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1970s Roland Space Echo RE-201 Vintage Analog Tape Delay, Serviced 120V, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1970's Roland RE-201 Space Echo, fully serviced in collector-grade condition, complete with the original accessory packed and factory paperwork. This particular Space Echo is a Japan domestic market model 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, with an early Space Echo transformer design with both 100 and 120V taps (currently wired to run on 120V USA power).

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, the faceplate is remarkably well-kept with flawless silkscreen graphics, and all of the original knobs are intact with aluminum skirts. Wear is limited to light surface rust on the input jack nuts, latches, and top edge of the chassis. The black tolex on the exterior is extremely nice with only a couple minor marks, and this Space Echo is a studio-worthy, fully functional example.