Blackmore's delay.. where is the tape?

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  1. 22Top

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    Totally love his tone. Didnt read the thread yet.

    Does anyone know what he uses for a preamp?
     
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    Might be used as a preamp. Have you guys considered that yet?
     
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    Ok, I did a few hours of research ... I'm pretty sure he's just using it as a preamp.

    But I'll keep digging.
     
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    It goes before the amp, hence pre-amp.
     
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    You’re all wrong - he’s actually using the tape deck as a pre-amp.
     
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    It's a real to reel tape machine not a tape deck. No C30, C60, C90 going on. I read somewhere he's using it as a pre-amp.
     
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    I’d ask if there’s an echo in here, but apparently it’s just a preamp.
     
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    There's no tape on there. I think he's only using it as a pre-amp.
     
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    I think you might be right about the pre-amp thing.
     
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    You're dead wrong, he's using it as a preamp.
     
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    So are you saying that your research is leading you to believe it was used as a preamp? That's an interesting theory. Not sure anyone has proposed such a theory before.
     
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    Unfortunately they don‘t make them like this anymore.
     
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    I was doing some in depth analysis and came to the conclusion that this particular tape machine is being used as a preamp. I hope this is enlightening to those of you interested in the topic.
     
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    Interesting theory! But couldn't it be more possible that Blackmore used the tape recorder to boost the guitar signal a bit before his amplifier?
     
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    In an interview I recall, he referred to the tape deck as his mate and he liked having it on stage so I'm thinking 50% preamp, 50% security blanket.

    Love the photo OP, thanks for posting.
     
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    Well that sounds like Ritchie. I bet his answer to the whereabouts of the tape would also be funny. My guess is the tape ended up in Ian’s spaghetti.
     
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    This thread was a good chuckle on a Sunday morning. By the way, I thought everyone knew he used a tape machine for a preamp. Oh well, guess he's been out of the spotlight for a long time, people forget.
     
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    I heard he named his son Preamp, in tribute to how he used the tape deck.
     
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  20. fallingman16

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    I typed this reply through my preamp to iphone connection kit.

    Preamp, preamp, preamp.
     
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