Roland Space Echo FAQ - Tape Echo Help

My Space Echo has excessive wow and flutter (warbling) what should I do?

90% of the time this is caused by a Tape Loop that is made with incorrect tape stock. Other causes are a faulty Pinch Roller (Rubber Roller), Felts and tape feed bearings. All of these are in the service kit we provide and in most cases a service kit fitted correctly will remedy the problem. Other causes could be worn out motor bearings etc so your motor could need rebuilding. These are the most common causes. Feel free to email me at to discuss your issue so I can help you get your Roland Space Echo repaired and functioning correctly.


My motor needs new bearings are you able to rebuild the motor?

Yes. If you send me just the motor (which is a much cheaper option due to shipping costs) I can rebuild the motor and send it back to you anywhere in the world for AU$250 plus return shipping.


Where are you located?

Erina near Sydney Australia.


Can I post my Space Echo to you?

Yes we receive Space Echo units for repair from all over the world. Email


What is the cost for a clean and service?

For a full clean service and alignment including replacement of felts, new tape loop, new feed bearing, polishing of heads is AU$650.00.


Do you sell refurbished space echos?

We used to, we now manufacture our own tape echo EF-X2 & EF-X3 


I have replaced my tape loop and my echo signal is low. What should I do?

You need to clean the tape heads and tape path with isopropyl alcohol.

If you have an RE-201, RE-101 or RE-150 make sure the tape is behind the first guide pole after the tension spring.

You may also need to polish the heads with a chrome or silver type polish then clean again with isopropyl alcohol.

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