switching with Flexi-Switch® Technology
- Lifetime warranty
- Current Draw: 86 mA
- Input Impedance: 10 MΩ
- Output Impedance: 1 kΩ