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Electro Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer

Effect Pedal

  • Sustain and sample effect
  • Controller for effect level
  • Switches for fast / slow latch
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 70 x 115 x 55 mm
  • Incl. power supply (96DC-200BI)
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A little wonder
Joaquin R., 16.05.2013
The Freeze pedal was a real discovery for me. It's a very simple pedal with only one feature (usable in three different modes) but you like that feature, you're going to absolutely love this pedal.
You will like it if:
a) You like to create textured/ambient sounds for your songs. The chime-like frozen sustain you can make is great for creating a bed of sound for songs. Alternatively, freezing a single distorted note can add some real grit if that's what you're looking for.
b) You like to indulge a bit in David Gilmoresque solos. Just freeze a single chord and then start soloing over it like there's no tomorrow. You can practically play the first 5 minutes of Shine on you crazy diamond by yourself with a freeze pedal (and an ebow for the first bit).

It's a Electro Harmonix pedal so you can expect the quality to be good. It's very light but feels solid enough. I've found I only end up using two modes (latch and slow decay). The frozen sound you get is very good and clean, chime-like for trebley sounds and droning for the lower notes, though it works best without distortion/OD as too much OD will make it sound too muddy/heavy.

Cool trick I discovered recently: Freeze a note/chord, then activate a pedal with reverse delay on it and play around with the delay/feedback time.
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A Cool Breeze
Seemon, 21.04.2017
I use this for a Bass guitar and learn the modes of in jazz music.

It really have to build the sound up easily and understand the harmony better.

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Good for live and learning, build like a tank

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in these days, I think this can be replaced for an apps easily, for this price to buy one pedel with one function....think that for yourself.


From unobtrusive to radical, the Freeze is a gadget that rouses innovative playing without being gimmicky. The execution conceivable outcomes?from filling stripped space in a band game plan to in-your-face freakouts?are fascinating. Be that as it may, regardless of the possibility that you don't expect to record or play live with the Freeze, you'll discover it's an extraordinary device for forming music and amicability without anyone else's input. EHX has executed this impact with such straightforwardness', will undoubtedly speak to players and tweakers of all sorts and capacities
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Does the job
Taster, 23.04.2020
Pros:
- function
- build quality

Cons:
- loud footswitch

Not much to say here; the Freeze does one thing and it does it well. Use it in the intended way to augment your music, or try and use it the wrong way to create some interesting noises. The three modes are useful and build quality is solid as usual from EHX.

One thing to note if you are not familiar with it is that it has the noisy clicky EHX footswitch. When playing something quiet or solo (which the pedal is great for), the switch noise is pretty loud. The switch is easy to replace though.
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Great pedal
Averagebepp, 23.02.2021
Nice idea for a sort of sustain pedal. You have to learn to use it to avoid some sort of "glitch"/"latency" if you don't synchronize to the millisecond your foot and your hand (no big deal, you only have to get used to it). Yet, you still can use that strange sound in some manner (Bill Frisell loves it).

I have to say that the switch is a bit noisey and can be a little annoying in silent environments (studio work while tracking isolated parts).

I also have to mention the fact that the switch failed on me (I never abused it, of course), it broke and I had to bring it to a repairman to replace it.

Again: great pedal indeed
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