It’s time to bathe your tone in liquid sonic gold again! With the Black Fountain Delay V3, Old Blood Noise Endeavors take their iconic oil-can delay emulation and greatly expands on it. Heavily increased delay time (around 1 sec), Tap Tempo, subdivisions, programmable expression control and momentary infinite feedback, are all new features that will make the pedal’s warm and drippy vintage tones perfectly echo the wants and needs of modern-day musicians.
The Black Fountain was the pedal that started it all for Old Blood Noise Endeavors. Just like the company has rapidly evolved over the years, it’s time for their firstborn to take a step up the evolutionary pedal ladder.
In the V3, first the delay time has been greatly expanded, which now almost reaches a full second in Modern and Vintage modes. These modes emulate the echoes of units like the Fender Echo-Reverb, Tel Ray Model 10 and Morley EDL, but the Black Fountain lets you go far beyond the echo potential of those classic units. With your standard delay controls like Time, Feedback and Mix and the unique Fluid control, which introduces wobbly modulation into the echoes, you can sculpt anything from vintage slapbacks, long sonar-like ambient trails, warbly fluctuating textures and short reverb-like sounds. You can even conjure gritty lo-fi tape modulation and saturation when using Vintage mode, since it’s slightly dirtier and grainer than Modern mode.
On the other hand, Organ mode was designed to emulate short-delay oil-can units like the Tel-Ray Deluxe Organ Tone and Fender Dimension IV, hence it sports a fixed delay time of 211 ms and gives you greater control to sculpt the modulation. In this mode, Fluid controls the modulation rate, Time sets the modulation depth and Feedback controls the length of the trail.
With the addition of Tap Tempo and three different subdivision modes to the pedal, it’s become super easy to keep those Modern and Vintage echoes rolling tightly in time with the music. While in Organ Mode, Tap Tempo allows you to instantly set the speed of the modulation on the fly. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Simply press and hold the Tap Tempo switch and hear your echoes stretch out into a warm sonic blanket of awesomeness, as the delay feedback momentarily gets maxed out. Great for ambient pads, reverb-like swells, sound-on-sound textures and delay drones.
Finally, the expression input has become super clever, as you can now program the heel and toe positions of your sweep. This lets you minutely change the position of either the Time, Feedback knob or both at the same time, effectively letting you jump between two perfectly preset delay tones, just by rocking your foot.
Our chosen courier, DPD is currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.
Mainland UK Delivery Services
Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.
Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item does get damaged on it's way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
Returning an undamaged item
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
Faulty items under guarantee
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.