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Echoplex reborn at NAMM
Title: Echoplex reborn at NAMM
Today I met Mike Battle, the inventor of the original EchoPlex,
in Hall D at the NAMM show. He has just renewed his patent and has
reissued the original design under the name "TubePlex." The
unit is manufactured and distributed by UniTec Products (800) 782-3296
with a list price of about $800.
From the brochure:
"TubePlex" is a mechanical analog echo device
utilizing tape reproduction, but Mike has improved his original
design. The new "TubePlex" has no belt, no fly wheel, no
heavy motor or under carriage, PLUS Noise reduction circuitry and
Simul Stereo. "TubePlex" can reproduce the warm, unique echo
sound of the 60's.
It sounded great to me! It may be pricey compared to today's
multi-effects devices, but for those who want to have the "real
thing" this reissue is an event akin to Bob Moog's reissuing of
It was a kick to meet Mike, too.
Richard Zvonar, PhD