TC Electronic Flashback Delay and Looper Pedal

Guitar Delay Pedal
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The TC Electronic Flashback delay is an amazingly versatile delay effect in a compact, pedalboard-friendly stompbox format. Featuring 10 amazing delays plus a 40-second looper, the Flashback is leaps and bounds ahead of standard delay pedals, which typically feature only a handful of delay effects. Some of the highlights of the Flashback delay include the original TC Electronic 2290 delay (made famous by The Edge), as well as 40-second looper with infinite sound-on-sound recording. There's also a unique reverse setting, which can produce anything from a subtle reverse flutter to an all-wet reverse guitar effect (think Hendrix-style reverse guitar parts).

Audio Tapping lets you set the Flashback's tempo by strumming your guitar. You can then select from three delay modes - eighth note, dotted eighth note, and both eighth and dotted eighth note together - which are independent from the delay style. Under the hood, the Flashback allows you to switch it from buffered to true-bypass mode, and you can also kill the dry output to use the Flashback in your amp's effects circuit. What's more, the way the Flashback handles dry signal is also unique, giving it an all-analog path which it blends with the affected signal. This ensures that your tone remains as pure as possible. On top of all these great features, the Flashback delay also includes TC Electronic's TonePrint technology, which allows you to download custom delay styles made by some of today's top guitarists. This gives the Flashback delay an almost endless range of tone and style.

TC Electronic Flashback Delay Guitar Stompbox Features at a Glance:
  • 10 delay types including the 2290-style delay
  • 40-second looper with infinite sound on sound recording
  • TonePrint technology gives you instant access to custom pedal-tweaks made by top guitarists
  • Audio Tapping lets you set delay times by simply strumming your guitar
  • 6 seconds delay
  • Stereo I/O
  • Switchable true bypass and buffered bypass modes
  • Switchable dry signal muting
  • Analog-Dry-Through circuitry preserves your analog tone
  • Delay Time, Feedback, and FX Level controls
  • Spillover on/off switch gives you super-smooth and natural transitions between sounds
  • Easy single-screw battery access
  • Small footprint saves precious pedalboard space
  • Made with high-quality digital and analog components
  • Road-ready ultra-tough metal chassis
Get all the delay styles you can imagine, from the TC Electronic Flashback delay guitar stompbox!

Additional Media

Delay Trails?
TC Electronic Flashback X4 Analog Dry Through?
Hands On Review: TC Electronic/Sweetwater TonePrints
TC Electronic Flashback Tap Tempo

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Delay
Maximum Delay Time 6 seconds (6000ms)
Inputs 2 x 1/4" (Mono)
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Mono)
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 1.97"
Width 2.83"
Depth 4.8"
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number 960670001

Customer Reviews

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I was looking for specific sound to play every thing with , clean, heavy , lead and not have to make adjustments and so far I have 3 and still just getting to know the pedal , having more fun creating idea's from the sounds I'm getting and mixing with the hall of fame pedal , theres so much you can do I should wait a year before reviewing .

A mutli featured delay that sounds great

Having driven the pedal now for several weeks, I have not found a single setting that doesn't sound great. The 2290, what's not to like? The analog and tape come pretty close to my Carbon Copy which IMHO is probably the best moderate price point analog delay to come down the pipe in years. Tap Tempo can't be easier to set. The looper is a neat feature although in stereo you don't get much time. The Tone Print feature is really what set's the pedal apart. I just downloaded my first today (Thomas Blug,s Mr. Blug's) and was blow away. My vote: +1
Music background: Student

TC Flashback Delay

great sound through my Mesa Mark IV, I couldn't be happier. Get One
Music background: studio musician , guitar teacher

Best Delay I have ever used!

The delays in this unit are worth twice the price you pay for it. You can get any delay sound you want including the Nuno Bettencourt "Flight of the wounded bumblebee" and more. This pedal does not color your tone like the Carbon copy delay. The flashback is great for high gain and clean sounds alike. Be sure to buy a power supply, as this pedal goes through batteries fast.
Music background: Luthier-Player

The New Standard for Stompboxes

What a fantastic pedal! So many delay options, including a looper and toneprint, that the Flashback is pretty much is the only delay pedal you would ever need. The sound and features are just incredible. I am simply blowin away by this pedal. As a result of purchasing the Flashbackl, I ended up with the entire eight pedal line of the new TC Electronic stompboxes, plus the polytuner. Frankly they are all fantastic. I highly recommend this and others. I'm hoping TC continues the line of new toneprint stompboxes and other pedals, perhaps adding a phaser, wah, equalizer, and a noise gate. You simply can't go wrong here. TC sets the new standard for stompboxes. Highly recommended.
Music background: Amature guitarist for 30+ years. Rock, blues, and acoustic.

Sweetwater Advice

Charlie Davis

The TC Electronic Flashback is an unbelievable delay pedal! So many options and so simple to use that anyone can find a sound they'll love. You can also go to the Tone Print site and download the setting of one of your favorite guitarists. Simply put, it's a feature-rich pedal that's almost impossible to go wrong with.

Mitch Gallagher

Readers of SweetNotes and Sweetwater's other publications know that I love to get "hands on" with gear of all types. That's why I was so thrilled to be asked to work with TC Electronic to create an exclusive set of Sweetwater TonePrints for TC Electronic's pedals. Talk about hands on -- we were way deep inside those boxes! But let's take a step back here. TC's TonePrint line consists of five pedals: the Flashback delay, the Corona chorus, the Vortex flanger, the Shaker vibrato, and the Hall of Fame reverb. These compact and affordable pedals sound great and offer excellent features and benefits, such as allowing the analog input signal to pass through completely untouched. They're also very versatile, with algorithms drawn from TC's long history of amazing studio and guitar effects processors. That versatility is kicked way up by the TonePrint part of the equation. A TonePrint is a free downloadable preset that can be loaded into one of the five pedals. This preset might be an artist-designed sound or something from TC -- or in this case, special sounds crafted by yours truly. You can get the presets off the TC site and load them in your pedal via USB. Or, even cooler, you can use your iPhone or Android to "beam" a TonePrint into your pedal, instantly, anywhere you might be. Creating a TonePrint isn't as simple as playing with the front-panel knobs on the pedal to find a sound you like. TC uses specialized editing software that allows you to go deep into the pedal to adjust hundreds of parameters. It's an intense process, but also a lot of fun! In my case, I brought in a box of vintage pedals I'm no longer comfortable taking to the gig, and TC's Tore Mogensen and I spent hours re-creating the sounds of those pedals. We ended up with four TonePrints: a BOSS DM-3-style analog delay for the Flashback, a BOSS CE-2-style analog chorus for the Corona, a BOSS Dimension C-style multi-chorus for the Corona, and an original Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress-style flanger/chorus for the Vortex. After hours of work, we were very pleased with the results. Our goal was to capture the spirit of the original pedals, and I think we succeeded! Best of all, you can have these TonePrints for your own TC pedals, completely free of charge, courtesy of TC Electronic and Sweetwater! Simply use your computer to load the TonePrints from, or use your iPhone/Android to access them. TC pedals and TonePrints are a staple in my rig, and I hope that you find them just as useful. In the end, what I came away with from this experience was a true appreciation for just how powerful these unassuming little TonePrint pedals are. Check them out!
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See also: Loop Pedals, TC Electronic, TC Electronic Loopers, TC Electronic Reverbs and Delays