Mike Fuller's Tube Tape Echo took the guitar world by storm, being the first modern-built take on the famous Maestro Echoplex EP-2 Tape Echo in the market. The success of the TTE pushed forward the follow-up of the SSTE, which gave players access to a solid-state EP-3 tape echo unit built on the same platform as the TTE.
Integrating a true tape echo unit into your rig is quite the experience; there's nothing like the feel and tone of the heralded preamp along with harmonically rich and musical delay/echo. From vintage slap back to expansive lead sounds and oscillating madness, the SSTE is that piece of gear in your stable that becomes an instrument unto itself.
The Fulltone SSTE - just like an EP-3 - relies on a solid-state preamp using transistors in lieu of tubes. The result? A cleaner, brighter tone to the repeats with a great fidelity. Tube-based units tend to have a warmer, rounder tone, whereas the solid-state units tend to cut through a mix a bit better.
This SSTE is a super clean example that works and sounds great. It comes in its original carrying bag and it's 100% ready for action!
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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.
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