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BINSON ECHOREC P.E.603-T (modified)

Binson PE603-T disc echo for sale in superb cosmetic condition and working order, serviced, calibrated and modified for varispeed operation....

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Binson PE603-T disc echo for sale in superb cosmetic condition and working order, serviced, calibrated and modified for varispeed operation.

Our restored Binson Echorecs continue to be in demand. If you’re looking for a Binson in excellent working order backed by our guarantee and aftercare, please contact us now to register your interest 

This unit is in superb working order – tested and fine-tuned to our complete satisfaction. It was originally restored by Eric Snowball and has had significant further work from our Binson engineer to bring it up to modern safety standards and top operating condition.

This machine only runs on 110v (USA/Canada) or 220v (Europe) – for UK/Australia, it will require the use of a step-up transformer which we can supply if required.

We ensure that our Binson buyers get a machine in top operational condition which should give many years good service. We have many satisfied Binson customers worldwide and guarantee complete satisfaction.

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UPDATE – we 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.

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This is a solid state (transistor) model and has been modified for vari-speed operation. The 603 allows any head to be switched to replay or regeneration, giving the user access to a wide range of multiple and scatter echoes.

 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.

The condition is excellent with only minor signs of use – the oxidation on the side sections and a few scuffs to the casing (it’s built like a tank!) are the only real signs of age.

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 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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