Exceptional cosmetic condition. Serviced, guaranteed and sounding superb; will be supplied set to 240 or 120v operation as...
Exceptional cosmetic condition. Serviced, guaranteed and sounding superb; will be supplied set to 240 or 120v operation as required.
NOTE: this unit is awaiting service and will be ready to ship within one week of purchase.
Temporary photos. Condition report below. More shots can be supplied to the buyer before the item ships if required.
Buy your 501 from the company who supplied Roland with Space Echoes for their ‘Cause And Effects’ show celebrating 40 years of Boss pedals – read more here.
A superb example of the RE-501 Chorus Echo, for sale serviced and in excellent working order. 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. Only very minor signs of use. 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 these models).
Choose your voltage – 100v Japanese machine that will be set up for either 240 or 120v operation as required.
CONDITION: Excellent overall, with only the most minimal signs of age or wear to the face. Tolex is excellent all over. Internal surfaces and metal sections of the unit are superb with virtually no ageing apart from one small patch of oxidation towards the rear of the internal panel. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
Heads in excellent condition showing low wear.
Instructions and tape change sticker will be replaced with our own English reproductions.
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 could (and we will) write a lot about our journeys in tape and the misinformation and poor quality tapes that seem to fill the internet. But for now you can buy tried and tested replacement Roland tape loops from us (they are supplied by Echofix). These are the only tapes 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.
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