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Old 5th July 2005
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Roland RE200

It seems I have gotten my hands on a Roland RE 200...yes, not 201 (allready have on). Anybody familiar with this rare model? From the description the seller provided on the phone, I was sure it was a 201 but he insisted it was called RE200...I have found very little info on google on this. It seems to be an earlier model than the 201.

I should receive it tomorrow - very exciting heh
Old 5th July 2005
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Roland RE-100 and RE-200 were predecessors to the famous RE-201. They were released about a year earlier and disappeared from the market very quickly. I don't know much about them, but I would really appreciate some pictures and more information when you receive it!

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Deal heh
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Basicly, the RE 200 is a RE 201 with different buttons, different VU meter and a shorter tape loop. It has the excact same functions, same (5) amount of playback / erase / record heads. The 200 has, though, got at stand by switch, not found on the RE201. I'm not sure about the motor, I'm at work now and can't compare the two models directly. I haven't had a chance to test the sound yet - damn this day job - but it needs a new tape, cleaning and demagnetizing for sure - its pretty damn old and pretty damn cool. Can't wait to play with it. I'll report back when I've had a chance to listen.

Peace, love and tape echoes

Sorry 'bout the poor pic quality - taken with my cell phone.

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Looks even more 'retro' than the 201!
Congrats on this most excellent purchase.

Cheers, Julian
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Ahh...lovely. It really looks old. It must have been one of the first products released under the name Roland. I think there were some guitar effects and drum machines before that but that's it. I wonder what was wrong with this thing, since they released the updated RE-201 only a year after?
I think I have to find one too. It would be a nice addition to all my other old Roland stuff.

Thanks for pictures by the way!
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