Product

Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo *Near Mint*

Stunning near mint cosmetic condition. Serviced, guaranteed and sounding superb; will be supplied set to 240 or 120v operation...

Sold

This item has sold. Contact us for information about what we have incoming.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Stunning near mint cosmetic condition. Serviced, guaranteed and sounding superb; will be supplied set to 240 or 120v operation as required.

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.

NOTE: This echo is awaiting service and will ship within 14 days of purchase. Price includes the fitting of a new 120 or 240v transformer (echo is currently 100v).

The 501 was the pinnacle of Roland’s tape echo tech – high fidelity with fantastic chorus and sound on sound – read more about the different Roland models here. Sounding as good as they get and working very well following a full service by our tape echo specialist with various new parts as required, including new tape. Set up to factory spec but tweaked for self-oscillation (Roland removed it from this model).

Choose your voltage – 100v Japanese machine that will be set up for 240v or 120v operation as required.

CONDITION: In near mint cosmetic condition, the face has no visible signs of age or wear. The tolex has a couple of small scuffs along the top. Internally, this unit is superb with minimal signs of age or wear, it has one minor scuff along the front edge. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition. 

Heads in excellent condition showing low wear.

For sales in UK/EU the price will include VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number – please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.

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 have written a fair bit about our journeys in tape and the misinformation and poor quality tapes that seem to fill the internet. You can buy tried and tested replacement tape loops from echofix.com – 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.

Just Listed

RECENT BLOG ARTICLES

Soundgas Type 636 Update

Events

Gear Info

Soundgas News

Soundgas Type 636 Update

Here’s a quick update for all who’ve placed preorders for the Soundgas Type 636.

PUBLISHED: 26th Jun 2019

DISCOVER MORE
Soundgas at Strongroom – The Report

Events

Soundgas News

Soundgas at Strongroom – The Report

On Thursday 6th June, we held our inaugural Soundgas Roadshow event at Strongroom Studios in London: hands-on vintage gear demos in the afternoon, and then an...

PUBLISHED: 19th Jun 2019

DISCOVER MORE

OUR GUARANTEE

We stand behind our gear with a guarantee of your satisfaction - see the FAQ section above for full details and buy with complete confidence.

SHIPPING DISCOUNTS

When buying more than one item you only pay the shipping on the item with the highest shipping cost. Calculated automatically at checkout.

NEED HELP?

Get in touch via the contact page. We know & love our gear and we want to ensure you get something that matches your needs (that, and we just like talking gear).