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Prove Your Tape Delay Knowledge with These 10 Questions

This week on TPS, Dan & Mick brought out their refurbished Roland RE-201 Space Echo and put it up against some modern tape, analog, and digital delay boxes. With these pings and pangs of the episode still echoing in our heads, we thought it might be a good time to check your memory and recall of the history of tape delays.

Delay vs Echo? Who produced the rarest tape delays? Who was credited for one of the first? Whether you’re new to the delay game or a seasoned echo aficionado, this quiz is sure to put your tonal trivia to the test!

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While Jimmy Page famously used the Maestro Echoplex, he was also known to sport which of the following tape delays?
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Which vintage delay used tape cartridges not unlike eight-track machines?
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Which modern company led the charge in reintroducing physical tape delay units?
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Which brand is known for producing some of the rarest, Soviet made tape delays of the 1980s?
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Which 1960s tape delay unit was one of the first to also come with an external footswitch for performance use?
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Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is most famously associated with which of the following tape delays?
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In their 1953/54 launch, the famous Binson drum delay was released under what name?
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During the 1960s-1970s, which UK-based company developed a series of tape delay units for Guild?
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Which builder is credited for developing and releasing one of the first known portable tape delay units, the Echosonic, which was built into a tube amplifier?
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Tape Delay Quiz
That was an Echo-wreck! Better luck next time!
Wouldn't call you an aficionado...but you did pretty well!
Great job - you're an echo EXPERT!

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