Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb
Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb

Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb

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EF-X2 Tape Echo with Spring Reverb, DSP Reverb & Chorus.

Note: Delivery 45 days from purchase date.

Used live and/or in the studio by:

Coldplay
Rick Simpson (Producer)
Neil Finn (Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac)
Joji Malani (Gang Of Youths)
The Dandy Warhols
Andy Martin
 

A classic effect, built for modern users - the EF-X2 couples the sounds you know and love, with features and reliability unimaginable in the past. In designing the EF-X2, the team here at Echo Fix began with the knowledge and insight gained from our work as the world's foremost experts in spare parts, servicing and repairing vintage tape echo units. Put simply, we know how tape echos should sound and operate.

We spent three years prototyping, rigorously testing, and meticulously designing in secret - while accounting for every possible application. We couldn't find a new production motor good enough so we made our own and invested in the latest high tech machinery to custom balance them in house here at Echo Fix. We could not find tape heads that sounded good enough so we had custom tape heads manufactured to our exact specs.

One of the other important things when it comes to reliable tape echo operation is the tape loop. We thoroughly researched tape and have a tape formulation that not only lasts a very long time but sounds incredible as well, that is how far we were willing to go to make the EF-X2 reliable and sound great!

What we have built is a warm sounding tape echo with a modern feature set that is at home in the professional recording studio, live guitar rig, bedroom production setup or in any other context you can dream up, we cannot wait for the EF-X2 to become an integral part of your creative process.


PRODUCT FEATURES

 

  • Three front panel colour options - Blue, Black and Vintage Green.
  • Three core functions - tape echo, reverb, and preamp.
  • Real Spring Reverb and DSP Reverb.
  • DSP Reverb and Spring Reverb blend setting.
  • Switch that converts the reverb section to chorus. This will allow you to switch back and forth from Reverb to Chorus effect.
  • Independent inputs (and level controls) for Instrument-level and Line-level applications, plus balanced input and output at rear.
  • Three echo playback heads, and a Sound On Sound Head giving 11 Head combination Settings in total.
  • Adjust the echo's Time and Feedback with Control Voltages (CV 0-5 volts) and compatible Expression Pedals.
  • Bass and Treble control of the echo signal.
  • Motor ON/Switch for tape slow down effect - or to conserve tape when only using the EF-X2's reverb or preamp.
  • Mute the reverb or echo signal with a dual foot switch pedal.
  • Comes with a worldwide-compatible, 100 - 240v power supply (no step-down or other transformers required).
  • Built tough to last, by someone who's repaired and upgraded more tape echo units than you can possibly imagine!
  • 2 Years Warranty for all pre-sale purchases with peace of mind that this is made by a company that has been operating for over 10 years specialising in tape echo repair and spare parts.
  • High quality scratch resistant front panel.
  • 2 Tape loops supplied with each unit.

 

Head Mode Settings

 

Mode 1 - Head 1

Mode 2 - Head 2

Mode 3 - Head 3

Mode 4 - Head 1 + 2

Mode 5 - Head 2 + 3

Mode 6 - Head 1 + 3

Mode 7 - Head 1 + 2 + 3

Sound On Sound is another head that can be switched on over the top of all the head mode settings.

"During recording I am usually put off using tape echo units as I don't want to fall in love with a sound that I will not be able to replicate on tour. The EF-X2 enables me to record and tour with an amazing, consistent sound due to the quality and sturdiness of the design and construction." JOJI MALANI - GANG OF YOUTHS  

Fast DHL Express Shipping (3-5 business day delivery with tracking number)

Please Note: These items are shipped from Australia and Import duties / fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Make sure that you are familiar with your country's customs, taxes and importing laws.

 





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Thrilled to bits!

I'm absolutely thrilled to bits with it!

Thank you for making this thing! It's everything I had hoped it would be and more.

I didn't really know whether to believe all the fuss about real tape echo before ordering so it was quite a leap of faith, but so far so good and I'm the most excited I have been in ages about a new bit of gear. It's so much better than all the delay pedals I've tried over the years.

Before purchasing it I wasn't that fussed about the reverb and chorus features but you've nailed them. I've already got great tube reverb on my guitar amp (Swart) but the ones on the EF-X2 sound equally as wonderful. The mix of the DSP effects with the tape sounds great.

Thanks again, not just for a great product but for being a real pleasure to deal with.

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Incredible Piece

I really am loving this piece the more I play with it. The attention to detail and sturdiness is spot on.

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I Love This Thing!

I have been really enjoying my my EF-X2. I love the thing It’s amazing, it’s something else, more then I expected, it’s my first time with a tape echo unit and I cannot see myself living without it now, I have experimented running a lot of guitar pedals through it and synths it’s wild I really enjoy mode 3 with the feed back oscillating just past 12, it also sounds amazing with fuzz pedals through my twin reverb it’s a monstrous sound, I’m exited to experiment using an expression pedal with it.

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The Best Real Tape Echo

My EF-X2: Tape Echo with Guitar/Hi-Z, Spring Reverb, DSP Reverb & Chorus MODS

I'm using the EF-X2 in my live and recording guitar rig. The echos and sounds you can create with this amazing pice of kit are just addictive. Truly in a class of its own.

I love having two options for guitar input. The Guitar/Hi-Z resembles an EP3 preamp sound and the Line input is clean and clear. Setting the unit to blend spring and digital reverb along with chorus creates an open spatial sound that is really all I need to make lush guitar sound scapes. Adding remote speed and feedback expression pedals makes for creative and versatile live performance options. Additional impressions...

- It just sounds amazing in any configuration.

- It's completely brand new!

- It's just as good as my previously owned RE-301.

- It's better than the RE-301 :) The mods and inputs/outputs make it so versatile.

- It's quiet in my recording chain.

- The accessory pack case and manual are nice additions.

- It looks amazing! I love my original blue version, but the other colors look great as well.

Lastly a word about my buying experience. Shane at Echo Fix has been absolutely fantastic to deal with. I've owned both an EF-X2 Tape Echo and a completely refurbished Roland 301 Chorus Echo from him. His customer service is second to none. Always friendly and responsive to questions. Shane genuinely wants to create the best experience he can for you. I'm lucky to know him even if it's only though email and being on…

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Beyond impressed! A fantastic addition to my rig and superior customer service.

I'd ordered the Echo Fix EF-X2 this past summer immediately after seeing it in action on That Pedal Show (thanks, Dan and Mick!) on YouTube. I'd ordered the switchable chorus/reverb upgrade as part of the original order and not long after the spring reverb option was offered, so I added that as well, the only downside of which is that it set back my delivery date by several weeks. Worth every additional day's wait! The shipping was quite fast and I excitedly opened the package to get to know it but it seems that the pinch roller was adjusted too tight and so all I was getting was a constricted signal with some detectable echo. I reached out right away for help via email and that same evening Shane called to help me figure out the issue, with the commensurate apologies for overlooking the adjustment before it shipped and instructing me on how to fix the issue while at the same time offering to send me another unit right away if I felt uncomfortable with this easy repair. I made the adjustment and the unit performed perfectly. I love this echo!!! I am finding that I enjoy both reverbs,spring vs. DSP, but the latter is so capable of wonderful, lush depth that I hang with the DSP side usually. As I've become more familiar with the settings and controls each time I play through it this magic box never ceases to bring real joy to my playing. I cannot recommend purchasing an EF-X2 highly enough, given the build quality, beautiful design, and stellar customer service from…

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