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Titi1506 03/21/2012

clinchFX EP-Pre : Titi1506's user review

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This pedal reproduces the preamp section of an Echoplex. It is therefore a kind of Clean Boost with a very special color.

Jimmy Page and Richie Blackmore had a habit of letting their Echoplex on even when not using the echo.

This pedal is handmade in Australia by Peter and Mandy Clinch. The components are carefully selected and quality workmanship copy.

UTILIZATION

It could not be simpler, there is only one knob to adjust the boost level and ON / OFF switch.

I think at this level, the manual is just ... pointless.

SOUND QUALITY

Its level, this pedal is just ... FUNKY!

We no longer want to turn it off. The effect gives body and presence to the sound without distorting it. And before a deadline of El Capistan kind, this is a killer. The harmonic richness is also impressive. Nothing like a Booster Xotic EP which is much more "coarse" in the same style.

I use it with several LP's and a JTM 45/100. The sound and the texture of Led Zeppelin are there (still missing the fingers of Jimmy Page).

It's subtle but very noticeable at the same time.

OVERALL OPINION

I use the pedal for about 3 months. I also tried an EP Booster before ordering.

It's simple, this pedal is rarely turned off and will never leave my Pedalboard. If I were stolen, I bought another in seconds!

This is not necessarily given but the shop and I prefer to give a little more money to small manufacturers that supply the major brands looking at any price to maximize their margins without really dealing with the quality and sound ...
Special attention to Peter and Mandy Clinch who build the pedal on a request by mail and request a payment at shipment.