Binson Echorec was a similar unit, using a magnetic drum instead of tape.I remember as a little kid there was a local group who played at Battles of the Bands and School Dances. They played clubs, too, but as a kid I couldn't go there. The guitarist and the keyboard player were head and shoulders above anybody else in town.
I used amuse them by standing at the edge of the stage and watching the guitarist and trying to figure out what he was doing and how he was doing it. I didn't care. He was a good guitarist. I would go home a try to replicate what I had observed.
The guitarist had a unit very much like the Echocord, different brand I think. In retrospect, I don't think it was very well maintained or was just of poorer quality. It was noisy - lots of hiss - and it messed up a lot. Things with tape loops are very high maintenance. Still it was a very cool device, one that I coveted greatly.
The Echocord probably wasn't cheap at the time, nor is it cheap now.
Dyancord Echocord Super model S65 tube tape echo. In pretty nice shape. Has some scratches, but overall it's nice for it's age. Brand new pinch roller and tape loop. It came into my shop and clearly had been sitting for years. I cleaned it up, installed a new tape loop, replaced the pinch ro...reverb.com
Yep. While Jimmy Page exclusively used a Maestro Echoplex on stage, Zep,s FOH soundman Rusty Brutsche (co founder of Showco) used Binson Echorec, Vox Long Tom, Roland Space Echo, and an Echoplex. At times, upwards of 3 of the 4 all at the same time!Binson Echorec was a similar unit, using a magnetic drum instead of tape.