Re-badged Binson Echorec disc echo for sale. Fully serviced and sounding great. In excellent condition. Modified by our tech with super-slow varispeed motor for extra sound design options....Read more
A superb re-badged solid state Binson Echorec disc echo serviced and modified with our brand new super-slow varispeed option.
It's had a full service/calibration, and has been modified with our new super-slow new varispeed motor option: this offers the full functionality of regular speed uses, but with additional super-slow speeds for longer, darker, dirtier repeats. This can get properly gnarly when pushed into distortion at slow speed - demos coming soon.
This Sound City Echorec is for sale in superb condition with only very minor signs of age/use.
Demo below of a similar unit - also a quick video of the super-slow varispeed in action.
The quest for (im)perfection continues... We’ve been working through some new varispeed options for Binson Echorecs. Many users expect something that adds flexibility without significantly degrading the sound quality, and most of our conversions keep things firmly in that territory. However, some recent machines have featured motors that run at lower speeds. Naturally this results in less fidelity and fewer repeats as the speed reduces. This certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste, but for those who want a wider palette of options, then an ultra slow motor could be interesting. Dr Huw called me into his workshop just before we headed home for the weekend to show me this: a very exciting development. This Sound City Echomaster should be ready to go soon - we need to run some tests, but I think it’ll be a lot of fun and capable of taking things into very dark and dirty territory ...
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This is a superb-sounding machine: solid state Binsons have really grown on us over the years - it has a great character when pushed into saturation. The varispeed mod makes it an extremely-versatile Binson.
There are currently no operational issues with this unit at all, but please be aware that these units require looking after and that regular maintenance is the key to keeping this in good working order.
Binson Echorecs are amazingly-engineered machines: where a tape echo's (ie Copicat) input sound is recorded to tape, on a Binson it is recorded onto a circular spinning disc which has replay heads positioned around it. It is possible to select single and repeating echoes or reverb-like swells - these units have a sound all of their own. They look fantastic at night (or on a darkened stage) with the magic eye valve glowing green and the backlit plexiglass fascia.
Binsons were one of the must-have pieces of equipment for bands in the early sixties, alongside the Fender Stratocaster and Vox AC30. Famously-used and abused by Barrett, Gilmour, Waters and Wright of Pink Floyd in the 60s and early 70s (Echorec 2s are very much in evidence on Live at Pompeii and can be seen on photos from many Floyd live shows), Binsons are increasingly sought-after today by studios, mix engineers and producers for their unique sound: Michael Brauer (Stones, McCartney, Coldplay) famously has an Echorec 2 in his arsenal of vintage delays.
Please be aware that it is a vintage unit and may not take kindly to being shipped. It will be well-packed, but if it's not behaving as it should on receipt, please get in touch. Please be aware that to own a machine such as this, you must be prepared to have it regularly checked over and maintained by a competent technician: it should withstand being shipped, but some calibration may be necessary.
We also have other Binson Echorec units available - see all our vintage tape and disc echo listings here - and if you don't see what you need then check out our stock list for incoming units or contact us direct and we will help.
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