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We interview guitarist Derek Trucks & take a look at how to play Derek Trucks style slide guitar.
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REVIEWS_DELAY PEDAL REVIEW
We raved over TC Electronic’s original Flashback delay pedal back in issue seven
- and now there’s a brand new version with even more to offer. But does it still
offer the great value for money of its predeccessor? Gi was one of the first
magazines in the world to get a review sample and Tom Quayle was first in the
queue to try it!
At the time we videoed our review of the
Flashback X4, the pedal was so new that
there was literally no information available
about its features or specs. TC Electronic’s
hugely efficient publicity department had
kindly sent us a very early review sample
but I had no idea what to expect, other than
great sounding delays I always expect from
TC, so I went into the experience with a
definite sense of excitement!
I wasn’t disappointed then, when I opened
the box to find a pedal loaded with new
features but familiar enough that I could
operate it immediately. The X4 is about four
times the width of the original Flashback
but the same length and depth. Whilst this
takes up a larger footprint on your pedal
board, the extra features make it more than
Housed in the same style blue aluminium
casing as the original, the X4 has four
footswitches along the bottom, three of
which function in principle as three separate
delay units, each of which can store a preset
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from the myriad of delay options available.
The fourth footswitch controls tap tempo
functions and keeps the audio tap function
of the original unit. Saving a preset is as
simple as choosing your delay options and
holding down the relevant footswitch until it
saves the sound. Recalling the preset requires
a simple press of the required footswitch,
effectively giving you three delay units in a
A small switch converts the Flashback X4 into
a fully functioning looper pedal, something
that the original unit featured but which was
very limited in functionality. The new version
has full undo functions, allowing you to
delete single layers of audio and will store a
loop after you’ve recorded it for playback later
on. You can’t save loops but providing you
don’t switch the unit off, your last recorded
loop will be preserved. You can also now use
the delay functions of the pedal at the same
time as the looper, something that was sorely
missing from the smaller pedal.