Custom Shop Tube Tape Echo (CS-TTE)
No longer available
Each one is hand-built here in Los Angeles, and due to the current world situation please allow 1-5 weeks for build, test, and burn-in your tape machine before shipping.
users (past & present) include Jeff Beck, Jack White, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Ronnie Wood, Robert Plant, etc
These are always the latest version with full Warranty. If this shows as "sold out" come back in a few days, email us, or you can buy a "cosmetic blem" from us here.
Fulltone Tape echoes are the best sounding and feeling echo devices you will ever play through, and if you buy one I bet that you will own it for the rest of your life. It's not easy or cheap hand-building Tape Echoes in the USA, in California, none the less. It is an intense labor of love and a source of pride because honestly no one else can do it but me...or they would.
The definitive How to Install a Tape Cart in a Fulltone TTE (4K hi-rez video) is live now on the Official Fulltone YouTube channel.
Which tape to use?
We are getting a lot of questions about a new “lubricated tape” being made by a popular tape company.
We were asked by this company to test the tape and unfortunately this tape is not recommended for use in Fulltone or Echoplex machines due to poor recording and poor erasure performance, and a very loud and constant sputtering noise present at all times due (in my opinion) to the lubricated coating being applied too thick to both sides of the tape, lifting the tape off the heads too far. The manufacturer acted like they didn't know what I was talking about. My response was "why did you ask me to test it if you didn't want the truth?"
The tape we use in the carts we wind has a lubricated material bonded to the backing that does not interfere with the audio quality.