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The Surgeon

The Surgeon

Regular price $249.99 USD
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The Surgeon is a professional-grade delay pedal that offers a wide range of tonal options and a sleek, compact design. With its digital circuitry, the Surgeon Delay delivers a clean and precise sound that can be fine-tuned to your taste.

Featuring 8 different delay modes divided into 4 categories (Eq, Mod, AF, and Dual), the Surgeon Delay gives you the ability to dial in a wide range of delay tones. From crisp and clear to warm and saturated, this pedal has you covered. The Surgeon Delay also offers MIDI, tap tempo and a tap division control, allowing you to easily sync your delays to the beat of your music.

In addition to its impressive sound quality, the Surgeon Delay is also built to last. Its sturdy metal housing and top-quality components ensure that it can withstand the rigors of the road, making it a reliable choice for touring musicians.

With Tap, Presets, MIDI, USB, Expression, Ramp and a Computer editor whether you're a beginner looking for your first delay pedal or a seasoned pro searching for a new sound, the Surgeon Delay is sure to impress. 


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  • Highlights


    The Sugeon can receive MIDI over 3.5mm TRS or via USB. Use MIDI to control all its features and parameters


    The Surgeon has a total of 127 presets. 4 can be accessed with the onboard “Preset” switch or you can access the expanded presets via MIDI. 


    Create presets, edit globals and adjust controls in real time via the Surgeon Computer Editor

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    The Surgeon can receive MIDI clock to sync its delay time


    Ramp any and all controls to adjustable positions creating unique musical experiences.


    Use a expression pedal to control any and all parameters to adjustable positions with unique toe and heel positions for each control.


    The Surgeon V2 has a deep set of features to help you augment and control your delays in unique ways!PRESETS

    The surgeon has a total of 127 presets for you to store your creations in


    The Surgeon V2 accepts PC and CC messages allowing you to do everything from controlling bypass, jumping to one of 127 presets available and controlling any of the knobs or features all through MIDI.


    You are able to send and receive midi via USB but it also connects to our computer editor that lets you create presets, adjust global settings, update firmware and more! The USB can also be used to power the pedal when using the editor and making updates (USB does not provide enough power for use with your guitar so make sure to plug both in if you want to play while updating)


    We wanted to do more than just allow you control a knob with expression so we have allowed you to control any or all parameters via expression and also to set the start and end points for those expression sweeps. Adjust one control a little and another drastically, all with the same sweep of your expression pedal.


    By holding down the bypass footswitch you will engage the Ramp feature. This is by default set to the “Regen” control and by holding the footswitch, it will bring the control to its maximum setting. When released it will slowly return back to wherever the ramp started from. Not only can you ramp the Regen control but you can ramp any and all controls on the Surgeon and set their ramp end points. Ramp one parameter to its max and another to its minimum allowing you to create unique musical events in your playing. 


    Launching with the Surgeon V2 is a complete computer editor for Mac and Windows. The editor gives you full control over all features and settings on the Surgeon and allows you to create and organize your presets. The computer editor will also be where you can download and install firmware updates for the Surgeon. The editor is not required to use the Surgeon.


    Choose between Bypass mode that hard cuts your repeats when you turn the pedal off or Tails mode which allows your repeats to continue based on where the regen knob is set

  • Technical


    Top Mounted Input And Output Jacks

    9VDC Center Negative 100MA

    2.67 X 4.77 X 1.55

  • Control Summary


    Allows you to sweep from 100% DRY to 100% WET


    How much the delays will repeat.


    The time of the delay.


    Choose which algorithm you want to use.


    Each algorithm has a feature that you can adjust with this knob.


    Choose between 5 different tap divisions to control the delay. 1/2, dot-1/4, 1/4, dot-1/8th, 1/8th


    Press this footswitch to turn the pedal on/off. Press and Hold this footswitch to engage the “Ramp” feature


    In “Preset” mode this footswitch lets you scroll through the first four presets and then wraps back to preset 1. In “Tap” mode you can tap this footswitch to sync the delay time to a division of the tapped input. Double press and hold lets you switch between modes. Holding this footswitch for 1.5 seconds will enter save mode, another press will confirm the save.

  • algorithms


    Gives you two different EQ’d delays. What is unique about this EQ is that it doesn’t happen before or after the delay but rather in the feedback loop. This means that as your delays feedback they will continually get Darker or Brighter. This is great for emulating both analog delay (darker repeats) and tape delay that continually gets brighter. Choose the LP mode for the repeats to get darker or the HP mode for the repeats to get brighter.


    In the MOD category we wanted to give you two different options for dialing in your favorite modulated delay tone. The Depth mode has a fixed speed for the modulation LFO that we think is the most appealing and lets you adjust how deep you want the modulation effect to be on your delay. The Rate mode flips this having a set optimum depth and allows you to adjust the rate of the LFO.


    “Auto Filter” has a filter POST-delay that gives the delays movement and texture. In Depth mode the rate of the LFO on the filter is set to a place that we feel covers the most ground and allows you to adjust how deep that effect is on your delays. The Rate mode flips this having a set optimum depth and allows you to adjust the rate of the LFO on the filter.


    Gives you two different delay taps to play with. With delay 1 being in the feedback loop and delay 2 only triggered by Delay 1, this allows you to create unique delay patterns and textures that you can’t create with only one delay. In Free mode delay 2 is independent of delay 1 and is not affected by tap. Use this to create unique delay creations. In Sync mode Delay 2 can be set as a division of delay 1 so as you tap or adjust delay 1 in any way, delay 2 will always be a division of that original time and keep them synced together.