Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
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Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

Tube Tape Echo, Delay/Echo/Campionatore per chitarra from Fulltone.

US public price: $1,399 VAT
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moosers 02/02/2011

Fulltone Tube Tape Echo : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Fulltone Tube Tape Echo is essentially a reissue of the classic Mastreo Echoplex tape echo box. It gives you a true tape echo sound right in a nice and compact box. It’s got handles to carry it around, with ¼” connections for your input, two outputs, and a playback and echo off output as well. It’s not a rackable piece of gear as it comes in it’s own portable box.


UTILIZATION

The make up of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo isn’t hard at all to follow. It has a nifty slider to set the delay time, which ranges from 0 to 35 ms, as well as knobs for guitar volume, echo volume and echo repeats. It also has switches for bypassing the effect and for setting it to a stereo mode if needed. Lastly, it has two smaller knobs for record level and echo tone. I doubt most users will require a manual for this…



SOUND QUALITY

The sound of the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo is pretty much just like the real thing. Even if it doesn’t match up exactly with the Mastreo Echoplex, which I’m not sure if it’s suppose or not, it’s an incredible sounding delay in it’s own right. You can definitely get a nice collection of different analog delay tones, but I like it best for it’s slapback. It’s hard to really describe how good this box sounds without you having the chance to hear it, but this is the ultimate true analog delay box for applications of all kinds.


OVERALL OPINION

While it’s going to cost you a pretty penny, the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo is really an incredible delay box. It’s perfect for use on anything and everything in the studio, but also would be awesome for your guitar on gigs. I don’t know what it costs to get an original Echoplex, but I would think that it’s definitely worth looking into this instead since it’s probably a bit cheaper (or around the same price) and is going to be in much better shape. Absolutely worth a try for anyone interested in acquiring an incredible delay box.