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TPS Pick'N'Mix – 3 Dream Delays: Empress Echosystem, Seymour Duncan Andromeda, GFI System Clockwork

Published on Oct 17, 2017

Okay, well spotted. This was originally intended to be a full Friday show, but we thought it worked better as a Pick'N'Mix.. especially as it comes in under 40 mins. We don't want to be selling anybody short here people.

So in this episode we take an overview of three delay pedals offering multifunctionality: the GFI System Clockwork, Seymour Duncan Andromeda and Empress Echosystem.
This isn’t a super deep dive on any of the pedals, more an overview of their key functions, particularly the dynamic elements of the Andromeda and the dual delay engines in the Echosystem. You get to hear the latter in stereo and dual mono, helped along by an NRG Effects Purrer and ProAnalog Devices Manticore (full video coming soon on that).

We hope you enjoy the video…

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Empress Echosystem
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• GFI System Clockwork
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• Seymour Duncan Andromeda
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• NRG Purrer

• ProAnalog Devices Manticore

• D’Addario Chromatic Pedal Tuner
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• TheGigRig Humdinger

The GigRig G2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro, background and today’s pedals: 00:00 - 2:25
- Mick’s Jerry Donahue & Seymour Duncan tangent: 2:25
- Today’s amps: 3:39
- GFI System Clockwork Delay: 5:00
- Tape sounds in the Echosystem and GFI: 11:16
- Empress Echosystem engines, briefly: 13:05
- Seymour Duncan Andromeda, dynamic function: 14:25
- …and its other modes: 19:37
- …and stereo! 22:45
- …and reverse ping-pong: 23:55
- Empress Echosytem: 25:40
- …dual delay engines to separate outputs: 29:00
- General thoughts and conclusions: 36:15

Guitars in this episode
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at

Amps in this episode:
• Mesa LoneStar Classic with 1x12 Mesa/Celstion C90 speaker
• Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature with 2x10 Celestion G10 Alnico Gold custom Zilla cab

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