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Frank Carvalho
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 12:28 pm:   

Hi! Does anybody know anything about a tape echo machine of the type JMX ET-520. I seems to be build by Hagström. I bought one recently, and it sounds really, really cool.

David Prophet
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 02:32 pm:   

I am considering to buy the JMX ET-520 for 20euro, sounds it good for dubbing?

/David Prophet

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 02:44 pm:   

description and two reviews: link

another review link

for more links check these search results

Frank Carvalho
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 10:04 am:   

It sounds really good and can do a couple of nice types of echoes. The controls are very similar to the Roland Space Echo. Unfortunately I have problems with the stability of mine. The tape gets stuck all the time, and it is really annoying. But 20 Euro is very cheap! Get it, and we will be two persons using this machine!

Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 09:35 pm:   

hey frank
we got the same problem with our roland re-501,
maybe it's the solution to degauss the heads.
someone told me to oil the tape but i don't know
if this causes damage to the instrument.

Frank Carvalho
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 09:52 am:   

Ah! Thanks for replying. This is the first time anyone has tried to give me any reply. I have a degausser, so I will try degaussing. I find it interesting to hear that a Roland can do the same. It probably means it is something of a more general nature and not something related to this particular model, and that is good news in a way. Of course it's not good for anybody that the machines behave like this, but it gives me hope that I can fix it. Did degaussing fix the problem for you?

Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 12:28 am:   

I bought a MX-312 by Multivox (very similar to the Roland space echos but not made by Roland, contrary to some rumors) from a guy on ebay about a year ago. What a mess it was when I got it! I found there was no fine adjustment of delay time because someone had removed the leads to the control pot and soldered a resistor in its place. Very limited delay times! But I solved that problem and that's a whole other post about lessons learned from ebay anyway..

The guy also insisted on using "studio quality" reel to reel tape from radio shack or Ampex 456 for the loops. It came loaded with a loop of the radio shack tape that would jam and wrap around the capstan. The guy offered to send me some 456 from a reel he had ordered but I don't think either of those are the proper substitute. So it was a trip to the thrift store for some old 8-tracks with healthy looking tape.

"Endless loop" carts such as the 8-track are loaded with lubricated tape and work the best out of anything I've tried. No jamming problems at all.

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 04:52 am:   

No we don't have a degausser yet. we're about to buy one. did it solve the problem for you?

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 09:16 am:   

Degaussing would just improve your high-end response. I wouldnt suggest oiling the tape but do use silicone or graphite type lubricated tape when constructing replacement loops.

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 12:13 pm:   

hi!about problem off stability with
tape echo there is a little piece off metal just `
before the head around the tape (mine is re 201)
when you adjust it ,it allows a longer feedback
but the stability is affected ,on the other way
the feedback is shorter but stability is going
better .I've adjust mine like this the little girl's woking fine(:-)

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 10:54 pm:   

Does the JMX ET-520 tape echo similar with Pearl Echo Orbit EO-301?

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 02:24 pm:   

If somebody want to sell JMX ET-520 tape echo, Iam
eager to buy it.

Posted on Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 06:06 am:   

Kansst du mir ein Speisekarte zeigen ?jxq

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