T-Rex Binson Echorec… WHAT?!

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  1. AK74

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    serious GAS for this. hoping for a foot switch. would be cool if it there where multiple controls, on/off, echo/swell, maybe even a switch for each head? :)
     
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  2. lxy108

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    Any news on this pedal? Sure been quiet....
     
  3. Bluesful

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    I assume this pedal might be a few years worth of development.
     
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    I'm beginning to think that NAMM mock-up was nothing but a "wishful thinking" showpiece. I don't anticipate we'll see anything anytime soon, if ever.
     
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    You guys think it will show up at winter namm?
     
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    In the last episode of That Pedal Show they have someone from T-Rex as the guest and they talk about this. Evidently, it’s definitley going to be released, but probably not until next year.

    It seems like a huge undertaking to put into production. I can’t imagine there are a lot of off-the-shelf parts for the drum assembly, so the tooling and R&D cost must be significant.
     
  7. guitar007

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    I'm really looking forward to this Echo.
     
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    It is most certainly a huge undertaking. Especially if they're going to do this right.
    Have you ever read about the process they used for the drum alone? Talk about a lot of effort...

    http://www.effectrode.com/binson-echorec-pages/binson-echorec-memory-system/

    Soooo much went into each unit. I really wish T-Rex the best with this effort. I've been keeping an eye on Effectrode and they've been talking this up for many years. Seems to be the challenge of challenges at the moment.
     
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  9. monkeybrains

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    would love to hear one and have a go, the price would be prohibitive for me, but yeah good luck t-rex.
     
  10. shizzaq

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    I wonder if they can reuse magnetic hard drive platter technology somehow instead of using that wire.
     
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  11. PurpleJesus

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    If this happens I’ll buy one the day they’re up for preorder.
     
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    After reading that, it's easy to see it's a massive challenge.
     
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    Manufacturing methods have improved dramatically since the 60's. With modern CNC machines and assembly robots, it is possible to achieve higher precision and consistency, with fewer man-hours and lower production costs. I think it's safe to assume that the T-Rex engineers have re-designed a lot of the details of the Binson to facilitate manufacturing and assembly. This is not to say that it is not a complicated unit to manufacture, but likely much less complicated than the original Binson units given the advances in technology.

     
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    I'm so excited for this. I wonder if there will be a wait list or a preorder or something.
     
  15. Bluesful

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    Think we need to wait for the actual product to be finalised first.
     
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    Awesome update from T-rex! I honestly expected this to take a while, and I'd rather they take their time and get it right than rush something to market. Good stuff, T-rex :aok
     
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    Screw this noise. Maintenance must be a nightmare and I used to own a few Echoplex.
     
  19. Bluesful

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    But tone.
     
  20. Mcentee2

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    Maybe T-Rex should step into the Lifetime Service model for things like this and their tape delays.

    Yes you pay for it but you know it is a one off or annual charge for always having a maintained device.

    Can't recall but do Fulltone do this already ?

    Otherwise if course the "beauty" is actually in the various shades of aging anyway - YMMV
     
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