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.


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  1. Ant

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

  2. Ant

    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!

  3. guitarphil Post author

    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.

  4. Phil

    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.

    1. Ant

      Definitely of use, thank you! I’ll leave you in peace till you get back, and in the meantime I’ll set up a means of sending you my email address. Thanks again.

  5. guitarphil Post author

    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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