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1972 Maestro EP-3 Echoplex Vintage Analog Tape Delay, EP-2, Serviced w/ Ftsw


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Up for sale, a 1972 Maestro EP-3 Echoplex, very original and freshly serviced. Introduced at the beginning of the 1970s as a solid state version of the previous tube EP-2, the EP-3 went on to become what has lovingly been referred to as "the sound of the 70s" after its extensive use by artists such as Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, and Brian May.

The Echoplex is still used in studios across the world, not only for its warm organic echo, but also for its preamp capabilities. The circuit is clean and extremely original, with just a few modern capacitors in the preamp to ensure optimal functionality. The stock transformers are intact, with original CTS pots that date to the 48th week of '72. Everything on this EP-3 works as it should, and the tape echo has been gone through by our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar to ensure that all functions are working correctly. The original smooth black covering shows only light wear primarily on the bottom enclosure edges, and the original hinges, latch, handle, and Maestro badge are all present. The original schematic is intact on the inside lid, and the foil serial number sticker is present beneath the Echo Delay slider.

A vintage footswitch is included.