The long-awaited Bellwether is a bucket brigade analog delay pedal with Tap Tempo, Analog Chorus Engine, and Time Division. If you're an analog junkie but love modern ingenuity, this delay will bring absolute bliss. With up to 1000ms of lush delays, 4 tap divisions, and onboard modulation/chorus, there's nothing not to love about this analog beauty.
Analog Delay Lover's Delight
The Bellwether is a bucket brigade delay pedal with tap tempo. Offering analog circuity and up to 1000ms of lush delays, the Bellwether ushers in a rich soundscape of long and short trails. It can achieve the warm saturated sounds found in delays like the Maxon AD999 and the coveted Boss DM-2. Inversely, the repeats can also be brightened up with the tone control for more pronounced rhythmic delays. The Analog Chorus Engine allows you to manipulate the depth and rate of the chorus effect applied to your trails; creating a deep soundscape of ambient modulation. Set the time and repeat controls low to get that classic western slap back sound or drag them out to achieve shoegaze perfection. Take it all the way to 10 to achieve a self-oscillating delay.
Four tap division options are offered to control the rhythm of your repeats: quarter notes, eighth notes, dotted eighth notes, and triplets. Expression control options are offered to swing either the time or repeat controls back-and-forth. Manipulate the time control to get that Johnny Greenwood oscillation or use it on the fly to manipulate the repeat control; adding long tails to your diamonds.
There are seven rotary controls with black aluminum control knobs: Tap Division, Time, Repeats, Tone (high-cut), and Level (of repeats). The bottom two rotary controls regulate the Analog Chorus Engine’s Rate and Depth. This section is employable with an on/off toggle. The Bellwether has five ¼ inch input jacks on the top side of the enclosure: input, two outputs, an effects loop, and expression control. The expression jack receives a TRS input to manipulate time or repeats; selectable by a toggle on the front of the pedal. There are two heavy duty footswitches: one for effect on/off and the other controlling the tap tempo controls by moving your foot up or down on the expression pedal.
Classic Analog Delay Tones
Analog Chorus Engine
7 Knobs and 2 Switches to Dial in Your Tone
Tap Division, Time (high-cut), Repeats, Tone, Level, Time or Repeats, Modulation on/off, and Mod Depth and Rate controls
Five ¼ inch Input Jacks on the Top Side of the Enclosure
Input, Two Outputs, Effects Loop, and Expression Control.
Requires 9VDC Power minimum 100mA
Isolated Power Recommended
Why We Love Walrus Audio
Walrus Audio is a collective of artists, musicians and engineers attempting to find the balance between art and performance in sound manipulation. Throughout the years they have been inspired by sounds created by our favorite companies: the perfect breakup on an overdrive; a thick, punchy distortion; an endlessly sustained reverb; a self-oscillating delay. Of course, they had to give it a shot. Through many months of late night breadboarding sessions, circuit problem-solving, and sonic tweaking they have come up with a range of guitar pedals as versatile as they are functional. We love Walrus Audio because they create products that have a specific flair and make guitar effects that are as interesting to play as they are to look at. Look for Walrus Audio products at Lucci Music, online and in store located in Colorado Springs, CO. If you’re looking for pedals and power supplies that bring new, old sounds to the table and look like they were created just for you, check out Walrus Audio.