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- Supplier Name: Fulltone
Fulltone Solid State Tape Echo (SSTE) V2
Only available on custom order! no return policy.
NEW FEATURES ON SSTE V2 (serial #429 and higher)
1 The SSTE has always had a low-impedance JFET buffer on its output to isolate it from the affects of other devices and to alleviate the loading from other effects and the many feet of cable in your signal chain. SSTE v2 includes a Buffer Bypass switch to remove that JFET buffer and (makes it into a vintage Echoplex EP-3) get significant loading on the output which results in a considerable warming-up the echo repeats! Going for “Vintage?” Turn OFF the Buffer! I also prefer the sound of an SSTE with the buffer turned off. Note: All v2s, and even SSTEs (serial# 387 and higher) have this switch.
2 The Preamp, Echo Repeats, and Echo Playback circuits are now completely isolated from each-other, allowing for:
⦁ only one repeat with Echo Repeats knob turned down all the way. Not possible on v1.
1 100% wet echo (no Instrument sound present) with Instrument Volume set full counterclockwise. Crucial for studio use, when you want to feature or pan only the echo. Not possible with v1.
2 100% Dry Instrument sound (no echo sound present) with Echo Volume knob set full counterclockwise.
Echo Tone Knob replaces the old tone-switch for infinite control of the brightness of the echo repeats. This knob only affects the echo repeats, not your guitar (instrument) sound.
Increased shielding around the Output jack area inside the unit.
SSTEs now have a Buffer Bypass toggle-switch allowing a choice between "Buffered" or "Bypassed" output. Why? A SSTE without its output buffer is very much an early EP-3 Echoplex circuit. SSTEs & EP-3s have a pair of potentiometers on their output that cause an unhealthily-high output impedance, degrading the instrument's treble and the brightness of the repeats! BUT, some people like this effect, and I've had people ask me "Can you make yours sound more like an EP-3?" Apparently the EP-3's loaded-down output is an asset? All kidding aside, I get it, as I also prefer the sound of an SSTE with the buffer turned off.
NOTE: v2 SSTEs (any SSTE #427 or higher) and SSTEs (serial# 387 and higher) have this switch, but not the previous features