Included in this package are BOTH of the following: x1 Belle Epoch Deluxe and x1 CB Tap (external Tap Tempo Pedal)
Belle Epoch Deluxe:
Exact EP-3 circuitry, from the 22 volt power rail, to the JFET preamp
(later spec), to the mixer stage, to the high gain silicon transistor
based record and playback amplifiers, to the feedback loop. All
circuitry is faithfully reproduced and fine-tuned from the original EP-3
specifications. The only thing missing are the record and playback
heads, with a 24-bit high-fidelity digital delay line taking the place
of the tape.
All-discrete, through-hole construction with orange
drop 225P capacitors, carbon composition resistors, germanium diodes,
and other premium parts.
- Power Source 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
- Power Usage 200mA
- Features Internal tunable repeats trimpot, internal bypass type switch
- Max Delay Time 800ms
- True Bypass Yes (switchable to buffered mode)
- Height 2.4"
- Width 4.68"
- Depth 3.66"
- Weight .93 lbs.
- Expression 1/4" TRS expression input
CB Tap (tap tempo pedal)
CB Tap is our external tap tempo mechanism that was built to connect to
our Belle Epoch Deluxe. The CB Tap not only adds tap functionality to
the Belle Epoch Deluxe, but also connects to anything with a tap-tempo
out (excluding Boss pedals and other non normally-open taps).
The CB Tap comes with a Catalinbread-branded six-inch 1/4” TRS patch
cable to connect it to whichever pedal you decide to use.
use the CB Tap with the Belle Epoch Deluxe: Plug one end of the 1/4”
TRS cable into the expression output of the Deluxe and the other end
into the “DLX” input of the CB Tap, then start tapping and the LED
indicator will follow along.
To use the CB Tap with another
pedal: Plug one end of the 1/4” TRS cable into any non-Boss pedal’s tap
out and plug the other end into the “Tap” input of the CB Tap, then
start tapping. The LED indicator will not light up when using non-Deluxe
One caveat to note is that the CB Tap will not tap
anything outside of the Belle Epoch Deluxe’s delay range. For example,
it will not tap slower than 800ms.