Fender's spinning disk echo machine

Frank writes from Kent: "I've been a gigging musician since the late seventies and have never came across a magnetized drum echo device before." He's just spotted this Fender Soundette from 1967/8, which used a spinning magentic disk, rather than a loop of tape, for delay effects (with a cool little orange window to watch the disk spinning.) There's a nice page about the Soundette here. Thanks, Frank!

Interesting! I'd been wondering about the possibilities of recording audio onto magnetic disc, am considering trying to modify a floppy or hard drive into a disk echo.. so it's nice to know that it's not an entirely unprecidented idea!
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