Skreddy Echo owners~do you only swim in the soup?

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  1. TREV FLINT

    TREV FLINT Member

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    To all the Skreddy Echo owners out there, do you use the Skrecho only for the "soupy" ambience effect? The reason I ask is I am having a hard time dialing a simple slap-back or beefed up solo effect especially when using overdrive pedals in front. Its easy to dial in the soup and start swimming but I only have the one delay pedal so I need to dial in some traditional sounds.

    Any setting suggestions would be appreciated.

    thanks
     
  2. Skreddy

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    Since the mix control goes to 100% wet, it is heavily weighted to wet settings (i.e.; in half a turn, you get to where some delays are when you crank them). You have to dial back the mix knob ruthlessly low to get to that subtle, early Van Halen Echoplex/cathedral or Chet Atkins slapback effect.

    If you always want a more subtle setting, then feel free to adjust the delay-line's level trimpot counterclockwise to open up the subtle side of things.
     
  3. DBBlues

    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Silver Supporting Member

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    Question about a Skreddy Echo, which Skreddy answered, so this is perhaps one of the ultimate "tough act to follow" spots on TGP.

    I thus will only add that I don't use it as a soup at all. In fact, I like its clarity. Although my Boss DM-2 does a delicious slapback, I like the fact that the Skreddy Echo retains that signal clarity, even with multiple repeats and a bit of warble.

    Spoiled for sure, I love having both the Boss and Skreddy delays.
     
  4. jb1911

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    I had an Echo and loved the sound, but thought it was way too soupy. Like an idiot, I sold it before I found out about turning that trimmer down. I have another one on the way (any day now, I hope) and can't wait to try it with that trimmer turned down a bit.
     
  5. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    Well, obviously Marc knows better than anyone how to tweak this, so all I'll add is that his suggestion of dialing back the loop level trimmer totally worked for me.

    I dialed it back until the pedal would no longer self oscillate and then dialed it up again to just the point where the pedal would self oscillate again. That's where I left it and now I get much more control over the lower range of the mix knob. Now I can get those great VH echo tones, beefed up solos, and some killer slapback.

    The pedal now does that "just a touch of echo" thing as nicely as my Thundertweak delay, which was king for that type of thing.

    Plus, you can still get the soup ...
     
  6. stien

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    I have a real echoplex and I turn the mix knob to 9 oclock (6 oclock being fully dry) most of the time. You don't need much mixed in to beef up a solo, especially when you hit it with dirt. In fact I find if it's mixed in any more then the delay encroaches on the dry signal too much to be tasteful.
     
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    What's that you say? No soup!?!? But it's the best dang soup there is! No Soup For You!
     
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    :( 2 down, 3 months to go for me. I'm thinking it'll be more like 6 months total wait time by March.
     
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  10. TREV FLINT

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    Nice, this was my favorite skit on Sesamie Street when I was a kid!

    Also, thanks fot the input everyone~ the Skrecho really is a gem.
     

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