Fulltone TTE

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  1. Jason Carter

    Jason Carter Member

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    Ok....what's the final word, is it the ultimate analog delay? Or is there a solid state delay that can get the same feel and tone.
     
  2. Droptop

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    Its the ultimate tape delay.
     
  3. markezgotez

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    yup. i would have to say it pretty much the ultimate delay!
     
  4. katarzis

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    its the ultimate analog delay.
     
  5. dirtytony

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    I've read many complaining that its noisy
     
  6. Droptop

    Droptop Supporting Member

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    Thats part of the charm. If you want dead quiet, go digital.
     
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    If you play quietly at home, you will hear the noise of the tape mechanism. If you play with a band and louder levels then don't sweat it. Go ahead and lay it on its front. You will be surprised and amazed at how it quiets up.

    For a GREAT sounding delay without any maintenance, check out a Chandler Stereo Digital Echo. Lots of great players have used them for years. The only drawback is it's a rack.
     
  8. albuht813

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    The delays/sound of the TTE are not noisy. It's the tape cartridge that squeaks along as it turns...it's a disposable cartridge. The TTE is the warmest analog delay. Period.
     
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    As far as I know, you can forget about getting that heavenly sound anywhere else. I've had a ton of delays, nothing came even close to the TTE, seriously. It takes you on a ride!

    Yeah, it's true the tape cartridge itself is a little squeaky when you're at home playing quietly, but it's a small price to pay for the tone glory. Heck, even the price of the TTE itself is a (relatively) small price to pay for that kind of tone glory.
     
  10. HurricaneJesus

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    Well, he's supposedly coming out with a solid state EP-3-type tape delay in the future. (According to the fulltone website) The EP-3 is the one Jimmy Page and Eric Johnson used. Might be worth waiting for. He says on the website that he's shooting for 500-600 street which I think is a lil easier to swallow than the 1k for the TTE.
     
  11. guitardude5

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    $500-600 sounds cool on a new one. There are plenty of TTE's out there right now that can be had at great prices used - $700-800 to your door. If you can handle gigging with the size of this extra piece of gear, then go for it. I got tired of setting it up and went with a Memory Lane on my pedal board. The ML is a great sounding pedals. The Chandler I mentioned earlier is the closest I have heard to it, and the ML comes in 3rd.
     
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    TTE sounds amazing, and the tube preamp stage adds a real nice push to a tube amp even when the delay is not engaged. Don't know whether the EP3 clone will have the same effect since it's SS. Never played a delay pedal that sounded remotely as good as the TTE....still, too big, heavy and hard to adjust on the fly for me to drop that kind of money on it unfortunately.
     
  13. TheWarmth

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    What's the longest delay time available on the TTE?
     
  14. sagezero_420

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    I think just over 2 seconds
     
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    you can turn it face down on the logo and its dead quiet.
     
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    yep, quiet as a church mouse (not a religious post)

     

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