Following our show on real tape delays, we’re getting in to some of our fave Echoplex / single-head-type sounds.
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Dan and I recently fired up a Fulltone TTE, Roland RE-201 Space Echo, EchoFix EF-X2 and Hiwatt Custom Tape Echo to orientate ourselves around some lovely tape echo sounds.
In this follow up we listen to some single-head sounds in the style of the Fulltone, which is descended from the Maestro Echoplex lineage. Echoplexes varied greatly of course depending on model and era, so pinning down 'one sound' to chase is not the purpose of the exercise. Nevertheless we’ve chosen a bunch of modern pedals that do the 'tape thing'. And yes, we're only doing single-head sounds today: multi-heads can come later.
Once we’ve had a listen to some pedals, we then delve a little deeper into what a tape delay is actually doing to try to recreate it with other pedals.
Enjoy the episode!