Great Tape Delay Tones Part 2: Fulltone TTE vs Pedals

Published 10 Apr 2020
Duration:
1:09:54

Following our show on real tape delays, we’re getting in to some of our fave Echoplex / single-head-type sounds.

Life too short for long YouTube videos? ‘Interesting bits and go-to sections’ info below.

COVID-19: This video was filmed long before the social distancing measures advised by various governments. We are of course following the proper guidelines at this time.
Be well y’all!

Dan and I recently fired up a Fulltone TTE, Roland RE-201 Space Echo, EchoFix EF-X2 and Hiwatt Custom Tape Echo to orientate ourselves around some lovely tape echo sounds.
In this follow up we listen to some single-head sounds in the style of the Fulltone, which is descended from the Maestro Echoplex lineage. Echoplexes varied greatly of course depending on model and era, so pinning down 'one sound' to chase is not the purpose of the exercise. Nevertheless we’ve chosen a bunch of modern pedals that do the 'tape thing'. And yes, we're only doing single-head sounds today: multi-heads can come later.
Once we’ve had a listen to some pedals, we then delve a little deeper into what a tape delay is actually doing to try to recreate it with other pedals.
Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oTblU1
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/kr0qN
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pUDUAE

• Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
https://www.fulltone.com/products/tub...

• EarthQuaker Devices Disaster Transport SR
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/35UAhA5
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/GMmNk
Australia: http://bit.ly/33VJl6f

• Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2RVldeS
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/ZMQA1
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Ovelqa

• Strymon El Capistan
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cVgRPr
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/Bv0ML
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pUnPeu

• Keeley Eccos
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/36b9nmo
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/n5LQ7
Australia: http://bit.ly/3aqBaTp

• TC Electronic Flashback Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2h8sZOG
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/6YeNr
Australia: http://bit.ly/2EzEomM

• J Rockett APE
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/34gfUx1
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/RM59g
Australia: https://bit.ly/2yyfIxb

• Dunlop EP103 Echoplex
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cQsuNc
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/vJNae

• Empress Tape Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2lY42Za
Australia: https://bit.ly/39R94Pz

• TheGigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2


Deconstructed Delay Board
• Xotic EP Booster
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ed1cvg
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/dMadK
Australia: http://bit.ly/2OYhH1K

• The GigRig Wetter Box
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Zw6PvV
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Omv3X8

• Dunlop DVP4 Volume X Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2QLS44K
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/yX2N2
Australia: http://bit.ly/2MhpSsI

• Effectrode PC-2A Tube Compressor
https://www.effectrode.com/products/e...

• Diamond VIB1 Vibrato
http://www.diamondpedals.com/products...

• Boss GE-7
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2knaVDw
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/KMj5x

• JHS Pink Panther - Now the Lucky Cat…
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2VjFUU0
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/DvKxn
Australia: https://bit.ly/3c2lPIH

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Hello, Covid and intro playing: 0:00
- What are we doing today? 5:00
- Fulltone TTE: 6:10
- Today’s amps: 7:30
PART ONE: The Pedals
- Earthquaker DT SR: 8:00
- Catalinbread BED: 10:25
BED preamp: 12:30
- Fulltone preamp: 13:40
- Strymon El Capistan: 14:35
- El Cap and BED comparison: 15:08
- Keeley Eccos: 16:00
- J Rockett APE and TC Flashback Mini: 18:20
- Dunlop Echoplex: 21:42
- Empress Tape Delay: 23:56
- A quick listen to all the pedals: 24:55-
We finally pick a fave! 29:10
PART 2: What Is A Tape Delay Doing Anyway? 30:40
- Dan’s Kerayzee Heath Robinson Delay Experiment: 32:55
- Let’s hear it then… 36:11
- DKHRDE sound in stages… 43:55
PART 3: TTE, BED, Empress and DKHRDE compared: 49:45
- BED and Fulltone compared: 52:05
- …and Dan’s contraption again: 54:54
- Shorter delay time? 57:00
- Empress and Fulltone compared: 58:16
- …and Dan’s contraption: 1:01:15
- APE & Empress. Mmmmm: 1:02:45
- Any conclusions? 1:06:07

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video here: http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - no video yet
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - no video yet

Amps in this episode
• Matchless C30 head with ESD212 / 1 x Celestion G12H Heritage and 1 x G12M Greenback
• Marshall 1987x / 1960Ax / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers

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