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Repair Roland Space Echo RE201 Tape Delay

Repair Roland Space Echo RE201 Tape Delay

Repair Roland Space Echo RE201 Tape Delay

This Roland Space Echo RE201 Tape Delay was sent to me with some issues. First I noticed the reverb function was missing completely. My investigations pointed me to a bad 2sc1000gr transistor.

Repair Roland Space Echo RE201 Tape Delay
Repair Roland Space Echo RE201 Tape Delay

I also noticed a big gap in the tape.

Repair Roland Space Echo RE201 Tape Delay

I replaced the whole tape and cleaned the transport, heads which I also demagitized.

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I do synth restorations and repair with a specialty in vintage synthesizers, drum machines and other vintage gear, based in Düsseldorf, GER.
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Disclaimer: There could be lethal voltage exposed in electronic devices. Unless you know what you are doing, don’t try this. If you following along, you doing so at your own risk.