A real tube tape echo is a sublime thing indeed. There is simply nothing on earth that can replicate the increible 3-dimensional sound of one of these magic machines. Yes, they are big, bulky and require maintenace, but they sound simply gorgeous and impart a wonderful warm quality to your guitar tone.
The Fulltone is the only tube tape echo currently in production. Is is based on the famed Echoplex(r) machines of old, and is fully servicable with new tape cartridges also available.
From the Fulltone website:
"There is nothing funnier (to me) than the makers of this new wave of digital and chip-based delays claiming to "sound like a tape echo." One after another they pop out the same old digital delays with a few new bells and whistles that supposedly "emulate the warble and tape head saturation of a tape echo" ...Bull$#^%. That only flies with someone who has never played a good tape echo. For those of us who know and care, there's no substitute... so settle for an approximation if you must, there's nothing wrong with that... but please spare me the rhetoric."
For the optional TTE footswitch, click here: