Custom Shop Solid State Tape Echo (CS-SSTE)
Limited time offer: Buy a new (a-stock) SSTE or TTE and get a free Echo Cancel Footswitch ($139 value) FREE! This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or coupons.
Usually in-stock, but may take up to 4 days before shipping for testing and burn-in to be completed.
This item is now exclusively sold by us, right here. you will not find it in any stores!
FREE SHIPPING! (USA only) and very cheap shipping everywhere else in the world!
We now allow a “3 day tryout” for you to decide if you’re happy with your purchase. If not, you may return the item for a full refund minus all shipping costs. All Returns for SSTE, TTE, ECF, or TERC incur a 15% Restock Fee, no exceptions.You must contact us via email within 3 days of the item being in your possession and we will facilitate the return.
We rarely have one that's not spoken for, so grab it while you can.These are always the latest version, with the new & improved playback head mount, Roller mount, roller, and tape cart! With Full factory Warranty! If this item shows "Sold Out" you can buy a "slight cosmetic blem" here
Power Requirements: All FulltoneTape Echoes can be easily & quickly modified internally for any country's wall voltage via the simple instructions in the manual.
4/2018 NEW FEATURE! All SSTEs (serial# 388 and higher) have a small toggle switch allowing you to choose between "Buffered" or "Bypassed" output. Why? An SSTE without its output buffer is very much an early EP-3 Echoplex circuit, and EP-3s have a pair of Mix potentiometers on their output that give them a very unhealthily high output impedance, degrading the instrument's treble and the the brightness of the repeats! BUT, some people like this effect, and I've had people ask me "Can you make yours sound more like an EP-3?" Lol, so the EP-3's sonic degradation is an "asset" to some people, and I get that. I like the sound of an SSTE with the buffer turned off...sometimes, so now all SSTEs have this "Buf/Byp" switch, and we can modify your SSTE to have it as well.
In the early 80's I worked in music stores teaching Guitar and selling & repairing gear. One day a guy came in with a 70's Echoplex EP-3 tape delay asking $30 for it!. The owner of the store said he didn't want it so I bought it and thus was born a life-long love affair with tape echo. I used that solid-state Echoplex all through the 80's and early 90's. Everyone else showed up for auditions with a refrigerator rack full of cold, thin sounding gear, and more often than not I'd steal the gig using a pair of Blackface Fenders, a Plexi Marshall Half stack, a couple of homemade pedals and that trusty early version EP-3.
8/28/2018 The definitive How to Install a Tape Cart in a Fulltone SSTE (4K hi-rez video) is live now on the Official Fulltone YouTube channel.