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1980s Roland Space Echo RE-201 Vintage Analog Tape Delay, Collector-Grade, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1980's Roland RE-201 Space Echo in near mint, collector-grade condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original accessory packed and factory paperwork. Right down to the original protective factory plastic over the skirts of the aluminum knobs, this Space Echo is an absolute stunner and a studio-worthy example.

This particular Space Echo is a non-export model with text on the inside of the lid in Japanese, also boasting the later two screw lid instead of the side latches used on earlier examples. Freshly serviced by our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with the factory-included tape loop installed, 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 faceplate is extremely clean, with bold silkscreened graphics, and all of the original knobs. The knobs even retain their original clear protective factory plastic over the aluminum skirts. The black tolex on the enclosure is incredibly well kept.