Barber Echelon

fyler

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good luck finding one. they only made around 20. i haven't noticed one pop up used in quite a while.
 

iggs

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good luck finding one. they only made around 20. i haven't noticed one pop up used in quite a while.

Yeah I know ... :(

Just looking at it gives me monster GAS!!!
I can only imagine that the owners would not want to part with this one.
 

jordanstoner

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I just purchased the last unowned amp (found at a boutique amp store in Philadelphia). It had just been sitting in a warehouse for the last 4 years or so. As soon as it arrives, I'm going to record a few clips and take some pictures - I'll post them up when I can (let me know if you have any specific requests).

You might want to check the forums on TPN, as that's how I found mine. Current Echelon owners visit there often, as well as David Barber (who has been excellent to talk to).

I'll post the audio and pics up there, if possible.
 

iggs

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I just purchased the last unowned amp (found at a boutique amp store in Philadelphia). It had just been sitting in a warehouse for the last 4 years or so. As soon as it arrives, I'm going to record a few clips and take some pictures - I'll post them up when I can (let me know if you have any specific requests).

You might want to check the forums on TPN, as that's how I found mine. Current Echelon owners visit there often, as well as David Barber (who has been excellent to talk to).

I'll post the audio and pics up there, if possible.

:eek::eek::eek:

OMG!!! You lucky %#$&%#**#^$&!!!!!

Congrats!!! :dude:dude:dude

Yeah, please do post a review with pics and clips for sure.
 

jordanstoner

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OMG!!! You lucky %#$&%#**#^$&!!!!!

Yeah, I know. :) I almost pooped myself when I found it. I think I actually did a little when I found out it wasn't previously owned. :drool

Now all I need is an Energy Cab. I've been in touch with Bob at TPN and Mr. Barber himself to track one down. They've been nothing but helpful - I'll let you know if/when I add one to my arsenal (hoping for the 4x10 with rear-firing 12 in back).

For now, I'll play through a Marshall 1960A 4x12 Cab with Vintage 30's (original cab for the original '81 JCM800 head that's on it). I plan on making some A/B comparisons between the two, as I know that amp/cab well. I'll post the results, hopefully by next week.
 

fyler

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the riff to the "weird funky bit" is killer. amp sounds great (from what i can tell on these horrible computer speakers)!
 

PCollen

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Since they apparently are no longer being made, someone should take a stab at reverse engineering it and draw up a schematic. I'd like to build one....they look pretty simple.
 

CBeeper

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I had one for awhile and it is the one amp I regret selling. If it had a Master Volume it would be the perfect amp. Try it with KT88's if you want to hear some magic....
 

jordanstoner

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I have some NOS RCA 6L6G's that I might try.

As far as reverse engineering, Dave's a pretty approachable guy - he might actually be willing to give you a schematic. Send him a message on the TPN forums.
 




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