The underrated Space Echo model - the JFet preamps in these sound superb. Serviced and supplied with our standard one year warranty; set up for your voltage.
Many of our Roland echoes sell on pre-order. Some are listed here, but if you don’t see what you need get in touch now.
Excellent working order. Serviced and supplied with our standard one year warranty; will also be set up for your voltage (see below).
We’re tape and disc echo specialists with many years’ experience working with and restoring these machines. Our team of engineers headed by BBC-trained Doctor Huw bring our tape delays up to (or better than) factory spec, and our testing ensures machines that have superb reliability and – most important – that they sound incredible. Guaranteed to give reliable service and sound superb.
We’ve serviced and supplied machines for many artists and bands including Hannah Peel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, Hainbach and Sunn O))).
Unit is serviced and will ship once it passes final testing and voltage set up. Shipping estimate is 10 working days from purchase.
Simpler than the 201/301/501 machines, this has three replay heads, switchable between single or repeat echoes, and of course varispeed for accurate tempo-matching. But the also sound different to all the other models thanks to their wonderful RE-150 JFET preamps. Scroll down for more RE-150 info.
UPDATE: We also produce a few RE-150s with an extra playback head, aka the “RE-201 Mod”. Find out more…
This machine has been given our “standard” full overhaul which, in addition to the basic service, recapping and set up, includes:
Every echo we sell is also tested by a musician (test equipment: their ears!) before shipping. Every one supplied with 12 months warranty and ongoing service support.
Note that we may have machines in a range of conditions (and prices) coming through – check our other listings or get in touch if this unit here isn’t the right one for you.
REPLACEMENT TAPES: Fitting any tapes other than those from us or Echo Fix will invalidate the warranty on our machines. We have sourced unused and dry-stored tape stock which is as close to original RT-1L tape formulation as possible (without conclusive confirmation from Roland themselves we cannot describe it as being an exact match) for their original RT-1L replacement loops and limited stocks of our replacement loops are available now. We’ve written a bit about our journeys in tape, which replacement loops to use in your Roland echo, not to mention the misinformation and poor quality tapes that seem to fill the internet. We may also have a very limited supply of sealed original NOS RT1-L tapes – see our store or get in touch.
There are currently no operational issues with this machine, but please be aware that these units require looking after and that regular use and maintenance are key to keeping this in good working order.
Superb throughout. A lovely example for sure. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.
See description for more information.
For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.
We do love an RE-150 with beats…
Simpler than the 201 and later models, the RE-150 has three replay heads switchable between single or repeat echoes (head spacings are different to the 201), and of course varispeed for accurate tempo-matching. Self-oscillation and dub-tastic effects are easily-coaxed from this machine.
The preamps are unique among the Space Echoes and have a distinctive sound when driven. Great with everything, but can often be particularly good with beats and percussive sounds.
Visit our in-depth Roland tape echo information pages now for everything you need to know about these machines.
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Links below for manuals for all models of Roland tape echo available to use and download.
Some of the nuggets of wisdom we've picked up as we've overhauled, tested & sold hundreds of tape echoes, as well as using them in our studio for many years, not to mention swapping tips with top musicians and producers around world.
All tape is not equal. Many (most?) tapes available online do not perform well in Roland echoes... Based on our experience working on hundreds of tape echoes and trying many tapes, this is the answer to the question: Which is the best tape loop for my Roland (or Korg!) tape echo?
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