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.
Some time ago, the Tube Tape Echo came around dressed in a cream-colored vintage clothing, but today black is beautiful and therefore, it has received an optical makeover.
Built up point-to-point, this true bypass pedal offers pots for gain and tone, and because of its wet-dry-outputs it provides (pseudo) stereo sounds at its best. All garnished with a maximum delay time of 1300 ms.
Especially for its preamp, the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo, which is based on the Echoplex EP-2, became a legend. Thus, some musicians (like for example Keith Richards) only use it as a preamp.
Superfluous, mentioning, that because of its whole construction, the TTE is unable to deal with midi, has no tap tempo and no looper.
But you can connect an external footswitch to switch the machine on and of pretty comfortable.
To call this darling your own, you will have to spend a little more, but the Tube Tape Echo is still available exclusively on Fulltone.com.
To me the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo represents THE reference for a tube tape sound and therefore becomes a 9 of 10 on my cult-factor-scale.