Loft 450 delay on ebay

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Loft 450 delay on ebay

Postby Mr. Arkadin on Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:40 am

This is the first one I've seen on ebay. They're rare as hen's teeth, but other than an Echoplex I think these are the best delays ever made for guitar:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Loft-45 ... 34458uitar:
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Re: Loft 450 delay on ebay

Postby dtw576 on Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:25 am

Cool. Would love to have one of those but saw it too late and not really interested in a long explanation to my woman right now. Sure would be fun to play around with on the front end of my DR103 though. Like I really need more toys with the minor amount of playing time I have these days. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Loft 450 delay on ebay

Postby Mr. Arkadin on Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:21 pm

I've got four of 'em I bought on the cheap when studios were offloading in the 90's. They sound great, but are just hard to find now. As I said--hat is the first one I've seen on ebay.

Probably the most amazing thing is how versatile they are. Usually when people design a product around a chip, they figure what the strengths are & design with those parameters. The result is you'll have a unit that gives one amazing sound, but is not much good for anything else. For instance, the Lexicon PCM42 is world famous for its long & short delay, but people won't use them for flanging, or chorus. This thing sounds good wherever you set it & sounds killer.
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Re: Loft 450 delay on ebay

Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:35 pm

Where were they built? Do you know which chip they built it around? I've got a few pedal units with reticons and panasonic bucket brigades, wondered what other old school manufacturers were making these chip types....
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Re: Loft 450 delay on ebay

Postby Mr. Arkadin on Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:48 pm

They had a couple of different ones, but the main chip is a Reticon 4096. Made in Manchester, CT.

Here's a site w/a bit more info:

http://ri.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A86.J3R ... ghpNLWeAc-
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Re: Loft 450 delay on ebay

Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:20 pm

Excellent link, data sheets copied and filed thanks! 8)
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