“You are looking at an early-mid 80′s roland juno 106 analog synth with midi capabilities. This keyboard worked great the last time it was used in the early 2000′s and has sat in a closet since. Id imagine that many of the issues would go away after a thorough cleaning of the board. But, due to these issue the board will be sold AS IS, although guaranteed not to be D.O.A.
here are the issues i have observed during testing.
1. three or four keys on the bass half of the keyboard seem to not be working properly. they do work sometimes, but mostly not. this is one of the issues that i would imagine would be fixed after a good cleaning of the keybed.
2. 3 sliders from the VCF are missing. these include the ENV, LFO, and KYBD sliders.
also, the R slider in the envelope section is missing, along with two other slider caps.
3. The latch on the middle C# is broken so the key slightly sticks up about a half an inch higher than the others. the key still works fine although it slightly broken on the top. this is an easy fix
4. there seems to be a good amount of background noise/static in the circuit. My guess is that this is due to dust buildup inside the board. the H/M/L switch helps some.
5. there is some tape residue on three of the keys and what looks like one burn mark between to keys. its noticeable in the pictures, but its very small and purely cosmetic.
6. the power adapter doesn’t appear to be original, but works fine. it looks like someone cut an AC cable to fit.
Now for the good news.
except for the keys mentioned and the missing sliders, all buttons and functions are working. both choruses sound great and the pitch bend wheel is operating fine. all presets are available and functioning and all present sliders appear to do their designed job.
the board itself is in decent cosmetic shape except for some residue here in there from tape as well as some scratches on one of the plastic end caps. there is also a small dab of white paint just under the DCO section. its about the size of a small pea.
I have owned other juno 106′s, some of which had bad voice chips. this board does not seem to be having the same symptoms as those, but i am not an expert. usually, on the bad voice chip juno’s i would hear a crackling sound when playing. this one doesn’t have that. also on my other 106′s, one in every 6 keys wouldn’t sound because one of the 6 voice chips weren’t working. this one doesn’t have that problem. the four keys that don’t work on this one are all on one side of the board and not in any order.
with a little TLC you can have a fully functioning 106 with those amazing pads and analog sounds you’ve been searching for. there really is nothing that compares; except of course a juno 60. ” Link