Good article from Tape Op about tape splicing. Unfortunately, the repeats now called sustain and echo volume balance knobs were moved closer together. Kyle Chase makes exact replicas of the early 70s x late 70s EP 3. The four-segment LED recording level meter, a control panel-mounted record level knob and separate microphone input and PA mixer output jacks were other new additions. This isn’t just a copy. It is in need of restoration badly which I haven’t gotten to yet, see below for a link. The second solid state model, mid to late seventies Sireko:

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The short-lived, Battle-designed, Dixon-approved model was equipped with four channels, each having two inputs, a volume and tone control, and a switch to send signal into the master echo section, if desired. Despite his echoplez frustration with Dixon over tone, Battle had become enamored with tube sound. Schematic Heaven has the Echoplex service manual and schematics of all the Plex’s.

A prototype was made having a footswitchable memory point that would return the tape to where a passage started and play it back at the touch of another footswitch. If you are not averse to having solidstate devices in your signal path, an EP-3 would be a fine choice for players looking to purchase an Echoplex but not wanting to pay premium prices for a tube model.


Most important was combining the separate echo and instrument volume controls to a single pan pot, making the unit much more musician-friendly, especially for one-handed manipulation while performing.

A multitrack recorder of sorts was created, allowing the player to record a track and then add to it when that section of the tape came around again.

Don Dixon and Mike Battle were the creators of the original Echoplex tape delay. While the change from C.

Like the Ecco-Fonic, the Echoplex included a playback switch to disable the erase and record heads, allowing the signal that had been recorded previously to be played back over and over. Looks like the tube version.

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If you are playing a 3 or 4 set gig, how many ttube is that tape traveling? Every now and then there are Ebay auctions for NOS, vintage tape cartridges. How to clean an Echoplex. Using a third 12AX7 for the bias oscillator in place of the original 6C4 leaves a stage available for a cathode follower output, a nice touch. The Guitar player book: I love the preamp in my EP The upgraded unit was designated the EP The preamp in the EP-2 doesn’t echoples that.


It had close ties with Gibsonand often manufactured amplifiers for Gibson. Enter to win a signed lithograph and a copy of each of the recent Cars re-issues on vinyl! The first EP-2s with S.

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JasonElGatoApr 23, Dissatisfied with the transistor-minded direction Maestro was taking, Butts left the company. Since I first put this page up I’ve had more hits and more response to it than any other page on my website.

Look for “Echoplex X”. A Short History of Jazz.

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The Chase looks interesting. Below are links to pages I’ve created on refurbishing pressure pads and reloading tape cartridges to stave off the inevitable. Noise reduction has been added to the record section to reduce tape hiss without effecting the original signal and line-level echo out gives the user a percent wet signal to do with as desired.

This arrangement provided longer tape life and smoother operation. Ray Butts crafted his landmark EccoSonic amp in with built-in echo — first via wire, then tape.