Up for sale, a 1970's Ace Tone EC-20 Echo Chamber analog tape delay in near mint condition and in perfect working order. Ace Tone was the predecessor to Boss and Roland, making this Japanese-made tape delay the precursor to the esteemed RE-201 Space Echo.
While the Echo Chamber is the grandaddy of the Space Echo, the Ace Tone EC-20 also owes a debt to Watkins' Copicat tape delay, with four individually selectable tape heads. Featuring five mode buttons (multiple buttons can be engaged simultaneously), adjustable Echo parameters, five inputs, three output jacks, a two-way tone switch, and a voltage selector on the back for compatibility with worldwide voltages, this early tape echo is incredibly versatile with a sound of its own. Inherent is the rich saturation, responsive dynamics, and smooth compression expected from a vintage tape delay, and the Ace Tone a distinctive silky hi-frequency presence. This tape echo has been freshly serviced here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and is studio-ready.
This EC-20 is cosmetically stunning, with smooth black tolex, stock handle and latches on the exterior, and original machined slider caps. The graphics are practically pristine on the faceplate too.