Roland RE-200 Space Echo

Very rare - the earliest incarnation of what we all know as the mighty RE-201. In exceptional condition for...

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Very rare – the earliest incarnation of what we all know as the mighty RE-201. In exceptional condition for the age, and of course fully serviced by our experienced tape techs to our high standard.

Can be supplied set up for 120 or 240v.

Demos to follow (ask for links if you need them)

Buy your Space Echo from the company who supplied Roland with tape echoes for their ‘Cause And Effects’ show celebrating 40 years of Boss pedals – read more here.

This machine has been modified by us with the tape transport from an RE-201. Most of the 200s used the now almost impossible to find Sony endless tape. In addition we added a “fresh” set of low-use heads to bring the sound up to a standard that matches the looks of the machine. And then as a purely cosmetic tweak we added one of our clear tape tray covers – it looks pretty spectacular (but we can of course supply a normal tape cover if required).

Aside from looks, in terms of sound and functioning the RE-200 is essentially identical to an early RE-201. The one difference is the presence of a standby switch on the 200 which allows you to turn off the tape while still passing signal through the machine (and using the reverb).

Sounds superb; excellent working order following a full service by our tape echo specialists with various new parts as required, including replacement heads and a new tape.

CONDITION: Excellent overall with only minor signs of age and use on the face. The tolex case has minor scuffs and dings to the finish, but nothing major. Internal surfaces are in good order. Overall a pretty exceptional example of this rare machine. Click on the photos to zoom in and see more shots.

Price includes VAT at 20% (for sales in UK/EU) – buyers outside the EU please contact us for tax-free prices. VAT-free sales possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number.

Guaranteed to give reliable service. Heads in excellent condition showing low wear.

Some crackle is always possible from pots/switches when not used for a while – this can be cleared with use.

We’re tape and disc echo specialists with many years’ experience working with and restoring these machines. Our BBC-trained engineer brings 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.

Visit our in-depth Roland tape echo information pages now for everything you need to know about these machines.

REPLACEMENT TAPES: We could (and we will) write a lot about our journeys in tape and the misinformation and poor quality tapes that seem to fill the internet. But for now you can buy tried and tested replacement Roland tape loops from us (they are supplied by Echofix). These are the only tapes 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.

Some crackle is always possible from pots/switches when not used for a while – this can be cleared with use.


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