This is a fairly primitive unit, with only one playback head and a fixed speed motor, but it does have a sliding record head allowing for some delay time adjustments. The ES-1, part of the same line of equipement, was a more professional unit (see the ES-5 which has the same features).
The EE-3 was part of a full line of Evans equipment, including a range of mixers, PAs (most of them with echo), speaker cabinets, etc. The “Vocal Echo” VE-200 and VE-80 are from this generation, both of them using the same black and gold front panels as the EE-3. I’m pretty sure line of products was followed by the blue and yellow line (eg. Evans ES-5, Nova 400), which in turn were replaced by Evans’ last generation tape echos, which included the fantastic SE-780.
Technical Info / Service Notes
|Manufacturer||Evans Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)|
|Transport type||Tension tape loop|
|Inputs||5 (2 x mic input, 2 x instrument, from PA)|
|Wet output only||Yes, PA out is wet only|
|Pinch roller||No disengage mechanism from capstan
|Tone control||Tone balance knob for delayed signal
|Remote Control||Echo on/off jack
|Related models||Other Evans "Super Echo" models, especially the ES-1, but also the EE-6, VE-80, Nova 400, EE-3, SE-780