T-rex Replicator Real Tape Delay sneak peek!

Blue Bee

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Cool vid posted of the upcoming Trex tape echo pedal that take a cassette type cartridge. Very innovative imo and Trex just alway seems to put out quality toneful products.


Also in this video below it's so cool they mention
testing the tapes and leaving a unit on constantly for many months straight.



Looking forward to see how people say it compares to the Fulltone units which I think seem to have quite a few issues.
 

afterosmosis

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I think that seems pretty fair for a mechanical tape delay with tap-tempo in today's world. I can't imagine there are many off-the-shelf parts available through parts suppliers. Nothing really uses tape anymore. The Fulltone is $100 more.
Fair, maybe. Would I put an $800 delay pedal on my board for bar gigs? No.
 

goodhonk

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I think that seems pretty fair for a mechanical tape delay with tap-tempo in today's world. I can't imagine there are many off-the-shelf parts available through parts suppliers. Nothing really uses tape anymore. The Fulltone is $100 more.
i'm sure the r&d warrants the price. i just won't pay for it.
 

Cado

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I love the sound of tape delay. I've never owned one because they're just not practical but this one is. I play better when I like the tone I'm getting. I want one!
 

cj_wattage

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I spent a lot of time looking into what it would take to cobble together a decent DIY tape delay project. Actually, I took two different runs at it a few years apart. My hat is off to these guys for pulling off what I had determined was highly impractical for cost reasons.

Sure, $800 ain't cheap, but it's a truly portable tape delay. The Space Echo was considered "portable" when it debuted, but it's bigger than a lot of amp heads these days. What TREX has done here is really really impressive on several levels.

I'll probably eventually get one. *sigh*
 

afterosmosis

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That's why it sits on the amp or in the studio. :)
I don't use amps with an effects loop, and while I do enjoy time in the studio I play on stage more often. I wouldn't spend that kind of money on a "studio piece" that gets infrequent use. Just my $.02.
 

sanhozay

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I don't use amps with an effects loop, and while I do enjoy time in the studio I play on stage more often. I wouldn't spend that kind of money on a "studio piece" that gets infrequent use. Just my $.02.
people that do use tape delay, live/studio/whatever, will see the $800 retail {street maybe less?} as the typical buy in for a tape machine.

i get your "lol" because there are people producing existing overdrive designs with fancy paint jobs for gourmet prices, not to mention the overseas builders with overdrives selling for $600-800. probably have $30 worth of parts and a minimal amount of R&D.

i think the above box by t-rex is a high cost production and extensive R&D product. total hit or miss for the market. but they for certain put some cash into it. hoping they do something awesome.
 

Teleman76

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I'm anxious for its release and to hear some feedback, pun intended.
 

S. S. Bender

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I expect it to be delayed
Hopefully, T-Rex will soon be taping Replicator boxes shut for shipment to dealers. Also, when those boxes hit the conveyors at UPS, DHL, and FEDEX, they won't pinch on any rollers. No one wants to see all that potential good work by T-Rex get erased. All good things come in time to those who wait, and everything in modulation. OK, that last one was a bit stretched, in spite of all the chromium that was layered in this post. It's time for me to leave, but I capistan it because I can't drive... Motor won't start. If you want additional input Jack, I hope those gears begin turning in rotation soon. It's hard to be in a stationary position, when you have a magnetic personality. OK, I'm long overdue to unplug the output on this sound on sound diatribe. :)
 
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leighianson

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Hopefully, T-Rex will soon be taping Replicator boxes shut for shipment to dealers. Also, when those boxes hit the conveyors at UPS, DHL, and FEDEX, they won't pinch on any rollers. No one wants to see all that potential good work by T-Rex get erased. All good things come in time to those who wait, and everything in modulation. OK, that last one was a bit stretched, in spite of all the chromium that was layered in this post. It's time for me to leave, but I capistan it because I can't drive... Motor won't start. If you want additional input Jack, I hope those gears begin turning in rotation soon. It's hard to be in a stationary position, when you have a magnetic personality. OK, I'm long overdue to unplug the output on this sound on sound diatribe. :)
Wow I don't think I've put that much thought into my 600 or so TGP posts combined
 

S. S. Bender

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Wow I don't think I've put that much thought into my 600 or so TGP posts combined
Ha Ha... I was up all night because I couldn't shut my brain off when I posted that. I'm still awake, and still can't shut it off. It's surely going to catch up with me later today...

I picked up a lot of hints on creative writing and otherwise expressing myself around the dinner table as a kid in my parents house. My mother was an excellent newspaper journalist and editor, and my father was a gifted attorney who could write the best letters suitable for any occasion or purpose. I'm self-employed in my day job, and I've drawn heavily on their influence in running my own business and life. A well-written letter can sometimes work wonders.
 




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