My friend has my old re-501 and got it fix, he changed the tape and had the pivot that directs the tape all cleaned up.
Usually there is residue that sticks to those pivots (rubber).
So once clean, and tightened everything it is UNBELIEVABLE.
Better tnah any pedal, boutique stuff on the market.
There is no lost in sound at all.Just pure sound, well to my ear and from my friend too.
Nice demo and like your sound.
I might get the Roland pedal space echo if I can't get my hand on a tape echo....