In top operating condition following a full service by our tape echo specialist with various new parts as...
In top operating condition following a full service by our tape echo specialist with various new parts as required, including new tape, this classic Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo is in superb working order.
Soundgas are vintage echo experts – we specialise in Binsons, Copicats, Rolands, and Echoplexes.
The white paint legending was missing, so we have added a sticker to show settings – not the greatest solution, but practical (not an easy job to apply and there are some small creases in the sticker). The photos show this clearly – this is not a museum piece, but is an operationally-superb example – serviced by our highly experienced engineer and tested by us to our rigorous standards and at a lower price than other 301s we’ve sold. And of course you still get the after-sales support and guarantee of satisfaction that we back up all our Roland Echoes with.
Guaranteed to give reliable service. Heads in excellent condition.
Apart from the above issue the rest of the condition is excellent; the tolex has minor marks only and the face and interior are generally in superb condition. It has a stencilled name on the rear panel.
A functionally-excellent example of this iconic machine: Brian Setzer’s favourite tape echo.
It’s a Japanese unit that’s been converted to 240v for use in the UK/EU without a transformer. A step up transformer would be needed for use in North America (we do not recommend using cheap Chinese transformers with vintage gear) but note that we also get 120v Roland tape echoes regularly so if you don’t see one here please check our stock list or get in touch.
Please note that the instructions on the inside of the lid are in Japanese.
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 with a valid VAT Number.
TAPE LOOP QUALITY WARNING!
We’ve had great difficulties sourcing reliable and consistent quality loops over the past couple of years. We sell a lot of echoes which are all serviced and calibrated by a top echo tech. Recently we started getting a high rate of returns on machines we’d sold. It’s cost us heavily in returned machines and tech time to finally track down the source of the trouble to faulty or poorly-made loops.
We’ve used two different and well-established suppliers and been let-down by both – neither wanted to know when we reported the issues experienced. The loops work fine initially but then fail after anything from a few hours’ to several weeks’ use – the tape jams or slows when the splice is passing over the heads. We understand from several customers that they’ve experienced similar issues with the same manufacturers. If you’ve bought a machine from us and experienced these problems, please get in touch.
If you’ve experienced similar issues, please contact the suppliers – maybe they’ll listen if enough customers complain.
We’ve now sourced a reliable supplier who offers a great choice of quality tape stock (i.e. Capitol 500 or LGR50 for Space Echoes).
Be very careful where you buy your loops!
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