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MXR EP101 Echoplex® Preamp

Faithful reproduction of the legendary Echoplex® EP-3 front end

MXR EP101 Echoplex® Preamp

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Product Description for the MXR EP101 Echoplex® Preamp

When the Echoplex EP-3 came out, guitar players were hooked by the way its preamp sweetened up their sound. Soon, the EP-3 made its way onto the records of top guitar players-from Jimmy Page to Eddie Van Halen and Eric Johnson-as much for its tone conditioning ability as its tape echo effect. Now, you can put the EP-3's legendary secret sauce right on your pedalboard.

Dunlop's EP101 Echoplex Preamp recreates the magic of the EP-3's front end, featuring a Field-effect Transistor (FET) just like the original and following the exact same signal path. The Gain control allows you to boost your signal by up to +11dB, with light asymmetrical clipping at higher settings for a bit of nice organic grit.

The Echoplex Preamp runs on standard 9-volt power and contains power management circuitry to guarantee constant headroom performance throughout the normal life of a 9-volt battery. With a heavy-duty Phase 90-sized housing, a replica EP-3 knob, true bypass switching and a status LED, the Echoplex Preamp is built to take a beating on the road so you can leave your fragile vintage piece at home.

Features

Description

  • The EP-3’s legendary tone conditioning mojo in a Phase 90-sized box
  • Adds up to +11dB of gain
  • Warm, light overdrive at higher levels
  • True Bypass

Power

The Echoplex Preamp is powered by one 9-volt battery (remove bottom plate to install), a 9-volt AC adapter such as the Dunlop ECB003/ECB003E, or a DC Brick power supply.

Controls

  • GAIN knob controls amount of gain added to signal
  • FOOTSWITCH toggles effect on/ bypass (blue LED indicates on)

Directions

  • Run a cable from your guitar tothe Echoplex Preamp’s INPUTjack and run another cable fromthe Echoplex Preamp’s OUTPUTjack to your amplifier.
  • Start with the GAIN control atPosition 5 (+0dB).
  • Turn the effect on by depressingthe footswitch.
  • Rotate the GAIN knob clockwiseto increase gain (up to +11dB) orcounterclockwise to decrease it.
  • Starting at position 7, the Echoplex Preamp will producelight overdrive clipping.

Tone Conditioning Tips

  • Start with the Echoplex Preamp at the end of your effects chain. In this position, the EP101 will sweeten up the sound of theentire chain and also act as abuffer.
  • For a different sound, try placingthe EP101 after your gain pedals(boost, overdrive, distortion,fuzz) but before your modulationpedals (phaser, flanger, chorus,delay, etc.).
  • To use the EP101 as a truepreamp, or as a lead boost,put it at the beginning of youreffects chain

Specifications

  • Input Impedance : 730 kΩ
  • Output Impedance* : 55 kΩ
  • Max Input Level : -5 dBV
  • Max Output Level : +5.5 dBV
  • Noise Floor** : -95 dBV
  • Max Gain : +11dBV
  • Bypass : True Hardwire
  • Current Draw : 12 mA
  • Power Supply : 9 volts DC
SKU MXR-EP101
Brand MXR
Weight 0.7500
Dimensions (WxHxD) No

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