POMPEII PE603 review by Guitar World!

Richard Bienstock reviewed our POMPEII PE603 for Guitar World asking “Could Cicognani Engineering’s Pompeii PE603 Four-Head Sonic Echo be the key to conjuring classic Pink Floyd-like delays?”.

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POMPEII PE603 is an echo unit that aims to revive the emotions of the past but in a smaller pedal and with improved sonic performance. Tonewise the PE603 provides from classic slap-back to up to 740mS delay. The swell mode creates a reverberation and is made possible through the use of all the heads simultaneously. Both wet & dry signal pass through a 12AU7 tube for the warmest sound with maximum transparency. A Fet cascade circuit is employed to mix gains and buffer the signal.

Thanks to great signal dynamics the POMPEII PE603 can either be used in front of the amp or in the FX loop at instrument or line level without making any adjustments.

A great deal of time was spent developing the feedback and tone circuits; as a result, the interaction between the feedback and tone controls can create the most beautiful of sounds. To fully re-create the original magic, the POMPEII PE603 is a “multi-head” echo, sharing the same first twelve switch positions as the early machines.

The SELECTOR allow you to choose the echo mode:
• ECHO: Classic 60’s “slapback echo”. One single repeat from the selected head (no feedback available)
• REP: Normal echo mode with selectable heads in feedback combinations;
• SWELL: The typical Old Italian reverb effect made with the use of all the heads simultaneously.