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22 October 2010


Thanks for sharing.Wondering if anyone will record this or Colin let it be recorded and put out to the fans? Is that Vox echo real? Many thanks

no the vox echo was made by Geoff Strachan for Colin and as far as i know there are only 2 in existence, they used the parts from an Atlantis machine to make the Vox echo

Is there any chance of contacting the Rapiers as I used to play in a band that supported them in Great Yarmouth a good few years ago and am trying to get in touch with my old bandmates again ?
p.s. we were the Raiders at that time :o))

Colin's echo machine is one of two reproduction machines, of which I have the other one. they took 3 years to develop, and there were 7 prototypes. The prototypes have all been scrapped. The electronics are today's technology, but the circuits closly follow the Vox/Meazzi unit. We sourced and used many vintage Meazzi parts in the project. There will be no more of these produced as the project was exclusively for Colin. Colin still has the re housed Atlantis unit which he currently has as a spare machine.

So what are your dates this year???

To Stuart Wotherspoon.. Contact LANCE at [email protected] or The Raiders site: www.lnls21879.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk This is Lance Nicholson here.

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