The Catalinbread Belle Epoch is a faithful sonic recreation of the Maestro Echoplex EP-3 tape echo. It also reproduces the original's coveted preamp, which can be boosted by an internal trim pot. There is also a switch inside to select true bypass or buffered bypass, which has the benefits of echoes trailing off when the pedal is disengaged. Lastly, there is a hidden vibrato setting that is accessed by powering up the Belle Epoch with the MOD control maxed.
"The Catalinbread Belle Epoch is the closest thing to a real EP-3 that I’ve ever played." - Eric Johnson
The Belle Epoch operates with a power supply that is 9 or 18 volts DC and can produce 70 milliamps of current. The jack accepts a common barrel connector with negative ground. A standard BOSS PSA power supply will work well at 9 volts but it is recommended to run the Belle Epoch at 18 volts for a more authentic tone.
Please note the Belle Epoch cannot run on batteries and a power supply is not included.