The Electro-Harmonix Epitome – three awesome effects, one enclosure and massive tone possibilities. I was super stoked when the folks at Electro-Harmonix sent over this unit for us to demo! With the Electro-Harmonix Epitome multieffect, you have three effects in one box – Holy Grail Plus Reverb, Electric Mistress Flanger and the Micro POG.
Holy Grail Plus Reverb – Blend, Amount and Reverb Type (Ring, Hall, Room and Flerb). This is a great sounding reverb with a ton of options.
Electric Mistress Flanger – This is a very classic flanger that offers Rate, Flanger and Chorus controls. You can go from subtle to extreme with thisMicro POG – Octave Up, Octave Down and Dry. I myself own the EHX POG2, and was familiar with the excellent tracking. Nothing worse than hearing the unit trying to figure out what octave you’re playing, and the POG handles octave up/down flawlessly.
Along with the three effects, you have a ‘Shimmer’ button in the Holy Grail Plus section. This will re-route the signal. Grail will reverberate the POG’s wet signal. Shimmer will also convert to a digital delay with the POG. As you can imagine to find all the possibilities of each section for a demo can be hard. For this particular demo we basically went from one end to the other, changing a few riffs between each section. We have Jimmy Rolle playing his Gibson Les Paul Gold Top with P90s into a Germino HR100 Head through a Orange 4×12 cabinet (w/Celestion Heritage G12H30 75hz). There is nothing between the guitar and the amp except for the EHX Epitome. It is important to note that the Germino HR100 is a non-master volume amp. Audio was recorded with a Fathead Ribbon Mic and a Shure SM7B, both close mic’d.
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As you can see.. there are many things that this pedal can do, and we just scratch the surface. If you’re looking for something to inspire your playing, with a lot of options, then the Epitome might be exactly what you’re looking for! You can pick up the Electro-Harmonix Epitome for yourself at Amazon.com for $368.88 (which includes free shipping).
I would also like to send out a special “thank you” to the fine folks at Electro-Harmonix. They’ve making top-shelf pedals for a long time, and continue to push the envelope every year. Take a moment and visit their site at EHX.com to see some of the new pedals they just released for 2014!