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Flashback delay and Looper

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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TonePrints for Flashback Delay

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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.


Sound examples by Soren Andersen

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.

Subdivision Mini Toggle

Allows you to select quarter notes, dotted eighths or a combination of both (of which “the Edge” would very much approve).


Controls the delay time, which, apart from the Slapback, can go up to 7 seconds.

FX Level

Determines how pronounced the effect is. From subtle ambience to total timewarp.


Set the number of repetitions and how much effect is fed back to the input - short and snappy or infinite soundscapes ... you decide!

Type Selector

Sets your delay type. Makes a mean panini. Only one of these is actually true.

Maximum You

TonePrint pedals offer both true- or buffered bypass. It simply means that no matter what your setup or situation, TC pedals give you optimal signal integrity so the 'you' in your playing shines through with unparalleled clarity and definition.

Flashback Delay’s Resume

  • 11 delay types including looper
  • Audio Tapping
  • 7 seconds delay
  • TonePrint enabled
  • 40 second looper
  • Stereo in & out
  • True Bypass
  • Analog-Dry-Through
  • Delay Time, Feedback and Repeat controls
  • Spillover on/off
  • Easy battery access
  • Small footprint
  • High quality components
  • Road-ready design


TC Electronic Flashback Delay and Looper Guitar Pedal

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Artists Using Flashback Delay


Premier Guitar
by Charles Saufley

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
Guitar Player
by Barry Cleveland

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.

Bass Player
by Ed Friedland

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
Total Guitar
by Ed Mitchell

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.

by Trevor Curwen

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
Bass Guitar Magazine
by Ben Cooper

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)
Guitar Techniques
by Jason Sidwell

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
by Tom Quayle

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
Guitar Buyer
by Dan Steinhardt

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.

by Jamie Humphries

(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
by Liam O'Mullane

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.

Guitar Planet
by Fabrizio Barale

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
by Michael Ross

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
by Robby Mildenberger

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
by Jens Geilich

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
by Michael Fendt

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


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