Roland CR78

Came into stock: 12th June 2014

Restoration Status: Restoration underway by our RL Music Service Partner – KSR (Kent Spong Restorations).

ETR (estimated time from restoration): July 2014

Remarks: The CR78 has to be one of the most distinctive drum machines ever made, and has been used by used by artist such as: Brian Ferry, Gary Numan, 808 State, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Ultravox etc.

This CR78 is actually owned by Kent Spong of KSR himself, so we are helping him find a new owner for his machine. The cosmetic condition is pristine, and although fully working, Kent has decided to overhaul the entire drum machine prior to sale.

Very interestingly, there is a excellent MIDI kit available for the the CR78 from a company called CHD. The MIDI kit provides complete and individual control of all the machines instruments and operational function , as well as being able to program the unit via MIDI. This means you can use a MIDI keyboard rather than the antiquated (and often missing) WS-1 remote box to do the programming. Kent has just fitted one of these CHD MIDI Kits for a customer of his and was extremely impressed with the functionality, and it’s really well priced! Click the link to find out more:

http://www.chd-el.cz/index.php?id=136&lngid=en

If you wanted MIDI fitting to this CR78 then all you need do is purchase the kit and send it to us and we will fit it for £50.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £1150 GBP.

Availability: This Roland CR78 is now SOLD as at 19th August 2014.

Library picture below of the last CR78 we sold. High-res pictures of the actual CR78 for sale will be made available post-restoration.

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ROLAND JUNO-6

How about owing this fully pro-restored, guaranteed and genuine Vintage Roland Analogue Polysynth.

This wonderful 6 voice system came from a time when Roland made the best looking synths and had a warm and timeless vintage sound to them. The Juno 6 was many peoples first polysynth and we have had many tell us that they sold theirs years ago and regretted it – well, you can have one again…and a really beautiful example as well.

Although lacking MIDI, this synth has a nostalgic appeal and is perfectly useable to make music today but you have to use your hands and not a remote computer to play it. The digitally controlled/generated oscillator keeps the system in perfect tune, and this model has the exact same sound and programming capability of the Juno 60…without the extra price.

The condition is very good as you can see from the pictures below, and it although shows some signs of age on its paint work in places, but it has just been fully overhauled so rock-solid reliable and a great studio or even live tool.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on UK/EU 220V voltage.

Price: £795 GBP

Availability: This Juno 6 is now SOLD as at 27th June 2014.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos of actual Juno 6 for sale.

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Roland Jupiter 8

Restoration Status: Restoration to startED in July 2014.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): October 2014

Remarks: It’s always a real pleasure to have a Jupiter 8 in stock and we are subjecting this example to our Total Restoration operational & cosmetic overhaul – so that means we’re investing over £2500 GBP in restoration costs alone!

‘Total Restoration’ means all the metal the panels have been stripped and re-sprayed & screen-printed, and the aluminium end-cheeks re-anodised. All the electronics will be completely overhauled, key-bed refurbished and even a brand new new perspex display etc. This is the highest level restoration we can offer for these wonderful synths and the finished machine will look and feel like new.

RL Music has developed this highly specialised service for the Jupiter 8 as professionally prepared instruments of this standard are in such high demand from customers with high expectations of quality. You will not find any other business around the world offering anything close this level of restoration. This is a unique opportunity to own a pristine example – that’s also sold with a 6 month warranty!

This example is a 14 bit version with a Kenton MIDI kit installed.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: Guide price £8500 GBP.

Availability: This ultra-high level restored Jupiter 8 is now SOLD as at 31st October 2014.

Click on the image for higher resolution photo of previous ‘Total Restoration’ JP8 from RL Music.

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Roland TR808

Came into stock: 3rd April 2014

Servicing Status: KSR undertaking full servicing now so should be ready in April.

Remarks: The demand for high-quality examples of the world most famous drum machine continues to grow, and MIDI fitted units are highly sought after.

We’re very happy to be able to offer this excellent condition TR808, which has been retro-fitted with a Kenton MIDI kit. The cosmetic condition of this example is at the highest level we have seen. Clearly, this drum machine has been very well cared for with home use only in its 30+ year life.

Plenty has been said & written about this iconic instrument, and the recent Roland Aira TR-8 announcement seems to have generated even more interest in the vintage original….which often happens. It sounds great of course and is one of those ‘must have’ instruments if your serious about analogue.

KSR are going though the TR808 now – treating the unit to a complete overhaul to ensure another 30 years of reliable service. All the buttons and switches are original on this unit, and in perfect working order, so if you’ve been looking to treat yourself to a TR808 worth having for keeps, then look no further.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on 220V EU voltage. User manual will be supplied in a PDF.

Price: £2950 GBP.

Availability: This Roland TR808 is currently SOLD as at 6th June 2014.

Picture of actual TR808 for sale below, more high-res pictures coming shortly

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Roland Jupiter 6

Came into stock: 3rd April 2014

Servicing Status: KSR undertaking full servicing now so should be ready in April.

Remarks: We have been fortunate to purchase this excellent condition JP6 from a UK owner who had owned it since 1985, only ever having used it at home.

The Jupiter 6 has been a hugely popular polysynth since its arrival in 1983, and offers aficionados that beautiful vintage polyphonic analogue Roland sound for very reasonable cost, certainly when compared to its sibling, the Jupiter 8.

Our vintage synth restoration guru, Kent Spong of KSR, is going though the JP6 now and is treating the synth to a complete overhaul which includes: re-capping and system-wide cleaning, new battery and restore to factory calibrations specs etc.

It’s a professional grade vintage instrument that’s only ever going to become more sought after and rare, so here is your opportunity to buy and superb example, fresh from the hands of a master synth restorer, and fully guaranteed.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on 220V EU voltage. User manual will be supplied in a PDF.

Price: £2650 GBP.

Availability: This Roland Jupiter 6 is now SOLD as at 30th April 2014.

Library picture supplied below but high-res pictures coming shortly

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Roland Jupiter 6

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

Came into stock: 10th October 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: We’re delighted to be able to offer, what we consider is without any doubt, the finest condition Jupiter 6 in the world.

This Jupiter 6 has the Europa upgrade fitted and was purchased from new, in the UK, by the customer we are now selling it for. I has only ever been used in the owners home and lovingly cared for as their prized possession for over 30 years, but they have finally decided to let it go to fund other music projects.

The famed ‘Europa’ firmware upgrade for the Jupiter-6 provides a truly modern MIDI specification where all the synth front-panel parameters are controllable via Continuous Controller (SysEx). This brings the Jupiter 6 beautifully into the 21st Century DAW environment and adds significant ‘owners’ value to the synth.

The Jupiter 6 has been a hugely popular polysynth since its arrival in 1983, and offers aficionados that beautiful vintage polyphonic analogue Roland sound for very reasonable cost, certainly when compared to its sibling, the Jupiter 8. It’s a professional grade vintage instrument that’s only ever going to become more sought after and rare, so here is your opportunity to buy and absolutely stunning example that’s got to be a keeper!

Runs on EU 220V, is supplied with a flight-case, custom made dust cover, original Roland owners manual and Europa manual – all in pristine condition as well.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Price: £2950 GBP.

Availability: This Roland Jupiter 6 is now SOLD as at 13th October 2013.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos of the actual Jupiter 6 for sale.

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Roland Juno 60

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

Came into stock: Arrived at RL Music 2nd October 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: This model has become the most popular (and affordable) Vintage Analogue Polysynth in the world, well we think it has, and strong demand from our customers would support this belief.

The Juno 60 is the same synth as the Juno 6 but the 60 has programmable memories and MIDI Capability. As with it’s sibling, the sound engine is the same beautifully warm vintage Roland sound, but having the memories on the 60 makes it more of a ‘go-to’ synth for working musicians wanting that vintage sound.

This factory standard Juno 60 has come to us from a long standing RL Music customer who is downsizing his synth collection, which is all in ‘collectors quality’ condition. We know this because we sold this Juno 6o to them late last year! We’re very pleased to be able to offer this immaculate vintage synthesizer as a Brokered deal, and we will be fully servicing it and selling it with a 3 month warranty.

This Juno 60 is without doubt the finest condition example we have ever seen. It also is supplied with its original black Roland, fur-lined, flight case and original owners manual.

Runs on EU 220V.

If you want MIDI to be fitted to this Juno 60 then please enquire as we can supply and install the Minerva MIDI retrofit kit to this synth, although the sales price quoted below does not include this option. The price to supply and install the Minerva MIDI kit would be a further £360 GBP.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Price: £1390 GBP.

Availability: This Juno 60 is now SOLD as at 7th October 2013.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos of the actual Juno 60 for sale.

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Free Roland SH101 Co...

Hi everyone!

Yes, that time has come again to provide you with the details of our next FREE Synth Give-Away Competition, and we’re very excited to tell you all what we have decided on as the next prize. We’ve first announced this competition on our RL Music Facebook Page which now exceeds 18,600 fans, so this competition is a big ‘THANK YOU’ from us, for all your support, contributions and enthusiasm in making our Facebook Synth Community Page so popular.

So, the question is – would YOU like the chance to win a professionally restored Roland SH101?

Btw – the Roland 100M Modular is not included, but we hope you like this as a back-drop. Richard was included in the shot as we needed him to hold the SH101 :)

The SH101 has a retail value to us of £790 UK Pounds (around $1250 USD), and is a much loved and legendary vintage analogue synth. The synth has recently been fully restored by KSR and is supplied with its original mod-grip and strap. You might think we’re crazy offering this fantastic vintage monosynth for free, but we are asking something small in return for you to enter the competition, as follows:

If you sign up for the RL Music Newsletter (details in the footer on EVERY page on the RL Music website), then you’ll be registered for the competition – thats it.

PLEASE NOTE: Existing Newsletter registrants are automatically entered so there is no need to re-register…we already have your details guys.

The RL Music Roland SH101 Giveaway Competition is open to everyone (world-wide) and the competition starts today – 17th September 2013, and will remain open for registration until midnight on Thursday 31st October 2013. A draw will take place on Sunday 3rd November to find the lucky winner.

The competition prize includes all packing and shipping (fully insured) to the winner and the synth is supplied with a full 3 month warranty.

So, there you are..a professionally restored Vintage Roland SH101 for FREE…so, has that got you excited?

Good luck everyone!

Richard Lawson
Founder & Proprietor of RL Music

SUBSCRIBE HERE TO WIN AN SH101

Roland SH101 Giveawa...

Updated: 17th September 2013

Hey everyone, we have some really great news for all you synth fans!

We have today announced our latest FREE synth give-away competition, and it’s for a professionally restored Roland SH101, with mod-grip and strap.

We’re excited to be offering such a beautiful condition and sought after Vintage Analogue Synth, and for many, perhaps a chance to own your first proper vintage synth!

If you want to enter the competition then you need to visit the RL Music Facebook Page and find out the details.

The FREE Roland SH101 Giveaway Competition is open to everyone (world-wide) so don’t delay, join our Facebook Page to find out more.

Roland TR909

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

Came into stock: September 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: The TR909 is simply a classic sounding analogue drum machine and used by a huge array of top artists with thousands of reviews, mp3s and videos on 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.

This example come from a private collection and is in excellent condition.

Runs on EU 220V.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £2150 GBP.

Availability: This TR909 is now SOLD as at 19th September 2013.

Library picture supplied below but high-res pictures coming shortly

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Roland System 100M

This item is currently being restored

Came into stock: 1st August 2013

Restoration Status: Restoration underway by KSR now.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): September 2013

Remarks: Vintage analogue modular systems always have something special to offer, be it the sound, the heritage, the wonderful design, or perhaps in this case all three in fact.

The Roland 100M is a stunning and totally uniquely fashioned modular system manufactured around the late 1970s. The 100M is consistently considered a top-tier must-have vintage modular synthesizer by a huge number of fans, so the passage of synthy-time has clearly been kind enough that it should tell you something about this beautiful instrument.

We recently purchased this impressive vintage analogue modular system from a UK collector. The overall condition is excellent cosmetically and everything worked as it should, although we are having the entire system fully restored as standard practice for and vintage modular systems we sell.

We don’t think we need to tell you about how good this system is as you will no doubt all ready know, so here we shall just focus on the facts of what we have available for you:

System Configuration:

4 x M-191J five-module rack with multiple connectors
3 X 110 VCO / VCF / VCA
3 X 112 Dual VCO
2 x 121 Dual VCF
2 X 130 Dual VCA
4 X 140 Dual EG / LFO
2 X 150 LFO / SH / Ring / Noise
1 X 182 Sequencer
1 X 132 Dual Mixer / Voltage Processor
1 X 172 Phase / Delay
1 X 131 4 Channel Mixer
1 X 184 4 Note CV Polyphonic Keyboard

The 184 Keyboard controller offers true polyphonic CV/Gate control of this impressive system and has: 49-notes (C-C) 4-voice, with switchable mono/polyphonic, an arpeggiator, and polyphonic portamento. With the number of VCO/VCF/VCA/EG modules included in this modular there is easy scope to run the instrument polyphonically, or configure it in such a way that you could produce some seriously complex sounds, all triggered simultaneously.

Ask yourself that question – when is a modular system big enough?

So you can have an aspiration to own something the size of Hans Zimmer’s 100M, but the reality is you also need to sleep and eat, and actually get work done (deadlines?). There is an ‘optimal’ configuration that covers all the bread & butter work and then there should be some more exotic facilities. We honestly think this 4 cab + controller system as such is an optimal system. This would (arguably) offer more than enough facility and power to satisfy even the most demanding professional.

Our friends at KSR are subjecting this 100M to an extensive restoration with everything being addressed, from cleaning sockets, sliders, switches etc to the full electronic restoration: calibration and testing etc. The 184 Keyboard will be stripped and deep cleaned and the action restored to as-new condition. The restoration will ensure many years of reliable service and the system will be sold with a 6 month warranty.

KSR are converting the whole system to operate on EU 220V. The modular will be supplied with an assortment of patching cables which were supplied with the system.

Please note: We will not be splitting this system, so it’s sold as-is.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: Guide price £11500 GBP.

Availability: This Roland System 100M is now SOLD as at 3rd February 2014.

Picture of actual system being restored now, but many more high-res images will be available post-restoration.

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Roland SH2000

Remarks: For the synth player who just doesn’t have the time to program and wants some simple & funky synthy sounds straight to hand.

That might sound a strange thing to say but we sold a Pro-One to a customer recently who then sold it on within a few weeks to buy one of these. It’s horses for courses as they say, but the SH2000 is a pretty cool vintage analogue synth with a lot of character..enough so that the ‘Human League’ used one!

The Roland SH2000 has just been fully overhauled/serviced by KSR so is in 100% perfect operational condition, and is sold with our normal 3 month warranty.

This synth runs on EU 220V and has a UK plug fitted.

Price: £490 UKP.

Availability: This SH2000 is now SOLD as at 28th August 2013.

Click on the Thumbnails for higher resolution photos.

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Roland D50

This item is currently being serviced

Came into stock: 19th Aug 2012

Current Status: Being serviced by KSR now.

ETS (estimated time from servicing): August 2013

Remarks: A truly classic model and the best selling digital synth of all time, as far as we know!

We have been after a really top quality example for some time and we’re very pleased to say this instrument is in stunning condition! This D50 is supplied with its original manuals and a gig-bag. A great sounding synth the D50 and still considered by many to be one of the best (digital) synths ever made.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £495 GBP.

Availability: This Roland D50 is now SOLD as at 15th September 2013.

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Roland SH101

Came into stock: Due at RL Music 19th July 2013

Restoration Status: KSR will undertake full restoration once in receipt of instrument on 19th July.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): July 2013

Remarks: The SH101 still rocks, looks very cool, sounds funky and fresh, takes up no room and is the ultimate portable vintage analogue synth & synth-axe.

KSR will just completely strip and clean this example and fully overhaul all the operational components, including the key-bed, so it will looks superb and play perfectly.

The SH101 is sold with a 3 month warranty from RL Music and comes with it’s original external power supply, Mod-grip, Strap and owners manual.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £850 GBP.

Availability: This SH101 is now SOLD as at 21st August 2013.

Library image below, higher resolution images will become available post-restoration.

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Roland D50

We are Brokering this Roland D50 for, and on behalf of, a long standing UK customer

Came into stock: In stock and available – 16th May 2013.

Restoration Status: Recently fully serviced in Q1 2013.

Remarks: A truly classic model and the best selling digital synth of all time, as far as we know!

We originally sold this D50 to the current owner but they have decided to make room for some new studio equipment, hence asking us to sell it for them. As you can see from the pictures, this D50 is in excellent condition throughout and is supplied with its original manuals.

A great sounding synth the D50 and still considered by many to be one of the best (digital) synths ever made.

This particular example was very recently fully serviced by KSR so in 100% perfect operational condition. Runs US 110V & EU 220V Voltage.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £495 GBP.

Availability: This D50 is now SOLD as at 20th May 2013

Click on the Thumbnails for higher resolution photos (customer supplied).

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Roland jupiter 8

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music in late January 2013

Restoration Status: Full service by KSR will commence in Early February 2013.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): February 2013

Remarks: We have an old friend coming back to us in the form of a former RL Music supplied Roland Jupiter 8. This particular example had going through our ‘Total Restoration’ cosmetic overhaul in 2009 (over £2K in restoration alone!) and represents one of the best condition Jupiter 8 in the world – fact!

Total Restoration means the panels has been stripped and re-sprayed & re-screen-printed and the end-cheeks re-anodised. All the electronics completely overhauled, key-bed refurbished, new perspex display etc. This is the highest level restoration we offer for these wonderful synths.

This example is a 12 bit version which also has the Encore MIDI kit fitted. The owner is downsizing his vintage synth collection and wanted his most prized synth to come back to us to find new home for. We will have KSR go over the synth as a standard process of our quality assurance, so it will be fully serviced and sold with a 6 month warranty.

It VERY are to see these ‘Total Restoration’ examples come onto the market so if you are after the ‘best of the best’ condition JP8 then here is your chance.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £7500 UK Pounds

Availability: This JP8 now SOLD as at 2nd February 2013.

Library picture supplied below of a ‘Total Restoration’ JP8

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