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A tube echo question

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ciledehcysp, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. ciledehcysp


    Jun 11, 2009
    Hi folks,

    I'Ve got a WEM Watkins Copicat Echo from Ebay. It's the white solid state model from the late sixties or so..

    Totally love the sound of this thing, and it's also a great preamp/boost/mixer.

    Only thing.. I expected it to make some wild oscillation like you can hear in youtube videos...

    Mine doesn't do it. Even with Mix and Feedback (swell) controls maxed it makes about 6 or 7 repeats and that's it.
    Anybody an idea where the problem lies or what I can do to get more repeats out of it. I changed the tape. I have a fresh one in and it makes no difference.
    Maybe cleaning the tapeheads ? I don't know,
    but thanks if you can help me
    and thanks for looking

  2. ciledehcysp


    Jun 11, 2009
    Edit: The thread should be called TAPE ECHO QUESTION not Tube Echo... this copicat is just a tape echo not tube tape echo.. sorry :)
  3. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    Do all of the heads work?
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I have a friend with two Echoplex's, and they're great. But, due to all the moving parts, it's best to have it serviced by a professional. Sounds like yours is in need of a tech-visit.
  5. Lincoln1


    Feb 5, 2010
    It most likely has trim pots on the inside which would allow the adjustment and biasing of the delay times. Not something I would wanna screw around with myself.
  6. ciledehcysp


    Jun 11, 2009
    yes, as far as I can tell the heads work properly.. it's just not the full range of repeats...

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