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Monday, July 30, 2012

Binson Echorec and Pink Floyd

Binson Echorec
Binson Echorec

Check out this shot of the Binson Echorec. This is the Holy Grail of the Pink Floyd Guitar Sound; first, Syd Barrett used one to amazing effect and then David Gilmour. The Echorec 2 was manufactured by Binson between 1961 and 1979. When Gilmour joined Pink Floyd in early 1968 he continued with the same setup Syd Barrett had been using for some years, – Telecaster, Selmer amps, Vox Wah Wah, Fuzz Face and the Binson Echorec 2.

The Echorec is a amazing piece of engineering! The engineers invented their own unique magnetic drum storage unit that offered superior reliability and stability over 1/4″ tape used in all other tape echo units. The mixing and amplifier circuitry is an amazing combination of functionally and reliability – there are 7 miniature B9A tubes inside the unit. All the tubes inside the unit are still readily available being manufactured today.

Please go HERE to read more about Syd Barrett's gear.

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