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Re: The Legendary Electro-Harmonix 16 Second Delay

as a present day owner/user of the "unique" <eh16secddl>, i pride myself in
not having got into this here fray. and thats a good thing for all of us!

> someone said:
>>> I don't really know; I am just curious as to the specifics of why dt
>> does
>>> want to be "we" on this one.
> stephen goodman then replied:
>> I think what the EH16 did more than anything else was raise the level of
>> awareness for looping devices amongst those of us who were reading about
>> it at the time; 
> i can see that perspective, though it doesn't apply to me.
> someone gave a complete unit to me, once, 'cuz he knew i was well into
> looping.
> i used it for 3 or 7 minutes:
> it was phenomenally noisy, then broke itself immediately:
> i gave it away --broken-- to someone else who really wanted it:
> it was never a partner in my looping zone.
>> more importantly, the EH16 cost a bit less than any other
>> delay
>> device of its kind at the time.  As a result the rather massive 
>> began to eventually produce units with more than 1200ms, for less than
>> $700,
>> which I recall was the price for the EH16.
> right.
>> I wonder though, how many of us on this list were slavering for an EH16
>> when
>> they came out, and continued to want for it in the same manner one lusts
>> for
>> the Girl/Guy Not Dated/etc. in High School: from afar, with a good deal
>> of
>> romantic (and often non-realistic) notions about What Life Would Be Like
>> If We Had One. 
> right. add'ly, one wonders a bit about the retro-lust aspect.....
> (read in hushed tone: 'if only i had that rare les paul/telecaster 
> whatever.
> surely, the thing had a certain charm, but you can buy a (much more 
>useful &
> better-sounding) brandnew edp, right now, easy as eins-zwei-drei.....
>> I also wonder whether it could be said that units like the
>> EH16
>> themselves spark ideas/techniques for looping that we take almost for
>> granted today.
> i'd guess that's possible..... i still use my pcm42, whose 
> are present in the eh16.....
> best,
> dt / splattercell