electro-harmonix Epitome Multi-Effects PedalItem ID: Epitome
Multi-effects pedal with Reverb, Chorus/Flange, and Octave Functions
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The Effects You Want in One PedalThe Electro-Harmonix Epitome multi-effects pedal marries the Micro POG (octave), Stereo Electric Mistress (flange/chorus), and Holy Grail Plus (reverb) into a single pedal. Use all three together or separately. Dedicated, straightforward controls eliminate need to scroll through tedious setting menus, giving you the stompbox simplicity you expect from ehx. You can even totally change the Epitome's overall character via the shimmer button, which re-routes the effects signal chain by swapping the Holy Grail reverb with the Electric Mistress and adds an analog delay to the POG. The range of tone you'll get from the Electro-Harmonix Epitome is nothing short of staggering!
Electro-Harmonix Epitome Multi-effects Guitar Pedal at a Glance:
Flexible effects let you color and enhance your sound
The powerful effects palette of the ehx Epitome lets you combine effects for new sounds or use them one at a time. Just want to add a splash of reverb to your guitar, or a little chorus to the song's bridge? Epitome lets you turn on and off any effect you want at any time. The signal chain runs from right to left - POG into Electric Mistress into Holy grail Plus. if you want to change it up, just hit the shimmer button which swaps the Electric Mistress and the Holy Grail. It also turns the Holy Grail into a delay with the POG running in its feedback path.
Lush digital reverb for any occasion
The electro-harmonix Holy Grail Plus reverb updates and refines the original with the addition of Room and FLERB settings. Just when you thought the popular ehx reverb pedal couldn't get any more divine, along comes this improved unit with even more cool features. The Holy Grail Plus puts you in complete control of your reverb.
Add an octave or two to your guitar or bass with the Micro POG
electro-harmonix's Micro POG polyphonic octave generator can make your guitar sing like a 12-string, emulate an organ, and get some truly unique sounds without glitches. It works great with bass, too, giving your bottom end even more bottom, and some truly funky options to tweak your tone! You can dial in one octave up or two octaves up with the Micro POG's Octave Up knob, while a Sub Octave knob adds a lower octave. A Dry knob blends in the amount of effect you want.
Incredible modulation effects in stereo
Add out-of-this-world chorus and flange to your sound with the electro-harmonix Stereo Electric Mistress pedal. This modulation effect lets you manually flange your signal. You can achieve some truly incredible modulations using the Flanger and Chorus controls together. Controls include Rate, Flanger Depth, and Chorus Depth.
Electro-Harmonix Epitome Multi-effects Guitar Pedal Features:
The Electro-Harmonix Epitome multi-effects pedal houses three useful effects that can be used together or by themselves.
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Makes the list of the "Gotta Haves"
by jack hill from californiaFantastic unit, takes the place of at least 6 separate pedals. Not all that difficult to learn to use, and it does so many things, it's not just 3 in one!
April 8, 2013
Music Background: Long time gigging guitarist.
All sounds are usable due to the abil... read more [+]ity to tweak and combine. close [-]
Careful with the axe, Eugene!
by Roger Hausmann from Tennessee, USAAfter watching the excellent EHX product video several times over, I just had to have this pedal: The three indivudal effects of the Epitome can be used separately, but also interact to create out-of... read more [+] this world soundscapes.
March 29, 2013
Music Background: Weekend Gigmeister
Used individually, the built-in Holy Grail Plus reverb section of the Epitome is now replacing my old Holy Grail pedal, but also adds more control options: The old pedal only has an intensity "Reverb" control, which isnow labeled "Amount" on the new pedal. The additional "Blend" control works as advertised, but a new push button "Shimmer" has been added on the Epitome. And does it ever shimmer! More later on this one.
Next in line is the Electric Mistress section (Flanger and Chorus). I thought they were just icing on the cake, since I mostly play Blues and Americana -we don't wear Spandex and compared to me, Eddie VH is a youngster anyway and I already gave a 'Hendrix' style swooshy pedal on my board. But behold, the Epitome Chorus and Flanger sections do come in handy occasionally. In this respect, the Epitome was able to teach an old dog some new tricks, mainly because of the incredible range and excellent sound qualities of these effects.
The third section is the micro-POG and honestly this was the main reason for me to shell out the money for the Epitome: The dry signal from the guitar, plus the Octave down and Octave up can be adjusted (mixed) in many useful ways: a few tunes I love to play actually call for a 12-string guitar and now I can approximate that sound on stage. For recording, you are well advised to at least rent a Rickenbacker 360-12. Even the smart Epitome can't beat the real thing, but it is polyphonic and the tracking is excellent. That's it? No way!
Mix and match all the settings on these three built-in modules and you're not far from Pink Floyd, Frippertronics, or an 18 string guitar, or an (so-so) organ sound. Maybe I have to tweek the Eitome some more to get better sounding organ sounds from my Strat and Tele, but it's always been next to impossible to beat a Hammond anyway.
The good, the bad and the ugly about the Epitome:
It's a tone experimenter playground with a compact footprint, has excellent effects-shaping capabiliites and with the help of the "Shimmer: button you have several routing otions, the pedal replaces three larger pedals, but you cannot save any of the settings... Bummer. EXH includes a badly printed little manual and a few blank templates that you can mark with your own settings, but give me a break! This is the digital age and the omission of just a little memory would have made this ingenius pedal a true winner. No, it doesn't help that the manual is printed on red paper: The templates in the manual can't be photocopied well enough -red originals always come out dark-grey (remember high school?). Unless you have a technician on stage twiddling the Epitome knobs, you look like you're taking a big bow after each song (while you are really only adjusting the settings...)
If you are crazy like me, you'll like the cool Epitome wedge panel graphics, start tweaking and put it on your pedal board. If you're into ready made factory presets you will ask for your money back! close [-]
Phillip, Lynwood, IL
electro-harmonix Epitome Multi-Effects Pedal
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