Two loops for Roland and Korg tape echoes. NOS original RT-1L formulation tape and extra thin splicing tape for the best performance. As fitted in all our machines.
Two (2) Soundgas tape echo loops for sale for Roland Space & Chorus Echo and Korg Stage Echo. Made from unused original Japanese Scotch 3M 156S formulation tape stock. Now available in limited quantities.
All the evidence we have is that this is original RT-1L tape formulation used by Roland. These loops are a drop-in replacement for our machines without the need for further calibration or rebiasing.
We’re tape echo specialists and obsessives. We have sold more Roland Echoes than anyone else (apart from Roland!) and have decades’ experience making them sound incredible. Our investigations into the best tape for Roland Echoes have been part of that work (albeit a part we’d never have embarked upon had we been able to source the correct loops easily elsewhere!). We are delighted to be finally able to begin supplying our own loops.
We have sourced unused and dry-stored original formulation tape stock as used by Roland for their original RT-1L replacement loops – original Japanese Scotch 3M 156S formulation tape stock as revealed in our recent blog. Now available in limited quantities.. The splicing tape is almost as important – we’ve spent a good deal of time researching the right type to give the best performance. As fitted in all our machines.
See below for info on how to change the loop in your tape echo, as well links to other resources for these machines.
Note that using a tape loop form any source other than us (or Echo Fix) will void the return to base warranty on our serviced Space/Chorus Echoes.
These replacement tapes will fit almost all the Roland Space and Chorus Echo units: RE-101, RE-150, RE-201, RE-301, RE-501 and SRE-555; and also Korg Stage Echo: SE-300, SE-500.
We do also have limited supplies of original new/unused RT-1L tape loops available in their original packaging.
Pack of two loops.
Brand new product.
For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.
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 together with a great spring reverb add up to a classic and incredibly versatile piece of studio gear, the sound of which you’ve heard on countless records.
Visit our in-depth Roland tape echo information pages now for everything you need to know about these machines, plus serviced, warrantied Space and Chorus Echo units for sale.
All tape is not equal. Many (most?) tapes available online do not perform well in Roland echoes... Based on our experience working on hundreds of tape echoes and trying many tapes, this is the answer to the question: Which is the best tape loop for my Roland (or Korg!) tape echo?
Info & video showing you how to change the tape loop on a Roland Space Echo RE-201.
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.
Links below for manuals for all models of Roland tape echo available to use and download.
Some of the nuggets of wisdom we've picked up as we've overhauled, tested & sold hundreds of tape echoes, as well as using them in our studio for many years, not to mention swapping tips with top musicians and producers around world.
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