Just a few years ago there was no delay that could live up to the pure and classic sounds of an ancient Echoplex tape. Then along came the Fulltone Tape Echo, the Fulltone TTE.
It used to be that a tape echo was loud, unreliable and had awful unwanted thumping noises keeping time in the background. But the Fulltone Tape Echo, with it's state of the art electronics, transport path and it's super quiet tape cartridge generates much less noise than most delay pedals.
The Fulltone Tape Echo TTE has options to generate a very fast slap back all the way to more than two seconds delay time.
THe dual speed toggle switch mounted on the top panel lets the user choose between low speed and high speed delay.
The high speed setting provides a true repetition and less bass without any pitch variation reminiscent of the vintage Echoplex.
The lower speed option gives a beautiful warm warbling sound with a kind of natural bassy chorus and less high frequencies.
The features of the Fulltone TTE Tape Echo include:
* Servo-controlled, high-torque DC motor is quieter than the big AC motors of yesteryear
* 2 x 12AX7 tubes at 200V DC. Erase/Bias section function uses 1 x Electro-Harmonix 12AT7
* Handwired audio path
* Nickel-plated, stainless steel parts
* Proprietary, custom-made Erase, Record, and Playback tape heads
* Echo Tone Control—you can alter it to as vintage as you want a Tone control, affecting only the repeats
* Stereo outs, 3 stereo modes
* Fulltone ETC-1 Tape cartridge