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The Flashback X4 Delay & Looper combines four Flashback delays plus a 40-second looper with 'undo' function into one amazing pedal that takes del...Read More

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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
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (14)
  • Good selection of effects (11)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (9), Experienced (8)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Highly recommended

By RP

from IN

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

    Great pedal! I have been able to dial in The Edge's tone and play along U2 songs, as well as a Gilmourish tone. I use it for true delay sounds, and smooth it out and dial it down for a great reverb sound.

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    5.0

    Excellent pedal

    By Rob

    from Denver

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

      This is a fantastic pedal to compare to the Line 6 DL-4. I've owned a dl4 for a few years and love it, it is a great pedal too. It has been having issues and I upgraded to the TC Flashback x4, which has been great. This review mostly regards the comparison to the dl4.

      DL-4 VS FLASHBACK X4

      The dl4 is a great pedal for live modulation. Tweek and Tweez are strange but great knobs, albeit confusing. The delays are good. The looper is a great quick phrase, on the fly type of looper with 15 seconds. The reverse, half speed, and double speed are what make the dl4 a unique pedal and why it's become so popular. This is the only feature that the Flashback X4 doesn't do. However, it has many more aspects that I believe make it awesome.

      The delay tones are more vibrant, lush, and rich. The onboard selections have more variety with TC's delay history. 4 Tone Print selections really surprised me, I thought that the feature seemed innovative but doubted how much I would want an artist signature tone. In using it I am incredibly impressed with the different delays I've tried. The Omar Rodriguez Lopez and John Petrucci ones are awesome. You can also make your own tone print so the delay variety is limitless. Beaming it in with my phone was strange and awesome. I want to record the noise it makes when beaming, or loop it maybe. It might not when trying to accept a beam but another looper after could. The possibilities are infinite, and so are looper pedals these days.

      It is nice to have multiple loopers depending on their different capabilities and limitations, but if you are choosing between the dl4 and the flashback x4 it can be hard because they are quite similar. If you know how to use a dl4 you will have no problem with the flashback x4. A big factor to me is the design, and the flashback makes the dl4 look like a clunker. The dl4 has a lot of excess design and a larger body. They are roughly the same dimensions but the flashback is sleek and flat. The knobs and switches

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      5.0

      Great deal n a very capable delay/looper

      By Mwseniff

      from Normal, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

      This delay does everything I want and gives me one more looper to boot! I really like the Toneprint system it gives a lot of flexibility and makes the pedal keep up with the times so to speak. I use it for guitar and synth as well. It also does a good job of summing two fx strings by using the stereo in and mono out. I like to keep my vibe pedal and phaser as separate channel strings on my pedal board along with a fuzz or two in each fx string. When they are summed it creates a nice big swirly psychedelic sound even with a single guitar amp. If you are looking for a good echo pedal and want to dabble with looping this is a good place to start. It takes up some space but no more than a separate looper and echo would.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent sound and simple to use!

      By bluupanda

      from aliso viejo, CA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Song Writing

        Comments about TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay & Looper:

        Borrowed this pedal from a friend and fell in love with it! HAD to get one of my own. I particularly love the space effect the most. I play lead in a band, and it really gave the little something our sound was missing. It made the guitar sound a lot more full, lush, and dreamlike.

        The looper is really simple to use, and there isn't any lag. I beleive it records up to 45 seconds or so? I just need to practice more on timing, because this is my first looper pedal heheh.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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          (2 of 4 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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            (3 of 16 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.

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            (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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful delay

              By will cheshier

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              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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