Electrix Repeater Vs. Gibson echoplex

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Electrix Repeater Vs. Gibson echoplex

Post by gaslampmusehog » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:40 pm

my live setup currently uses 2 electrix repeaters midi'd together giving me a total of 8 mono independent growing loops which get their signal from the 8 subs on my onstage mixer. I am very interested in obtaining 2 more repeaters so i can have 8 loops in stereo, however it has been a challenge on ebay lately.
I noticed Musicians Friend is blowing out the Gibson Echoplex packaged with the foot controller and it looks interesting but i have no experience with this piece.
If anyone here has any advice or knowledge on this matter it would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by zerosum » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:03 pm

Hmmm..... It may be inspiring to use something different and to snag them before they run out.

I have neither one of them but am interested in hearing the results.
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Post by gaslampmusehog » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:52 pm

Thanks for the feedback, yeah, that's kinda what I was thinking, my only concern is that I need hands on control with no menus. Were a two person group that play merry go round on instruments, so aurally its more similar to an average five person group than a wall of sound kinda concept

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Post by Kent » Thu May 08, 2008 4:46 pm

How about the Electro-Harmonix 2880? I don't know if it fulfills all of your needs, but I love mine and the footswitch makes for 'hands-free' operation.

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Post by felix » Thu May 08, 2008 5:26 pm

If they are a really good deal, I'd suggest picking a couple up anyway. In my experience, in about a years time after something is no longer available in stores, the value starts to slowly climb back up.

I picked up 2 AKAI MFC42 filters back when MF was blowing them out and ended up selling them for a profit a little over a year later (although I do regret not keeping one).
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