A fine machine from Italy - fully-serviced and sympathetically-restored to a high standard by one of the Binson factory engineers. While we usually convert all inputs/outputs to 1/4" jack sockets and the power socket to an IEC, this one has been left as original as possible...Read more
A late 60s valve disc echo for sale fully serviced, calibrated and sounding superb.
A Soundgas favourite that needs no introduction to anyone familiar with our site or social media feeds (but there's some info below if you need it). We've had some difficulties with servicing due to our main Binson engineer being out of action for some time, so have been investigating alternative options. As a result, we've been able to offer very few machines for sale in recent months - we couldn't release any until we were satisfied that they matched our usual standard. The good news is we are close to having extra techs on hand to service/restore our Binsons and more machines will be available soon. We also hope to be able to offer Binson servicing for our customers once again.
Until then, here's a fine machine - fully-serviced and sympathetically-restored to a high standard. While we usually convert all inputs/outputs to 1/4" jack sockets and the power socket to an IEC, this one has been left as original as possible (one input/output has been changed to 1/4" jack for convenience).
Following some further tweaking and testing by Tony, this machine more than meets our expectations of what a good Echorec 2 should sound like. In fact according to Tony, it's one of the better-sounding machines we've had - it overdrives superbly and the repeats are clear and well-defined, degenerating into that glorious Binson self-oscillation when Swell Length control is turned up. Hear (and see) it in action here in the Instagram videos below - it's being used to add delay and overdrive to a simple synth patch - the quality of the overdrive is one of the reasons we love these valve Binsons so much.
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Looking for a cheaper / easier to look after alternative? We now stock the Echosex 2º LTD pedal from Gurus Amps, an Italian-made reincarnation of the Binson Echorec sound in pedal form. Doesn't do everything a Binson does, but the sound is right and... it's only £379. See our full Echosex listing and video demos here.
Binson Echorecs are amazingly-engineered machines: where a tape echo's input sound is recorded to tape, on a Binson it is recorded onto a circular spinning disc which has replay heads positioned around it. It is possible to select single and repeating echoes or reverb-like swells - these units have a sound all of their own. They look fantastic at night (or on a darkened stage) with the magic eye valve glowing green and the backlit plexiglass fascia.
Binsons were one of the must-have pieces of equipment for bands in the early sixties, alongside the Fender Stratocaster and Vox AC30. Famously-used and abused by Barrett, Gilmour, Waters and Wright of Pink Floyd in the 60s and early 70s (Echorec 2s are very much in evidence on Live at Pompeii and can be seen on photos from many Floyd live shows), Binsons are increasingly sought-after today by studios, mix engineers and producers for their unique sound: Michael Brauer (Stones, McCartney, Coldplay) famously has an Echorec 2 in his arsenal of vintage delays.
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We are very experienced at packing and shipping valuable and sensitive gear worldwide. Binson Echorecs, large valve amps, vintage synths, rare racks, and even a CS-80 or two - you name it, we've sent it and it has arrived in one piece and ready to play.
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Obviously from time to time with vintage items there are times when gear arrives in need of some adjustment or calibration, and some times a piece of gear that was working 100% just chooses the day after arriving for a new fault to develop - however, having been dealing with sensitive vintage gear for many years, we are also very experienced at dealing with these occurrences and will always work with you to solve the problem.
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