Electro-Harmonix Eddy Chorus/Vibrato Pedal
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Get lush EHX vibrato and chorus in a compact, pedalboard friendly package with unique control options!
- No one does bucket-brigade effects like Electro-Harmonix and with the Eddy you get lush EHX vibrato and chorus in a compact, pedalboard friendly package with unique control options.
- The Eddy gives you envelope and expression pedal control over modulation rate and depth. That means you can control either with your playing dynamics. Plus, if you plug in an EXP pedal, you can use it to control the rate or depth at the same time.
- The Eddy also features LFO shape warping which can transform the shape of the modulation from a standard sine wave to something totally asymmetric. Plus, the pedal’s tone control lets you make the sound brighter or darker.
- EHX Founder, Mike Matthews, says: “EHX’s long history in creating bucket-brigade based pedals goes all the way back to the Electric Mistress Flanger, the Memory Man Analog Delay and the Clone Theory Chorus/Vibrato. The new Eddy springboards off that rich heritage and adds modern control to classic sounds.”
- Bucket-brigade based vibrato and chorus with an all analog signal path
- Envelope and EXP pedal control over modulation rate and depth expand the versatility of the Eddy’s classic sounds
- LFO shape warping can take the modulation shape from standard to totally asymmetric
- Tone knob lets you tweak the tonality of the effect
- Pedalboard friendly footprint, but a full complement of controls
- White status LED plus a blue strobing LED to display the modulation rate and shape
- Power adapter included
- Circuit: Analog w/ Digital Control
- Bypass: Buffered Bypass
- Audio: Mono
- Power Supply: 9.6VDC-200mA power adapter included
- Dimensions (in): 4.5 x 2.75 x 2.1
- Current Draw: 40mA
- Year Released: 2021
- UPC: 683274012315
1-VIBRATO/CHORUS switch: this switch determines which effect you are currently using.
2-VOL knob: this knob sets the output volume of the effect.
3-RATE knob: this knob sets the speed of the modulation. The rate can be further controlled with your playing envelope and/or an expression pedal, which is explained later in this manual (see numbers 8 and 9).
4-DEPTH knob: this knob sets the amount of modulation. The higher this knob is, the more dramatic the effect is. The depth can be further controlled with your playing envelope and/or an expression pedal, which is explained later in this manual (see numbers 8 and 9).
5-TONE knob: this knob affects the tonality of the effect. Turn this clockwise for more treble (a brighter sound), turn this knob counter- clockwise for more bass (a darker sound).
6-SHAPE knob: this knob affects the LFO (low-frequency-oscillator) shape of the modulation. With the knob at center, you have a symmetric sine wave, the most standard sounding effect. As you turn the knob one direction or the other, the LFO shape is warped to be less symmetric the further you turn the knob.
7-ENV/EXP switch: this switch determines whether the envelope and/or expression pedal is affecting the rate or depth of the effect.
8-ENV knob: this knob effects how your playing envelope, or dynamics (how loud/soft you are playing) affects the modulation. With the knob at center, your envelope has no effect. As you turn the knob above center, harder playing will result in a faster rate or higher depth (depending on the state of the ENV/EXP switch). The further the knob is turned up, the more dramatic this effect will be. As you turn the knob below center, the opposite happens: harder playing results in a slower rate or lesser depth.
When using the envelope to affect RATE or DEPTH, it is important to know that the RATE and DEPTH knobs set the “base level” of that control, as in where it is at when you aren’t playing or are playing softly. Then, playing harder results in an increase or decrease (depending on which side of the ENV knob you are on) from that level.
The envelope cannot drive the rate or depth much past the maximum/minimum range of the RATE and
DEPTH knobs. So for example, if you have the RATE knob relatively high, the ENV/EXP switch set to RATE, and the ENV knob relatively high, you won’t hear a strong envelope effect because the RATE is already close to its maximum before taking into account
the envelope. However, if you have the RATE knob set to minimum and the ENV knob set to maximum, you will hear a very dramatic effect.
9-EXP jack: plug an external expression pedal into this jack using a TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) cable. The Eddy, like all Electro-Harmonix effects, sends out its reference voltage on the ring and expects the control voltage on the tip. Which parameter the expression pedal controls depends on the state of the ENV/EXP switch. The current position of the RATE/DEPTH knob will serve as the maximum level, the level you will get when the expression pedal is at toe.
10-INPUT jack: plug a standard TS instrument cable from your guitar (or the output of another effects pedal) into this jack. The input impedance of the Eddy is 1MΩ.
11-OUTPUT jack: plug a standard TS instrument cable from this jack to the input of a suitable amplifier or a different effects pedal. The output impedance of the Eddy is 470Ω.
12-Footswitch: press this footswitch to switch between effect and buffered-bypass modes. You can also use this footswitch to enable a momentary effect. If, when in bypass, you press and hold the footswitch for over a half second or so, upon pressing it the effect will engage, and upon removing your foot the effect will switch back to bypass. You can disable this momentary option by opening the back of the pedal and switching the internal “mom. enable” switch on the bottom left to “OFF.”
13-White status LED: this LED lights when the pedal is in effect mode, and is off when the pedal is in buffered-bypass mode.
14-Blue strobing LED: this LED strobes based on the current rate and shape of the modulation. As the rate is changed, by either the RATE knob, your envelope, or the expression pedal, you will see the speed of this LED’s strobing change. This LED also helps visualize changes in the LFO shape controlled by the SHAPE knob. The current depth of the modulation is not reflected in this LED.
15-Power jack: plug the included power supply into this jack. The Eddy requires a voltage around 9VDC, on a center-negative plug. The Eddy draws around 40mA of current. Use of the wrong adapter or a plug with the wrong polarity or voltage may damage your Eddy and void the warranty. The Eddy does not accept a 9V battery.