Product

Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo 240v

Roland's ultimate tape echo, in top operating condition following a full service by our tape echo specialist with...

Sold

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Roland’s ultimate tape echo, in top operating condition following a full service by our tape echo specialist with various new parts as required, including new tape.

Guaranteed to give reliable service.

240v machine.

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. We guarantee our tape echoes will not disappoint. Check out our store or site for more tape delays and other vintage effects.

In perfect working order and it sounds fantastic: we have them calibrated to Roland factory spec, with the exception of the repeat intensity as Roland ‘improved’ them by removing self-oscillation of the 201 and 301 – this machine now self-oscillates beautifully.

Excellent condition overall. The face has only the most minor marks and signs of age; the heads and internal surfaces are clean; tolex has a few very minor dings and scuffs, most notably to the top corners, which have been touched up with paint. The heads are in excellent condition showing low wear. Click on the photos to zoom in and see more shots.

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, a good spring reverb, Roland chorus and the Sound On Sound feature all add up to a classic piece of studio gear.

This one sounds great and is in superb order: the echoes are good and clear, the chorus and spring reverb sound lush and have that evocative sound you’ve heard on countless records.

There are currently no operational issues with this machine, but please be aware that these units require some looking after and that regular use and maintenance are key to keeping this in good working order.

There are no crackly pots or noisy switch issues, though some crackle may develop when it’s not been used for a while – this can usually be rectified by repeated turns of the pot.

Just Listed

RECENT BLOG ARTICLES

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
Soundgas Studio Services – Live Access!

Recording Studio

Soundgas News

Soundgas Studio Services – Live Access!

Soundgas Studio Services offers clients access to an incredible array of bespoke and vintage processing gear, anywhere in the world, remotely, and now also in real-time.

PUBLISHED: 12th 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).