The Laggard a collaboration between dunn effects (St Louis, MO) and Electronic Audio Experiments (Boston, MA). It is a combination of a lo-fi digital delay with modulation, and an envelope modifier which alters the attack and release of notes played on a guitar. This pedal is capable of ambient textures, volume swells, faux-reverse effects, and unusual dynamic sounds, thus transcending the common SG1 clone to create something totally new.
The envelope modifier is a VCA (voltage-controlled amplifier) controlled by an envelope detector with variable Attack and Release controls. These controls directly adjust the speed at which the VCA responds to the input signal. In addition there is an active volume control with +3dB of boost available.
The delay circuit is a fairly standard PT2399 implementation, but with some tricks for graceful overload. We also added a modulation (Warp) circuit using a hypertriangular LFO, which offers a different sort of pitch bending than the standard sine or triangular LFO. The controls are as follows:
Mix: level of delay repeats (clean signal remains constant)
Time: delay time, introduces noise and artifacts at high settings
Feedback: number of repeats, from a single echo to self-oscillation
Rate: modulation speed, from imperceptibly slow to a fast vibrato
Depth: modulation depth, from subtle to seasick
Warp toggle: engages modulation
The pedal also features top loaded jacks, true bypass switching, bright LEDs, and standard 9V power. The enclosure is a 1790NS size (4.7”x5.7”) in landscape orientation.
For more detailed operating instructions, please consult the technical manual.
Please allow up to 6-8 weeks for delivery (within the US).
International shipping available at a flat rate. All duties, taxes, import charges, etc., are applied.
Tracking numbers are provided by email for every shipment.
NOTE: ALL SALES ARE FINAL!
We cannot offer refunds under any circumstances.
In the event your pedal was damaged in transit:
1. If it is within reason to repair (and the enclosure is not visibly damaged), please send the pedal back and it will be repaired or replaced at no cost.
2. If it is beyond repair, a claim will be filed with the shipping service and the pedal will be replaced once the damaged unit has been returned.
Every dunn effects pedal has a non-transferable lifetime guarantee for the original owner.
Modifications of any kind, or performing self-repair (unless directed), will immediately void the warranty.