Overview

If you're looking for an authentic vintage tape delay, the Maestro Echoplex EP-3 Solid State delivers with its '70s sound. Mike Battle's solid state technology makes these models much more durable and affordable than their tube-wielding ancestors. The EP-3 introduced the FET preamp that was frequently used by players without an echo effect at all to, as Tom Verlaine has said, "goose it up."

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Echoplex EP-3 Solid State
Finish
  • Grey
Year
  • 1970s
Made In
  • United States
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Reviews for the Maestro Echoplex EP-3 Solid State
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  • The best of the best

    Verified Purchase

    I lived near Mike Battle and he would service my units and restore them to original factory settings- God rest his soul. The Echoplex is arguably the greatest effects unit of all time on account of (1) the pre-amp (2) the fact that the EP creates not an effect as much as an 'atmosphere' that no clo…

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  • Echoplex ... the REAL DEAL !

    Verified Purchase

    After having played professionally now for around thirty years and always used some sort of delay (currently Strymon Timeline on my main boards) I just wanted to try the ancestor of all delays, since it was (is) used by some of my greatest heroes (like Eric Johnson etc.) and I learned, that the EP-3…

  • Verified Purchase

    This thing sounds huge!!! Very eery echo tones! It just has that real kind of thing that the digital delays just can’t produce! Love it!!!

  • Maestro Echoplex EP-3 (Version 3 - Maestro 3 Horns, Silver Face, S/N 22xxx)

    Verified Purchase

    My unit came as a surprise as it was serviced with quality Nichicon electrolytics. No hissing or noise at all! Upon arrival, the motor did not start but gave a slight hum. A slight knock on the wooden housing (as advised by the original instruction manual, to line up the bearings) made the motor spi…

  • 72' Maestro EP-3 Echoplex

    Verified Purchase

    Overall this is my favorite EP-3 era and I am privileged to own a 71' red face EP-3. Holy grail era 1971-1973. These are the "blacktops". Blacktops are over 40 and will go another 40 years if serviced PROPERLY. I have owned over 30 of these and repaired, repaired too many as well as every other mo…