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Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-1

Classic 60s beatbox from the fore-runner of Roland. Very good condition, serviced and working well. We love our vintage...

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Classic 60s beatbox from the fore-runner of Roland. Very good condition, serviced and working well.

We love our vintage beat boxes, but we’ve got a particular soft spot for this one as it is the model J.J. Cale used on his debut (and big office favourite) “Naturally” – good article here about early beatboxes, Sly Stone, and J.J. Cale from Wax Poetics.

Ace Tone was started by Ikutaro Kakehashi who went on to found the Roland Corporation. The build quality and attention to detail is generally great – these machines were built to last. The sounds are rich and full of character and many variations are possible by selecting more than one rhythm at the same time.

  • 117v US model
  • A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU.
  • We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required.

CONDITION: Very good condition with some marks and scuffs, mainly to the case. Handle is functional but the original ‘leather’ covering is falling away partially. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.

See below for a quick demo we made with various pieces of Ace Tone gear including another FR-1:

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