You are bidding on a Fulltone Tube Tape Echo. This was purchased in 2007 and was used once in the recording of two songs. It was then boxed up where it has been safely kept since. It comes, as new, and is in excellent condition. It Includes a padded gig bag, three ETC-1 tape cartridges, tape head demagnetizer, cleaning swabs, and all originally enclosed items. Please check the photos and feel free to ask any questions. SHIPPING TO U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY. Thanks!
The Fulltone Tube Tape Echo is the best sounding and feeling echo devices you will ever play through - something you will own for the rest of your life. It's not easy or cheap hand-building tape echoes in the USA, in California, none the less. It is an intense labor of love and a source of pride for the Fulltone company because honestly no one else can do it but Fulltone…or they would.
The Fulltone TubeTapeEcho is quite literally what would happen if you took a vintage EP-2 Echoplex:
*ran the preamp at over 200 volts
* put better heads on it
*improved the tape transport
*gave it 2 tape speeds
*put better quality tape on it
* installed an intelligent torque (and speed) adjusting DC powered transport motor.
* got rid of the hum by running the filaments on 12VDC,
*made it stereo
*gave it true bypass
*got rid of the Ep-2's sound-robbing Echo Cancel feature and replaced it with a relay-activated cancel function allowing for any cable length to the footswitch with no degradation to the sound of the repeats.
*gave it a separate Instrument and Echo volume control
*and put a tone control on it affecting only the repeats.