Maestro / Echoplex / 1970's / Effect For Sale
Designed by Mike Battle in 1959 and introduced in 1961, the Echoplex is considered by many to be the yardstick by which all other delays are measured, its warm, round and thick echo making it the ideal foil in most situations, frequently used by players without the echo to, as Tom Verlaine has said, “goose it up.” The EP-3 was the third iteration of the design, utilising FETs instead of vacuum tubes to offer a more reliability. It ws used by a whole raft of artists and remained in production from 1970 to 1991
This unit would make an excellent restoration project. Serviced by Dan Whitlock-Jones (prominent Liverpool based amp tech), the power filter caps were changed with the originals included with the unit. Thankfully none of the components in the preamp were changed so the revered tone has been retained.
In past life, the unit was converted to run on 8-track tapes which is the reasoning behind the hole in the back. The machine has now been returned to its original configuration though sadly no cartridge is included with the sale of the unit.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get your hands on this highly regarded unit at a reasonable price.
ATB Guitars, UK
Hello we’re ATB Guitars.
We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.
Payment and p/x:
All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc.
Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.
Postage and shipping:
We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:
UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275