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Wanted: Source for Echoplex in Canada

Hi folks,

I am thinking about buying an Echoplex, but it appears that not all dealers
carry them, and finding one in Canada seems to be even more difficult than
it is in the US. I just received the following response from a major
Canadian music dealer:

The Oberheim Echoplex does exist.  I have sold about seven of the units
this year.  The reason I say they exist is that they took over a year to
come in from Oberheim initially, and delivery continues to be slow and
unpredictable.  Nevertheless, I have had good luck in getting them as our
store has a decent relationship  with the Oberheim people; I'm pretty sure
I can get more.  The unit last sold for $1,050.00 CDN plus tax; the
footswitch sells for $175 CDN plus tax.  
If you can handle this I can tell you that this is the best unit of its
kind, and I would be happy to get you one.  All I ask for is patience, and
a 10% deposit. 

So far, that is the ONLY positive response I received :-(  One US dealer --
Synthony, I believe -- said that they didn't handle Echoplexes at all, and
I have received no reply from the few other US and Canadian suppliers that
I have corresponded with.

Surely, there is a way to get an Echoplex in this part of the world without
waiting for a year. The price above is equivalent to about US$660. Is this
reasonable? I prefer to buy in Canada because of the customs/currency
hassles. Can anyone give me an email address and/or telephone number of a
Canadian dealer who has one of these in stock at a decent price? 

Thanks in advance,


Howard Harawitz      howard@brooknorth.com              
Brooklyn North Software Works Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Telephone: 1-902-423-0257
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