Rapidly becoming a modern mix classic: a Telefunken Echomixer, serviced and modified - ready to put to work in the studio. A testament to early sixties German engineering and build quality: a spring reverb unit with all-discrete components, germanium transistors and a great sound from the Gibbs tank.Channel A is for un...Read more
Rapidly becoming a modern mix classic: a Telefunken Echomixer, serviced and modified - ready to put to work in the studio.
A testament to early sixties German engineering and build quality: a spring reverb unit with all-discrete components, germanium transistors and a great sound from the Gibbs tank.
Channel A is for unprocessed signals, Channels B & C pass through the spring reverb.
Modified for ease of use: ¼" jack sockets for all inputs; output on a ¼" jack trailing lead; 'Wet Only' switch for auxiliary send use.
It's can be very clean-sounding unit but overloading the inputs can work wonders.
Sought-after by award-winning producers, engineers and artists.
For sale in excellent cosmetic condition and working order for a 50 year-old unit. Has just a few minor signs of age and comes with the original box and (German) manual. The old DIN plugs that were removed can also be supplied if the buyer wants them.
(Note that if you want a slightly cheaper unit without the box etc then get in touch and we will tell you if we have one coming up.)
This unit has been serviced and earthed for electrical safety and sounds fabulous: these units have a particularly smooth unspring-like sound when used lightly.
Please note that this is a very sensitive spring unit and will need to be positioned away from vibrations and knocks.
As it is an EU 240v model, it will require a step-up transformer for use in countries with 100-120v mains supplies.
Spring reverbs are a great 'secret weapon' to have in the studio arsenal - not just for the 'boingy' effect as used by dub and reggae pioneers such as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, but also for adding that unmistakable classic shimmery vibe to electric guitars. It's a sound that lends itself well to modern production: the perfect treatment for overly-sterile digital delays and reverbs and it can be heard all over today's music. Whether it's cutting-edge dubstep from Rusko, or a top pop mix engineer like Tom Elmhirst (who used vintage spring reverb all over the last Adele album), the sound of springs is everywhere right now (check Alabama Shakes' album, Boys & Girls).
Of course it sounds great with guitars - but we've found it really shines as a studio effect with whatever you put through it: keys, synths, vocals, loops, beats... it has a character that is very had to replicate digitally and sounds great in the mix - almost plate-like (and of course you can always give it a little kick if things are getting too polite during the mix...).
Try using a little tape delay before sending to a spring reverb, or use a digital/plug-in reverb and send the wet output from that to the spring to add character.
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We are very experienced at packing and shipping valuable and sensitive gear worldwide. Binson Echorecs, large valve amps, vintage synths, rare racks, and even a CS-80 or two - you name it, we've sent it and it has arrived in one piece and ready to play.
SHIPPING DISCOUNT ON MULTIPLE ITEMS:
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CAN I COLLECT MY GEAR (and save on shipping?)
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MORE SHIPPING INFO:
The shipping prices for our gear vary considerably depending on the type of gear, value and destination. To see shipping costs put the item you are interested in the cart and then either use the shipping estimator or go into the check out process. Or just contact us and we'll tell you what you need to know.
It is a fact that, with vintage items, there are going to be times when gear arrives in need of some adjustment or calibration, and some times a piece of gear that was working 100% just chooses the day after arriving for a new fault to develop. However, having been working with sensitive vintage gear for many years, we are very experienced at dealing with these occurrences and will always work with you and get the problem solved as quickly and painlessly as possible.
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Which carriers do we use?
We usually use Royal Mail, UPS and DPD/Interlink - it depends on the item and destination as to which is the most economical. If you have a preference then we should be able to accommodate it (but we may need to pass on any additional costs) - just let us know what you need.