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TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper  

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  • Pedal simple - don't read, rock!
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Four Flashback delays combine into a comprehensive, TonePrint-ready mega delay with 15 different delay types and a looper.

The Flashback X4 Delay & Looper combines four Flashback delays plus a 40-second looper with 'undo' function into one amazing pedal that takes delay to a place it has never been. TC Electronic made sure the Flashback X4 delivers the legendary TC quality at every turn. From the awesome digital 2290 sounds to beautiful analog tape echoes and more exotic vibes of a reverse delay, it contains virtually every delay sound under the sun - past, present and future. It's even equipped with four TonePrint slots that can be loaded via smartphone or USB port.

This cornucopia of delays also allows players to switch between three customs presets that can be as different and varied as they need them to be. The tap tempo allows you to easily set delay times, sync up with a drummer, or match delays to your guitar rhythms or solo ideas without taking your hands of the guitar or bending over the pedal. Simply tap the tempo with your foot and get on with things! It also allows for MIDI clock sync - perfecting delay times to your exact wishes. You can change presets and control X4 externally, for example if you wanna have it in a rack or safely in your backline.

In Flashback X4, the delay engine is completely separate from the one handling looping so there is total dedication to the sound you want to get and the cool ability to add delay to your loops. Flashback X4's total dedication to delay shines brightly in the expression pedal input. Many guitarists dream to have direct control over delay parameters and Flashback X4 gives you exactly that. But it’s just not one parameter you can control, you can choose to control either the delay time, the feedback or the delay level of your sounds, giving you unprecedented control. Whatever your set-up or situation, Flashback X4 can adapt and guarantee optimal signal integrity - via small dip switches, Flashback X4 can be set to either True Bypass or Buffered Bypass.

Features

  • TonePrint® enabled
  • Beam enabled
  • Pedal simple - don't read, rock!
  • Three Presets
  • Tap Tempo
  • 15 Delay Types
  • 40 second looper with undo function
  • Independent loop and delay engines
  • True Bypass (optional buffered)
  • Analog-Dry-Through
  • Expression pedal input
  • Stereo in- and output
  • MIDI enabled
  • Subdivision selector including dual delay
  • 9 Volt DC power supply included

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TC ElectronicFlashback X4 Delay & Looper
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Delay Pedal

This is an excellent delay pedal. It offers a very wide range of delay sounds, all of which sound very good. Its easy to use and when used in conjunction with the toneprint...Read complete review

This is an excellent delay pedal. It offers a very wide range of delay sounds, all of which sound very good. Its easy to use and when used in conjunction with the toneprint editor is one of the most versatile pedals of this form factor. It is however very large, so you need to have pedalboard room that you want to fill with a serious delay pedal. The looper works very well. The four button control is very nice and it provides a pretty solid 40 seconds of recording. One complaint I have heard of the pedal is a bug in which it loses preses upon power cycling. This has been fixed in firmware. The only other real complaint I have heard is of build quality specifically with respect to the switches. I have not experienced any trouble. The chassis feels very solid and the knobs and switches feel good. The switches have a very light click, which IMO is ideal for this application. I have only had the pedal for three weeks or so, and have not experienced any issues.

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Nice Sound But...

This is a GREAT sounding unit and is extremely transparent. However, I spent a few hours programming and saving 3 presets in it one night. The next night I took it on a...Read complete review

This is a GREAT sounding unit and is extremely transparent. However, I spent a few hours programming and saving 3 presets in it one night. The next night I took it on a gig, only to find out that for some reason, my presets were gone and it was set back to the factory presets. I did some research on some of the guitar forums and discovered this is a known issue. Long story short...I returned it.

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5.0

excellent delay pedal(s)

By purple hayes

from salisbury, nc

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

    The flashback x4 is like having the original flashback three times over. You get three presets plus a tap tempo switch. There are sixteen settings, including 4 toneprints, all of which are very useful and sound AMAZING! I prefer the 2290 setting with modulation for most of my church stuff. It sounds pristine. The analog and tube are both extremely useful as well.

    In addition to being the best delay processor I've ever owned, it also has a 40 second looper. While I'll probably never use this in a live setting, it is great for practicing lead lines over chords on the fly.

    All in all this is one super pedal. It is totally worth the cash and you will get so much out of it IMHO. I've been playing guitar for about 25yrs now and don't usually write such rave reviews, but this pedal is just that good.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Looper is useless with MIDI

    By Ghetto Byrd

    from Chapel Hill, NC

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

      This pedal sounds great, but I cannot understand why the looper is not MIDI synced. Perhaps that was price prohibitive, but I doubt it. The delay effect itself IS synced.

      Without MIDI sync, the looper will quickly fall out of sync, and is essentially useless when the MIDI is engaged. It seemed like such a no-brainer to me I could not believe T.C. had not synced it, and the manual is not obvious about it.

      ALAS! I quickly returned it.

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      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Do Not Buy!

      By Mac

      from Connecticut

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Not Responsive

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

      I purchased this product last December and have nothing but problems with it. The tone print has never worked even after returning the product and receiving it back from the manufacture. The unit will only save in 3 slots even though its supposed to have up to 12 saved settings under the toneprinr knobs. It doesn't. Customer service gave me the run around for weeks before I could even ship it and when receiving it back was still broken. I would avoid this product like the plague if I was you. If you want to take a chance, then hope it works with no problems or you will have purchased an expensive paper weight.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Delay Pedal

      By Jackson

      from Undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Great Looper
      • Quality Sound
      • Tons Of Features
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Power Hungry
      • Very Large

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

      This is an excellent delay pedal. It offers a very wide range of delay sounds, all of which sound very good. Its easy to use and when used in conjunction with the toneprint editor is one of the most versatile pedals of this form factor. It is however very large, so you need to have pedalboard room that you want to fill with a serious delay pedal. The looper works very well. The four button control is very nice and it provides a pretty solid 40 seconds of recording. One complaint I have heard of the pedal is a bug in which it loses preses upon power cycling. This has been fixed in firmware. The only other real complaint I have heard is of build quality specifically with respect to the switches. I have not experienced any trouble. The chassis feels very solid and the knobs and switches feel good. The switches have a very light click, which IMO is ideal for this application. I have only had the pedal for three weeks or so, and have not experienced any issues.

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Nice Sound But...

      By guitarman1

      from Charleston SC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

        This is a GREAT sounding unit and is extremely transparent. However, I spent a few hours programming and saving 3 presets in it one night. The next night I took it on a gig, only to find out that for some reason, my presets were gone and it was set back to the factory presets. I did some research on some of the guitar forums and discovered this is a known issue. Long story short...I returned it.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful delay

        By will cheshier

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

          I did a lot of research and trying out of delay pedals before I bought this. I even bought a couple other pedals along the way. This pedal sounds absolutely amazing. Rich and sweet delays at every setting. I haven't used the loop function other than to play with it briefly. If I could have anything different about this pedal it would be to make it 1 or 2 max presets with the tap tempo, but that is not a criticism, just how I use the pedal.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Pedal!!

          By TonyBologna

          from Denver, CO

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          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Save 3 Delay Settings

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

            This pedal has warm delay tones that will satisfy most guitarist's needs. I'm embarrassed to say I was using a Boss DD-5 before this pedal and the tone difference it blowing me away!! Why didn't someone slap me in the face and tell me how thin my delay was with the DD-5!?? Thankfully that's all behind me and this warm pedal sits before me. I also used a Boomerang Phrase Sampler + to make droning chords or to stack loops. Now I only need the FlashBack 4x to accommodate both my delay and sampling needs. I'm not big into sampling so this pedal does all I need and it does it well. The modulated delays are my favorite sounds. Plus with the ability to save 4 tone prints and 3 presets my delay needs are more than satisfied! This is a large pedal so it will take up some real estate space on the pedal board...but considering all the features it has it's well worth the space.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT SOUND, GREAT VALUE

            By triple t

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

              I love TC effects. They sound incredible, and I'm not disappointed with this one. It would be worth the price if it were just a delay, or looper, but it's both! I was about to get a looper when this came out, so I'm overjoyed to get this package.

              Here are some other points: I just got it, so I don't know about durability. It seems solid to me tho. It's a lot bigger than I expected from the picture, even the knobs are huge. There is no manual included, you have to go online and print one. I didn't know there was an AC adapter included, so that was a bonus. The AC seems cheap, but I think any standard adapter would work.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Dopest Pedal Ever

              By Batman

              from Dallas Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

                What can be said about pedals like this one. There aren't many delays that stand up to this one. This the most used pedal on my rig, and it so durable, it has outstanding sound quality, and every setting is superb. I was a little bit worried about the tape delay setting, those are hard to mimic, but tc did a great job, it sounds perfect, and you don't get that warble that you do with oh so many other tape delays. If your looking for a delay, or on the fence about this one, just do it, I promise you will not regret it!

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This Thing is Huge! Manual is Missing

                By Es'Jo

                from Maine

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 3 Presets
                • Capability
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Looper
                • Tap Speed

                Cons

                • Large Size Of Effect
                • Not 4x - Actually 3x

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

                I had the FlashBack and wanted the ability to set and access multiple delay sounds within a given set. This tool allows you to store 3 presets and 4 TonePrints at one time. Sound quality is awesome, but interface is counter intuitive, manual sucks, especially when it comes to using an expression pedal to set and control presets. You are either using delay presets in one mode via the three present buttons or you are in looper mode using the delay settings like you did in the std FlashBack model. I still havent figured out in Delay mode how to adjust the settings for real time use - yes you can save them easily (press and hold down a preset button and the unit flashes green) but just using them ala carte is not straightforward. They also dont tell you what 25K linear model expresion pedal will work, and most expression pedal mfgrs dont label their pedals that way and the genuises at GuitarCenter and MF dont have a clue (sold me two wrong expression pedals before I figured it out). And there is no documentation on how to use this with a midi pedal.

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