” Roland JX-8P is a velocity and aftertouch-sensitive, six-note polyphonic, fully analog synthesizer released by Roland in 1984. I am the original owner. This was used very little and when not in use, it was stored in a case purchased separately, made specifically for the JX-8P. The condition is pristine. The only slight blemish this can can be seen in the last picture, to the left of the pitch wheel. If it wasn’t noted here, you would miss it because it’s very slight.

This package comes with the following:
Roland JX-8P Synthesizer
JX-8P Case
PG800 Controller, with cable
Foot Pedal
M-64C Memory Cartridge
A template of the controller for documenting custom sounds
A custom patch that sounds identical to the OB-8 patch used in “Why Can’t This Be Love” ” Link

“Up for auction is a Roland Jx-8p polyphonic analog synthesizer in good condition. Includes power cable.” Link

“Ok, so this synth is in bad shape, but there is hope. First of all, as you can see the unit powers up. It does make sound. Several keys don’t play, and the outputs pretty bad (except the headphone jack works good). Also the MIDI works great, so it can be used as a sound generator. But obviously I’m selling as is for parts or repair because any of this could stop working at any point, just do to the fact that it’s in such bad shape. So, no guarantees, but know that I have successfully recorded midi tracks with this synth in the past. And I have cleaned it up too, when I got it, it was in worse shape. Unfortunately I am not including the power supply, it is just in the picture to show the synth powered on. It needs some tlc, but isn’t garbage. Once again- sold as a broken synth AS IS for parts or repair, and no power supply included, just the synth.” Link

“Vintage Roland JX-8P from 1985 for sale! Complete with Memory Cartridge (never used it, but it’s there).

In good condition cosmetically and functionally. Second owner, purchased in rough shape, keys have been cleaned and all buttons work. Have used this along with my Bass VI (also for sale) to record covers of The Cure, Depeche Mode, and a few other 1980’s bands. Will refrain from naming all the bands which have used the JX-8P live and in the studio. ” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 16 April 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P Project Machine


Synthesizer is in rough shape but is mostly functional. Cosmetically it is pretty worn. Some of the slider tips are missing, the pitch bend was “repaired” at some point by epoxying a toothbrush handle to replace the original that broke off. The overlay on two of the tone selection buttons are torn, but the buttons still work. Also some of the keys will cause a note to stick randomly. The volume and edit sliders have issues. The volume slider is scratchy and cuts in and out. With a little playing you can get the sound to come out clear. The edit slider jumps the values way up or down with little movement of the slider. They probably need to be cleaned. Two of the black keys have a little melted spot on them. After touch seems to work ok. Other than those issues it does work well. Don’t have any way to test the midi and pg-800 ports so not sure if they are functional. Would make a nice synth with a little fixing up for those technically inclined. Requires a special ungrounded two prong power cord which is not included.”

JX-8P, Roland @ 02 April 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “In great cosmetic and working condition. Please see photos for exact unit being sold.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 26 March 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “PLEASE NOTE, THIS SYNTH IS A 240V SYNTH! I WILL SHIP IT WITH THE VOLTAGE UP CONVERTER! 120 – 240v I’ve seen upgrade kits if you like but I’ve had no issues with this device at all, it doesn’t get hot or cause me issues.

Now, the common issue with this.. the after touch. I’ve personally taken this apart to clean it throughly, I did not take the rubber/copper strip off at all, I just cleaned it very well and once I put it together the after touch is there just very faint. I don’t have a doubt it wouldn’t work once it’s cleaned all throughout the guide; side note missing a screw on the side. Can’t see it.

This synth feels and sounds amazing. I do not own any cards with any other sounds, I’ve tried the desktop apps through

MIDI to play with the pg800 simulators and it’s amazing I just don’t have an option to save anything! Whomp!

I don’t have the box but it’ll be shipped in a box that fits it very well! And I will ship it very carefully! ” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 12 March 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p ” Roland JX8P analog synthesizer. Looks very good and is 100% working.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 26 February 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

8p “Great lovingly used condition. Amazing synth, best price online!” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 12 February 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “Here we have an awesome pristine example of a Roland JX8P. I got this from a synth collector, who left this boxed in there closet for the last 20-25 years. It really in great shape, cosmetically perfect, not a scratch. The aftertouch works better then anyone of these I’ve ever played too. Only small issue is one button doesn’t work, the sound 29 button. Luckily this serves no other purpose then playing sound 29, everything else is perfect! This comes with a Synth ROM cart. I put the best JX8P sound on it, so you would be good to go. ” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 05 February 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P Project Machine

jx8p “A VINTAGE Roland JX-8P in decent working order. Roland produced this synth from 1984-1989. The original factory sounds are loaded and the unit includes a proper power cord (two prong, square head unique to this product). An owners manual is included. The unit works just fine but has minor cosmetic issues expected of a 33 year old instrument and some playability issues listed below. The unit has lived in a NON SMOKING environment for about 10 years. The unit is packaged up nicely and ready to ship from the Dallas area in Texas, USA.

PLAYABILITY issues: 1) Notes will hang on occasion. The solution is to clean the key contacts underneath the keys (google Roland JX-8P hanging keys). It is a common problem with this synth than can be fixed if you’re willing to dig into it (see link below). 2) The portamento on/off button and slider has no effect. I would suspect this can be fixed with cleaning as well. 3) The stereo outputs have issues. The mono jack has no output and is slightly bent (see pictures). The secondary stereo jack has low output. The headphone jack works perfectly and can be used as the main stereo output.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 08 January 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “In great cosmetic and working condition. Please see photos for exact unit being sold.”

JX-8P, Roland @ 01 January 2017, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

rolandjx8p “analog polyphonic synthesizer
excellent condition, everything works as it should.
comes with power cable” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 25 December 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “Everything works except the bender and aftertouch controls. They will work via MIDI, though.

Auction is for keyboard and power cable. Ships to continental USA only at listed cost. ” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 18 December 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “Roland JX-8P

Great analog synth with DCO!

Nice condition! (see photos)

Usual wear around the left and right side.. (see photos)

Everything works! *

Every key, every button, every switch, slider, OUT-s, joystick, midi in, midi out… (tested extensively few days ago!)

* Only thing – I think aftertouch is not working! (but I am not totally sure..) It can easily be fixed..just some basic soldering of few contacts!! literally.. (I saw some tutorials on the web.. search it.. I did not took time to do it)

It comes with power cord (cable) needed for the synth.

It will be very well and securelly packed! (I am a serious ebayer! Read my feedback.. I have already sold many synthesizers.. and got only great feedback!) I Will send you photos of packaging process!” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 11 December 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “This synth is in overall great condition. However, for it to function the power connector will need to be replaced. The lowest key may also need to be replaced.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 27 November 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

8p ” Analog / Digital Hybrid Synthesiser. Stable DCOs with Analog VCA and VCF. Warm sound. Best in the range for the time. Some cosmetic wear and tear visible. See photos. Due to age. Used to belong to chart topping group, The Cool Notes, from Mid Eighties. Fully working apart from Aftertouch, which never worked on this model! Can be repaired easily though. I never got round to doing it. Half hour job. See online for guidance. Comes with manual and service manual.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 27 November 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX8P

usedkjx8 “Sehr schöner jx8p der ersten Generation. Lange unbenutzt gewesen. Technisch wie neu. Alles funktioniert einwandfrei und die Folienknöpfe lassen sich drücken als wären sie neu. Optisch einige kleine kratzer, des alters entsprechend. Programmer hab ich mir gespart. Hab zuletzt einen behringer bcr 2000 benutzt um ihn anzusteuern. Funktioniert super und man bekommt ihn hier für ca. 80 euro. Kann meinen leider nicht mitanbieten, weil ich ihn noch für einen anderen synth brauche.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 23 October 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

8p “This one is in beautiful cosmetic condition and working 100%. this one looks nearly new” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 16 October 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “Vintage Analog Polyphonic midi Synthesizer Roland JX8P

in very good condition. Professionally serviced by Keytech in Las Vegas,

Every function,every slider,every key works flawlessly.

No missing part/no broken parts,shows only a few paint fading and a few scratch but overall in good cosmetic condition (see pictures for details) .” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 16 October 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “This auction is for one vintage used 1985 Roland JX-8P synthesizer keyboard. I purchased this keyboard several years ago. This keyboard powers up and everything is working. Cosmetically, the keyboard shows wear with the worst being on the edges of the plastic sides where the grey finish has worn off (see pictures). This auction is for the JX-8P keyboard and power cord only. The keyboard stand in the pictures is not included.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 02 October 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

used-jx3p “Roland JX-8P, Fully playable, including functioning M64-C memory cartridge.
After Touch is functional, the contact for aftertouch needs a bit of cleaning and experiencing clipping while changing value.
99% of keys are functional, and all keys are included.
sound samples can be provided upon request.
electrical input has been hardwired and functions 100%.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 25 September 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “Roland JX8P. Fully serviced. Calibrated. Recapped. Velocity sensor cleaned so aftertouch works correctly. Works great. Custom patches programmed by tech. Prices on these are on the rise. Once Kiwi officially releases the Kiwi8p upgrade expect these to jump to $1,000+ (Google or YT “Roland Kiwi8p” for a sneak peak). Keep in mind that this unit has been recapped, calibrated, and aftertouch sensor addressed. That’s huge. ” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 18 September 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “I am the 2nd owner 0f this fully functioning vintage Roland 61 key JX- 8P synth. Awesome analog sounds! It has two previous cigarette burns to two keys, not in playing area of the keys. I purchased a new power cord as its not your standard 3 prong keyboard cord. It’s taking up space in my studio. It has your usual warring , nicks and bumps for its age but has been in my smoke free studio for years. I have included a larger carpeted keyboard case (which adds shipping weight) but protects it! ” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 28 August 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P Project Machine

jx8p” Here is a Roland JX-8P Japanese voltage that does not power up.
I am the original owner. I bought while in Japan circa 1985-86.
I will ship in the plastic hard shell case. ” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 14 August 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jxp ” I can’t stress what amazing condition this synth is in (not even taking into account it was made over 30 years ago). I acquired it from The States less than a year ago, in it’s original box with the original manual, and it looked brand new. Every function works perfectly and it sounds awesome.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 17 July 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

used jx8p ” A very clean, Roland JX-8P. Fully functional. Home use only in a non-smoking, non-pet environment.

I bought my first 8P new in 1985 and have always loved this model for it’s fat analog sounds along with it’s digital attacks on percussive sounds, somewhat like crossing a Juno 106 with a DX7. The capabilities go way beyond the earlier JX-3P. It’s a great way to get some of that fat Juno 60 & 106 sound at half the going price for a Juno these days.

I’ve got a decent collection of patches for the 8P and have loaded 32 of my coolest ones into the user bank so you will be getting some much better presets than the boring, lackluster original Roland factory patches.

Just serviced: The synth got a very good cleaning, inside and out, and the aftertouch was restored.

AFTERTOUCH: I’ve had five JX-8Ps in my life and I can assure you 95% of the 8Ps out there have no working aftertouch due to their age unless the aftertouch was serviced and restored. This one I just restored last week. It’s a tedious process that involves opening it up and removing the whole key bed. Then each of the 61 keys and 61 key springs are removed. (while the plastic keys are out, I gave them a sudsy soak overnight, then cleaned each key, one by one, dried, and re-lubed each with lithium grease). The multi-layered aftertouch strip is opened and each part cleaned or scrubbed and the carbon impregnated contact strips reconditioned and re-carbonized. Re-assembly of the strip is very difficult, but I’ve done this process with success now to five JX-8Ps.

The aftertouch is very cool and a must have feature for any JX-8P. By pressing down a little harder on keys you are already pressing, you can add brilliance, vibrato or volume swells. By changing your LFO settings, the “vibrato” added can actually do some really neat stuff beyond basic vibrato.

I’ve spent the time making sure all is cleaned up and working well so no surprises for you like you can get with a lot of these vintage synths. There are no known issues. On rare occasion, a note will hang. This is not the key physically sticking, but just a quirky thing I’ve seen every JX-8P do, again due to age. You just play a few more notes or a chord and the hanging note gets “flushed” out and stops.

Auction includes the JX-8P, hard-to-find 2 pronged power cord and a printed copy of the owners manual.” Link

JX-8P @ 03 July 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p ” This Roland JX-8P is Made with Metal Body Not Plastic Original factory Stand Plays great!” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 03 July 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

used jx8p “Very good condition. Photos will attest to condition. Perfectly functioning and clean. Some minor scuffs and scratches, appropriate for the synth’s age. Just serviced and the aftertouch was fully restored.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 12 June 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

8p “Hier verkaufe ich meinen Roland JX-8P Kult-Synthesizer.
dieser bietet fette 8 Stimmen analoger Klangerzeugung!

Bands wie Frischmob und Doppeltopf feiern schon ewig damit.

Der Roland JX8P ist technisch im akzeptablen Zustand und funktioniert mit kleineren
Mängeln immer noch ordentlich, (eine Faderreinigung sollte gemacht werden und zwei Knopfkappen fehlen).
Der JX8P hat deutliche Gebrauchsspuren, an den Bediener Elementen.
Bitte schauen Sie sich das Foto an.
Verkauf ohne Netzkabel und des Sonderzubehörteil PG-800.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 29 May 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P


JX-8P, Roland @ 22 May 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “This synthesizer is in good condition and works well. Includes power cord and case. Sold as is, no returns.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 15 May 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

used jx8p“Roland JX8P synthesizer up for sale. It is in great condition- all keys and sliders, after-touch and display, outputs work great. The battery seems to work- it has it’s patches and I was able to save new patches, but I’m sure the battery will need to be changed soon as it is 30 years old!

Some of the patches toward the end of Bank B show up on the screen as weird characters- It probably needs the patches reloaded, but I have no desire to do this.

It still has the magnetic list of parameters, which is very helpful.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 24 April 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

roland-jx-8p “Hinweise: Der JX-8P ist ein Synthesizer wohl aus dem Jahr 1985. Daher weist er selbstverständlich Gebrauchsspuren auf, auch 2 kleine Dellen im Gehäuse. Der Bender-Knüppel scheint mir nach Bedienung etwas asymmetrisch verbogen, könnte also ein Defekt sein, er funktioniert jedoch mit 2 Halbtönen. Der Schieber zum Einstellen der Bend-Range hat keine Funktion, müsste als geprüft und ggf. repariert werden. Die Tonerzeugung scheint ok, was auffällt, dass bei zu vielen Tasten Töne fehlen. Aber evtl. ist das mit der 6-stimmigen Polyphonie zu begründen. Beim Umschalten des Ausgangspegels gab es leichte Kratzgeräusche, den analogen Chorus hört man aus den Lautsprechern auch ohne Tastaturbedienung. Vermutlich aber für Analogsynths normal. Dennoch besteht bei einem Synth dieses Alters immer die Möglichkeit von versteckten Mängeln, dies sollte man beim Bieten im Hinterkopf behalten. Ich übernehme daher keine Garantie, eine Rücknahme schließe ich ebenfalls aus.” Link

JX-8P, Roland @ 24 April 2016, Comments Off on Roland JX-8P

jx8p “Roland synthesizer had serviced and works. Crazy vintage synth sounds with this bad boy.” Link