Fulltone Tube Tape Echo - Blonde (Two Extra Tape Cartridges Included)

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Excellent condition, spotless, and working like a charm.

There is nothing like the real thing!! Especially if it's tube driven.

Why a Tape Echo?

If you ask that then you have never played a healthy Echoplex! No delay (rackmount or pedal, analog or digital) can replicate the natural, warm, and shimmery tones of an old Echoplex. Unless you've experienced it you don't know what you're missing.

The Fulltone TubeTapeEcho (TTE) operates almost silently and offers a time range of swift slapback to over 2 seconds of delay. It features a convenient top-panel dual-speed toggle switch, providing the choice between Hi-Speed and Lo-Speed modes. Hi-Speed delivers ample highs, reduced bass, and faithful repeats without the pitch fluctuations of traditional Echoplex units. On the other hand, Lo-Speed produces a rich, warm sound with abundant bass, diminished highs, and a subtle "warble" reminiscent of a natural chorus effect, as favored by musicians like Eric Johnson.

What makes The Fulltone TTE better?

  • The big AC motors of yesteryear were noisy and inefficient so I replaced it with a servo-controlled hi-torque DC motor. Not only is this more quiet, but it is more stable and is 1/4 the size, allowing for a smaller overall housing as well.
  • The TTE uses 2 x 12AX7 tubes (for the Record and Playback sections) with @200 volts DC and supply the filaments with 12 volts DC to reduce the hum further. The erase/ Bias section function uses one Electro Harmonix 12AT7.
  • Handwired audio path, and world-famous Fulltone Made-in-USA Craftsmanship. No PCB-mounted Tubes or Jacks in this thing.
  • Stereo outs! Yep, how many times have you longed for a slight slap or long bounce between 2 amps in the studio or on stage? But this ain't just stereo....there are 3 stereo modes.

    Mode #1: Guitar/Echo on the Left---->Guitar/Echo on the Right
    Mode #2: Guitar/Echo Left---> Echo on the right.
    Mode #3: Guitar on the left----> Echo on the right amp.
  • Better Tape Heads. The TTE has proprietary (custom-made) Erase, Record, and Playback heads that not only have better frequency response than the oldies, but are designed to last well into your retirement.
  • Fulltone ETC-1 Tape cartridge...if you can't find it, make it yerself! The ETC-1 is loaded it with a vastly superior Mastering quality tape loop made with polyester backing and a higher bias Tape formulation. It will last for MONTHS because it's not cheap, used cart machine tape doused in graphite like the old Echoplex tapes. Note: Fulltone does not furnish tapes for Echoplex owners....they have enough tape to keep TTE owners happy for 20 years, but do not have enough to furnish the world's Echoplex owners. Sorry.
  • Nickel Plated Stainless Steel Parts because I want the stuff I make to outlast you and me ...and look great.
  • Echo Tone Control. The TTE has a very full-range/full-frequency Echo Sound.....but you can alter it to as vintage as you want a Tone control affecting only the repeats.
  • Smaller. Old Echoplex EP-2 models have that cool little side compartment for storing stuff. I put that storage place into a Heavy duty (wood-reinforced) Cordura Nylon Gig-Bag. (included) This, along with some downsizing, due in part to the use of a DC motor, allows for a very compact, stout unit that can sit on your amp, in your pedalboard, or off to the side without taking up too much precious real estate.