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Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo

Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo

Brand: Roland

Regular price £1,850.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £2,220.00 GBP
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Roland’s “hifi” echo. Excellent example. Serviced, guaranteed and sounding pretty spectacular.

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Product Description

Serviced and awaiting final tests and adjustments. It will ship in 10 working days from purchase.

Voltage: currently set up for 240v but change to 110 operation may possible. Please ask if you require this.

The 501 was the pinnacle of Roland's tape echo tech - high fidelity with fantastic chorus and sound on sound - read more about the different Roland models here. Sounding as good as they get and working very well following a full service by our tape echo specialist with various new parts as required, including new tape. Set up to factory spec but tweaked for self-oscillation (Roland removed it from this model).




Heads in excellent condition showing low wear.

REPLACEMENT TAPES: Limited stocks of our replacement loops are available nowFitting 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). 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.

Some crackle is always possible from pots/switches when not used for a while – this can be cleared with use.

Condition

In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor wear and signs of age to the face. The case is clean with minimal wear to the tolex. Internally this unit is superb with almost no oxidation to the metal surfaces or chromed areas. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

Voltage Information

See description for more information.

Tax

For sales in UK/EU the price will include 20% VAT. If you have an EU VAT number (outside the UK) you can enter it at check out to have VAT removed.

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