“Fully functional and recently serviced. Been in my studio for a while.”
“Fully functional and recently serviced. Been in my studio for a while.”
Don’t need so much introduction for how it sounds.
The cosmetic of the machine is really like brand new. I see no visible scratches.
All the faders and knobs looks very shiny and move super heavy smooth like it has never been used before
When you open inside the same story, it looks like mint , no dust at all.
One can say it is in museum condition.
Whats done to this J4 ;
- Professionally installed Kenton Midi Retrofit (costs 500+ €) . It looks like its a part of original synth. (see the photos)
(You can clock the arpeggiator with external clocks)
- Fully serviced, calibrated, cleaned
- Power supply recapped
I will ship worldwide with tracking number.
good luck ”
“This is a Jupiter 4 from ca.1978-79 in excellent condition. I am owning it for many years but hardly used it. It was cared for but is sitting on the stand looking good. It is time to part with it to raise funds for another instrument I am interested in. This Jupiter 4 is very clean and I have tested all keys, it still has a good battery and writes and stores the memory functions. All presets are working as well as the oscillator and LFO, Filters, Waveforms and ADSR are working perfectly . Pots, keys and switches were lubed and are not scratchy. I checked Unison/Poly including Ensemble and Hold mode. Over the years it was serviced and cleaned.The instrument is over 38 years of age and is sold as is. No warranty, no returns and refunds will be accepted. Service and operations manual on PDF are readily available online for free.” Link
This Jupiter 4 is in very good condition physically and is 100% functional. It was just fully calibrated and tuned by a professional synth technician in Vancouver (which is quite a big job). All oscillators, filters, VCA’s were calibrated to the factory standards.
The synth stays in tune well once warmed up and tracks great over all octaves.
There is some wear and tear on the side panels which can be seen in the pictures as well as some scratches on the synth in a few places. I’ve tried to show all blemishes in the pictures.” Link
This vintage Roland Jupiter 4 synthesizer is in decent condition for its age. It turns on and works, although I can’t get “musical” sounds out of all of the presets (although I can get some sort of sounds out of them) and options (this may well be because I don’t know how to operate it or set it up). Lots of the settings just seem to make noise, but again, that may be because I don’t know what I’m doing (or it may mean at it needs servicing or that parts of it don’t work right). The Voice and Force presets seem to work fine, and they sound pretty cool. Some of the buttons seem to stick, but they’ll pop out if you try. The switch for the LFO – Manual/Mod setting is broken; see photos. The broken switch is included.
The previous owner was kind of a mad scientist organ player who owned just about everything Roland made in the ’70s and ’80s. He modified this synthesizer with some sort of a slider control on he left side of the keyboard; see photos. I have absolutely no idea what it does, but the synth seems to work anyway. The owner’s manual, a photocopy of the service notes, and some emails regarding the synth are included. The hand-written notes on the owner’s manual are hard to read, but they appear to refer to new memory being installed in 3-89; see photos. I have no idea if any additional memory was actually installed and I don’t guarantee in any way that it was; however, the manual was included with the synth when I got it, and I do know that the handwriting on the manual is the same as handwriting on other things by the same previous owner.
Overall, this Jupiter 4 synthesizer is in pretty good condition for its age. It has some scratches, tape, stickers, and marks from where tape and stickers were placed and removed before. It may need servicing (and I think it probably does), and I do not guarantee that all aspects of it work. This is a vintage, used instrument, and it is sold “as-is.” Link
“Roland Jupiter 4 Unikat mit erweiterten CC Midi Sysex mit nun 64 Soundplätzen und 3 Unisono-Detune-Regler/Schalter. Jupiter 4 war lange im Nichtraucher-Hauseinsatz und ist technisch voll ok und opt. auch gut erhalten geblieben. Zusatzaufkleber entfernbar leicht.Eine deutsche Bedienungsanleitung ist ausgedruckt mit da bei .Pläne findet man im Web samt Testberichte Daten oder Sounddemos bei You-Tube. Die Fotos bitte als Verkaufszustand mit so an sehen. Werkstattgeprüft. Paypal auch möglich.Verkauf nur only Germany Ship. Europa & Worldwide Question .Da Privatauktion: keine Garantie, keine Rücknahme. Fotos alle gut beachten. Unter Ausschluss jeglicher Gewährleistungen. 1-2-3 deins am Ende. Swap !” Link
Hallo! Ich biete hier einen Roland Jupiter Synthi an – analog und aus der guten alten Zeit. Den Zustand kann man den Bildern entnehmen: es gibt am Holz einige Macken, außerdem auf der Rückseite kleinere Dings und Dongs, und auf dem Bedienfeld gibt es neben etwas Staub auch kleinere Kratzer. Ein Hebel für einen Umschalter fehlt. Für das Alter ist der Zustand aber noch gut.
Ich kann nicht alle Funktionen testen. Wenn man auf die Knöpfe unter den Tasten drückt, kommen ganz unterschiedliche Sounds aus dem Kopfhöreranschluss und dem Verstärkerausgang (nur bei den Tasten zur Computereinstellung ist nichts zu hören). Die Tasten scheinen alle zu funktionieren, ich habe sie aber nicht für jeden Sound alle durchgespielt. Welche Möglichkeiten durch die vielen Regler und Schalter auf der Oberseite möglich sind weiß ich nicht, ich kann auch nicht garantieren, dass alles so funktioniert wie es sein sollte. Eine Bedienungsanleitung habe ich nicht mehr. Aus diesem Grund biete ich den Roland vorsichtshalber als defekt (!!!!!) an – bestimmt braucht das Teil etwas Pflege und jemanden, der so etwas auch warten kann. Ich gehe aber davon aus, dass die Tonerzeugung in Ordnung ist, weil das Gerät sehr unterschiedliche Sounds von sich gibt. ” Link
“This vintage Roland Jupiter 4 synthesizer is in decent condition for its age. It turns on and works, although I can’t get sounds out of all of the presets and options (this may well be because I don’t know how to operate it or set it up). Lots of the settings just seem to make noise, but again, that may be because I don’t know what I’m doing (or it may mean at it needs servicing or that parts of it don’t work right). The Voice and Force presets seem to work fine, and they sound pretty cool. Some of the buttons seem to stick, but they’ll pop out if you try. The switch for the LFO – Manual/Mod setting is broken; see photos. The broken switch is included. ” Link
“PHYSICAL CONDITION – Very Good. There are some prominent dings in the wooden side panels, as well as some minor nicks and scuffs elsewhere. Two of the control sliders are missing their caps and the bottom panel is missing one rubber foot. Otherwise, the synth has been kept up nicely. The keys, buttons and controls are working well and solidly intact. Overall in nice shape!
WORKING CONDITION – Fair: The synthesizer powers up and all keys trigger sound properly. The Portamento, Bend/Mod Control, Arpeggiator, Ensemble, Tuning, Assign, and a few other basic controls are fine. However, there is a lot of noise present in the signal and there are quite a few things that are not functioning as they should – The Memory and Preset functions are not working properly. The LFO is working but sounds distorted and controls are not responding as it should. The VCO and its controls are only partially working, with some controls like the range and waveform selectors having no response. The VCA and noise generator are also having no response. Being sold “as is” for repair or parts. ” Link
“Up for sale is a (1) vintage Roland Jupiter 4 synthesizer. The synth is just been serviced (service report included in the sale) and in perfect working condition now. It sounds wonderful, warm and classic. Optical it’s in nice condition too for its age, but there is some minor wear and tear on it, scratches on the front panel, the wooden sides are been damaged at the corners and the music stand knobs are missing at the back panel (see photo’s). Overall it’s a beautiful instrument. It’s an original 220V version with European plug installed and the serial number is: 790705.” Link
Looks 9.50 of 10
Better than average condition, some ebayers may say MINT but this is not a word I understand right.
Works 10 of 10
Everything works as specified, overhauled before shipping to have long life and to keep original sounds.
All electrolytic capacitors, some short life OpAmps/tramsistors/logis ICs are changed with new ones, microprocessors and RAMs are tested individually,
keys knobs, sliders, switches and jacks cleaning are done before shipping.” Link
“The cosmetic condition is not good and we could not turn the unit on ( we can not check it because of it ) AS IS” Link
“For sale is a Roland Jupiter 4 analog synthesizer with Io Midi professionally installed. This is a rare synth going up in value all the time…that’s because it sounds awesome! One of the most underrated Roland synths with a really great sound. Huge thick analog, awesome filters, arpeggiator, built in ensemble, presets & snappy envelopes. This JP4 is fully functional & in excellent cosmetic condition. There’s only minor wear on the rear part of the end cheeks, otherwise it’s in very nice clean shape, especially considering its age. It’s 100% fully functional and was just back from servicing/checkup, including tuning and calibration. It sounds fantastic. The Io Midi is incredibly useful and quite rare to find. In my opinion the JP4 is one of the greatest sounding Roland synths, I would take it over a JP6 or JP8 anyday. Don’t miss out on this vintage analog classic!” Link
“This one has been fully serviced and electrically is perfect, however the case and metalwork isn’t perfect …bit tatty in fact but this is reflected in the price, so if you aren’t wanting to put this in a museum but want the sound….” Link
” Der Jupiter 4 ist das Urgestein der Synthesizer Technologie. Er funktioniert tadellos und seine Sounds sind aktueller denn je. Wie der Name vermuten lässt ist der JP 4 4 fach polyfon spielbar. Der Synthesizer kann auch vor Ort abgeholt werden ( bzw. wird auch auf Wunsch persönlich vorbeigebracht ). Kein Versand ins Ausland. Bei Interesse und Fragen bitte mailen. Ich schreibe und rufe gerne zurück ” Link
” My Roland Jupiter 4 is in excellent condition and sounds wonderful! The creamy bass sound is too die for. I had it completely serviced in the summer of 2014 at Tulsa Guitar and Electronics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All pots and connections were cleaned, a new lithium battery has been installed. The sides are excellent, the panels are excellent with some light wear around the pitch bend area. Will post more pictures when I get time. Just a beautiful looking and sounding Jupiter 4 all the way around! I have this for sale locally so it can end at anytime!” Link
” This is the one you want. It’s expensive, but ready to go. It’s in lovely condition and sounds wonderful. I had the Midiopolis upgrade installed professionally while having it serviced last summer. Check out the details of the upgrade on their website. It not only provides MIDI, but also allows patch programming and saving. ” Link
“this great original piece of kit all working I just don’t use it any more and need the room it is big. I can’t post it to big and I would worry about it getting damage but happy to deliver for diesel money.” Link
“My Roland Jupiter 4 is in excellent condition and sounds wonderful! The creamy bass sound is too die for. I had it completely serviced in the summer of 2014 at Tulsa Guitar and Electronics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All pots and connections were cleaned, a new lithium battery has been installed. The sides are excellent, the panels are excellent with some light wear around the pitch bend area. Will post more pictures when I get time. Just a beautiful looking and sounding Jupiter 4 all the way around!” Link
“Hello and welcome to this auction. I am a home studio hobbyist and am putting up for sale some of my favorite pieces of gear. Be sure to check my other auctions for nice vintage synthesizers and recording equipment.
For sale is a Roland Jupiter 4 analog synthesizer. This is a rare synth going up in value all the time…that’s because it sounds awesome! One of the most underrated Roland synths with a really great sound. Huge thick analog, awesome filters, arpeggiator, built in ensemble, presets & snappy envelopes. This JP4 is fully functional & in excellent cosmetic condition. There’s a little wear here & there but overall quite nice considering it’s age. Only issue worth mentioning is there’s a little scratchiness in the volume pot, it’s not so bad & cleans up with more use. Otherwise working as it should & sounds fantastic. In my opinion one of the greatest sounding Roland synth, I would take it over a JP6 or JP8. Don’t miss out on this vintage analog classic!” Link
” Einer der ersten polyphonen Synths aus den Achzigern (4-stimmig), ohne Midi. Das Gerät hat sichtbare Gebrauchsspuren, auch an den Holzseitenteilen. Das Teil ist voll funktionsfähig, durch lange Nichtnutzung sollten aber Tastenkontakte etc. gereinigt bzw. überholt werden, ebenso wohl einige Transistoren, bin selbst kein Techniker: Da der Jupiter 4 schwer ist, biete ich nur Abholung an. Da dies ein Privatverkauf ist, gibt es keine Garantie oder Rückgaberecht. Das Gerät kann gerne nach Terminabsprache angesehen und getestet werden! ” Link
“This Jupiter 4 does not power on. I do not know anything about it other than it doesn’t work and it is in below average cosmetic condition in my opinion. See photos. Master tune pot is missing knob and is damaged. Has some small dents, wear on panels, wear on sides. From what I can tell all the parts are still there. I am selling it as is or for parts. No refunds or returns. I have been clearing out several of my non working synths and this is my last one. I got this in a trade about a year ago from a friend of mine who was playing it at one time. He said the power kept going in and out until finally it just wouldn’t work. To what extent it was working when he was playing it I do not know, and I know he wouldn’t know either because he is a guitar player and received this about 15 years ago from his uncle. I had plans to have it restored but I have decided to clear it out with the other non working analogs I had. ” Link
“What a find. You are bidding on a very rare classic vintage Roland Jupiter 4 Synthesiser in excellent condition cosmetically and it has had very little use, it is not far off mint condition. It has been in storage for over 20 years.” Link
“Versand: Der Versand ist Versichert, der Preis ist unten angegeben. (innerhalb Festland Deutschland, Versand ins Ausland nach Absprache gegen Aufpreis ggf. möglich, vor dem Auktionsende melden!) unversicherter Versand ist nicht möglich. Liegt ein Transportschaden vor so hat der Käufer dies unmittelbar mit dem Transportunternehmen zu klären. Sollte die Ware aus irgendwelchen Gründen nicht zustellbar sein (falsche Adresse, unzustellbar, etc.), trägt der Käufer alle daraus resultierenden Kosten.” Link
viel spass beim bieter” Link
“Hi. We acquired this in 1989. The history I have is that this belonged to the Marshall Tucker Band, and was in for repair because of something having to do with the “tuning coil”. MTB declined the repair, and the shop sold it to us non-working.
Well, here we are a short 25 years later and we’re never going to get around to fixing it. You are bidding on it as non-working, parts car, project, whatever you want to call it. As a parts car, it’s in pretty good shape. Knobs, sliders, switches, and keys all seem in good shape. Note residue of some kind of sticker on the lower keys. Should clean off ok. Get it working, and you’ve got a fantastic analog synth!
Packed it will weigh about 45lbs and ship from 44302.” Link
Der Schieber beim Arpeggio “RATE” fehlt (habe immer eine Büroklammer benutzt:)) -
in den (Kunst)-Holz-Seitenteilen gibt es Kratzer, rückwärtig “Anbohrungen” (siehe Bilder).
Soundcheck wurde erfolgreich durchgeführt.
Weitere Infos zu diesem Gerät gibt es im Netz.
Privatverkauf, keine Gewährleistung und Garantie.” Link
” A legendary synth, in top nick, with MIDI by KentonAll professionally checked, working 100%. CashOn collection only. Will only ship at the buyer’s Risk. Thanks for watching.” Link
“Unit plays, but is in need of an internal cleaning or servicing. Cosmetically it looks great, retains patches which were programmed in it over the years. The sliders do not correspond when touched…it will need to be cleaned thoroughly if expected to play as it did years ago.” Link
I have to assume that you are viewing this auction as a Synthesist with a knowledge about this incredible 4 voice Analog Synth. If you are not up to speed please take the time to Wiki or Google this historic instrument. I will keep my introduction focused on the functionality and cosmetics of this Jupiter 4 Compuphonic Synthesizer.
Throughly checked out and gone through by my tech over two years ago. All internal fixes made. New battery for the memory chip installed. All controls and functions work. All voice cards and memory work. Arpeggiator, Sample and Hold, LFO, Ensemble Chorus, Pitch Wheel etc… again all functions work. Memory fully functional.
Cosmetically age shows with scuffs on the metal top face but not bad. Biggest flaw is the condition of the faux wood on each side. They can be replaced. Missing is one lever tab on the LFO Bend Slider. All push front buttons work and have good color. All type on the console is good. Some wear on the graphic by the Bend Lever where it has worn off.” Link
“Gebrauchsspuren, eine Holzkante abgestossen.” Link
“Roland Jupiter 4 for auction, in pristine condition. Will come included with power adapter and printed user manual. ” Link
“This machine is a beast. It is an absolute pleasure to program and play on. Previous to sale, this unit has undergone a complete refurbishment and thorough service. The following work was undertaken -
- Replace all electrolytic capacitors with high quality Panasonic/Nichicon
- Rebuild power supply.
- Thorough cleaning inside and out.
- Clean key contacts.
- Replacement of many sensitive logic chips.
- All sliders were removed, cleaned, lubricated and rebuilt. Any faulty sliders were replaced.
- Complete calibration according to Roland factory spec.
- New lithium battery for memory storage.” Link
Das Teil wurde 1994 von einem Profi auf MIDI umgebaut. Diese Funktion wurde von mir geprüft und funktioniert auch.
Durch den Umbau haben sich diverse Funktionen eines “normalen” JUPI-4 geändert.
Es gibt zum Beispiel jetzt 124 Speicherplätze. 16 MIDI Kanäle einstellbar.
Wegen längeren Nichtgebrauchs mußte die Pufferbatterie von einem Fachmann ausgetauscht werden.
Dadurch sind auch keine Grundsounds mehr im Gerät vorhanden. Ich habe keine Ahnung wie man die wieder ins Gerät kriegt.
Habe es auch nicht hingekriegt einen Sound zu speichern. Für den Fachmann wahrscheinlich kein Problem.
Alle Tasten funktionieren und man kann manuell alle Sounds editieren. Alle Regler und Schalter funktionieren. Einige können leicht kratzen (Headphone Pegel).
Ich kenne mich mit dem Teil überhaupt nicht mehr aus und bitte deshalb nur um Gebote von Bietern die sich 100%ig damit auskennen.
Das Teil wird nicht versendet!!! Es muss vor Ort (Ahrensburg bei Hamburg) getestet, bezahlt und abgeholt werden.
Bei einem so empfindlichen Teil hätte ich mit Versand kein gutes Gefühl.
Also antesten vor Ort unbedingt erwünscht!!!!” Link
As you can see from the pictures, the internals are in extremely good condition. It has surface rust , and I bought it , thinking I would have enough time to do the graphics for it.
The wood sides are near perfect condition. ” Link