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tlj



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:44 am    Post subject: Klemt Echolette
Subject description: Anyone owned / used this unit?
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Hello,

I'd be grateful for comments from anyone who has used / owned the Klemt Echolette S. There's one on the shelf of a local audio repair shop for about 90 GBP / 140 USD, full working order. I've read great things about it on the net and I reckon it could be the ticket not only for guitars and vocals, but also for G2 synth and VSTis. My main concern is maintenance: is replacement tape easy to find at a reasonable price? Is routine cleaning / maintenance straight forward?

Cheers
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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is it this one?
check this out:
http://www.harmony-central.com/Effects/Data/Klemt_Echolette/
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tlj



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks Seraph, I checked those reviews before posting. I'm more or less set on getting it but my main concern is finding replacement tape at a reasonable price. BTW there's one on ebay.de - 161 Euros with about 8 hours to go.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It is very easy to make your own loops for this echo machine. I haven't had this particular type, but had a few others. Get some good (preferably new) 1/4 inch tape, cut it to the correct length, make a good splice (practice!) and insert it.

There are no 'official' or original loops for this machine that I'm aware of; if there are, I would not use them cause the tape is already very old and probably not too good. You can still buy new 1/4" tape (for instance at Thomann.de) for under 20 euro, and with some splicing tape (search the net or use 3m scotch magic tape) you can make a few thousand loops for very little money.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That's invaluable advice Fozzie. Thanks very much.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:17 pm    Post subject:  klemt Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi everyone, i recently have been hand downed a 64-65 klemt echolette 5 and was wondering what it is worth, been told 500 to 700 but can anyone fill me in on the history on this machine also i am going to be selling this item so let me know your interest and i`ll get back to you.

Adam.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.dynacord.com/dbhist_e.php

Looks like a 5 on the case but it's S (important detail if selling) 500 - 700 what? Canadian dollar, Euro, Hong Kong dollar? If you're talking US dollar, I reckon you're being a bit optimistic. As far as I've seen, the going rate in Europe is about 200 - 300 USD. Probably will fetch 600 USD in ten years time.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:44 am    Post subject:  echolette Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey, this is good advice, thanks i went ahead and had the european sockets converted to quarter inch jacks, all in need to do now is practice making good 22 inch loop tape, any advice let me know!!

thanks,
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