This 60s Ace Tone drum machine is a favourite in the office – it nails those classic, “woody”, full-bodied early analogue drum sounds and it’s perfectly designed for stacking lots of other gear on.
Serviced and working well.
Condition is very good. Some yellowing of the buttons and minor scuffs and dings but for it’s age it is very clean.
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It is a 100v Japanese model and will run fine on North American mains 115/120v without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power)
Very similar to the FR-1 – it actually has the same controls, except that the order of the presets is reversed and it has no bass drum cut out switch. And of course it is a radically different shape – flattened out so it could sit on top of your organ.
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.
Here’s one of a number of demos you will find on our Instagram featuring a similar unit we have for sale. Here’s one to get you going:
Working well. Some crackle can develop but this will clear with use.
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