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FretwiredFretwired Frets: 18960
Three reel to reel tape machines and some FX pedals .. bonkers.




My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 5413
    I thought that was going to be like Frippertronics. Very clever but as you say, bonkers! 
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 9473
    Didn't Ritchie Blackmore use an Aiwa machine for its preamp and the tape delay?
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 18960
    Didn't Ritchie Blackmore use an Aiwa machine for its preamp and the tape delay?
    I think he did do something like that ... that sort of thing was certainly used by guitarists in the studio in the early 70s.
    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2630
    I used to use an old 2 track reel to reel as an echo unit by feeding the output to the input. Still the lushest delay sound I've heard.
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  • exocetexocet Frets: 625
    edited January 9
    Fretwired said:
    Didn't Ritchie Blackmore use an Aiwa machine for its preamp and the tape delay?
    I think he did do something like that ... that sort of thing was certainly used by guitarists in the studio in the early 70s.
    I think it was Akai. My dad used to have one.

    Having said that, I just googled it and numerous reel to reel tape decks are mentioned from all the major Japanese manufacturers. My take on that approach is that the Mic Input on a tape deck would have a lower impedance than a standard valve amp (Marshall) and would load down the guitar pickups thereby changing the tone (removing a lot of high end that is naturally present in a Strat pickup. Combine that with the additional gain available and you could drive the guitar amp quite hard to get a beefy tone.
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1355
    edited January 9
    That's excellent!
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  • mbembe Frets: 719
    I've still got my old Revox. Anyone else fancy forming a similar band?

    I wonder if it could be done with old cassette players.  :#
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 9473
    Hey! I'd like an old Revox!
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • exocetexocet Frets: 625
    Hey! I'd like an old Revox!
    My dad used to have 6 x A77s kicking around in his shed....don't know if he still does
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 18960
    exocet said:
    Hey! I'd like an old Revox!
    My dad used to have 6 x A77s kicking around in his shed....don't know if he still does

    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • exocetexocet Frets: 625
    Fretwired said:
    exocet said:
    Hey! I'd like an old Revox!
    My dad used to have 6 x A77s kicking around in his shed....don't know if he still does

    He had a couple of B77's in the house!
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  • SRichSRich Frets: 382
    edited January 11
    Fretwired said:
    exocet said:

    My dad used to have 6 x A77s kicking around in his shed....don't know if he still does

    Don't fret...I'm sure it is a temperature controlled, dust free man-shed and the A77's will have been individually hermetically sealed..........

    "There's things I want, there's things I think I want 
    There's things I've had, there's things I wanna have" 
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  • exocetexocet Frets: 625
    SRich said:
    Fretwired said:
    exocet said:

    My dad used to have 6 x A77s kicking around in his shed....don't know if he still does

    Don't fret...I'm sure it is a temperature controlled, dust free man-shed and the A77's will have been individually hermetically sealed..........
    .....possibly....my dad was an avid user / collector of HiFi gear. He bought and sold a lot but didn't offload the Revox before the backside fell out of that market. The fact that "analogue tape" is making a comeback has surprised him somewhat.....I have my doubts that the A77's  are in a serviceable condition. He still has a couple of Nakamichi Cassette decks!
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  • maltingsaudiomaltingsaudio Frets: 1006
    edited January 11
    Like that but raise you this

    https://youtu.be/bTLgeqCaYMY
    www.maltingsaudio.co.uk
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