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Tape Echo: Echo Fix EF-X2 meets Vintage Roland RE-201… And Others

Published on 26 Jul 2019
Duration:
53:47:00

In this episode Dan and I take a listen to the new-for-2019 Echo Fix EF-X2. It’s a modern take on Roland’s seminal RE-201 Space Echo, that uses real tape for the echo/delay effects. We also include some common modern delay pedals, both tape simulation and analog delays, to get an idea of how things compare. What do we think?

Enjoy the episode!


Pedals & stuff in this episode…

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

• TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2jKaukT
USA: http://bit.ly/2k2Gu4B
Australia: http://bit.ly/2vn6b6N

• Roland Space Echo RE-201
https://soundgas.com/collections/proc...

• Echo Fix Tape Echo EF-X2
https://echofix.com/

• Belle Epoch Deluxe
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2RVldeS
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Ovelqa

• TC Electronic FlashbackII X4
Links as soon as it’s actually out and available

• MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2f8N2i1
Australia: http://bit.ly/2yad65a

• Jam Pedals TPS Ltd Edition Rattler
https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com/co...
https://www.jampedals.com/rattler/

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2oTblU1
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pUDUAE
https://www.thatpedalshowstore.com/co...

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


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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- Hello! 2:11
- Old, new, borrowed & blue: 02:55
- What are we doing today? 3:20
- Today’s questions? 4:00
- What is the new blue tape machine?: 04:48
- Ooh, look at the tape! 5:00
- If we seem tired today… 06:40
- What is the difference between tape and analogue delay?: 07:25
- Amps today?: 09:30 (9:47)
- First listen to the Space Echo clean: 10:50
- Comparing Space Echo to the MXR Carbon Copy: 11:35
- Comparing Space Echo with Digital Delay: 13:30
- Analogue and digital delay with gain: 16:19
- And so to the tape echoes, finally! 17:45
- Explaining the RE-201 Space Echo: 18:05
- Space Echo clean with Dan’s Tele: 19:40
- First listen to the Echo Fix: 20:35
- The importance of EQ on the repeats: 22:30
- Space Echo and Echo Fix with gain: 23:20
- What’s Airwolf? 24:40
- The importance of impedance/buffering with the Space Echo: 26:30
- And inevitably more talk of buffers: 27:20
- RE-210 multi-tap tape sounds: 29:19
- Echo Fix: 31:10
- The effect of head gap and tape speed on delay time: 32:21
- Three heads – we should have said that already… 33:15
- Belle Epoch Deluxe? (yes, we know it’s EP-3 alike) 36:15 (37:05)
- Space Echo, Echo Fix and BED with longer delay times: 37:00 (37:48)
- …and with a bit of gain and oscillation… 43:10
- FlashbackII X4 in tape mode: 46:04
- One thing I would say… 48:10


Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT

Amps in this episode
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with Two-Rock 212 cabinet / TR 1265B speakers
• Matchless HC30 with Bob Burt Custom 1x12 / Celestion G12M Greenback

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