The Xvive V21 Echoman gives you a delay pedal designed by guitar effects guru Howard Davis. A simplified version of the Memory Analog Delay, the V21 boasts a state-of-the-art design based on the highly successful Deluxe Memory Man; an analog delay pedal that’s widely regarded as the best of the best!
Offering up to 600 msec of delay time without any aliasing distortion, as well as a buffered bypass with a 900k input impedance. So you can be sure there’ll be no tone sucking due to pickup loading. What’s more, a wide bandwidth on the V21 Echoman means an excellent high-frequency response even at long delay settings. While feedback control allows self-oscillation if desired. Additionally, blend control allows you to adjust the output from dry signal only to delayed signal only. Then you also have the high-tech filtering and noise reduction circuitry that guarantee an excellent signal to noise ratio. Even when you’re operating at long delay settings.
V21 Echoman – How to use it?
Simply connect the 9VDC center negative adaptor to the power in jack; guitar to the input; and amplifier to the output. Notably, if the power polarity is incorrect, your V21 pedal won’t work, however, it won’t be damaged.
So with the V21’s modulation depth turned all the way down, just set delay, blend, and feedback to achieve the echo effect you desire. While turning up the Modulation Depth and Modulation switch allow you to set the speed, chorus, or vibrato effects.
If you’re looking to achieve a chorus effect with the V21; set Blend for equal levels of dry and delayed signal, Delay very short, and Modulation Depth high. You can also add feedback to enhance the effect.
Alternatively, for a Vibrato effect, the delayed signal only is modulated. Simply set the V21 controls for your desired sound.
Finally, the Xvive V21 Echoman is also capable of creating immersive reverb effects. Set Delay short, Modulation Depth down or low, and Blend for equally dry and delayed signal levels. Then, set the Feedback high for multiple repeats that will slowly die out. Feedback settings just before self-oscillation occur will produce a “bathtub reverb” effect that you can vary with the delay and modulation settings.