The Electro Harmonix Tone Tattoo provides 3 EHX pedals in one compact unit
The Electro Harmonix Tone Tattoo guitar effects unit has been unveiled at the Summer NAMM show. In a first for the New York brand, it has created a multi effects unit, but as you might expect, it is still every bit an EHX pedal. In, fact, it’s three of them combined: The Memory Toy, The Neo Clone and the Metal Muff. These are all bundled together in a retro-tastic chassis with typically stylish graphics…
Completely Independent Effects
The three effects at the heart of the Electro Harmonix Tone Tattoo are three of the best selling pedals in the range. Unlike many multi-effects units, the three effects operate as completely independent units, each with its own on/ bypass switch. The chain of effects runs from the Metal Muff distortion, into the Neo Clone Chorus and finally into the Memory Toy delay.
The Metal Muff has long been a hugely popular distortion. The controls for this section include drive, volume, treble and bass, with a 3-way mid scoop switch. Very usefully, a gate button with threshold control allows the loud hums and noise that occurs at higher drive settings to be effectively removed.
The Neo Clone provides the Tone Tattoo with the rich, warm modulation of its big brother the Small Clone – a pedal favoured by Kurt Cobain among others. Operation is simplicity itself, with a two-way depth switch offering ‘heavy’ and ‘light’ options, and a rate control to adjust the speed of modulation.
The Memory Toy adds some classic delay effects to the Electro Harmonix Tone Tattoo. Delay time is adjustable from 30ms to 550ms, along with feedback, gain and blend, this section of the pedal looks set to create the huge variety of delay effects for which the standalone pedal is renowned.
The Electro Harmonix Tone Tattoo has just been officially announced, and so should be available very shortly. To pre-order, call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420).
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