60s valve disc echo, for sale working superbly and sounding stunning following an extensive rebuild. Guaranteed to sound excellent...
60s valve disc echo, for sale working superbly and sounding stunning following an extensive rebuild.
Guaranteed to sound excellent and give reliable service. Warrantied for 6 months, and supplied with a full guide to use and maintenance, plus we are on hand to provide after-care so you can get the best from your purchase.
NOTE: This Echorec is currently for sale un-modified (except for the swapping of geloso and power sockets). Varispeed and wet-only mod can be added for an extra £500 + VAT. Please request this option upon purchasing this unit if you would like us to fit these modifications. Lead time for the work will be 2 to 3 weeks.
Switchable voltage for worldwide use.
CONDITION: In excellent cosmetic condition for a unit this age. The face is excellent, there are some very minor scratches scattered across the edges and one more notable one below the Channel Selector buttons. The case is clean with the usual signs of wear and age showing around the edges. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
We’ve been restoring and selling these machines for many years. Read more about Echorecs here on our site.
Our Binsons (especially valve T7E units) sell very quickly, often before we can get them listed. If you are interested in getting one of these machines serviced and set up to our exacting standards then please get in touch to reserve one.
We may have other models of Binson here now; see our full current stock of tape/disc echoes here. If you have any questions about which delay is best for you then please get in touch as we have many years experience with these machines.
Varispeed Note: on request his machine can feature our new super-slow varispeed motor option: this offers the full functionality of standard speeds, but with additional super-slow speeds for longer, darker, dirtier repeats. This can get properly gnarly when pushed into distortion at slow speed. We will also fit a wet-only output to channel 3 for use with a mixing console (or effects loop).
*(demos below are for a previous unit we sold recently)*
Naturally, the axe-slingers amongst you will be drooling over the way these machines languidly exude classic Dave Gilmour/Pink Floyd timbres, but we’re hot under the collar about the way this one reacts to abuse: feed it a hot signal from a drum machine, crank up the input gain and swoon at the rich creamy tube overdrive and filthy distortion on the repeats. Tony’s no stranger to Binson abuse, and he’s been getting busy discovering just how good this one sounds when pushed – demos are doubtless already appearing on our Instagram feed by now.
Binson Echorecs are amazingly-engineered machines: where a tape echo’s input sound is recorded to tape, on a Binson it is recorded onto a circular spinning disc which has replay heads positioned around it. It is possible to select single and repeating echoes or reverb-like swells – these units have a sound all of their own. They look fantastic at night (or on a darkened stage) with the magic eye valve glowing green and the backlit plexiglass fascia.
Binsons were one of the must-have pieces of equipment for bands in the early sixties, alongside the Fender Stratocaster and Vox AC30. Famously-used and abused by Barrett, Gilmour, Waters and Wright of Pink Floyd in the 60s and early 70s (Echorec 2s are very much in evidence on Live at Pompeii and can be seen on photos from many Floyd live shows), Binsons are increasingly sought-after today by studios, mix engineers and producers for their unique sound: Michael Brauer (Stones, McCartney, Coldplay) famously has an Echorec 2 in his arsenal of vintage delays.
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