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Post by xbarnesx Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:29 am

one of my pals has given me a Danelectro Reel Echo, it was in his house when he moved in, not working 'if you can fix it you can keep it'

anyone had any experience of these?
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:46 am

Yep, bought one hoping it would be a decent tape delay sim, it wasnt! If memory serves me right the delay time was 1 second and it was noisy, sold it and bought the best analog delay pedal I've ever used in a Behringer vd1 for £20 new. Jobs a goodun
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Post by xbarnesx Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:18 am

that's interesting
I bought the Behringer VP1 phaser and thought it was ok, liked the effect, maybe a little noisy but that could be mains power rather than batteries
I'd looked at the VD1 and seen very mixed reviews and quiet a lot snobbery

obviously I'll try and get this working and have a play, if I don't like it I have something else to consider
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:24 am

I can understand the snobbery their pedals are aimed at the mega budget market and therefore made with the cheapest components eber, I certainly wouldn't gig with one (vd1, plastic cased pedals etc) but for light home use I can't fault it.
I have no problems with their studio gear however, I use a mx2642 mixer (the infamous mackie copy) and it's tougher than tyson and quiet as a mouse, their rack outboard gear is also decent imo.
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Post by xbarnesx Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:38 am

well it works sort of
NOISY, pops, crackles, rumbles
gonna take it apart and attack it with switch cleaner and put it back together minus the obligatory 1 screw and see what happens
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Post by The Chad Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:02 am

xbarnesx wrote:... minus the obligatory 1 screw and see what happens

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