Teisco Rhythmer Type R-3A

Super rare Japanese early 70s beatbox - super-cool! Demo below. This is a great machine and we're only...

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Super rare Japanese early 70s beatbox – super-cool! Demo below.

This is a great machine and we’re only parting with it because we picked up another. With the ability to layer the Rock and Swing variations on top of the main beat this a versatile little drum machine that definitely lends itself to jamming.

This Teisco Rhythmer R-3A is for sale serviced and working well.

Condition is very good overall with a few scratches to the face and chips to the edge of the case.

  • It is a 100v Japanese model and will run fine on North American mains 115/120v without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power); however, a step-down transformer is recommended for extended use.
  • A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU.
  • We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required.

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.

Demo of the actual machine for sale:


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