The Hillwood HR2 Super Variation a great little analog vintage drum machine from the 1970's. Considered an advanced and good sounding drum machine and ahead of it's time and more versatile than one would expect from a preset drumcomputer. The HR-2 also has a digital numerical display that actually writes the bar number, instead of the usual blinking light in other units from the era. The unit plays drum loops with enough variation to not be as repetitive and long enough for fills. The drum loops are stored in a "rom" chip within the unit.  Unit in excellent shape and working order. Thanks for looking. Feel free to ask any questions.


Manufacturer Hillwood corp. (Japan) Date Mid/late seventies (appears in a 1977 catalog) List price 55,000 yen (more than 500 US dollars!). Sounds 8 (BD, SD, Cy, low conga, high conga, claves, bongos, tamborine). Presets 10 (Mambo, Rhumba, Bossa Nova, 5/4 Jazz, March, 3/4 Jazz, Waltz, Rock, Swing, Samba). Controls: Balance control. Cancel buttons for five sounds: low conga, high conga, bongo, claves, tamborine. Outputs 1, Trigger out No, Footswitch Start / Stop (not Included).

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ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • HR-2 Super Variation
  • Wood
  • 70's
Made In
  • Japan
Analog / Digital
  • Analog

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