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Evans Echopet replacement

Postby fxfreak » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:57 pm

Hello. A few years back, whilst downsizing my setup (a one bedroomed flat? for me and my fiancee? Where does my gear go?) I sold my lovely old Evans Echopet for not enough money. Does anybody know a modern alternative? I need the old bbd delay, with enough control for it to be overdriven/pushed into self ocillation.
My budget won't stretch to the 'boutique' end of things. So I've been looking at the Behringer (I know, before you start) Vintage Time machine.
Has anybody used this? I lean towards the dubby side when it comes to echos.
Any words of advice greatly appreciated.
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Matt
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Re: Evans Echopet replacement

Postby Richie Royale » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:48 am

I don't know the Evans or the Behringer Time Machine, but I did get the Behringer Vintage Delay for £20 at CPC and it does the job of being a BBD delay. It is warm, not tinny and has a fairly muffled repeat, rather than crystalline sound you get from some BBDs, but an adjustment screw can achieve that sound, if desired, found inside the pedal.

If you have the budget, look at the Strymon El Capistan: it is over £200 but does so much, very adjustable and sounds great (from the demo I've seen).

(The Evans is similar to my Boss DM100 in appearance; the DM 100 has a crunchier delay than the Behringer VD 400)
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Re: Evans Echopet replacement

Postby Richie Royale » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:49 am

The Behringer pedal is all plastic, with a lump of metal to add weight on the bottom, but it is £20 :)
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Re: Evans Echopet replacement

Postby fxfreak » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:27 pm

Thanks Richie, I'll check out that pedal on the old youtube. Yes, the Evans was very similar to your boss unit, I also had one of them. But that eventually got gigged to death. Shame, the chorus on it was quite nice as well.
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Re: Evans Echopet replacement

Postby Richie Royale » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:58 am

The Behri is similar to the Boss, but has more low end and slightly less whine (although internal adjustment can make it really whine if you want). I think if it was sent back to itself via a mixer with EQ, it could sound fairly similar, but I've not really done an A/B test. At £20 though the Behri is really very cheap.

The Boss is a unit I wouldn't part with and happily have a second (at a good price). The chorus is very useful and the unit still sounds good.
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Re: Evans Echopet replacement

Postby fxfreak » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:13 am

Two Boss units? You lucky thing. I've tried looking on that auction site we all know (and possibly loathe) and they generally fetch between £100-200, depending on condition. Some place in america seems to be selling analogue echoes for silly prices. Looked at the behringer unit you suggested, seems good for the money. Ah, decisions decisions. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Evans Echopet replacement

Postby Richie Royale » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:48 pm

Alas, only one Boss. But I have it patched into a mixer channel so that I can send the return back into itself, that way I can EQ the repeat and ride the feedback with the fader.

I do have a Korg tape delay too, which is nice to use with the Boss, especially the chorus on the Korg's spring reverb.
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