Reissue SCF Stereo Chorus Flanger Pedal with 3 Modulation Modes, Analog BBD Circuit and Preamp
Legendary analog modulation pedal with chorus, flange and pitch modes
Original BBD circuit used by world renowned artists, reissued for true retro tone
Updated with a standard 9 V DC power socket for convenient use on your pedalboard
High fidelity analog preamp with increased headroom and improved low frequency response
Adjustable input gain with clip indicator provides versatility for use with any instrument
High levels of headroom facilitate huge dynamic range
Mind-blowing signal-to-noise ratio, SCF is completely quiet in regards to unwanted noise
Dual outputs split your signal, providing a huge stereo spread and unique spacial dimension
This Is Where It All Began. This Is Where It All Begins.
The legendary STEREO CHORUS FLANGER was the first TC Electronic product. Ever! Our founder, who is also a musician, was annoyed with the quality of effect pedals available back in the 70s – they were just so noisy. So, being an engineer, he set out to design a pedal that would live up to his expectations and high standards. That was how the SCF was born all the way back in 1976, and the rest is history as they say. But hey! No one said the story was over. On the contrary, we’re adding to that history. In fact, it has come full circle and we’re really entering a new era of the SCF tales. Please meet SCF GOLD – a legendary pedal to be!
The Sound of Silence
Once the original SCF was launched and tons of guitarists had embraced it and included it in their rigs, the nickname for this marvelous modulation gem soon became "The Sound of Silence" due to its complete lack of… noise! Well, we’re pleased to say that the reissued SCF GOLD version also remains absolutely true to its predecessor in terms of off-the-charts signal to noise ratio – unwanted noise is simply not an issue!
Triple Modulation Magic
Chorus. Flanger. Pitch Modulation. Three modes that deliver the magic swirls, wobbling wonders and pure shimmering awesomeness of the SCF that we know and love, staying true – and paying tribute – to the original. The very unit that has taken countless guitarists by surprise and blown away everything they thought they knew about modulation effects in a strum of a chord!
We bumped up the analog preamp, which is the first stage your signal meets, to level gold! You now get even more headroom, as well as improved low frequency response. And one of the most noticeable benefits you will experience right out of the box is a huge dynamic range that makes your tone excel regardless of whether you're softly fingerpicking or slamming a funky riff out at maximum loudness altitude!
Power the Way You Need It
One aspect of the original SCF that we felt we could improve on was how you power it. The original came with a hardwired power cable, and you’d need to consider that in your pedal board design. SCF GOLD comes with a standard 9 V DC power socket ready for easy integration on modern pedal boards.
The Bucket Brigade Keeps on Holding the Fort
Just like the original, SCF GOLD builds on a true Bucket Brigade Device circuitry in order to maintain that delicious retro tone that we simply didn’t find any reason to tamper with. Just like the Stratocaster may have been refined ever so slightly over the decades, it is fundamentally still a Strat!
Whatever Your Output, Bring It On!
Some guitars have a hotter output than others, and most pedals just deal with that. SCF GOLD deals with it differently! With its dedicated INPUT GAIN and OVERLOAD indicator, you can set the input gain just right, making sure that you benefit from having the best signal to noise ratio in the pedal jungle – and maintain that extreme dynamic range.
Get Outta Here (in Two Ways)!
One of the things that (also) put the original SCF on the map was its dual output section. Sure, you could go out in mono, but if you really wanted to create spatial soundscapes that blew the collective mind of the audience, stereo was the only game in town. Today, it still is the way to create madly wide modulation mayhem. Trust us, it’s way more than twice as good!
This pedal is great, and it's not quiet, it's silent. The chorus is sweet, the flanger is throaty which is exactly what I wanted. The pitch modulation is great, an added bonus, sort of wobbly vibrato. As some YouTube videos point out, it's not crazy weird, but for me it's an almost always on pedal. Very happy.