Eccos was originally announced at NAMM 2018 and has been available to preorder online for some time, but ever the perfectionist, Robert Keeley wanted to tweak some more. In a statement, Keeley described the Eccos delay/looper as his flagship pedal.
"It has eclipsed my wildest dreams," said Keeley. "But, I need some more time to finish a couple sounds and features I want included in the product. It has to be perfect. I know you and all other guitar players will be amazed at what a musical instrument it is."
Blending a vintage-style delay with a looping station, and housing all this in a pedalboard-friendly enclosure clearly isn't easy, and while the Eccos has been revised a few times now to upgrade its the looping capability, the final version of the pedal promises to be a doozy.
The Eccos features true stereo delay with tape-flanged modulation. It has three memory presets, offers subdivisions, trails, and runaway feedback. As for looping, it can record up to two-minute loops in mono, one-minute loops in stereo, and has reverse and half-speed functionality.
The Eccos' "Alt Hold" feature affords you more control over tone and time-based controls while the pedal has an onboard or external tap-tempo feature. Indeed, there is an external expression pedal input that allows you to control any of the Eccos' parameters remotely.
Keeley Electronics promises "endless layers of recording," a 100 per cent analog dry signal and true bypass.
The Eccos requires a 9V DC power supply and is made in Edmond, USA.
Priced $249, it is available on . . . Yup, you guessed it, January 16, 2020. Set your calendar reminders now, just 51 sleeps. See Keeley Electronics for more details.