Built On The Shoulders Of A Giant
Flashback is a modern twist on the know-how and legacy of TC Electronic's legendary 2290 delay, featuring 7 seconds of delay and a cherry-picked selection of the very best delay sounds out there . Seriously, why you're not out buying one right now after reading that is beyond us.
- 11 delay types
- Audio tapping
- Built-in 40 second looper
Dazzling Delays for Days
From amazing reproductions of tape- and analog echoes to a dedicated 2290 setting, Flashback is the complete package. We truly love delay sounds (made TC what we are today) so Flashback Delay is our ode to all that makes delay sounds so great - and on top of all that we even managed to squeeze in a looper!
Simply Strum to Sync
Audio tapping allows you to set your delay times fast, accurately, on the fly and hassle-free, so you can immediately get back to the fun part: playing. Syncing up with your band, backing track or the tempo in your head is a natural and intuitive thing , just strum the tempo with your guitar and Flashback does the rest.
That’s What She Played
Flashback Delay encourages you to play with yourself and get your most creative looping performances out of your system! 40 full seconds of looping and an easy interface give you all you need to get your loop on!
TonePrint® - Signature Effects!
The Artist Entrance
TonePrint means signature effects - and signature effects means truly creative tones. From classic innovators to the guys shaping the future of music, we've asked the coolest artists around to come up with their customized signature version of a TC Electronic effect - and make them available to you for free!
Download the free TonePrint app for Android and iPhone, choose the TonePrint you want to hear and beam it instantly from your phone through your guitar's pickup into your TonePrint pedal. No cables needed! Learn more about beaming TonePrints.
Your Vision, Your Sound!
Music is the truest expression of self. That's why it is your right to have your effect sound the way YOU want to, no holds barred.
With the TonePrint Editor, you get full control over all effect behavior, knob ranges and everything in between so you can create your signature TC sound.
TonePrints for Flashback Delay
True to Tone
You love tone, so do we, and our design philosophy testifies to that. So whatever route you wanna go, we got your back. With optimized headroom, True Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch and Kill-Dry on/off, this pedal guarantees optimal tonal integrity and zero loss of tone. And, no matter if the pedal is on or off your precious dry sound is always passed through the pedal unharmed in all it's pure analog glory due to an Analog-Dry-Through.
Backstage Pass - All Access
With Flashback Delay, getting tones is a cinch. Dialing in sounds is quick and intuitive and it’s one of those pedals where you just can’t seem to get anything else but awesome sounds.
Flashback Delay’s Resume
- 11 delay types including looper
- Audio Tapping
- 7 seconds delay
- TonePrint enabled
- 40 second looper
- Stereo in & out
- True Bypass
- Delay Time, Feedback and Repeat controls
- Spillover on/off
- Easy battery access
- Small footprint
- High quality components
- Road-ready design
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Artists Using Flashback Delay
Some of the most inspiring built-in modes include Mod, which adds a slight and very pleasing vibrato effect akin to Echoplex tape warble that sounds fantastic on hanging, slow-strummed chords and slow- to medium-tempo arpeggios. Tape mode has many similar qualities with the addition of a fairly authentic-sounding high-end decay, while Lofi mode sounds like a tape delay that’s done about 40 years on a fishing boat—very nice for skuzzy garage rock.Check out the full review by Premier Guitar
The first thing I noticed about the Flashback was how quiet it is—even on settings with lots of feedback—and how intuitive it is to operate. The three-position Subdivision Selector is a particularly nice touch, as it works in tandem with the tap-tempo function to choose eighth-, quarter-, and dotted-quarter-note subdivisions. (...) One of the things I like most about the Flashback is that long delays with Feedback turned way up build to a clear and steady state, rather than go into hyper oscillation and become distorted.
The Flashback delay is a full-featured digital stereo unit with up to seven seconds of delay available. The presets range from the pristine playback of the TC 2290 Digital Delay to the warm and fuzzy response of analog pedals. There is an emulation that really captures the signal degradation of the old tape delay systems, as well as Lofi , Dynamic, Modulated, Ping Pong (stereo only), Slapback, and Reverse delays.Check out the full review by Bass Player
TC Electronic Flashback pips it to the post here thanks to its array of features. It's compact, high-spec'd and a joy to explore. We want one.
This is an excellent pedal, and is sensibly priced. It would be very good value even without the TonePrint feature, but it's this that really sets it apart from the herd. TC has brought something to the table that other compact pedals don't have!Check out the full review by Guitarist
The versatility of this pedal is evidenced by the huge variety of Toneprints on offer, Nathan East’s lyrical solo delay (which also features elements of his chorus Toneprint), Justin Meldal-Johnsen’s deep, soundscape or Janek Gwizdala’s and Divinity Roxx’s offerings. All the Toneprints are different and show off just what you can achieve with this fantastic pedal.Check out the full review by Bass Guitar Magazine (PDF)
Plugging in the Flashback Delay first, the quality and diversity of sounds is outstanding. The lower right dial offers various settings such as pristinely clean 2290-type delay, warm tape emulation echos, a chorus+delay combination, a reverse delay and a looper to name a few.Check out the full review by Guitar Techniques
Stereo ins and outs allow for a stereo set-up, or for studio use and the delays are so clean and noiseless that even pro users should be excited. (...) TC has included the ability to hold down the pedal switch and physically play a tempo using the audio tap function. It's very effective and probably more accurate than the standard tap tempo approach.Check out the full review by iGuitar
Simply setting FX level, delay time and feedback controls at noon and dialing through the different delay modes on offer heralds the start of a very enjoyable time ahead. The sheer quality of these delay sounds is remarkable.
(This review is based on Flashback loaded with Steve Morse's TonePrint) I found it to be possibly one of the best compact delay units I have ever used. (...) After using this delay, I shall definitely be adding it to my pedal board, and I should mention that the price is as appealing as the tone!Check out the full review by iGuitar
The unit's case is very sturdy, so it's a good long-term investment, and you can run in and out of the device in mono or stereo. Ping-pong delay obviously works best in stereo and we enjoyed the wide sound of the pedal when we wired it to our studio inserts. We tested true bypass, which is noticeably transparent, and were also impressed by the low noise floor.
This pedal offers excellent value for money: you get an innovative, reliable and extremely effective delay sound for less than 150 Euro. We'd recommend it as an addition to any player's setup, both in the studio and playing live.Check out the full review by Guitar Planet
Whether or not you take full advantage of the TonePrint setting, the TC Electronic Flashback Delay and Looper is a terrific sounding and highly versatile stompbox in a pedalboard-friendly size, and with a pocketbook-friendly price.Check out the full review by GearWire
The secret is that this unit is digital and was programmed by TC engineers - and the Danes have done an excellent job. The built-in presets are state-of-the-art. The variety and quality of the delays on offer is mindblowing and makes it one of the best and most flexible delay Pedals on the market. My recommendation: try it!Check out the full review by Bonedo
The Flashback Delay features everything the guitarist needs whether in the studio or live on the stage. And at a really affordable price.Check out the full review by Delamar
The Flashback sounds are of a very high quality and rich in variety. It is completely roadworthy and the concept is well thought out and coherent.Check out the full review by Amazona