Binson PE 603-T valve disc echo in excellent cosmetic condition (see detailed photos) and superb working order.
This description is relevant to this machine only: PE-603 T serial number 698.
The PE 603 series were the most rugged and advanced machines Binson ever produced – housed in a very robust and heavy metal case.
This one’s just back from a complete mechanical and electrical refurbishment/rebuild, including a full rewire and has been fitted with a brand new recording disc. The heads have been re-lapped and aligned for optimum performance: operationally this machine is in superb order.
The YouTube demos below give an idea of what this machine can do – first is a guitar demo, followed by the Funkbox 808 for some more serious abuse…
The demos are of the machine offered for sale here.
Many different effects can be had by selecting combinations of the 4 replay heads via the individual head selector switches – either for single repeat echoes, or complex multi-tap repeats via the 4 feedback switches in Repeat or Swell modes. The combination of valve preamp, well-engineered ‘tape’ stages and a subtle dose of true analogue ‘warble’ create a mesmerising sound that’s utterly-addictive and unmistakably-Binson. Add the Swell setting with its unique reverb-like Binson ‘bloom’, and it’s no wonder that a well set-up Binson is a go-to recording and mix effect for top engineers and producers. The Echo/Repeat buttons switch between a single echo or multiple repeats, with the Length Of Swell pot controlling the amount of feedback – from minimal subtlety to frenzied cosmic mayhem…
It sounds wonderful and inspires creativity when you play through it – whoever buys this will be getting a great machine in top operational condition which should give many years good service.
The motor starts well and spins happily and without issue. 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.
It’s a 100v/240v only machine so can be used worldwide without a transformer.
Please get in touch before buying with any questions – we offer discount for payment by bank transfer, but also accept credit/debit cards.
Soundgas are vintage echo experts – we specialise in Binson, Copicat, Roland, and Echoplex echo units.
We’ve sold many excellent Echorecs over the past twelve years to very satisfied customers (see feedback examples below); we understand how they should sound and function. In our experience, most Binsons sold as being in working condition (even ones that are sold as serviced or rewired) are not up to scratch. Echorecs require a technician with a rare combination of technological skills: tape/recording, valves, mechanics and electronics.
We guarantee that this machine will not disappoint.
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