NOTE: This unit is not yet available and the photo is of a similar unit we sold. It should...
NOTE: This unit is not yet available and the photo is of a similar unit we sold. It should be ready to ship by early April 2016 – pre order now or get in touch to register your interest..
Coming Soon: Baby Binson disc echo for sale in stunning restored cosmetic condition and superb working order, serviced and calibrated, with original case.
Our restored Binson Echorecs usually sell within hours. If you are interested in getting one of these machines in excellent working order and backed by our guarantee and aftercare then please contact us now to register your interest or pre-order at the special price.
Our current unit is undergoing a full service/restoration with our Binson specialist and will arrive back with us in superb working order – we then thoroughly test and fine tune it to our complete satisfaction. 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 £369. See our full Echosex listing and video demos here.
This Baby Binson was completely restored by the late Eric Snowball at ESE Music (Binson UK) a few years ago. Eric had a well-earned reputation for Binson servicing and restoration, and his refinished machines look stunning with new paintwork, re-covered cases and new knobs – cosmetically, this ESE Binson is about as close as it’s possible to get to a brand new original Binson.
It will go into self-oscillation very swiftly on certain settings if required (this can be adjusted via the internal trimpot for more subtle or extreme effects, but it’s been set-up for optimum performance) and it’s capable of all sorts of cosmic noises – Binsons do tend to encourage experimental noise-mongering. The repeats are not hifi – this is after all 50 year-old technology – if you want perfect repeats, buy a digital delay.
Binson Echorecs are amazingly-engineered machines: where a tape echo’s (ie Copicat) 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 – these units have a sound all of their own. They look fantastic at night (or on a darkened stage) with the magic eye valve gowing 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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