NBD. New Binson Day!!

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  1. Ruiner

    Ruiner Member

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    This thing is beautiful.... i cannot wait to get home and try it out. Will try to get a quick clip and update it here. I'll get one night with it before leaving for Iceland for a week but when i get back i'll get some proper clips and maybe video.

    I really stoked on the mods that were done on this adding so much more than what the original unit offers (mods listed below the picture). It's really a one of a kind... and it's all mine!! :D

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    "Sound City Echomaster 2. This is a re-badged solid state Binson Echorec 2 disc echo.
    It's just had an extensive service/rebuild/calibration, including a total internal rewire and enhanced modifications.
    It is in excellent condition - please see the detailed photos further down this description.
    Modified by our tech with a varispeed control and switchable twin record heads for longer delays/more patterns (further details below).
    This is a superb-sounding machine: the sweetest solid state Binson we've had - the board is populated with BC109 transistors as used in early seventies Fuzz Faces - it has a great character when pushed into saturation. The mods make it an extremely-versatile Binson. The previous owner used it very little, so the heads and disc are in great condition.

    Position A: Added rec head - it's a stock Echorec 2 but with longer delay times;
    Position B: Original rec head - it's an Echorec 2;
    A + B: With both heads switched in, you open up a whole new palette of multi-head repeats. The machine will self-oscillate more readily with this setting.
    As a result of the modifications you have 36 delay patterns to chose from as opposed to a stock machine's 12. "
     
  2. lestera34

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    Well that's the sort of thing awesome is made of. Congratulations on your purchase.
     
  3. Cgkindler

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    That's SWEET!!

    It's the second one like this I've seen.....how much does one of the blasted things go for man??? (like their's, with the mods and whatnot)
     
  4. Ruiner

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    I don't know what a regular Binson goes for. This one was serviced, rebadged, had quite a bit of mods done and all new wires. It was pricey... about $2200 US dollars (bought it from the UK)... $1500 pounds there.
     
  5. Ruiner

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    FUN FACT: The Sound City Echomaster 2 was the model used on Dark Side Of The Moon
     

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