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Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-1

Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-1 drum machine from the late 60s for sale in good working order. We love...

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Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-1 drum machine from the late 60s for sale in good working order.

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.

For sales in UK/EU the price will include VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number – please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.

  • 110v 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.

Good condition with some marks and signs of age. Handle is still there but is pretty worn.

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

 

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