Meazzi Echomatic 1

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Two models of the Meazzi Echomatic 1 were evidently used by the Shadows during this period: a 5 head model(probably a model F) and a 6 head model J, each having a unique pattern of echoes. There have also been suggestions that the 5 head machine was fitted with variable speed (Alan Jackson in Shadsfax Vol 24, Charlie Hall, private communication), with a speed range of about 1.5:1.

There is evidence of the Shadows using a Meazzi Echomatic 1 on the 19th March 1960 Cliff Richard Show (seen just behind Hank on the floor). However, I can’t find any evidence of echoes on Living Doll (other than reverb) or Travelling Light or probably Voice in the Wilderness and songs before that, so I would place its acquisition by Hank at sometime between Jan 1960 and March 1960, 

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