The Dirtbag Deluxe was a monstrous build but a lot of fun. I've always loved the name of the german audio electronics company, "Echolette", so I decided to use it. They made some great tape echo machines.
I'm still getting a slight bit of distortion on the repeats. I've read all the forum material on this subject and believe I've made all the necessary adjustments. Maybe I just need to play with the gain trims a bit more.
The retrograde is definitely a "nasty wall of fuzz". The enclosure for this project turned out to be a big hassel. After screwing up the water slide decals (forgot to pre-clearcoat), sanding, and repainting, I believe I will be buying my enclosures pre-painted from now on.