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Tape Loop

Chinese Forehead made use of assorted low-tech gear for a variety of effects. In addition to the use of a vibrator, a hacked open-reel tape recorder was used to run tape loops.

The device was pulled from some street-side trash one day. You can kinda-sorta see a picture of it in one of the posters for the Nov 15 1979 TR3 gig.

It was big, clunky, and fun to hack.

Such devices work by altering magnetic tape as it passes over the tape head assembly. On this device the record head preceded the play-back head. If you sent an audio signal directly to the record head the sound would be recorded on the tape and immediately played by the playback head.

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