Roland RE-201 Space Echo

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Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Post by spektRe » Sat May 04, 2013 6:00 pm

just got into wanting one of these. looking for some basic info.

whats a good price?
if something needs fix, motor/tape/anything involving with those, on average is it going to drain the bank?
heard these need a lot of maintenance, ie demagnetizing the heads. how often do you need to do that or any other maintenance?
any other thoughts you might want to add?
what do you dis/like about it?
is it worth it?

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Re: Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Post by th0mas » Sun May 05, 2013 4:19 am

Got one. It's cool but not as chaotic as I hoped. I guess it's wearing out. Cleaning it with alcohol and replacing the tape made it useable but still pretty quiet repeats.

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Re: Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Post by pflosi » Sun May 05, 2013 12:33 pm

If the motor is f**k, it's gonna be expensive. Otherwise, go for it, it's a lovely machine.

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Re: Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Post by spektRe » Mon May 06, 2013 11:42 pm

thanks for the feedback but someone outbid me.

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Re: Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri May 10, 2013 4:46 pm

th0mas wrote:[...] still pretty quiet repeats.
There´s an internal trimmer called "feedback intensity" or something -- adjusting this worked miracles on my 501.

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