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
Hi, ive considered buying one of these, and sort of upgrading it, maybe making (since they have alot of space inside the tape area) a space echo ish container with some tension rollers and using a 2m loop for more fidelity, what do you think?? also how would i disengage the pinch roller? manually or is there something i may be able to fabricate?
Im looking for a motor replacement for. My evans-es1. Its an awesome maschine unfortunately the windings are shorted out. This model is 220v although id change it to 110v if thats my only option.
In my opinion, the easiest way to find a replacement motor is to get one… from another unit. Other options (rewinding, finding a modern equivalent) will probably be very difficult, or very costly. But if you do find a replacement that isn’t from an Evans machine, please let us know. Good luck!
Will do, and thanks. As it stands its a parts deck. Ill figure it out one day, i always do.
I found a motor today. Just need to mount it, since it has a different design but when i held it in place with the belt it had more then enough power. Maybe even an increase in fidelity. Buying or even finding another Evans for a motor would have been a nightmare. Almost should have documented this. Anyways i can be done
That’s great news! Did you manage to find a new motor somewhere, or did you take it from another device?
Got it here in Town for under 10$,, Model 50-2 120v .45 amps also says UpPCo Chicago on it. It has a 1/4 shaft so i had to slightly drill the fan out, fits better then new. The place is Forest city surplus, london ontario Canada.
Thanks for the info about the motor, I’m sure it will be useful to other people looking for a replacement. Cheap price too, that’s great!
And Alex you can drill into the front lip then thread some wire to hold back the roller when not in use. Its not fancy but it works, also could add heatshrink if your really into impressing the ladies.
I am also looking to replace the motor on my ES-1. I’m having trouble finding the one you mentioned. Could you give me some more details on the specs?