This article describes my experience of servicing and restoring an old Echorec model T7E. It took a couple of weeks in total to fully service and overhaul. You might question if it is worth all the time and effort, when there are plenty of compact effects pedals and VST plug-ins that claim to emulate tape echo or delay? My answer is a stoic, resounding, “Absolutely!”. I still remain to be convinced that it will ever be possible to digitally model all the nuances—the thick, velvet tube tone, rich textures, the involving, complex mixture of delay, reverb, phasing and magical tube distortion these devices create.