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23rd June 2013
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echofix.com anyone ordered from them?

I might be getting a 201. Was curious if anyone ordered their "fix" kit for 201?

Does it fix most of the basic issues?
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I have ordered their 501 kit. All fine.

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I have ordered from them successfully, however it was only tape and felts
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My experience with them was fine, I ordered felts tension arms and a reverb chamber. Experience was smooth and no problems
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I ordered some stuff for my 101 from them. Fast shipping and good communication. This was this year or late last year. I wouldn't mess around finding parts for your re anywhere else. Risky. For instance I was rebuilding my motor and found a top bearing of correct dimensions though a remote control helicopter company. Installed it and got a ton of warble. Wasn't right for the re101. Took hours to pinpoint the problem as i had made several other adjustments. You do not want to take apart that motor more than you need to either.

Should have gotten it from echo repair straight away. They have the right parts that may save you time and follow up diagnostic issues after completion. Tape echoes have enough issues as it is after all.

Jeez I sound like I work for them... I don't.

Anyway, if there is another company that specializes in tape echo parts it might be worth looking into as shipping from Australia is not cheap and neither are echofix's parts, but in my experience, it's not worth it to try to source parts independently though companies unrelated to tape echos or tape machines (electronic components like capacitors aside).

Regarding whether the fix kit will fix the 201 you are considering,it depends on which of the many potential problems it is suffering from.
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I got some tape from them, but have not needed to replace the one my 201 came with yet. I have had no reason to get anything else from them, but Don Solaris' issue is the first negative I have heard about echofix. I did some research and they have a great reputation as far as I can tell.
I know of another 201 that's in great shape here in the States a shop near me.
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I bought my 555 off coolcolj and had echofix.com look at it, as the mechanics were a little squeeky and it also needed conversion to 240v. The dude from echofix met me in the city center and picked the unit from me, and then dropped it back to me at my place of work when he was done. The unit was marvelously restored. He also threw in some spare tape loops. I was well impressed.
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Hi Don, I am sorry for the late reply to you and we will ship you the correct bearing tomorrow morning. I have also mentioned in the email some things that can remedy the issue you are having with your unit as well.

Also thanks to everyone for the positive reviews as we are passionate about these units and want to see them restored and working well into the future.

Thanks Shane
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Hi Don, I am sorry for the late reply to you and we will ship you the correct bearing tomorrow morning. I have also mentioned in the email some things that can remedy the issue you are having with your unit as well.

Also thanks to everyone for the positive reviews as we are passionate about these units and want to see them restored and working well into the future.

Thanks Shane
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