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Dunlop Echoplex Preamp Guitar Effects Pedal  

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  • Faithful reproduction of the legendary Echoplex EP-3 front end
  • Gain boost up to +11dB
  • True-Bypass
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Legendary tone conditioning gets a modern reboot with up to 11dB gain boost.

The Echoplex Preamp is one of those pedals you don't know you need until you hear your guitar playing through it. It's a multi-function pedal specializing in boosting your signal while adding a little bit of tape echo effect as well as warm overdrive when you crank it up. It's based on the EP-3 which made its way onto the records of players including Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and Eric Johnson (enough said). Back then everyone wanted the tone conditioning ability as much as the tape echo effect. Now, you can spice up your sound with the EP-3’s right on your pedalboard.

Dunlop’s EP101 Echoplex Preamp features a Field-effect Transistor (FET) just like the original and follows the exact same signal path. Boost your signal up to +11dB with the Gain control giving you nice organic grit the higher you go.

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.


  • Faithful reproduction of the legendary Echoplex EP-3 front end
  • Gain boost up to +11dB
  • True-Bypass
  • Field-effect Transistor (FET)

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Echoplex Tone

By Gary-VcMnt

from Daytona Beach,Fla....

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Tonetonetone


  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Echoplex Tone
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Dunlop Echoplex Preamp Guitar Effects Pedal:

I used to play through an old Echoplex EP-3 until there was no one left to fix it. Missed that extra "Special Sauce" my tone used to have with that old tape unit. Voila'!!!!! This thing massages the tone nicely. The effect is very subtle, if you're looking for a drastic change in tone, it's not for you. Press the switch and you can hear exactly what this thing was made to do. I just got it and haven't had a lot of time to play with it. Tried at the end of signal chain and terrible noise coming out. Using a Line6 M13 and maybe that needs adjustment. Put it at the beginning of signal chain and BLISS!!!!!! This pedal does what it claims to do. Will probably leave this unit on constantly like my noise gate. Permanent use in other words. Built like a tank, I can see getting a lot of use from the pedal for many years. As I said, subtle change but worth it's weight in gold. Very happy!!!!

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