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Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo

Near mint - an exceptional example that has had low use. Will be supplied serviced, guaranteed and sounding superb, and set up ready to run on 120 or 240v as needed.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Near mint – an exceptional example that has had low use. Will be supplied serviced, guaranteed and sounding superb, and set up ready to run on 120 or 240v as needed.

Like all our Roland echoes it comes with one year warranty plus ongoing access to our service department.

Description

NOTE: This echo is awaiting service and will ship within 15 working days of purchase.

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).


VOLTAGE: Although this is a 100v machine, the design of the RE-501 means that it is more than able to cope with 120v mains (so no need to change the transformer or use a converter for use in USA/Canada). For customers on 240v supplies we will change the internal transformer before shipping.


Heads in excellent condition showing low wear.

Condition

Near mint. It’s clearly had a very easy life. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.

Tax

For sales in UK/EU the price will include 20% 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.

Voltage Information

See description for more information.

MORE INFO

Roland Space and Chorus Echoes are amazing machines and the RE-501 is the high-fidelity pinnacle of Roland’s tape echo design prowess.

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

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Links below for manuals for all models of Roland tape echo available to use and download.

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