Tuesday, December 11, 2012

RE-201 Space Echo: Maintenance of the Delicate Beast

There's nothing quite like the Roland RE-201 Space Echo.

The nuances of analog tape delay are warm, unique, and full of character.

A lot of TLC went into the unit shown in the photo.

  • new tape loop
  • new felt pads
  • cleaning of heads and tape loop path
  • demagnetizing the heads
  • cleaning all the potentiometers
  • replacing the broken indicator lamp with a LED

After doing all the repairs I had to do a lot of testing the echo to make sure that it was all sounding good and all the controls weren't noisy!!