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ESE Echomatic VI

Super-rare 6-head, UK-made tape echo in good condition and excellent working order.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Super-rare 6-head, UK-made tape echo in good condition and excellent working order.

It sounds amazing: the engineering and build quality on this machine are second to none.

Description

We’re tape and disc echo specialists and always have a good selection of vintage echo machines. Check out our other listings for fully-serviced Binsons, Copicats, Echoplexes and Roland Space/Chorus Echoes.

As business sellers, we’ve sold many tape echoes in the past ten years; we understand how they should sound and function. 

We guarantee that this machine will not disappoint. 

Offered for sale here is this ESE Echomatic VI in good condition and excellent working order (see photos for full details).

It sounds amazing: the engineering and build quality on this machine are second to none. Designed and developed by Eric Snowball of ESE Music, the Echomatic was aimed to create the sounds and effects of the Binsons and Meazzis with great attention to detail and quality. There’s no denying that he achieved his goal. I’d wanted to try one of these UK-designed and built machines for years, and when I finally got my hands on one I was far from disappointed. The aim had been to produce the ultimate tape delay; this is an exceptional-sounding machine that performs to the highest standard.

This machine is in good condition and has just had a full service – the head positions had previously been modified to replicate the Shadows’ ‘Wonderful Land’ sound, but we found that this was causing severe levels of hum due to the proximity of one of the heads to the motor, so it has been put back to the original spacing.

Condition

Overall the machine is in very good condition, though there are some marks and scuffs to the outer casing – the matte black paintwork has been touched up on some edges and corners (see detailed photos).

Tax

For sales in UK/EU, this item is on the margin scheme for second hand goods. VAT-free sales are not possible for this item.

Voltage Information

220/240v unit. A step-up transformer will be required for use on 110/120v supplies. Please ask if you need advice on what to use. We do not recommend using cheap, generic Chinese mains transformers.

MORE INFO

We’re echo specialists and Binson Echorecs are our passion. Our site is full of information about these machines and what we do to them to truly get the best from them.

TESTIMONIALS

"Excellent equipment, wonderful service. I fully recommend Soundgas to anyone in the vintage gear market and I will definitely be a return customer. The gear itself was exactly as advertised and in great condition."

Hallam Kite

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Koko Hiras

“I purchased a completely overhauled vintage valve Binson Echorec 2 T7E modified with varispeed, wet-only output, and a new paint job from Soundgas in early 2018. Tony and his team did an amazing job during every step of the purchase”

Matt Morton

“The perfect place to hear, learn about and then buy your most wanted piece of vintage music gear! I've not only managed to buy a rare piece of equipment I really wanted, but I have the guarantee it's been serviced, and I got it from people who are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, as well as super friendly and responsive by email. Thoroughly recommended!”

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Dupille Luc

"The packing job to get it over to the US was superb, and the sound and performance of my Space Echo exceeds all of my expectations. I hope to do business with Soundgas again in the future. Many thanks!”

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Justin Meldal-Johnsen

"Packed with love and care. A stampede couldn't have crushed this thing. Works great and sounds like a dream. I love you Soundgas."

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