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Mar 25, 2021

Electro-Harmonix is going old school with their lush new Vibrato/Chorus pedal, called EDDY.

Entirely analog,  the device is based on the venerable Bucket Brigade Device chip and offers a wide palette of tones, including envelop-triggered modulation, a Tone knob, and LFO shape warping.

The latter lets you transform the shape of the modulation from a standard sine wave to something less predictable and more asymmetric.

Plugging in an Expression pedal allows to control the rate or depth externally.

Check out the intro videos of the Electro-Harmonix EDDY, below.

Here’s the demo by the manufacturer, you can skip directly to the sound you want to hear from the list below:

00:19 – Get Ready for Eddy
01:36 – Classic Vibrato
01:53 – Vibrato into Distortion
02:51 – Vintage Throbe
03:16 – Momentary Effect
03:59 – Magna-Vibe
04:36 – Shape Control
04:46 – Uni-Vibrato
05:15 – Bright Chorus
05:33 – Chorus Mode Depth
05:59 – Jazzed Chorus
06:37 – Small Clone Chorus
06:56 – Envelope Rate Control
07:07 – Expression Rate Control
07:29 – Pulse Effect
07:35 – Eddy Outro

A lush EHX vibrato and chorus in a compact, pedalboard friendly package with unique control options.

The Eddy gives you envelope and expression pedal control over modulation rate and depth. That means you can control either with your playing dynamics. Plus, if you plug in an EXP pedal, you can use it to control the rate or depth at the same time.

The Eddy also features LFO shape warping which can transform the shape of the modulation from a standard sine wave to something totally asymmetric. Plus, the pedal’s tone control lets you make the sound brighter or darker.

EHX Founder, Mike Matthews, says: “EHX’s long history in creating bucket-brigade based pedals goes all the way back to the Electric Mistress Flanger, the Memory Man Analog Delay and the Clone Theory Chorus/Vibrato. The new Eddy springboards off that rich heritage and adds modern control to classic sounds.”

Quick Specs
• Bucket-brigade based vibrato and chorus with an all analog signal path
• Envelope and EXP pedal control over modulation rate and depth expand the versatility of the Eddy’s classic sounds
• LFO shape warping can take the modulation shape from standard to totally asymmetric
• Tone knob lets you tweak the tonality of the effect
• Pedalboard friendly footprint, but a full complement of controls
• White status LED plus a blue strobing LED to display the modulation rate and shape
• Comes with a standard EHX 9.6DC200mA power supply