That Pedal Show

Echo Fix & Space Echo – That Pedal Show

July 26, 2019

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In this episode Dan and I take a listen to the new-for-2019 Echo Fix EF-X2. It’s a modern take on Roland’s seminal RE-201 Space Echo, that uses real tape for the echo/delay effects. We also include some common modern delay pedals, both tape simulation and analog delays, to get an idea of how things compare. What do we think?


Enjoy the episode!



Pedals & stuff in this episode…


TheGigRig Three2One


TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini

UK & Europe:




Roland Space Echo RE-201


Echo Fix Tape Echo EF-X2


Belle Epoch Deluxe

UK & Europe:



TC Electronic FlashbackII X4

Links as soon as it’s actually out and available


MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay

UK & Europe:



Jam Pedals TPS Ltd Rattler


Keeley D&M Drive

UK & Europe:



TheGigRig G2



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Interesting bits and go-to sections…

  • Intro playing: 0:00
  • What are we doing today?: 03:20
  • What is the blue tape machine?: 04:48
  • What is the difference between tape and analogue delay?: 07:25
  • Amps today?: 09:30
  • First listen to the Space Echo clean: 10:25
  • Comparing Space Echo to the MXR Carbon Copy: 11:35
  • Analogue vs Digital delay with gain: 16:19
  • Explaining the mechanics of the Space Echo: 18:05
  • First listen to the Echo Fix: 20:35
  • Space Echo vs Echo Fix with gain: 23:20
  • The importance of impedance/buffering with the Space Echo: 26:30
  • Multi-tap tape sounds: 29:23
  • The effect of head gap and tape speed on delay time: 32:21
  • Space Echo vs Echo Fix with longer delay times: 37:00
  • Belle Epoch Deluxe compared with the tape machines: 38:40
  • FlashbackII X4 in tape mode: 46:04
  • Recap of the sounds covered and the differences between units: 47:08
  • Thanks!: 51:20


Guitars in this episode:


Amps in this episode

  • Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with Two-Rock 212 cabinet / TR 1265B speakers
  • Matchless HC30 with Bob Burt Custom 1x12 / Celestion G12M Greenback


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