WE'RE EXPECTING A ROLAND ECHO BACK FROM SERVICE VERY SOON - PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AS...
WE’RE EXPECTING A ROLAND ECHO BACK FROM SERVICE VERY SOON – PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AS THESE UNITS ARE NEVER WITH US FOR LONG.
We’re tape and disc echo specialists and always have a good selection of vintage echo machines.
Check out our Signal Processors page for more serviced Roland Echoes, valve and solid state Copicats, or Binsons.
Roland Space and Chorus Echoes are amazing machines – the multi-head echo combinations, a good spring reverb, Roland chorus and the Sound On Sound feature all add up to a classic piece of studio gear. Brian Setzer’s favourite tape echo.
It’s a UK/EU 240v model.
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.
Tape echoes and spring reverbs are more relevant today than ever: musicians, engineers and producers harness the unmistakable sound of analogue delay/reverb in current productions. The spring reverb sound of a Space Echo is all over Alabama Shakes’ stunning album, Boys & Girls, and top mix engineers such as Tom Elmhirst (Adele) use spring reverb and tape echo – the texture, tone and warmth sit beautifully in the mix.
From subtle sweetening with a subtle dusting of echo and spring reverb, to full on dubtastic self-oscillating madness, this machine is capable of a wide range of effects. The combination of echo, chorus and spring sound fabulous on guitar, piano, synth etc – there is a warm sense of familiarity as a result of these units’ classic status whether you’re recording or playing live. The repeats are not perfect – this is after all 30-plus year-old tape-based technology – if you want perfect repeats, buy a digital delay. The Sound On Sound feature sounds great and I’ve just spent an hour noodling away happily – throw in a bit of Chorus and Reverb and you’ve got a complete sound for your guitar, keys, synths etc…
Please be aware that it is a vintage unit and may not take kindly to being shipped. It will be well-packed, but if it’s not behaving as it should on receipt, please get in touch. Please be aware that to own a machine such as this, you must be prepared to have it regularly checked over and maintained by a competent technician: it should withstand being shipped, but some calibration may be necessary.
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