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TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The TC Electronic Flashback Delay Guitar Effects Pedal features 6 seconds delay time of every delay type you could ever wish for, from TC Electronic'...Read More

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Simple to use with top-notch delay effects.

The TC Electronic Flashback Delay Guitar Effects Pedal features 6 seconds delay time of every delay type you could ever wish for, from TC Electronic's legendary 2290 to a slapback, with 10 different types to choose from and it also doubles as a looper.

Besides all that, the Flashback delay comes with TonePrint, so you can easily ToneTransfer your favorite delay settings. The Flashback delay also features TC Electronic's audio tapping technology, allowing you to set delay times by strumming your guitar, and a toggle switch allows you to switch between 16th notes or dotted 8s, for a more U2-like sound.

The Flashback features a spillover on/off switch as well as Delay Time, Feedback and Repeat controls, so you are always sure you get the sound you want without any hassle. Rounding out the pedals features are a small footprint, easy access battery hatch, true bypass, an analog-dry-through and the highest grade components.

FEATURES
  • TonePrint- instant access to custom pedal-tweaks made by your idols
  • 11 delay types including looper - expansive delay options from subtle repeat to total time-warp
  • Audio Tapping - set delay times by simply strumming your guitar
  • 6 seconds delay - all the delay time your playing could ever need ... and then some.
  • Stereo in & out - for added flexibility to your set-up
  • True Bypass - zero loss of tone
  • Analog-Dry-Through - maximum tonal integrity and clarity
  • Delay Time, Feedback and Repeat controls - for total control of your delay sounds
  • Spillover on/off - super-smooth and natural transitions between sounds
  • Easy battery access - makes changing batteries fun (well, almost)
  • Small footprint - save precious pedal board space
  • High quality components - only the best will do when it comes to tone
  • Road-ready design - ready to follow you wherever your playing takes you
  • DC adapter sold separately

Experiment with TonePrints from eminent artists as you find your sonic voice. Order today.

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TC ElectronicFlashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (27)
  • Compact (26)
  • Good selection of effects (23)
  • Versatile (21)
  • Responsive (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (23)
  • Home studio (22)
  • Professional recording (17)
  • Amateur recording (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exactly What I Needed For Live Shows

The Flashback is exactly what I had been looking for. It's compact (I believe it's the smallest pedal with a tap-tempo equivalent); It has good emulations of various delay types; Features analog...Read complete review

The Flashback is exactly what I had been looking for. It's compact (I believe it's the smallest pedal with a tap-tempo equivalent); It has good emulations of various delay types; Features analog pass-through of the dry signal; Runs on standard power.

Instad of a foot-controlled tap-tempo, the Flashback let's you dictate the tempo my holding the bypass switch down (which mutes the guitar) and strumming the tempo on the guitar strings. It works great if you're able to set the tempo before the song starts and can commit to it. But it can be a deal breaker if you need to change tempos mid song.

The various delay emulations are preset and can't be edited. But I find them to be very tasteful and not in need of tweaking. Note that the analog delays don't self-modulate or pitch-shift with knob turns like real bucket brigades do.

While the repeats are digitally generated, the dry signal remains analog. So it always feels natural.

The Looper feels like an afterthought. It outputs at a lesser volume .

The Flashback runs on standard 9v battery or normal AC adapter. It works in a pedalboard daisy chain with a typical "one spot" adapter. Also works with Sanyo Pedal Juice battery. Like most digital gear, it will eat more power than an analog delay.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It breaks, TC doesn't fix.

Same unit as the transition I bought, which promptly stopped working after warranty, just emits a high pitch squeal now, and TC won't fix. Just said out of warranty, tough luck.Read complete review

Same unit as the transition I bought, which promptly stopped working after warranty, just emits a high pitch squeal now, and TC won't fix. Just said out of warranty, tough luck.

Last time I buy TC. I think they have quality control problems. And really don't care to find out what's wrong.

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4.0

Great Delay For The Working Musician

By Ben

from North Canton, OH

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Occasional Problems With TonePrint
  • Tap Function Can Be Fussy

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Jamming
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've had this pedal for a few months now and have been very pleased which what I got. I typically use a Carbon Copy as my primary delay, but the group that I am with now requires me to have a delay with a broader selection of sounds. The different delay sounds might leave aficionados seeking more, but when you're on the fly, this thing kills it. I've had some issues with TonePrints not functioning after using the tap function, but I don't know if this is a common problem for most people. Either way, it isn't too great of a hindrance for me since they have some really good sounds outside of the TonePrint options. I'd certainly consider giving this pedal a try if you are looking for a versatile delay unit at a great price.

 
5.0

Great pedal.

By Zeke

from New Hope, WV

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Needed delay on my leads. Tried a lot of delay pedals. Most affected my tone in a negative way. This one doesn't. In addition it has several delay types that are cool to work with. I like it.

     
    5.0

    TC FLASHBACK

    By GCW

    from BRCC

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This has to be one of the best DELAYS out there, love it.

       
      5.0

      Versatile Delay

      By Wayne

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I use this pedal for several specific sounds. The tape delay setting is what I most commonly use. I also use the reverse delay with FX mix all the way up to do some reverse guitar sounds. The pedal is rugged enough to survive my board.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Delay

      By MackAttack90

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

        There are too many good things I can say about this delay. I just got it today and I'm already madly in love
        with it. I'll admit it does take some getting used to, at least for me it does as this is my first delay pedal ever *gasp*. But I'm getting the hang of it and I absolutely love it. the different delays are absolutely awesome
        and I love the toggle switch to change the time, having the dotted 8th note is my favorite thing about this pedal. the only thing I could do without is the "looper", it seems to have no to little practical use since you can't use a delay over the loop (that's what the Ditto X2 is for). but other than the loop I absolutely love everything about this pedal. Like I said, it does take some time to get used to, but I've only had it for a few hours and I'm already getting the hang of it. So if you're thinking about this pedal, don't delay! (see what I did there?) it might seem overpriced but I assure you it's not!!!!!

         
        5.0

        Great Pedal!

        By POPSTAR

        from CLEVDLAND, OH

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Before purchased I saw they have the "tone print" and didnt think much of it. But I decided to use it...wow....Tone Print is way too cool not to use. Expands the avaialble delays!

           
          5.0

          Don't Delay!

          By 5string

          from Tuson AZ

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Lots of useable settings and a looper. Quiet and compact. Feels rugged.

             
            5.0

            Better than I expected

            By Ray

            from Rouses Point NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I bought this to replace my Carbon Copy, as I need a delay with tap tempo. The Flashback puts it to shame, this is no one trick pony!

               
              5.0

              Best effects pedal that I really like.

              By Jack Roadbug

              from Boston MA.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Should have Instructions on using looper, but

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Been at this for a little more than ten years and about a doz effects pedals this one was a pleasant surprise. I got so many sounds that helped some of my other pedals do their thing much better. I can't say enough about it it's just great and the price was a little high, but well worth it.

               
              5.0

              Versatile and sounds great!

              By Grand Marquis de Sade

              from Ypsilanti, MI

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about TC Electronic Flashback Delay TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I was looking for a versatile and easy to use delay pedal and I found it. The 2290 and modulated delays are probably my favorites but there really isn't a bad sound in the bunch. The looper feature is a nice bonus but can be a little tricky to use at first. I won't go into detail but there are plenty of resources online (including TC themselves) to help you navigate the eccentricities. Overall I'm very pleased with this pedal and would recommend it without reservation.

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