The Fulltone Solid State Echo is a transistor tape machine. For its slightly more compact construction, it is at least a little bit pedalboard-friendlier than the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo. In contrast to its predecessor, the Solid State Echo is based on the Echoplex Ep-3. Continue reading “Fulltone Solid State Echo”
Like the name already suggests, the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo is a real tape echo with tubes. Therefore, it is definitively not pedalboard-friendly. But the sound of this colossus is to such an extend convincing, that actually, you won`t need any other pedals anymore. Continue reading “Fulltone Tube Tape Echo”
While you are searching for the perfect sound, you browse through forums, read special magazines and follow the manufacturers on Twitter and Instagram. After countless reviews and endless time of waiting after the NAMM product announcement, you can finally try out a new pedal. Just to find out that you’ll have to keep on searching… Continue reading “New pedals vs. old stompboxes from the edge of the locker”
Concerning the categorization of delay pedals, guitarists mostly refer to analog delays, tape delays and digital delay pedals. But one true classic is often overlooked because it is pretty rare and only available in used condition: the Binson Echorec. Continue reading “Binson Echorec”
For a long time, the sound of a good tape delay is considered as the ideal delay for guitarists. On the one hand the sound of a tape delay mostly is more warm and full than the sound of a digital delay on the other hand the tape delay sounds not as dull or wooly like an analog delay sometimes does. Continue reading “The first tape delay emulations”
Besides overdrive- and compressor- shootouts, videos with DIY instructions and modifications you will encounter comparisons of numerous analog and digital delays by various manufacturers like Electro Harmonix, Chase Bliss Audio, Fulltone or Strymon.
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There are numerous pedals in different versions an especially these days there seem to be two trends: on the one hand there is a progress in the development of digital effects one the other hand one can see the revival of analog pedals in combination with innovative features. But how did all this began? Continue reading “The history of effect pedals: The first pedals”
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