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


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Up for sale, a 1970's Roland RE-201 Space Echo in collector-grade 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. All of the hardware is intact, and the hinges and latches are notably clean. The faceplate is remarkably well-kept with flawless silkscreen graphics, and all of the original knobs are intact, even retaining their original protective clear factory plastic over the aluminum skirts. The black tolex on the exterior is as nice as they come, and this Space Echo is a studio-worthy, fully functional example.