Roland JX-8P synth. Includes original manual, preset/user memory expansion cartridge, and aftermarket case.

Had this thing for a few years now, one of the best synths I’ve ever owned, super cool unique sound, GREAT feeling keybed. Very programmable. Cosmetically this thing is in good shape for something built almost 40 years ago. Functions well and sounds great except for a few quirks leftover from the previous owner. A couple keys are intermittent, believe it’s a D and a G in the second to highest octave. Contacts probably just need to be cleaned. The outputs are also kind of funky, usually they’re fine, but every now n then one of the jacks will get noisier than the other. Kinda weird but it worked fine in my recordings with it. The after touch is also pretty spotty (apparently this is pretty common with JX-8Ps) but I never used it much so didn’t bother me. Lastly, some of the case screws are missing on the right side and I think a couple of the threads are snapped. The result is that the right side of the synth’s body lifts up if you grab it wrong (see photos). I was always sure to grab it by the bottom and never had any issues moving it between studios and gigs.

I’m sure if you took it to a good synth repair shop, they could get this thing back in great shape for you. Just not something I ever got around to, as it fulfilled my needs as my main studio daily driver.

If you’re looking for a great synth that needs a little TLC to get back to tip top shape, or don’t care about the issues I mentioned and want to get a classic with some flaws for a good price, then this guy is for you.

Feel free to message me with any questions! Available for pick up in NYC.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionFair (Used)
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