Valve/tube Binson Echorec 2 for sale with varispeed mod - sounds very good - full photos to follow - heads refaced, drum rewound, custom powder-coated finish...Read more
Restored valve Binson Echorec 2 for sale with varispeed motor and custom finish. Working well and sounding very good indeed following an extensive rebuild.
Preliminary listing - full photos to follow.
The varispeed mod works well - there is some mechanical noise from the new motor at higher speeds and the repeats become much darker and less prone to feedback at very slow speeds (the speed control range is wide - this allows some unusual effects).
This machine has had a significant amount of time from the tech during the restoration and is looking great, but please note that this is a vintage unit, not NOS. The heads have been refaced and the drum rewound, all boards cleaned and rewired where necessary and the chassis stripped back to bare metal and refinished. It is working superbly, but is a vinatge machine so some crackle/noise is possible from the pots/switches. The custom powder-coated finish is very distinctive and classy - a great and unique looking machine
First demo below - further down are demos of a previous machine we sold.
Darth Binson and Roland RS-505 Paraphonic forge a galactic alliance. The Roland is in need of a service, but the Binson is varispeed-modded and for sale now on www.soundgas.com.
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** NOTE: Our Binsons (especially valve T7E units) sell very quickly, usually before we can get them listed. If you are interested in getting one of these machines serviced and set up to our exacting standards then please get in touch to reserve one **
We may have other models of Binson here now; see our full current stock of tape/disc echoes here. If you have any questions about which delay is best for you then please get in touch as we have many years experience with these machines.
*(demos below are for a previous unit we sold recently)*
Naturally, the axe-slingers amongst you will be drooling over the way these machines languidly exude classic Dave Gilmour/Pink Floyd timbres, but we're hot under the collar about the way this one reacts to abuse: feed it a hot signal from a drum machine, crank up the input gain and swoon at the rich creamy tube overdrive and filthy distortion on the repeats. Tony's no stranger to Binson abuse, and he's been getting busy discovering just how good this one sounds when pushed - demos are doubtless already appearing on our Instagram feed by now.
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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