Near mint - pretty insane to be honest. Serviced, guaranteed and sounding superb. Will be supplied ready to run on 120 or 240v as needed.
Near mint – pretty insane to be honest. Serviced, guaranteed and sounding superb. Will be supplied ready to run on 120 or 240v as needed.
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 customers on 240v supplies we will change the internal transformer before shipping.
Heads in excellent condition showing low wear.
Near mint. Struggling to find any flaws with this beyond the lightest signs of wear on the chrome areas. It’s clearly had a very easy life. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
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.
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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.
(Spoiler: yes, but...) We often get asked if we consider Roland Space and Chorus Echoes to be reliable; a reasonable question, given that they're 30 to 40 (or more) years old.
This page follows on from our introduction to Korg Stage Echoes and also our Roland echo pages. It will help you decide between which Roland or Korg tape delay model will be best for you.
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