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1970s Roland Space Echo RE-201 Vintage Analog Tape Delay Japan, Serviced


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Up for sale, a 1970's Roland RE-201 Space Echo in exceptional condition and in good working order. This particular Space Echo is a non-export model with text on the inside of the lid in Japanese. Freshly serviced by our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, it works flawlessly and runs reliably on USA power with the original 100V Japanese transformer. We can also install a 120V Mercury Magnetics transformer at the buyer's discretion for an additional charge.

One of the most popular and enduring tape echos of all time, the RE-201 has been used on countless stages and in studios worldwide, although perhaps its most prominent usage has been with Brian Setzer, where a Space Echo has been an indispensable part of his signal chain for decades. All tape heads were cleaned and everything runs exactly as it should with a low noise floor and lush, detailed repeats. The unit has also been fitted with a brand new tape loop for optimal fidelity and longevity. All of the hardware is intact, and the hinges and latches are notably clean. The faceplate is remarkably well-kept with clean silkscreen graphics, and all of the original knobs are intact. The black tolex on the exterior is as nice as they come, and this Space Echo is a studio-worthy, fully functional example.