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Manufacturer's ID: 45121
What we say:
Walrus Audio must run by Tom Waits’ famous maxim: “the way you do anything is the way you do everything”. Thus, judging by the seriously good looking chassis artwork by Nathan Price & a few other choice artists, these eccentric pedals must sound equally awesome. Right?
Correct! Walrus effects make some of our favourite drive, ambient and modulation sounds from any pedal maker! This US-based collective of engineers and musicians have turned the inside art of pedal-making to the outside too and given us boutique pedals that sound phenomenal and up the visual game of your pedalboard at the same time!
If you only have pace on your pedalboard for one delay pedal (that would be most of us), the Walrus ARP-87 is a strong contender to make the grade!
Four available modes take you from pristine digital delay to warm analog and murky lo-fi with a cool slapjack mode too! Whatever your preference, you’ll get an exceptional sounding delay signal here with the choice to keep the ‘tails’ (repeats that carry on after you switch the effect off) on or off.
Walrus have included an interesting set of momentary functions within the bypass switch: when the pedal is off, holding down the bypass switch engages the effect as long as your foot is held down, turning it back off as soon as you release your foot. When the effect is on, holding down the bypass switch maxes out the ‘X’ parameter (a context specific control that changes depending on the chosen delay mode) for some unpredictable and satisfying special effects!
The ARP-87 is a high quality way to get an excellent collection of delays into your rig.
The X knob changes functions depending on which Algorithm you are using. It adjusts a specific parameter in each algorithm. In Digital, Analog, and Slap modes, the knob will control modulation depth. In Lo-fi mode, the knob will control Filter width. Note that when changing delay types this loads a whole new algorithm and the tempo must be tapped in again.
The ARP-87 can be run in trails or no trails mode. In trails mode, when you turn the pedal off, the delay trails die off naturally. In no trails mode, the delay trails are abruptly cut off when you turn the pedal off. To toggle between either mode, hold down the bypass switch for 1 second while applying power to the pedal. Unplug power and repeat to toggle to the other mode.
When the switch is in off position, press and hold the Bypass Switch to temporarily activate the effect to add a moment of delay texture. Releasing the switch turns the effect off. When the effect is on, press and hold the bypass switch to momentarily ramp the X parameter to maximum. Releasing the switch sets the X parameter back to the knob location.
Press and hold the Tap Switch to temporarily ramp the feedback to maximum. Release to set the feedback back to the knob location.
The ARP-87 comes in a Frosted Charcoal finish with cream and seafoam ink featuring original artwork by Chris Castro of a lone ship traveling through the ARP-87 Galaxies. The diecast enclosure’s exact size is 4.77" x 2.6" x 1.39". Power requirements are 9VDC (100mA minimum). The use of an isolated power supply is recommended for powering all Walrus Audio Pedals. Daisy chain power supplies are not recommended.