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Multi-Head Tape Delays: Roland RE-201, RE-20 & Strymon Volante – That Pedal Show

July 10, 2020

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/xS2ZWpLxkzQ

 

We compare an original Roland RE-201 Space Echo with the RE-20 pedal, Strymon Volante and EchoFix EF-X2.

Life too short for long YouTube videos? Please see the ‘Interesting bits and go-to sections’ information below.

Welcome to the episode. A little while back, Dan and I did a video on single-head tape delays based on our love of the Echoplex sound. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/iDdK8QMcF2I
Now it’s the turn of the multi-head tape machine, specifically the classic Roland RE-201 Space Echo that debuted all the way back in 1974. We have some simple questions…
How much does the old, analogue RE-201 sound like the ‘new’ RE-20 digital pedal?
What about the EchoFix and the Strymon Volante?
Can Dan put together a Heath-Robinson pedalboard that simulates what a multi-head tape delay does?
Let’s do this – enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• Boss RE-20 Space Echo
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2INcFS2
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/PPyAN

• Vintage Roland RE-201 Space Echo
https://soundgas.com/features/roland-tape-echo/

• Echo Fix EF-X2
https://echofix.com/
Australia: http://bit.ly/2sQ56r3

• Strymon Volante
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2GqJ6Iw
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/km0kn
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Ie0UZe

• CornerStone Gladio V1
https://www.cornerstonegear.it/products/gladio

• Analogman King Of Tone
http://www.analogman.com/kingtone.htm

• Origin Effects Cali76-CD
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2cbsLUm
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/r7Qe5
Australia: http://bit.ly/2rPSRWo

• Jam Pedals Ripply Fall
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2PoxKu0
Australia: https://bit.ly/38Nz0gk

Dan's Deconstructed Multi Head Delay
• Hudson Broadcast
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2iF2DrE
Australia: http://bit.ly/2oUbqrw

• Union Tube & Transistor LAB
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2LJARtG

• TC Electronic Flashback Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2h8sZOG
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/YJ90J
Australia: http://bit.ly/2EzEomM

• Boss DD-3T
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2O5F5uS
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/e6Kjr
Australia: https://bit.ly/2O8HQLZ

• Boss VB-2w Waza Craft Vibrato
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2j1ZyQf
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/o7qJb
Australia: http://bit.ly/2zeZWWx

• Xotic Effects RC Booster
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2dYulwD
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/bEaQ9
Australia: http://bit.ly/2PzobFw

• Carl Martin HeadRoom Spring Reverb
https://www.carlmartin.com/headroom

• JHS Summing Amp
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2W2B7rd
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/OjrWQ
Australia: https://bit.ly/2DjEe7G

• TheGigRig Wetter Box
https://shop.thegigrig.com/wetter-box/
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Zw6PvV
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Omv3X8

• Dunlop DVP4 Volume X Mini
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2QLS44K
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/jvrje
Australia: http://bit.ly/2MhpSsI

• TheGigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 00:00
- What are we doing today?: 03:22
- Simple demo of multi-head: 06:10
- RE-20 and RE-201 comparison: 12:35
- What about modulation?: 21:35
- EchoFix EF-X2: 24:15
- Strymon Volante: 27:15
- Stereo panning Volante: 29:26
- What’s in a multi-head delay?: 38:18
- Dan’s Build-A-Board multi-head delay explanation: 40:45
- Closing thoughts and conclusions: 53:45
- Dan plays us out: 56:30

Guitars in this episode:
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - no video yet
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - no video yet
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT

Amps in this episode
• Matchless HC-30 with Matchless ESD 212 Celestion G12M Greenback speaker and Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers
• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with Two-Rock 212 cabinet / TR 1265B speakers

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