Valve (tube) Binson Echorec B1S disc echo in good condition and superb working order, full service/restoration and calibration. Price includes...
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Valve (tube) Binson Echorec B1S disc echo in good condition and superb working order, full service/restoration and calibration.
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Soundgas are vintage echo experts – we specialise in Binsons, Copicats, Rolands, and Echoplexes.
Superb-sounding example of this less common early Binson – a single channel, all-valve machine. The B1S was Binson’s first export model, following on from the Baby Binson, but with the larger diameter drum in common with its big brother the Echorec 2º. This B1S has been serviced by our Binson tech, including full mechanical and electrical rebuild, relapped heads and relubrication and alignment. The overall condition is superb, though the plexi face has some wear/crazing that couldn’t be polished out.
Operationally, it’s everything you could wish for from an early valve Binson – great tone and superb repeats that break up with that distinctive and evocative self-oscillation that you only get from an Echorec. For the Pink Floyd fans out there, this machine is capable of performing stunning Syd Barrett / David Gilmour impersonations; I wish the same could be said of my guitar playing…
It has been thoroughly tested and fine-tuned to our specification. We ensure that our Binson buyers get a machine in top operational condition which should give many years good service. We guarantee complete satisfaction.
UPDATE – we now stock the Echosex 2º LTD pedal from Gurus Amps, an Italian-made reincarnation of the Binson Echorec sound in pedal form. Doesn’t do everything a Binson does but the sound is right and… it’s only £379. See our full Echosex listing and video demos here.
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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