Hi everyone, I´m a new member and an active guitarplayer. A few days ago I bought a brand new but 33 years old Echolette Echo 400. It was in the orginal box with a warrenty bill but there was no manual. Are there anyone who knows where to get a copy or if there is any manual on the Internet. Kind regards, Goran Adeborn Sweden
Hi Goran, and welcome to our forum, Charlie thinks it's his but it belonga all of us ;D This may be of some help I found it on the net..... He turned on the amp en tape echo. The echo has an eye showing the warmup period, lovely. It has one EM84, three ecc83 and one ecc82 tube. Don't know if they are that old too, but I got five Telefunken (Philips) tubes for free. Anyway, the inside was pretty dusty. Tape looks good, sounds good too, when turning up the amp loud you can hear the tape hiss, but I suppose that is what they do. Got another tape too. This thing is heavy by the way. The echo can be played standalone, with a switch on the inside. It should be less noisy, and way better, but I don't feel like experimenting, he said he forget most of the options by time. This thing is from between '62 and '67. There is a print on the inside: "Achtung! Bei Betrieb mit Verstarker M40 muss mit Pfeil markierter Pegelregler geschlossen sein!". Yeah ... sure ... I saw on Melmusic's website in Australia, that they sell manuals for this echo. Gonna buy one this evening I have not got the time to go looking at the moment but maybe, just maybe it could be usefull, it was all apertaining to the Echolette 400
HI GORINADE THIS unit is what an aussie group used,& they were the ''ATLANTIC"S' a very good surf-type group in the 60's & still are together in sydney ,they have a web-site & you may google it & ask there..they did tunes such as ''BOMBORA'' & many others too.. They are a well built unit from germany & the first tape echo that I ever saw ,in ''OZ''....
TREASURE IT goranade ... ....................barry,,
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