Differences between Flashback and Flashback X4

Question

Which are the differences between the Flashback and the Flashback X4?

Answer

The differences between the Flashback and the Flashback X4 are as follows:

  • The Flashback has one TonePrint, the Flashback X4 has 4 slots for 4 different TonePrints. 
  • The Flashback has 9 different delay types, the Flashback X4 has 12 different delay types. The X4: "2290 with modulation", Analog with modulation", "Tube". The delays with modulation of the Flashback X4 gathered under the "MOD" type on the Flashback.
  • Both have a looper function with 20 sec. stereo looping or 40 sec. mono looping. Both are able a delay time up to 7000 ms.
  • The Flashback has one foot switch, the Flashback X4 has 4 foot switches to allow to save 3 personal presets. The last foot switch is for the looper function. 
  • Both Flashback have two "dip-switches" in the battery compartment for the Flashback and under the back plate on the Flashback X4:
    Flashback_X4_dipswitches.jpg

    You have the choice of bypass type and the second "dipswitch" is for the killdry function. For these functions, please refer to pg 32 of the user manual.
  • Both Flashback have USB connection for the TonePrint editor for editing the parameters on a computer. This also allows you to save your own TonePrints. The USB connection is suitable for the firmware update. 
  • The Flashback is usable with a cell battery or power supply. Only a power supply for the Flashback X4. 
  • On the Flashback you will find a MIDI connection and a jack socket for an expression pedal to control some parameters with the foot. 
  • Both have left and right inputs, left and right outputs. The Flashback and the Flashback X4 are true independent stereo. This means that if you input a signal in the right input, the delay effect will be only on the right output. Of course it is usable in mono applications. 
  • Lastly, the Flashback has a "click" switch and the Flashback X4, soft foot switches.

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