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Roland RE-201 Space Echo, Early Preamp Mod, Zero Head Gain

Roland RE-201 Space Echo, Early Preamp Mod, Zero Head Gain

Brand: Roland

Regular price £2,300.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £2,760.00 GBP
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Preamps modified to early spec. Set up for zero head gain: this gives maximum headroom on the echoes. 12 month warranty. Switchable voltage.

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EARLY PREAMPS? We have modified this to have similar preamp spec as the very early Space Echoes. These clip more evenly and more musically. They also do so at a lower signal strength which gives a little more control; they sound particularly good with guitar. We only do this to machines that are performing extremely well; in particular it is essential that the heads are at peak performance in order to get the full benefit of the modification.

This machine has been given our “standard” full overhaul which, in addition to the basic service, recapping and set up, includes:

  • One of our new tapes

  • One of our pinch rollers (more info to come about these, but essentially it's an original pinch roller with a new bearing and new rubber, NOT silicone - time consuming to produce, but only the best will give the best long term performance)

  • Heads re-lapped to bring performance to better-than Roland factory spec - they are now more even and run at zero head make-up gain ("zero head gain") so you have the maximum amount of headroom available. Read more about that here.

  • Serviced or rebuilt motor as required.

  • Switchable voltage transformer installed (120/240v)


Every machine is also tested by a musician (test equipment: their ears!) before shipping. Every one supplied with 12 months warranty and ongoing service support.




Note that we may have machines in a range of conditions (and prices) coming through – check our other listings or get in touch if this unit here isn’t the right one for you.

REPLACEMENT TAPES: Fitting any tapes other than those from us or Echo Fix will invalidate the warranty on our machines. We have sourced unused and dry-stored tape stock which is as close to original RT-1L tape formulation as possible (without conclusive confirmation from Roland themselves we cannot describe it as being an exact match) for their original RT-1L replacement loops and limited stocks of our replacement loops are available now. We’ve written a bit about our journeys in tape, which replacement loops to use in your Roland echo, not to mention the misinformation and poor quality tapes that seem to fill the internet. We may also have a very limited supply of sealed original NOS RT1-L tapes – see our store or get in touch.

There are currently no operational issues with this machine, but please be aware that these units require looking after and that regular use and maintenance are key to keeping this in good working order.

Condition

In very good cosmetic condition with some scuffs and scratches to the face. The case is clean with minor wear around the edges. Internally, this unit is superb with minimal oxidation to the metal surfaces. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

Voltage Information

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.

Tax

For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.

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