FOXGEAR has reproduced the legendary Benson Echorec.
After four years from his launch, being awarded and used by some of the most important musicians in live shows and in their records such as: Steve Lukather, Alan Parsons, Doug Aldrich, Guy Pratt, Motorhead, Skunk Anansie, Bon Jovi, PJ Harvey, and many others, it was time for an update to our beloved Echosex.
It’s with a big pleasure that we want to introduce the newest ECHOSEX 3°, a new version of our legendary echo unit updated.
The NEW ECHOSEX 3° reproduces a single Head of the vintage Binson Echorec but with the ability to move that head to change the delay time like a modern delay with the same vintage sound! Gurus has improved the preamp section which now runs at 262Volts (Just like the vintage Binson!) This makes for huge headroom, results in accentuating the harmonics. This improved input section is now impossible to saturate even with strongest signals from powerful humbuckers, active basses, Fx loops or Keyboards/Synths… The tone is pristine and dynamic. Gone is the “hiss” found in longer delay time settings however there’s no loss of the “dark” character of the vintage “Tape” or “Magenetic-Drum” echo units.
True bypass with golden pin relay, the unit is super quiet with no perceptible noise Plus the slightly smaller box and new “top jack” configuration will make for an easy fit into any pedalboard.
- Power In: 12VDC (negative TIP)
- Consumption at 12V: max 400mA
- Input Sensitivity: TVpp Max
- Input Impedance: <1M Ohm
- Output Impedance: <100K Ohm (Unbalanced)
- S/N Ratio: <90dB
- Effect Mix Level: Max. 50%
- Distortion: max 2% THD
- Estimated tube Life: Up to 6000Hrs.
- Larghezza (Width): 90mm (3.5”)
- Lunghezza (Length): 130mm. (3.5”)
- Altezza (Height): 50mm. (2”)
- Peso (Weight): 0,4KG (1.5lbs)
Mix Volume: Set the level of the repeats
Echo: Set the delay time, increasing counterclockwise. From 35 up to 730ms
Age of Damage: Simulates the wearing out of the mechanical parts, adding a beautiful 3D modulation until noon, up to a slight random pitch shifting at max value
Tone: it affects only the repeats like in the old Italian Echo, getting it brighter or darker, depending on how the feedback is settled
Length of Swell: feedback control. from 1 single repeat to infinite and self-oscillation
Bypass: on/off of the effect
Tap Tempo: sets the delay time, working in junction of the control 2, the LED shows the bpm as selected by the footswitch
A completely redesigned power section, now the tube runs at 262 Volts, the same voltage of the old Binson to increase incredibly the dynamic, Harmonics, and let you use it in any way with any instrument without saturate its input.
A redesigned and cleaned filtering offer you the same sound of the previous model, with any kind of undesired noise and a better dynamic response.
NEW “Magic Eye” effect to enjoy the psychedelic mood
TAP TEMPO: one of the most requested features over the years to let you set your delay time in the easiest and precise way. Our own tap tempo circuitry make it most precise tap option in the market, featuring a Self-Calibration setting that reads the real delay time from the brain of the Echosex to perfectly fit the exact bpm you’ve settled by the footswitch.