The Effectrode effects pedal production line experienced a momentary lapse in operation last month as we decided to find some time in our busy life to get our Binson ‘Echorec’ service department fully up to speed. We’re currently restoring the small clutch of all-tube Echorecs shown in the photo above, including David Gilmour’s (Pink Floyd) old model ‘T7E’ and Paul Stacey’s (Oasis) ‘T5E’. All the machines are being fully restored to Binson’s original specification where any faulty components, such as pots, ‘mustard’ capacitors, carbon composition resistors are replaced with new old stock wherever possible, all rotting wiring is completely replaced and the critically important task of aligning the heads is undertaken using the same test procedures utilised by Binson back in the 1960s. We can also undertake cosmetic work to an exceptionally high standard too, things such as polishing out scratches and deep gouges from the front panel, cleaning up the internals and even stripping amateur paint jobs from the metalwork without damaging the original paint beneath. Further, we’ll shortly be opening up a Binson shop section on our website supplying spare parts such as improved idler wheels, new suede cleaning/oil pads for the drum, N.O.S. magic-eyes, spare nuts, bolts and panel screws and difficult to obtain replacement electronic components, such as multi-section electrolytic capacitors. If you’re the proud owner of a Binson Echorec and want to keep it in tip-top shape then stay tuned—this is absolutely the right place to be!