Airline by Valco USA Echo 62-9066 Tube Tremolo/Echo Effect Late 1960s
A rare glimpse into tube-powered effects before the stompbox format, this notably collectable, studio-ready late 1960s Airline by Valco Echo 62-9066 is a famously misnamed unit—actually a tube tremolo effect very similar to the Vox Repeater of the same era.
Incorporating a photo cell, the Airline Echo applies a deep tremolo with noisegate filtering so that signal only passes briefly at the peak of the waveform, and then mixes with an instrument's dry signal. In other words, the "echo" decay lasts only as long as the sustain of the instrument being played— this is not a delay unit.
But that's really where the magic starts with this little box— dial-in the Speed from hard, percussive chops to glassy warbles, and take the Intensity from 10's cutting on-off-on-off all the way down to 0's warm tube boost, with no tremolo added.
A willdcard studio legend at a notoriously accessible price, we can't wait to hear where this Echo ends up next.
Notes: This Late 1960s Airline by Valco Echo 62-9066 Tube Tremolo/Echo is in Excellent condition, part of a single-owner, climate controlled collection, fully functional with extremely light wear consistent with age and appropriate studio use.
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