Born from a collaboration between Italian boutique builders Guru Amps and Baroni Lab, Foxgear has so far been releasing compact pedals with a lower price tag and broader commercial appeal. The new T7E Baby is a stereo, Binson Echorec inspired echo that represents a return to more tweakable and large format designs that characterized the Gurus Amps pedals, although this is still a fraction the size of the Echosex 2.
T7E was the model number of the original Binson Echorech, and the Foxgear pedal reproduces all the functions offered by the original unit, with a full 4 Heads combination, three modes (Echo, Repeat, and Swell) and – on top – a stereo engine and the ability to recall the Swell mode as a “preset” with a dedicated Swell footswitch, which is useful to have two different presets for your ambient/echo tone.
A cool new feature of the T7E Baby is the Motor Speed adjust, which lets you increase the overall delay time, emulating a slowed-down speed of the magnetic drum. This allows for long, lush delays of over 800ms, keeping the 4 heads in sync, no matter what combination of head you are using.
Here’s the first demo of the Foxgear T7E Baby Echo, directly from the manufacturer. We added it to our article about the Best Binson Echorec-inspired Pedals.
After the great success of the FOXGEAR Echosex Baby, we pushed our next project the FOXGEAR T7E Baby to the max, expanding on the features of our famous “Binson-inspired” circuit, plus with the complete palette of options that the original Binson Echorec T7E offered, with a full 4 Heads combination, STEREO ENGINE, Three working modes Echo, Repeat, Swell, and the ability to recall the Swell mode as a “preset” with a dedicated footswitch.
Size: the new FOXGEAR T7E Baby enclosure makes it one of most pedal board-friendly of the “Binson-inspired” pedals: only 3,5” x 5”!! ( 9 x 13cm.)
Connections: the FOXGEAR T7E Baby is equipped with full Stereo Input &output, and an internal stereo engine that works on a phase and split-frequency resulting in an unbelievable stereo 3D effect for an outstanding and lush ambient tone.
Switching: Now available with 2 footswitches handling bypass, that is a real True Bypass assisted by relay, that lets you put it at the end of your chain between stereo pedals, and a very useful SWELL footswitch, to immediately recall the swell mode (reverb) in order to have two different presets for your ambient/echo tone.
Motor Speed adjust: along with the other cool features of the old Echosex Baby, we’ve added this control, that let you increase the overall delay time, you can mimic a slowered speed of the magnetic drum. This allows the FOXGEAR T7EBaby over 800ms of long, lush delay, keeping the 4 heads in sync, no matter what combination of head you are using.