Killer tube Binson Echorec PE-603T for sale in excellent cosmetic condition and superb working order. Overhauled and calibrated with a new varispeed motor fitted. This model is essentially a valve Echorec 2 in a rugged metal case with more flexible switching options. Getting harder to source in this condition....Read more
Killer tube Binson Echorec PE-603T for sale in excellent cosmetic condition and superb working order. Overhauled and calibrated with a new varispeed motor fitted. This model is essentially a valve Echorec 2 in a rugged metal case with more flexible switching options.
CONDITION: In excellent cosmetic condition, the face has some very minor paint spots around the knobs and buttons, these may come off with some work. The knobs are oxidised around the edges. The case of the unit has the usual scuffs for a Binson of its age. Internally, this unit is very clean. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
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Work in progress. This valve Binson PE-603-T is essentially an Echorec 2 in a more rugged case. While it’s sounding very good following an overhaul and varispeed mod, there’s still improvements to be made. A little more modulation on the repeats than is ideal. Lovely preamp that overdrives nicely. Univox Maxikorg provides the notes...
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Our restored Binson Echorecs continue to be in demand. If you're looking for a Binson in excellent working order backed by our guarantee and aftercare, please contact us now.
This unit is in superb working order - tested and fine-tuned to our complete satisfaction. Our tech is meticulous about restoring these machines and the results are fantastic. It takes a great deal of time to remove every single last piece of corroded cable, clean the pcbs and rewire the entire machine - many restorations we've encountered have missed hidden wiring resulting in poor performance or complete lack of echoes. Heads are refaced if necessary and carefully aligned for optimum performance.
It is in excellent clean condition and presents very well. Note that the varispeed control is on the front (bottom left) in this case - we used a hole from an old mod and completed it with an original Binson knob.
We ensure that our Binson buyers get a machine in top operational condition which should give many years good service. We have many satisfied Binson customers worldwide and guarantee complete satisfaction.
The 603 allows any head to be switched to replay or regeneration, giving the user access to a wide range of multiple and scatter echoes.
It will go into self-oscillation very swiftly on certain settings if required (this can be adjusted via the internal trimpot for more subtle or extreme effects, but it's been set-up for optimum performance) and it's capable of all sorts of cosmic noises - Binsons do tend to encourage experimental noise-mongering. The repeats are not hifi - this is after all 50 year-old technology - if you want perfect repeats, buy a digital delay.
Binson Echorecs are amazingly-engineered machines: where a tape echo's (ie Copicat) 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 - 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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