UPDATE – we now stock the Echosex 2º 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 £279. See our full Echosex listing and video demos here.
Here we have a unique Binson 606 TR6x2 disc echo in excellent cosmetic condition (see detailed photos) and superb working order.
The stock six head 606 was already a formidable machine, but this one has been modified to Soundgas Special with the second switchable record head. The extra record head allows longer delay times and, in conjunction with the original rec head, many new multi-head patterns.
The rear three-position head selector switch controls which record head(s) are in use:
1. With the original rec head (B) switched in it’s a stock 606.
2. With both heads switched in, you open up a whole new palette of multi-head repeats – the machine will tend to self-oscillate more readily with this setting.
3. With added rec head (A), it’s a 606 but with much longer delay times – approaching 900m/sec.
As a result of the modifications you have 108 delay patterns to chose from as opposed to a stock machine’s 36. This machine has had very little use from new so the disc and heads are in superb condition.
The classic bloom-like Swell setting, combined with the additional head patterns makes this a fantastic and unique mix effect.
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.
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PUBLISHED: 21st Nov 2023
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