Posts Tagged ‘Chorus Echo’

Roland SRE-555 maintenance

A Roland SRE-555 (Chorus Echo) arrived at the workshop. It powered on, but only the chorus was working. Upon further inspection I found the tape was mangled, the echo intensity set wrong and the reverb tank was completely trashed. The reverb tank had some interesting text written on the side as you can see in the picture, “manufactured by beautiful girls in milton, wis, under controlled atmosphere conditions” that gave us a chuckle. Anyway those tanks are no longer available but we’ve managed to find a suitable replacement.


09 2009

This roms got an echo

While the heart of the studio lies in pieces the workshop jobs still continue. On the workbench last week was a Studio Electronics Obie-Eight which needs an OS upgrade. So the roms were pulled out ready for this. Also two tape echo’s needed some maintenance. A Roland Chorus Echo and a Korg Stage Echo.  A Roland Chorus Echo and a Korg Stage Echo. A Roland Chorus Echo and a Korg Stage Echo. Haha, ok you get the point. Unfortunately he chorus echo is in need of a new solenoid, finding this part will be tricky, it can still be used but you need to manually engage the transport. The Stage echo was just in need of a cleanup. It was suffering from serious wow and flutter but a good clean of the capstan roller fixed this.


06 2009