You have probably heard these strange sounds on old vinyl records, or when your tipsy, sentimental grandpa yelled about it, but still you have no idea what he tried to convey!
With that in mind, Himmelstrutz GEKKO was born, to add a natural space, a not so clean, jumping lizard’ish sound to get heard in a mix and to make the creation of music more inspiring. Yeah, that’s an appropriate way to describe GEKKO—musical & inspiring!
Added to that GEKKO is not just another “blue/soft/analog sounding” echo/delay. It’s more, or why not call it worse! And much louder, if you want…
9-12 V DC/50-100 mA = GEKKO can not run with a 9 volts battery, because of lack of space and the needed power)
9-12 V DC(50-100mA), center-pin negative (BOSS Standard connection, regulated power supply)
120,0/94,0/53,0 mm (4,72/3,45/2,3 in /knobs+switches included)
▪ Weight: 425 grams (0,99 lbs)
May vary depending on season and probably by a reason. Feb 2010 and further on: White with grey/silver print
► GIMME—True bypass switching (push switch/blue LED)
► MIX—Echo level (dry to wet)
► DELAY—echo time (approx. 45-600 mS (2023: updated to approx. 900 mS max!/with some ugly noise included on higher delay time settings)
► REPEAT—echo repeat(s) (1 to infinite/oscillation)
► VOLUME—as loud as you want!
► A few trimmers and a jumper (for “Factory Default” adjustments)
With the DELAY you set the time of the echo. The MIX adjusts the level of the echo and the REPEAT controls the echo repeats/feedback, which in GEKKO is a thing of its own! With 2 toggle switches, GLAZE and WOBBLE you adjust the character of the echo-cho-hoi-oi-i sound, to make it more or less Himmelstrutzilised and with the VOLUME you adjust the level of the mixed echo/dry signal, which means you can boost the output, echo/dry, up to +16 dB. With this kind of Echo and at this sound level, no one can resist you!
GEKKO isn’t just an echo/delay effect, it’s also a great Boost (=VOLUME control) with or without the delay effect included (=MIX control). But that’s not all! It can also be used as a reverb-kind-of effect How? As GEKKO ain't fussy with delay-tempo vs song-tempo/BPM, it’s rare it will become in the way of your playing (=easy to play). This means it can be adjusted more or less free of choice and it still works well in the tempo/BPM/mix/music.
► Sound, wobble and feel you have not experienced before
► 1 x printed Owner’s Manual
► 1 x Warranty: The Himmelstrutz Elektro Art products includes a 1 year limited materials- and factory warranty (from delivery date). The warranty does not include batteries and consumables. Product service is free of charge during the warranty time. The warranty does not include errors due to product modifications, internal adjustments, disassembly, negligence/violence, incorrect power supply usage/incorrect connections or thunder. Shipping costs in non warranty cases is on the product owner
If you think delays/echoes these days may be too soft/kind/pristine it’s a good idea to check out GEKKO. Or if you simply dislike any echo sounds but love a fantastic sounding boost—turn down the MIX, turn up the VOLUME and rock it!
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