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TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal

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The Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay is a collaboration between ProGuitarShop and TC Electronic that delivers a plethora of classic to modern delay to...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-27-2018

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A user-friendly delay that features the sounds of yesterday with the reliability and quality of today.

The Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay is a collaboration between ProGuitarShop and TC Electronic that delivers a plethora of classic to modern delay tones.

Sound Repeats
With Alter Ego 2 you get 9 vintage delay sounds carefully reproduced by the echo experts at ProGuitarShop and TC Electronic. And trust us, these guys know echo tone and we know you'll agree once you hear it! You'll find everything from sweet saturated EchoPlex* repeats, the unique magnetic drum delays of the legendary Echorec*, an exclusive modulated take on TC's own 2290 delay unit to tons of other classic echo tones. Heck, if we didn't know any better, we would be sure that this pedal contained real moving parts.

Back To The Future
Alter Ego 2 has received an elegant graphical overhaul so it's not just your tone that receives a massive upgrade, but also the coolness-factor of your pedal board. Combine that with stereo I/O, the amazing audio-tapping feature and the innovative TonePrint technology and you've got yourself a pedal that may sound old-aged but is practically taken straight from the space-age.

TonePrint - Signature Effects
TonePrint, signature versions of delays made by music's finest (from rock royalty, to YOU via our TonePrint Editor) allows you to cram as many delay types into this little miracle as your heart desires. From custom tuned tones by music's elite, to classic takes on legendary sounds, your vision is your sound.

FEATURES
9 exclusive delay modes custom tuned by ProGuitarShop and TC Electronic
11 delay types including looper
Audio Tapping
7 seconds of delay
40 second looper
Stereo in & out
True Bypass
Analog-Dry-Through
Delay Time, Feedback and Repeat controls
Spillover on/off
Easy battery access
Small footprint
High quality components
Road-ready design
DC adapter sold separately

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TC ElectronicAlter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Good selection of effects (15)
  • Compact (14)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Responsive (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would definitely buy this product again.

By hDan

from Austin TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

    I use the Alter Ego V2 for both slap-back and longer "epic guitar" delays. I have to admit that I usually use it in Echoplex or Echorec modes for the longer delays, and usually BDM2 for shorter delays. I was able to almost instantly dial in useful sounds, though I haven't come close to exploring the limits of this pedal yet.

    The stereo in and out is an unexpected and nice feature. The foot switch is very quiet and easy to articulate, and the pedal is very quiet when engaged. I did some A/B comparisons with the delay levels turned all the way down, and couldn't tell the difference between the bypass and "dry" signal.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Had a flashback (which I loved)

    By Anthony

    from Beverly Hills, CA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

        I had a flashback and absolutely loved it but I got this for all the vintage delay recreations and honestly prefered this simulations better than any digital delay out there. if you love old vintage delays and don't want to spend thousands and have huge boxes all around your amp this is a pretty incredible solution!

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good delay

        By Mitzy

        from Boulder CO

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

          Sounds great. Flexible and easy to use.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Gtr Dly

          By Mr. Long

          from Rochester, NY

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Continuity between presets

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

          I've been chasing a good delay pedal for the guitar for years... this is like my 5th in 7 years... my search may be over. Tough to find a pedal that sounds good, is reliable & has decent features for under 200, but this one nails it. I think I'm satisfied. The delay sounds are fantastic (I use mostly EREC2 and the reverse setting). When I bought it I spent some time going thru the presets... all seemed good, all very modulated which generally serves my tastes. One issue I had was that the delay times and feedback levels are all different for each preset at any given knob settings. This means you can't quick flip from one sound to another w/o changing delay time, sometimes radically. This could probably be addressed in "TonePrint", but I haven't tried that yet. This delay does not actually have a 'tap' tap function... it's a 'strum-while-switch-depressed' function and I haven't had much luck with it. I did find the looper quite sweet and easy to use. Very well built box, has been 100% reliable for the 6 mos. I've had it.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally, a keeper!

          By Budacus

          from Raleigh, NC

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

              Over the past 30+ years I have used too many delays to count them all. Finally I have found one delay (ahhh 9 plus tone print) that will not end up being sold off! Not all of the modulated delays will be used and I do wish the modulation feature could be turned off. Could be I just have not found a use for all the included delays. But for all of the "good" this pedal offers, the "bad" is really negligible. Love the tone print feature that adds another effect of your choice. All in all, the best compact delay, that is simple to use and find a group of decent tones, a real cost effective delay. Love it!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Perfect as an Ambient Delay

              By Pablomago

              from Fort Collins, CO

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Tone Prints

              Cons

              • No Mod Switch

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

              I use it for ambient delays in the loop of my amp. Most of the presets have too much modulation fo me, but I downloaded the Tone Print Editor and whipped up a straight delay for those needs. Sounds great. I mix in just enough to notice.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Echoes from Heaven

              By ElChivo0414

              from Highland Park, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              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 Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                Though I've never owned a piece of TC Electronics gear before, but have alway known of their great quality. Well, this pedal has been a revelation. The shear beauty of the sounds took me aback. I've had a Line 6 DL4 for some time and have always been impressed with the versatility it displays, but the Alter Ego V2 is truly a work of art. Every patch exhibited gorgeous detail and lushness. It's definitly a pedal I could see using all the time, squeezing out every option it offers. It's not a sound effect. It's an enhancement of sound.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Vintage fun

                By Big daddy

                from Texas

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                    This thing is so fun , 9 different vintage delays! Tone print is very cool, you can download the app to your phone and beam customized sounds to your pedal. It's hard to go through and describe every type of delay on the pedal but you can get subtle, soft repeats to long , intense modulated echoes. I got this on sale and it was a great deal! I love the sparkly, analog like tones that this thing puts out. Beautiful

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent pedal at any price

                    By Beerserver

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                      All the delays in this pedal sound great. It easily competes with more expensive vintage echo simulators.

                      Get this one while you can.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good pedat at sale price.

                      By Eigenvector

                      from Raleigh, NC

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Nice Esthetics Package
                      • Tone Print Capability

                      Cons

                      • Fw Needed Immed Upgrade
                      • Noise Selecting Delay Typ

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                      If you like a lot of modulation on the echo-repeats, you will like this pedal. However, you'll need more than one delay pedal if you need delays without heavy modulation. I wish the presets could be tuned for more subtle modulation or there was a modulation knob, especially on the DMM & 2290 settings. With only one tone print slot, you won't be able to create a few non-modulated sounds for stuff that is not warbled to eleven. The esthetics on this pedal are great. Knob action is like silk. There is a crackle-pop if you dial across several presets, which can be annoying if pedal last in your chain or especially if in FX loop, which hopefully is a FW upgrade issue. I did have to do a FW upgrade out of the box because a reboot was required to re-enter tap tempo. If you like the presets, it may be worth it to step up to Alter Ego X4, but with 4 tone print slots you could probably get these vintage sounds on the other X4 models.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Alter Ego Echo

                      By bobalew

                      from Douglas, Ma.

                      About Me Novice

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                          Great fun even for a novice like me. I can get some great sounds with little effort, and I got it for a great price. I love dealing with Musicians Friend.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Excellent pedal for writing and performance.

                          By Jeff

                          from Atlanta, GA

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • No Modulation Adjustment
                          • No Tap Tempoexpression
                          • No Tap Tempo Input

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording
                          • Soloing
                          • Writing

                          Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                          This is a great delay pedal with amazing classic sounds which will make any guitar line or solo ooze with style and complexity. I only wish there was a tap tempo/expression input. I like being able to adjust on-the-fly, which is not an easy task with the tap function of the alter ego.

                          However, it works excellently when establishing phrasing and soloing. Top pedal with value for anyone.

                          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love this Delay

                          By Fender Guy

                          from Hammond, IN

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                            I have been playing for more than 30 years although I no longer gig. I do a lot of recording however as I have been constructing my home studio for the last 10 years. I do not play cover tunes at all these days and spend the little time I have writing and recording originals. I mic the guitar and bass amps and derive my effects as I'm playing rather than using software to add effects later. I don't like amp/effects simulations generated from software because it sounds like software. Having said that, this pedal is fantastic for studio use as the modulations of the different delays lend themselves nicely to creating new sounds. Unlike the T2 reverb, which I also own, this pedal would fit in nicely during live performances as it is still possible to get a nice delay without the modulations. Both the T2 and Alter Ego work beautifully in the recording studio and inspire me to create new soundscapes. I now own the Flashback and the Alter Ego 2 delays as well as the Hall of Fame and Trinity T2 reverbs and believe these are the best delays and verbs out for anywhere even remotely close to the price.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            A great sounding and versitile pedal !

                            By Lawrence

                            from undisclosed

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                            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 Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                              I bought it for the delay effects, but the looper that comes in it is becoming my favorite toy for practicing. With 40 seconds of loop you can record a verse and chorus for most songs and play along.

                              The toneprint feature is extremely cool too as a bonus.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              So versatile!

                              By thatawfuldad

                              from Southern Illinois

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                                  I already have the Flashback, but wanted the additional variety of delays on the V2. I have both pedals on my board and with a turn of the knob have 20 beautiful, lush delays. And you can't beat the price.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Really Lovely Depth and Varied Soundscapes

                                  By Old Guitar Hack

                                  from Nashville

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Performances
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                                    Easy to dial in.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Alter Ego V2

                                    By JB

                                    from Salem Oregon

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                                    • Responsive
                                    • TC makes excellent products!
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Couldn't find any cons other than the 9v battery

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Performances
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about TC Electronic Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo Delay Effects Pedal:

                                    I use it with guitar,nothing better when playing clean or on the top side than a little echo

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