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Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Vox Time Machine dual-mode delay pedal was created in a collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX. With two delay modes...Click To Read More About This Product

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Lets you send your tone back in time—no flux capacitor necessary.

The Vox Time Machine dual-mode delay pedal was created in a collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX. With two delay modes and a Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi switch, it delivers a wide range of delay sounds and yet remains remarkably easy to use.

Two delay modes to handle any situation

The Time Machine has both Modern and Vintage delay modes. The Modern mode mirrors your original sound with full clarity and fidelity, and will fit any style of music. As its name suggests, the Vintage mode delivers the sound of a classic tape delay pedal. A proprietary saturation circuit creates a warm, analog sound with a nice sense of distortion. Gentle modulation is also applied in the vintage mode, reproducing the slight warbling produced by a tape-based delay. The amazing effectiveness is the result of an uncompromising process of testing and refining carried out by Joe and VOX.

Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi switch summons up Joe Satriani's custom tone

Joe wanted to get a sound that blends nicely with the other performers—whether you're on stage or in the studio—and yet also has some thickness to the tone. The solution was to add a Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi switch to the Time Machine. The Hi-Fi mode delivers a transparent, uncolored sound. The Lo-Fi mode, on the other hand, provides a distinctive EQ, combining both high-pass and low-pass filters. This EQ uses filters that have been precisely adjusted to Joe's taste, so that your guitar sound will blend naturally in the mix—without obscuring or interfering with the other players.

Versatile functions equal a diverse range of sound

The Vox Time Machine is an effect pedal like no other, one that expands your sound-creating potential through a variety of practical functions. The delay time is adjustable over a broad range—from 30ms slapback to nearly 6 full seconds of delay*. You can also use the tap tempo switch to set the delay as triplets, eighth notes, dotted 8th notes, or quarter notes depending on the delay range position setting. The chicken-head knobs that are a VOX tradition (and also favored by Joe) allow you to make fine adjustments—even while holding a pick—so it's easy to make quick yet precise changes. There are also two output jacks, so the unprocessed "dry" sound and the processed "wet" sound can be output separately. By connecting these two jacks to different amps, you can obtain spacious delay sounds that are highly effective in any playing environment.

* Maximum delay is 5800 milliseconds when using the tap temp switch and 1000 milliseconds when using the delay control.

FEATURES
  • Dual-mode delay: "modern" and "vintage."
  • Two EQ modes: "Hi-Fi" or "Lo-Fi"
  • Broad delay time range, with tap tempo control
  • Independent wet and dry stereo outputs

Snag this time-traveling Satriani stompbox for yourself—add the Time Machine to the cart now.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Controls: Level, Delay Range, Time, Feedback, ON SW, Tap & Modern/Vintage SW, Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi SW
  • In/Outputs: 1 x INPUT, 1 x OUTPUT, 1 x DRY OUT, 1 x DC9V
  • Max Delay Time: 5800 milliseconds via Tap-Tempo, 1000 milliseconds via Delay control
  • Input Impedance: 1megohm
  • Output Impedance: 1kOhm
  • Power Supply: 9V alkaline battery or AC adapter (sold separately)
  • Current Consumption: 60mA
  • Dimensions: 5.63" W x 2.28" H x 4.76" D
  • Weight: 600g /1.32 lb. (without batteries)
  • Included Items: 9V alkaline battery
  • Options: 9V AC adapter (not included)
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VoxJoe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

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I can't describe how happy I am with this. I bought it more or less on a whim because I saw the price that was being offered for it. Originally i was between a...Read complete review

I can't describe how happy I am with this. I bought it more or less on a whim because I saw the price that was being offered for it. Originally i was between a deluxe memory boy and a TC Nova repeater. while the repeater especially has more features, i've learned and happily accepted that all that would be a waste of money since I wouldn't use it. If this broke or was stolen there is a chance I would probably go to a different delay, but if its going to be continued to be offered at 150 I'll definitly try to buy it again... but if I'm broke when that happens I'll have to sadly make do with some cheapo delay... lets hope that doesn't happen.
Has much more features than what you immediately see by looking at it. And for the price I was able to get it at (150) I was more than pleased. The tap tempo feature is by far my favorite allowing me to have much more variety than what I had with the rogue analog delay. You get a Ton of delay time for the money you spend and when you set the feedback knob all the way up, you can get it to self oscillate which was a huge plus for me. (Idk how much I'll actually use that but still its sweeeet). the only reason it didn't get a complete full score on features is because I would have liked to see an option to add or decrease modulation on the delay. The vintage mode has a slight mod to it to give it that tape delay warble... but I'd have liked to control it a little more. but still for what I paid for I can't complain. Back when the TC electronic nova repeater was at this price I probably would have gotten that one for this reason. Over all though You can't beat this pedal.
Every thing about this pedal is top notch, the build is excellent and sturdy, and it just looks good. Im not a huge fan of the color green but the chicken headed knobs are great asthetically. I trust this pedal to withstand a beating.
I don't know why people aren't rushing to get this pedal. I think it was priced much higher a few months ago if my memory and the other reviews on this is correct. So if you can get this at the 149.99 price, DO IT NOW. dont ask your mom just do it. For the sound quality, build, and total amount of features for the price I paid for this, I feel like it is the absolute best pedal I could have gotten for the money. Don't let the fact that its a signature pedal make you put your nose up at it. If you want tap tempo, oscillation ability, delay range control and two types of delay in one pedal for under 200. Don't delay and get this... delay.

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I have been in the process of getting back to an all analog signal path. Like a good tube amp, they too are touch sensitive too. Your guitar's volume knob & your...Read complete review

I have been in the process of getting back to an all analog signal path. Like a good tube amp, they too are touch sensitive too. Your guitar's volume knob & your touch have a lot of control over your tone. They have a warmth that digital products lack. I bought this because I needed a bit more delay time for a few things.
The time machine is too clean, too clear. The HiFi switch has a marginal effect on tone, the vintage modern modes also have a minimal effect a. It's pristine clarity is great for acoustic tones & is the reason I'm keeping it. But I really feel the Boss DD's are just as good & cost a whole lot less. It doesn't come near the Carbon Copy for analog tone & modulation.
It has tons of features. Plenty of delay time, tap tempo, hifi lowfi, vintage/modern, mono stereo operation. But still easy to use.
The housing is strong, but inside reveals plastic jacks & switches wave soldered to a PC board with a processor onboard. It looks like modeling technology, something I was trying to get away from. But based on my other experiences with Vox products, I predict it will last a long time.
this much $ for a digital delay like this one is pushing it. My favorite delay, the analog Carbon Copy is much less. The DD3 is even cheaper. I think the Satriani Vox pedals are a bit pricey. You have to be carefull with signature products. I think it's adding a lot to the cost.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

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Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

I have been in the process of getting back to an all analog signal path. Like a good tube amp, they too are touch sensitive too. Your guitar's volume knob & your touch have a lot of control over your tone. They have a warmth that digital products lack. I bought this because I needed a bit more delay time for a few things.
The time machine is too clean, too clear. The HiFi switch has a marginal effect on tone, the vintage modern modes also have a minimal effect a. It's pristine clarity is great for acoustic tones & is the reason I'm keeping it. But I really feel the Boss DD's are just as good & cost a whole lot less. It doesn't come near the Carbon Copy for analog tone & modulation.
It has tons of features. Plenty of delay time, tap tempo, hifi lowfi, vintage/modern, mono stereo operation. But still easy to use.
The housing is strong, but inside reveals plastic jacks & switches wave soldered to a PC board with a processor onboard. It looks like modeling technology, something I was trying to get away from. But based on my other experiences with Vox products, I predict it will last a long time.
this much $ for a digital delay like this one is pushing it. My favorite delay, the analog Carbon Copy is much less. The DD3 is even cheaper. I think the Satriani Vox pedals are a bit pricey. You have to be carefull with signature products. I think it's adding a lot to the cost.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

From analog sounds to slap back digital

By Slogan

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • So versatile
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The combinations of delay sounds are great. You an really tweak your sound to fit your style.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    so far i'm loving it

    By Emil Jakovcevic

    from San Jose, CA

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've only gigged with it about 4-5 times, but so far it's been great. I use the tap feature to get the right rate on the delay as i change songs. That rules. Looking forward to digging a little deeper but so far I've been able to get some killer sounds.
    I love the tap-to-set-the-rate feature. I'm sure other pedals have this now too, but it works flawlessly. Haven't tried the stereo outs yet, but will soon and looking forward to it
    great delay sound, works as advertised. Looks slick, seems solid.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    JOE SATRIANI TIME MACHINE DELAY....OK

    By StarStruck

    from Eugene, Oregon

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have found this pedal to sound good but definitely needs to have QA beef it up. The switch actuators come loose easily and cannot be replaced. They replace the whole unit so make sure you get an extended warranty or tighten up your switch on actuators.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Get this NOW

    By Ben Manis

    from Marietta, GA and Statesboro GA (for college)

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I can't describe how happy I am with this. I bought it more or less on a whim because I saw the price that was being offered for it. Originally i was between a deluxe memory boy and a TC Nova repeater. while the repeater especially has more features, i've learned and happily accepted that all that would be a waste of money since I wouldn't use it. If this broke or was stolen there is a chance I would probably go to a different delay, but if its going to be continued to be offered at 150 I'll definitly try to buy it again... but if I'm broke when that happens I'll have to sadly make do with some cheapo delay... lets hope that doesn't happen.
    Has much more features than what you immediately see by looking at it. And for the price I was able to get it at (150) I was more than pleased. The tap tempo feature is by far my favorite allowing me to have much more variety than what I had with the rogue analog delay. You get a Ton of delay time for the money you spend and when you set the feedback knob all the way up, you can get it to self oscillate which was a huge plus for me. (Idk how much I'll actually use that but still its sweeeet). the only reason it didn't get a complete full score on features is because I would have liked to see an option to add or decrease modulation on the delay. The vintage mode has a slight mod to it to give it that tape delay warble... but I'd have liked to control it a little more. but still for what I paid for I can't complain. Back when the TC electronic nova repeater was at this price I probably would have gotten that one for this reason. Over all though You can't beat this pedal.
    Every thing about this pedal is top notch, the build is excellent and sturdy, and it just looks good. Im not a huge fan of the color green but the chicken headed knobs are great asthetically. I trust this pedal to withstand a beating.
    I don't know why people aren't rushing to get this pedal. I think it was priced much higher a few months ago if my memory and the other reviews on this is correct. So if you can get this at the 149.99 price, DO IT NOW. dont ask your mom just do it. For the sound quality, build, and total amount of features for the price I paid for this, I feel like it is the absolute best pedal I could have gotten for the money. Don't let the fact that its a signature pedal make you put your nose up at it. If you want tap tempo, oscillation ability, delay range control and two types of delay in one pedal for under 200. Don't delay and get this... delay.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just amazing!! AA+

    By DragonFlySlayer

    from Fresno Calif

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have a large rig. I am running two Fender 5150 III Heads and three cabs. One Cab has Greenback 30's and the others are those Krank cabs with those Eminence Texas Heat speakers. I like to blend the two speakers since my signal is so dirty anyway. In my Rack I have 1 Korg SDD 1000 and I had an old Vintage Roland SDE 1000 and a 3000 digital delay. Those units in their day were the units to have. I have also owned a MXR 113 Digital delay but it made a little bit of noise and I didn't have the other memory cards for needed memory. I not too long ago bought an Eventide Time factor stomp box. It was too complicated and it seemed to mess up my amps sound or it seemed to have a bunch of stuff I didn't need or couldn't access when I needed to. I even owned a Line 6 Delay modeler and it seemed to mess with my amps sound too. I didn't spend that kind of bread on Amps to then go buy another item that would restrict it's tone or energy. I tried this Time Machine and I am just literally floored! I can't believe the quality of sound and simplicity. For me honestly,the only thing better is a tape echoplex and from what I am hearing it is not too too much better. It is ok but not for the $$. Easy access here too with this green Time machine. I ran the other line out from the Time Machine's Dry output and into my other Fender 5150III and Holy Cow Andy!! I really don't need my other delays anymore. The action,the sound and tap tempo feature!! I love it! Im running a Deja Vibe 2 into my Clyde Delux Waw and then into the Vox Saturator and into my Green Time Machine and into both amps. I sold my Vintage rack delay to buy this with absolutly no regrets!! In fact I want to buy two more of these just to save new in their boxes.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT PEDAL!!!!!

    By tomas j

    from Buffalo

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is an excellent pedal. I could not be any more happy with it. I recently purchased a fender hot rod and got rid of my cheesey amp with effects built in to it (although it served its purpose)- all I need is a delay chorus and overdrive distortion pedal. I refuse to by a cheap ass delay pedal and also refuse to buy a all in one unit as all i want is simple quality. This pedal fills the delay void incredibly. I like the lo fi setting and the vintage sound myself, but the modern is just as incredible. I used it live at my church the day after I bought it and it ran flawlessly and was amazingly easy to set up and get the sound I wanted. If you are looking for a delay pedal I say absolutely go buy this one you will love it. If mine was lost or stolen I would buy one the same day asap.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very versatile delay pedal

    By pvvandy

    from Northern GA

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The Time Machine is quite versatile, and together with the TC Nova Delay, has become my favorite delay.You can get slightly modulated vintage-style sounds (very musical) and crystal clear stuio-quality delays.I at first missed a display,takes time to get used to when you need very exact settings,but the tap tempo and the subdisions function helps.Its a bit simpler than the Nova,but sounds great as well,with a nice range of delay-sounds,and looks as if it will outlast road-life quite well.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Delay

    By 668800

    from Canada

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Since those reading this will be more interested in the tonality and craftmanship of this pedal, I'll break it down easy (a totally subjective look, though, considering 'what-sounds-good' is a preferential statement). Craftmanship: The chassis of this is very solid, the LED-indicators are very visible despite their small size, pots are extremely smooth, and the switching/tap functions great. Extremely well made. Tonality: No spillover function (once you kick the bypass on, your delay will be cut off). Hi/Lo-Fi options + Modern/Vintage options give you tons of delay characteristics to go through (from straight digital reproduction to tube-tape simulation). In summation, think of a DD-3 with a tap tempo, and the option to toggle between two EQ settings, and you'll get a near-perfect idea of what this thing sounds like.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Green Machine!

    By DDR

    from Tucson, AZ

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I pre-ordered this as I needed a delay and I loved the Vox Satchurator distortion. It was worth the wait. Excellent sounds and a very versatile delay. The sound is very good and not too brittle. The ability to slightly cut the highs is nice (most high cut filters become muddy, but not this one) and the Echoplex "warble" and overload sound is pretty cool too. For the money this is a great sounding, versatile delay that is very easy to use :-) So far I'm 3 for 3 with Vox/Satriani pedals and I'm looking forward to whatever they come up with next ;-)

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Vox JS-DL time machine

    By Paul COT

    from McKinney, TX

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    To follow up on my last review: I have to sadly report I took this unit back and exchanged it. This is a great echo, great sound, good features, just one problem, IT IS NOT LINE LEVEL. It is made to run into your amp-in line. I like having my amp in line down to essential pedals to keep the line loading and tone buffering down. I run 5 effects which have to be line in and having to put the delay/echo into that was not desirable. An experienced player also knows that a delay into pushed tubes is not good, the compression screws up the echo quality. The same for you young guys running a echo into a distortion, just not good quality tone. This unit is fine if you have an old Marshall with no loop, but not if you like having your modulation and delay effects in a loop to get them out of the chain and after the preamping. I got the Boss DL-20 Giga Delay, which dispite being a Boss unit exceeds all expectations and has features you better read the manual to take advantage. Quite amazing actually. The Vox JS-DL is a good musical echo, if you have no loop it's fine. But it cannot output the +4-5 db a line level requires. It would be nice if they came out and said this. I was suffering a volume drop on the loop when I started looking into the problem and discovered it is only an instrument level unit.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    all killer no filler

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is a fantastic delay at any price and is an excellent choice if your looking for "simple" and "hassle-free" delay. I have a fair amount of experience with a variety of delay units having owned an original deluxe memory man, a visual sounds h20 and a boss dd-6 not too mention having experience playing with units such as the roland space echo(original tape) and Fulltone Tube Tape Echo. I say this only because I'm ready to stack the TIme Machine up against just about any of them in terms of overall usefulness and quality of sound. Obviously certain delays may have more features however in terms of the sound quality this unit tops all others I have played in the digital realm. Clear and distinct without being to brittle in modern modern mode, very warm and tape like in vintage with a slight modulation that adds a sense of depth to the repeats and with the low fi switch engaged it makes the sound even warmer. Add to this tap tempo and a very simple 4 knob interface at a fantastic price I would say Satch and Vox have a winner.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well Worth It

    By lespaul18

    from New York

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I just bought this pedal and it is amzing! It has enough level, time, and feedback that any guitarist could want. It dosnt take that much room on my pedalboard and has a really good price for $125. I love this pedal.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The perfect delay

    By Yes i was born like this

    from NOTW

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is really the best delay for the money. Its pricey maybe, but its the cheapest delay pedal with a tap tempo thats worth anything. Pristine sound, can nail those U2 esque rhythmic digital sounds, and can do some pretty convincing tape sounds. I'd say the most valuable feature though, is the ability to completely control it with your foot. Not only can you tap the time, but you can switch between digital and tape delay without bending over to turn a knob. Very useful. Overall, its way better than any other pedal out there. Warning- If you don't have an overdrive pedal and intend to put this before your preamp, get an OD before you buy a delay- otherwise the repeats will clash and sound horrible.

     
    5.0

    Best Delay Pedal I've Ever Played...Ever.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I used to own a Zoom GT-2 and I decided it was time to start getting some "actual" quality compact effects. Another reason was that I didn't use any of the pre-sets built in. There was only one "patch" i used that I made myself. Ok, so I've decided to get a Distortion, Wah, Flanger/Chorus, Overdrive and Boss Super Shifter and Delay of course. I went searching for a delay and i played all of the Boss ones and the digitech ones and the Line 6 DL-4. Then I saw the Time Machine gleaming up at me from underneith the counter, I asked to try it out and was instantly amazed. It sounds SO good, the best delay i've ever herd. Next best thing is the features. It has vintage/modern it has tap delay, yes, TAP DELAY! And lo-fi, hi fi! I felt like a kid in a candy store. And the colour is pretty rad to :D The reason I gave quality a 4 is that the knobs could be a little sturdier as could the buttons you push down to activate the effect. This pedal is also super easy to use if you can think of a delay timing or style, all you have to do is select how long you want it to go for, tap your foot 3 times and your on you way, literally, thats all there is to it.I can get U2 sounds out of this, David Gilmour blues and of course the Satch's signature delay style.Awesome pedal if you're looking for an easy to use delay with a killer sound look no further than the Vox Time Machine.

     
    5.0

    Vox JS timemachine

    By stratosaurus

    from N Dallas TX

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Sorry. I have to correct my prior review. This unti is line level and works well in loops. I had another problem which was not apparent when I first hgooked it up.This is great delay, be hard pressed to find a different one and please Boss pales to this unit, it's better. Boss are NOT true by-pass, true-by pass by the way cuts off the signal without trails, that is what bypass does. Satch used to use 2 Boss units now he has 2 of these, note how much better his sound has gotten dropping the Boss DS-1 for the Satchurator and the Timemachine delays! I would buy this unit and I cannot wait to get my hands on it again.

     
    5.0

    Best delay on the market by far!

    By epicandintense

    from Virginia

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    Comments about Vox Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I absolutely love this delay pedal. It has so many features and is also really easy to use.The tap tempo is a major plus for me, but you van also manually adjust the time for cool, weird effects. I love the "delay range" feature, which allows you to select the type of delay according to the tempo. Both the modern and vintage modes sound great, with the former being a little crisper and clearer and the latter having a subtler effect. Overall wonderful pedal. I am so glad I own it. :)

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