For as long as they’ve been around, Keeley Electronics have been pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a pedal. In the last twenty years, they’ve gone from being a small company to an internationally recognised brand.
The Eccos is a perfect example of the kind of innovation that got them where they are today, but in order to understand what makes this flanger delay special, first, you’ll need a brief history lesson.
A modern flange pedal works by cloning the input signal. The original signal is left unaltered while the clone is sped up and slowed down. Both are played back simultaneously to create the flanging effect.
It was Les Paul – of Gibson fame – who stumbled onto this effect when he was creating the first tape delays, by running two tapes in parallel and gently resting his hand on and off of one of the reels.
Why is this relevant?
Well, this is what makes the Eccos so special. You see, it just so happens that it’s taken from then until now to put a flanging effect on delay trails within one unit. If you wanted to achieve this effect before, you basically needed an entire studio. Now all you need is a simple, white box.
There’s so much that’s great about this pedal that we simply don’t have the time to go into it all. With its many possible adjustments, beautiful shimmer-like tones, selectable subdivisions, and inbuilt looper, you simply won’t be able to get enough of it.
Retailing between $220 and $250, the Eccos isn’t what you’d call cheap, but it’s incredible value for money. It’s different to anything else on the market and offers a wide range of both unique and familiar sounds.
If you want to learn more about this pedal and get a better idea of whether or not it’s right for you, then why not try it out here on Tonepedia?