Roland TR-808 Drum Machine 1980s

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  • $3,365$4,025

The Roland TR-808 (commonly known as just the 808) was an early programmable drum machine that had a major impact on the development of dance music in the early '80s. Because its wide use in a number of popular electronic music styles, original 808s are highly prized by collectors and producers.

Years of Production: 
1980 - 1983

Notable Users: 
Marvin Gaye, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, OutKast


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