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Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Original 220v machine. Serviced and ready to ship; sounding superb. Supplied with one year's warranty (see terms here). A chance to buy one of our echoes without VAT.

PRICE: £1,190.00 (No Added VAT)

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Original 220v machine. Serviced and ready to ship; sounding superb. Supplied with one year’s warranty (see terms here).

 

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.

Description

Serviced and ready to ship.

If you are looking for a 120v machine see our other listings or get in touch (we definitely have one for you!).

A chance to buy one of our Space Echoes without additional VAT.

A great example of the mighty Space Echo, for sale serviced and in excellent working order. Sounding great and running very well following a full service by our tape echo specialists with new parts fitted as required, including new tape.


Heads in excellent condition showing low wear.


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: 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 don’t have tape stock currently, but you can buy tried and tested replacement Roland tape loops from Echo Fix. These are the only tapes we recommend. 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.

Condition

In good cosmetic condition; has a few scuffs to the face. Tolex is clean with just a few dings to the top and edges. Internally, this unit is clean with light signs of oxidation visible. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.

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

Roland Space and Chorus Echoes are amazing machines – if you’re only going to have one tape echo, then this is the one (imho): the multi-head echo combinations together with a great spring reverb add up to a classic and incredibly versatile piece of studio gear, the sound of which you’ve heard on countless records.

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

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