A superb re-badged solid state Binson Echorec disc echo serviced and modified with our brand new super-slow varispeed option. This offers the full functionality of regular speed uses, but with additional super-slow speeds for longer, darker, dirtier repeats. This can get properly gnarly when pushed into distortion at slow speed.
A superb re-badged solid state Binson Echorec disc echo serviced and modified with our brand new super-slow varispeed option.
It’s had a full service/calibration, and has been modified with our new super-slow new varispeed motor option: this offers the full functionality of regular speed uses, but with additional super-slow speeds for longer, darker, dirtier repeats. This can get properly gnarly when pushed into distortion at slow speed – see the demos below…
This is a superb-sounding machine: solid state Binsons have really grown on us over the years – it has a great character when pushed into saturation. The varispeed mod makes it an extremely-versatile Binson.
There are currently no operational issues with this unit at all, but please be aware that these units require looking after and that regular maintenance is the key to keeping this in good working order.
Please be aware that it is a vintage unit and may not take kindly to being shipped. It will be extremely well-packed, but if it’s not behaving as it should on receipt, please get in touch. Be aware that to own a machine such as this, you must be prepared to have it regularly checked over and maintained by a competent technician: it should withstand being shipped, but some calibration may be necessary.
This Sound City Echorec is for sale in superb condition with only very minor signs of age/use. See photos for more information on condition.
Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.
For sales in UK/EU the price will include 20% VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number - please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.
A similar machine in action:
Binson Echorecs are amazingly-engineered machines: where a tape echo’s (ie Copicat, Space Echo) 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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