Classic 60s beatbox from the fore-runner of Roland. Excellent 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.
Excellent condition with some minor marks and scuffs, mainly to the case. Handle is functional but is wrapped in string rather than the original ‘leather’ covering. 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:
Some news on progress with preorders for the Soundgas Type 636. It's an updated, studio-ready clone of the original Grampian Type 636 reverb unit.
PUBLISHED: 26th Jun 2019
On Thursday 6th June, we held our inaugural Soundgas Roadshow event at Strongroom Studios in London: hands-on vintage gear demos in the afternoon, and then an...
PUBLISHED: 19th Jun 2019
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