Ibanez Echomachine EM5

Ibanez Echomachine EM5

The Echomachine sounds so good some thought it was analog. The EM5 replicates the great spacey sound of the old tape echo's without the hassle of cleaning heads and replacing tapes.

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User Reviews of the Ibanez Echomachine EM5

  • Submitted by Gus from San Francisco, CA (282 points) on May 12, 2002
  • I'll be damned if this thing doesn't sound like an analog delay. It's digital, but you'll be hard pressed to tell that it's digital. Turn the speed knob, and it does the whole mothership landing thing. Lots of spacy, analog delay sounds. Delay times are fairly long ( I think I read that it was 600ms). Unfortunately, it doesn't self oscillate. It will work well a feedback loop. A good delay to tweak in real time for good ufo sounds. Try to find a power supply for it, as it eats batteries. I have read that there is a set of internal trim pots that if turned all the way up will cause the pedal to sustain whatever sound is fed into it. Not echoes, but one ling sustained tone that stays on as long as the pedal is engaged. Mind you, I haven't tried this myself, so be careful. I'll wait until I get another one of these before I try this, as they are getting kind of scarce.
  • Good Points: Sounds like a good analog delay. Fairly long delay times.
  • Bad Points: Hard to find. Getting expensive. Eats batteries. Does not self oscillate.
  • Price Paid: US$45.00
  • Purchased At: ebay
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