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BY Darth Sabbathi
#821442
NPD, and surprisingly, not a fuzz... :oh:

Strymon Volante. I dig. Plugged in without reading the manual and just got lost in it for about half an hour. Super easy to use, seems very well thought out.

Big thanks to Polar Bear for the sweet deal! :congrats:

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BY clubhouse
#821448
Wow! I've just caught up on it from the Strymon site. Very Nice :thumbup: Seems like the idea is to capture some of the eccentricities of tape echo machines but make them available as determinable options rather than the randomish artifacts they were on the originals.

What does the "drum" option simulate? Is it a Tel-Ray, oil can effect?

Is the "studio" option akin to a digital rack simulation?
BY clubhouse
#821452
Oh and how does that Maestro Phaser sound? Phaser is one of me favourites. What is "Balls" (phaser balls :wtf: )? Any similarities to any other phaser flavour...MXR Phase 90? Ibanez Phase Tone? Ross Phaser?
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BY Darth Sabbathi
#821458
The drum option simulates the Binson Echorec. Echoplex and Echorec are basically all I'm after in terms of delay, so this pedal was totally perfect for me. The Studio option is like a reel-to-reel studio tape thing I believe. Haven't even tried that yet.

The Maestro is straight up the best phaser ever. I had a vintage Small Stone for years and loved it, but the Maestro is off the chart. Balls = depth (regeneration I think). Classy. Not like a Phase 90, it isn't remotely subtle. Kind of like the Small Stone, but more full on. If you ever come across one, I highly recommend you grab it.
BY clubhouse
#821459
What type of machines are Echoplex and Echorec? Tape delays? I have a couple of valve, Copicats and a RE-501...any similarity there?

Did you get the Maestro in NZ? I've never seen one here before. The closest unit I've seen in that form factor/box style was a weird-shit thing that Chris Knox was pedaling on the fly at one of his gigs. Can't recall exactly what it was except that it wasn't a phaser but it did look the same as yours. Damn you...must...resist...GAS!
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BY Kris
#821460
they are magnetic drum so no tape.(edit-i mean the echorec,echoplex is tape) I have an old tape echo as well and its one of my favourite bits of gear.
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BY Darth Sabbathi
#821461
Echoplex is the quintessential tape delay.
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The Echorec used metal drums for a similar kind of deal. Except it had multiple heads that could be switched on separately for cool patterns - think David Gilmour on things like 'Run Like Hell'.
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BY Darth Sabbathi
#821462
And I got the Maestro from the US via Reverb. There was a series of similar looking pedals, including a couple of fuzz units. They were designed by Bob Moog according to legend.
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BY Slowy
#821463
Darth Sabbathi wrote:Echoplex is the quintessential tape delay.
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The Echorec used metal drums for a similar kind of deal. Except it had multiple heads that could be switched on separately for cool patterns - think David Gilmour on things like 'Run Like Hell'.
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I have access to one of those Echoplexes. Trust me, you want the digital copy. A million percent easier to use and more reliable.
BY clubhouse
#821510
Slowy wrote:
Darth Sabbathi wrote:Echoplex is the quintessential tape delay.
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The Echorec used metal drums for a similar kind of deal. Except it had multiple heads that could be switched on separately for cool patterns - think David Gilmour on things like 'Run Like Hell'.
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I have access to one of those Echoplexes. Trust me, you want the digital copy. A million percent easier to use and more reliable.


Wow! That's so cool! :thumbup: Just to look at and see working but I can well imagine the randomness of operation especially given age. I've never seen a mag. drum echo before...don't know how I've missed it all these years.

Like I mentioned, I've got a couple of valve, WEM Copicats, a Morley/Tel-Ray oil can and a Roland RE 501 Space Echo plus analogue and digital pedal/rack simulators, but I think they all have flaws/idiosyncrasies that limit practical performance use. I think your Strymon pedal is a great update.

On the vibe of magnetic echoes though...I have an old US Navy? wire recorder that records to a wire spool. It might make for another weird/idiosyncratic variation on the theme...but probably better off as an idea rather than a fact :D
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BY Slowy
#821604
clubhouse wrote:Like I mentioned, I've got a couple of valve, WEM Copicats,

A flute played through a WEM Copicat, accompanied by my acoustic guitar is one of the most sublime sounds I've ever heard. :thumbup:
BY clubhouse
#821614
Darth Sabbathi wrote:NPD, and surprisingly, not a fuzz... :oh:

Strymon Volante. I dig. Plugged in without reading the manual and just got lost in it for about half an hour. Super easy to use, seems very well thought out.

Big thanks to Polar Bear for the sweet deal! :congrats:

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Out of keen curiosity, what is the signal flow here? Phaser before or after distortion? Where in the line is the Strymon inserted? Where is the NS-2?
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BY Darth Sabbathi
#821647
clubhouse wrote:Out of keen curiosity, what is the signal flow here? Phaser before or after distortion? Where in the line is the Strymon inserted? Where is the NS-2?

Tuner > boost > fuzz > phaser > noise gate > delay