2 or 4 loops for Korg tape echoes. NOS original formulation tape and extra thin splicing tape for the best performance. As fitted in all our machines.
Two or Four loops for Korg Stage Echo SE-300 & SE-500. Made from unused original Japanese Scotch 3M 156S formulation tape stock. Now available in limited quantities.
These loops are a drop-in replacement for our machines without the need for further calibration or rebiasing.
Supplied in packs of two or four loops.
We’re tape echo specialists and obsessives. We have sold more Roland Echoes than anyone else (apart from Roland!) and have decades’ experience making them sound incredible. Our investigations into the best tape for Roland Echoes have been part of that work (albeit a part we’d never have embarked upon had we been able to source the correct loops easily elsewhere!). We are delighted to be finally able to begin supplying our own loops.
We have sourced unused and dry-stored original formulation tape stock as used by Roland for their original RT-1L replacement loops – original Japanese Scotch 3M 156S formulation tape stock as revealed in our recent blog. This is a perfect fit and drop in replacement for Korg Stage Echoes. Now available in limited quantities.. The splicing tape is almost as important – we’ve spent a good deal of time researching the right type to give the best performance. As fitted in all our machines.
See below for info on how to change the loop in your tape echo, as well links to other resources for these machines.
Note that using a tape loop form any source other than us (or Echo Fix) will void the return to base warranty on our serviced Space/Chorus Echoes.
These replacement tapes will fit the Korg Stage Echo SE-300, SE-500 and almost all the Roland Space and Chorus Echo units: RE-101, RE-150, RE-201, RE-301, RE-501 and SRE-555.
Brand new product.
For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.
Roland Space and Chorus Echoes are amazing machines – if you’re only going to have one tape echo, then this is the one (imho): the multi-head echo combinations together with a great spring reverb add up to a classic and incredibly versatile piece of studio gear, the sound of which you’ve heard on countless records.
Visit our in-depth Roland tape echo information pages now for everything you need to know about these machines, plus serviced, warrantied Space and Chorus Echo units for sale.
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All tape is not equal. Many (most?) tapes available online do not perform well in Roland echoes... Based on our experience working on hundreds of tape echoes and trying many tapes, this is the answer to the question: Which is the best tape loop for my Roland (or Korg!) tape echo?
Info & video showing you how to change the tape loop on a Roland Space Echo RE-201.
This page follows on from our introduction to Korg Stage Echoes and also our Roland echo pages. It will help you decide between which Roland or Korg tape delay model will be best for you.
Links below for manuals for all models of Roland tape echo available to use and download.
Some of the nuggets of wisdom we've picked up as we've overhauled, tested & sold hundreds of tape echoes, as well as using them in our studio for many years, not to mention swapping tips with top musicians and producers around world.
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