Roland TR-909

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: January 2024.

Servicing Status: 

A full service was carried out by Ben Rossborough at Cyberwave EMS on 22nd October 2023, 


The TR-909 is simply a classic sounding analogue drum machine and used by a huge array of top artists with thousands of reviews on-line so we’re not going to tell you anything new here. Most professional musicians we know have at least 2 or even 3 of these machines and they usually get very heavy studio and live use which is a testament to the rugged, stable and reliable design from Roland in the mid 80s.

Our client has owned this TR-909 for a few years having rescued it from a secondary school music department clearcut as it was marked for being thrown out, so we’d say that was a really very good save and result.

MIDI was fitted as standard by Roland on these models.

This TR-909 is fully operational and the cosmetic presentation (see pictures below) is very good with some marks/wear and signs of it age (39+ years), and the name of the school was etched into the base of the machine but it’s not visible when in use. Also, someone has used indelible pen indicating that the unit is fully earthed….good to know.

This is a good honest example that works perfectly and very recently has recently had a full service and battery fitted, and the price has been agreed with our client to reflect the condition, so is the best value TR-909 available in the world right now, being sold from a specialist dealer.

This TR-909 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty. This is a 220~240V machine that is powered via a standard IEC cable, so it will not require a step-down transformer for UK or EU buyers.  Included in the sale is the original owners manual, which is a little worn but intact and we will include a brand new IEC power-cable as well in the price.  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this TR-909 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£4,500 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this TR-909 to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.


This TR-909 is now SOLD.  This listing was udate on 10th April 2024 @ 10:10 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual TR-909 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.