About

I’m a retired Physics teacher who now has too much time on his hands 🙂

This blog documents my project to build a guitar echo unit that emulates a number of vintage echos from the 1960’s and 1970’s. This is the era of The Shadows and their lead guitarist Hank B Marvin who became a pioneer of the use of tape and disk echo units such as the Meazzi Echomatic I and II and others.

17 comments on “About

  1. Dear Mr. Tapper 😀 – I have nominated your WordPress for a Liebster award!

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  2. Ant says:

    Hello. Are you by any chance the Philip Hawthorne who wrote ALPS (Adventure Language Programming System) for Acorn machines?

  3. Ant says:

    Aha! Wonderful! Thanks for the reply. But by the sound of it, you don’t have any copies left? I’m a Beeb and text-adventure enthusiast/archivist, and this particular software seems to be extremely rare now. I’m trying to track down a copy. I’d love to finally see it for the first time ever!

  4. guitarphil says:

    I’ll have a look through my ‘archive’ to see if I’ve any copies left. Are you interested in the Beeb (EEPROM) version or the Acorn (disk) version?

    Regards, Phil.

  5. Phil says:

    The only thing I’ve found so far is a BBC Master Compact version that has the EPROM image on a 3.5 inch disk with the utilities. Any use to you?

    I’m away for the next ten days but I’ll raid the roof space when I get back and see what I can turn up.

  6. guitarphil says:

    I can see your email address in my WordPress dashboard 🙂

  7. Ant says:

    Hi. Did you manage to find any ALPS stuff in the end?

  8. guitarphil says:

    Hi again. Sorry for the delay. I’ve found a Master Compact version with the ROM Image and a BBC B/Master version with the actual ROM https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kvdMS1nppMREVNUGYtdS1QeUE/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kvdMS1nppMbml5dmN5NXlXb1k/view?usp=sharing

  9. guitarphil says:

    I’ll check out the cost of posting and packing and get back to you asap. Let me know your address by email to pDOThawthorneATbtinternet.com (Replace DOT and AT with the usual characters). Will you be able you send me money via PayPal?

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