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Fulltone Custom Shop TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo  

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It used to be that no delay could quite replicate the natural, warm, and shimmery tones of an old Echoplex tape echo-enter the Fulltone TubeTapeEcho, or TTE. Old tape echoes used to be noisy and unrel... Read More

Overview

It used to be that no delay could quite replicate the natural, warm, and shimmery tones of an old Echoplex tape echo-enter the Fulltone TubeTapeEcho, or TTE. Old tape echoes used to be noisy and unreliable, but the Fulltone TTE is dead quiet and features revamped electronics, tape transport path, and even the tape cartridge itself to near-overkill, producing less noise than most delay pedals. The TTE effect pedal can provide anywhere from a quick slapback to over 2 seconds of delay time. There is a top-panel-mounted, dual-speed toggle switch to choose between Hi-Speed and Lo-Speed operation. Hi-Speed gets you lots of Highs, less Bass, and a True Repeat without the Pitch variation of the old Echoplex. Lo-Speed is warm, with lots of Bass, less highs, and a slight "warble" that imparts a natural chorus.

Features
  • Servo-controlled, high-torque DC motor is quieter than the big AC motors of yesteryear
  • 2 x 12AX7 tubes at 200V DC. Erase/Bias section function uses 1 x Electro-Harmonix 12AT7
  • Handwired audio path
  • Stereo outs, 3 stereo modes
  • Proprietary, custom-made Erase, Record, and Playback tape heads
  • Fulltone ETC-1 Tape cartridge
  • Nickel-plated, stainless steel parts
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Fulltone Custom ShopTTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

The Best Delay Out There

By Saverio

from Sunnyvale, CA

Site Member

Comments about Fulltone Custom Shop TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo:

Just got the Fulltone TTE and I love it and I was a huge fan of the Boss DM-2 and when I compared the two there was no comparison the TTE stomped all over the Boss DM-2. It did take some adjustment and after reading the manual thoroughly over I was able to get things dialed in. It is very organic, warm and natural sounding the real deal and is the be all end all of tape echo options I.M.O. The only compliant is I hear the tape sound rolling through the unit. This is very low and since I am not playing at super loud volumes I can hear the tape rolling. I solved this by putting it on the other side of the room where I play in my living room. If you?re playing in a band situation you will not hear the tape rolling at all whatsoever and it is as quiet as Fulltone says it is, minus the tape rolling sound. I run the TTE through my effects loop and it seems to sound better especially when running it on my dirty channel. When I ran it through the front of the Egnater Tweeker 40 combo the dirty channel got kinda mushy sounding with the TTE and it did not blend well, but in the effects loop it sounds great on the dirty channel and blends fine. It may be pricey but its well worth it and sounds Awesome!!

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(14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Best Delay You Could Own

By Erik Nordlund

from Portland OR

Comments about Fulltone Custom Shop TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo:

Everything you've heard about this delay is true. It gives you the best tape delay sounds you could ever want, and it's built like a tank. Aside from the standard tape echo downsides such as maintenance, the only problem to me is the price, and that's why I gave it 4 stars. To warn people who aren't aware, a tape echo in general takes a lot of maintenance and work aside from playing, and obviously they are a little pricey. I suggest that if you want that sound you might want to try a good digital delay like the TC Electronic Nova Delay, but if you really want the sound of a tape echo, this is the one to get.

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(2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fulltone TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo

By Ryan

from plano ,tx

Comments about Fulltone Custom Shop TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo:

this is the rolls royce of delays, it's a tape delay a real tape delay and tubed. what invented the delay was using tape heads and slowing it down so forth. there have been others before small built tape machine just for delay like the copycat but they dont make them any more and good luck finding one. if you want to play with the big dogs you have this delay. and its made by fulltone so you know its built to last.

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(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best tape delay, next to tape

By Nick S

from Hauppauge, Ny

Comments about Fulltone Custom Shop TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo:

If you dont have the resources to own your own tape machine, but want to replicate the natural delay of using tape, buy the TTE Effect Tube Tape Echo. It is one of the best pieces of equiptment that i have ever heard, to basically replicate a natural tape machines delay and echo. Not only does it replicate it almost exactly, but you can tweak how much delay you want, up to 2 seconds. And wow, when i tried this thing it was SO quiet, basically no noise. Compared to old tape machines noise was always an issue. If you are looking to purchase anything like this, just get this one, the TTE Delay effect tube tape echo. This here is the best out there.

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Replaces my Echoplex but better!

By Bill

from Florida

Comments about Fulltone Custom Shop TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo:

I loved my old Echoplex for the great tape analog delays it produced. Yeah it was a bit noisy, but the great sound it helped create made that easy to overlook. When the motor died, I was seriously disappointed that a replacement wasn't available. That's when I decided to buy the Fulltone TTE. At first I thought this would be a second rate "knock-off" or "copycat" of the Echoplex, but boy was I wrong - it's better! In part due the tubes (which my Echoplex did not have), better tape path and improved circuitry, the sound it produces is gorgeous. Yeah it is somewhat pricey, but this unit is built like a tank with sounds from heaven. You won't be disappointed - it's worth it !

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(7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Delay of all Delays!!!

By Jarid

from Toledo, Ohio

Comments about Fulltone Custom Shop TTE Delay Effect Tube Tape Echo:

Ok so i bought this delay about two weeks ago and it is simply by far the most amazing delay i have ever used!! It took me a few hours to get the hang of it and to achieve the sounds that i wanted but it so worth it! To have the big delay sound that everyone talks about is so awesome! It is a little pricy but for what you get in return is worth it! Best delay ever!!

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