#1
Today I picked up an old Univox tape echo unit, the Stage Echo EM-350, which according to Google, doesn't really exist all that much. I got a pretty great deal on the thing & it's pretty functional, save for the fact that it doesn't produce actual delays (I had no opportunity to try it out, sadly). It does, however, seem to be in 95% working order otherwise: it turns on, things whir and spin as they should, lights turn on, and I can even play through it and it colours my signal with some analog hiss, but doesn't actually "echo" or delay or anything.
Could anyone help me out, any ideas what's going on? It seems to be the same basic hardware as other Univox units, so general tape-related help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
#2
Can you post pictures? I'm not familiar with the unit. The recording head could be damaged or non functional, the playback head could be damaged or non functional, the tape could be utter shit or you may just have it set to bypass.
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#4
Two headed device yes? Check that the second head is working, tap it gently with something iron, like a screwdriver.
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#5
Quote by forsaknazrael
ya. pics plox.

it sounds interesting. What's a "good deal", for a non working tape echo?


$50 CDN. And hey, it's mostly working, sort of!



Quote by Cathbard
Two headed device yes? Check that the second head is working, tap it gently with something iron, like a screwdriver.


I'm just going to bite the bullet and accept the fact I don't know anything about these types of units, so what exactly would I be looking/listening for when I tap it? Should I have the unit on?

And here's a close-up of its innards: http://i34.tinypic.com/287hd7l.jpg
#6
They are just normal old tape deck heads (more or less). One writes the other reads. When you tap the read head lightly with a screwdriver you will hear it go thunk. It has to be on of course.
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