T-Rex Binson Echorec… WHAT?!

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  1. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Jimi actually wrote Wind Cries Mary about me Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yup. No sound demos = not close

    AND, I reallllllly hope they take their time. The replicator felt really rushed to me and I didn't care for it at all.

    This Echorec, I'd wait as long as needed for them to nail it. Will most likely preorder the first day possible. Just hope they get all the kinks out.
     
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  2. deadlands

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    Huh? unless you have a pedal with presets, you always have to bend down to change settings.
     
  3. ZeppFreak

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    Yes that's true. What I was trying to get at is that if T Rex is going to actually replicate the machine itself it would be more convenient to have the unit near you so that you can change settings on the fly and have a separate foot switch to turn it on or off. Not to mention the echorec would take up a lot of space on your pedal board.
     
  4. guitar007

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    I'm just going to go ahead and plan on getting this (when available) unless it's plagued with poor reviews. :munch
     
  5. cholula69

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    I guess it depends on how much you're using it. When I compare to my regular pedals, I pretty much change a battery, if that, or wipe the gunk off it and that is it.

    With my tube or solid state Echoplex there is a lot more involved. Demagnetizing, cleaning, spare tape cartridges, splicing block, etc...I don't have one digital or analog pedal that requires this type of service. It may be basic but it takes time to do it right and that would qualify as insane in my book. Maybe it is just me but I find it a lot of work outside of actually playing it regularly when trying to balance a family and playing music.
     
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  6. champion ruby

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    I've never had an Echoplex so I'm guessing they are a bit more difficult. My Echolettes get used often, cleaned often and use inexpensive pre-made loops. I enjoy the maintenance as it doesn't take long and the sound of a fresh loop running on a clean tape path is the reward. I also have no family commitments.:hide2
     
  7. Black_Label

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    What's it take? Like 30 minutes every 6 months? I demag and clean my Echoplexes about that often. I don't think I've ever wound a new tape cartridge because it was worn out - pretty much only if I find some new tape I want to try out. The upkeep is pretty minimal and I look at it more as a labor of love than a chore.

    Maybe it's a tiny bit more work than an analog or digital delay; but it's also the sound that they're all copying. I can't imagine I'd be that upset if my DD-500 fell out of a window. My EP-2 on the other hand...
     
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  8. cholula69

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    Like I wrote, I guess it depends on how much you're using it. When an Echoplex is powered up the tape is CONSTANTLY moving. In a 3-4 set gig how many miles has that tape traveled? The tape path needs to be cleaned regularly, and often. Even with the best quality tape, the heads should be cleaned about every few hours of use or 10 duplicating runs. Then you have to wait for it to dry and demagnetize the heads and capstan.

    Every 6 months? Perhaps if that is how often you are using it.

    Every person I spoke with about getting into a tape echo I warned about the maintenance work and possible trouble shooting. Within a year they all sold them because they are too much work.


    Can we agree to disagree? For me, it is a fair amount of work to keep them running properly. I can get there with digital with a heck of a lot less work.
     
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  9. Ruiner

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    Older units require more care and maintenance and for the most part that's all we've had in terms of binsons or tape echoes until recently. Tape echoes are going to be a little more maintenance than a binson. I've had my Binson Super Special for... what?... a year? I haven't cleaned the heads once though it's probably due and i'm curious to see if i can tell the difference once i do. Either way, it's a simple task of opening the top, putting a few drops of oil on a piece of paper and rubbing them between the 4 heads and the metal wheel. That's it! Easypeezy...... YMMV.
     
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  10. moidan

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    In the interview the D-Rex-Guy said: "after summer"
     
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  11. moidan

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    I don´t think effectrode do all the work/infos about the Binson Echorec to get web traffic.

    For me it looks that Phil really love the Echorec and has a great knowlage about it...I do not think without a reason
     
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  12. guitar007

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    I agree. I have multiple Echoplexs. You have to enjoy the maintenance aspect otherwise it may not be worth it to you. I really enjoy getting in there and tweaking, so for me, it's a plus.
     
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  13. greenlander

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    Effectrode is just waiting to get in their order of glass domes.
     
  14. Hiwatt Bob

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    im pretty excited about this--we'll see what it sounds like.

    Like pretty much everything else in life--the real thing is better. Whether it's enough to justify the price is a matter of taste and opinion.

    To date--I'd still say nothing matches a vintage Echorec. For price and convenience (in addition to toanz), nothing beats the Boonar (pun intended).

    If T Rex can deliver, it will be interesting!
     
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    Target price is $999
     
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  16. guitar007

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    Scott has a look on his face that says "That's all well and good but you ain't going to slap the Echorec name on it if we have our say."
     
  18. goodhonk

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    probably mad cuz trex is gonna add tap tempo to it.
     
  19. Rhinestone Cowboy

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    Have there been any updates on this?

    Please take my money already.
     
  20. moore_for_less

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    No updates I know of, I believe we won't be hearing until *at least* Summer NAMM, more likely Winter NAMM.
     

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