Roland, SH-5 @ 28 February 2016, Comments Off

sh-5 “This is an original Roland SH-5 from the 70′s. This unit is in very great condition considering it’s age & size (50lbs). I’ve never seen one nicer than mine. It has lived in my studio for 14+ years & came from a much older studio engineer in NYC before me so it has possibly never been toured or gigged in it’s life. Everything functions electronically as it should & works great. I don’t believe there is any noticeable blemishes to the keys, the controls or the panels under the lid at all – only to the outer tolex, & even then it’s almost all on the back & bottom edge / sides.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 20 December 2015, Comments Off

sh5
• Truly some of Roland’s finest analogue engineering, these guys are absolute beasts. They have so many great features and sounds, and are built like a tank.

• A seriously advanced monophonic synthesiser. It has features such as dual VCO with several waveforms, Multimode VCF for huge filter sweeps and growls, two VCAs, two LFOs and the list goes on……

• This unit is in very good condition. It has had one owner and has been looked after, sitting in a cupboard packed away for most of its life. It has minor wear and tear – a few blemishes to the paintwork is really all, with the majority of the surfaces bright and clean. Even the chrome still shines.

• Functionally perfect – we have given it a good run over and it is all working well, and sounding great. It has had some minor service prior to sale and the oscillators are tuned up.”

Roland, SH-5 @ 22 November 2015, Comments Off

roland sh-5 “This is a Roland SH-5 Classic Analog Synthesizer in Excellent condition. It plays perfectly, looks hardly played and sounds fantastic. No issues. All knobs & sliders work perfectly, keys are straight & have a nice even feel to them. This is regarded as one of the best Mono-synths ever because of the sound of the early Roland filters & all the routing features.Voltage is 117v, which means that you do not need a bulky power converter for playing in the US. There is minor wear to the tolex case, a tiny chip near the power button, & wear on the right end cheek, all minimal & shown in photos. A photo copy of the manual is included.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 28 June 2015, Comments Off

rolan dsh5“Roland SH-5
Serial # 511143
Excellent Condition, Professionally maintained since original purchase.
It is a 1st Generation SH-5
This SH-5 can be heard on YMCA, In the Navy (Dance Version) and extensively on Donna Summer’s Double-Platinum Album “Live and More.” Keyboard case shows normal wear but still in good condition.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 21 June 2015, Comments Off

sh5“Synth has been bench tested, serviced, cleaned, and is is excellent working order. The case shows some scratches in the tolex covering along with the latches/hardware. There are couple of very minor chips on the face plate that are extremely small.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 07 June 2015, Comments Off

sh5“Roland SH-5

Monophonic analog synthesiser. Circa 1975

Condition; excellent Fully complete and working 100%

I have owned this synth since since the early nineties ( having previously owned another Sh-5 in the late seventies) it’s been well stored and used lightly,

The Roland sh-5 is one of the most powerful synthesisers ever made

The king of Roland’s mono synths

Excellent for Psy trance , electro

The VCF filter can easily replicate a 303 and then crank in the band pass for post nuclear re-animation,

Collectable, valuable desirable an icon of seventies design,

Properly maintained as part of a large collection , however these are so well built that no maintenance is normally required (it was calibrated some ten years ago and the LFO was tweaked) ,” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 31 May 2015, Comments Off

sh5“This SH-5 is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!!
This unit was overhauled by professional technician by Roland.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 15 March 2015, Comments Off

roland sh-5“However…I do not know much about this instrument as it was bought from and estate sale in the excellent condition you see here in the photos. ” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 01 March 2015, Comments Off

sh-5“ITEM FOR SALE: ROLAND SH-5

PLATFORM: ANALOG SYNTHESIZER KEYBOARD

CONDITION: FULLY FUNCTIONAL, JUST SERVICED, SHIPPED IN BOX.

THIS ONE COMES WITH THE LID AS SEEN IN PICTURE.

THIS IS A NICE AND COMPLETE UNIT. WE’VE GIVEN IT A GOOD CLEAN UP AND SERVICE.

NATURALLY YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE VINYL COVERING HAS WORN OVER TIME, SO THE NEW OWNER MAY WANT TO RECOVER IT TO MAKE IT REALLY SHINE! ” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 11 January 2015, Comments Off

” For sale is my Roland SH-5 that works and looks brand new. It is in EXCELLENT shape and plays Flawless. People think it is a brand new piece of gear. It has amazing moog modular and Arp 2600 sounds while retaining its flexibility and incredible warmth without the complex wiring. My favorite analog synth, hate to see it go. This is a great investment as Roland SH-5′s are extremely sought after and being as rare as they are, the better condition, the safer your investment. So rest assured that the value of your investment will be retained while you continue to add very unique and original sounds to your arsenal. You will not find a better SH-5 in appearance and working order.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 16 November 2014, Comments Off

sh-5 “This Roland sh5 is rare, but probably Rolland’s best mono (all in one) synth ever made, just been gone through by my tech and everything is fully working.. It’s a 7 out of 10 for the outer case as it is 40 years old, but the main panel is in great condition and more importantly everything works really well. Shipping is expensive as it needs to be packed well and insured.

For buyer confidence check out my 100% positive feedback and the item will be insured and packed to perfection before shipping, thanks for looking.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 12 October 2014, Comments Off

roland sh5 “This Roland sh5 is such a beautiful sounding synth, sadly It must go to a new home, just been gone through by a well known La tech and everything is fully working.. It’s a 7 out of 10 for the outer case as it is 40 years old.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 06 July 2014, Comments Off

“ROLAND SH-5 SH5 44-KEY ANALOG MONOPHONIC SYNTHESIZER KEYBOARD – SERVICED 240V

SUPER RARE ROLAND SYNTH MADE IN GERMANY IN THE MID 1970′S. I’M SELLING THIS FOR A FRIEND, EVERYTHING WORKS, AND IT HAS THE CASE..THIS IS 220-240 V AND HAS A CONVERTER SO

IT WILL WORK HERE IN THE USA. THIS UNIT WAS JUST SERVICED AT ADVANCED MUSIC REPAIR in WEST LA, CA AND IS IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION. SUPER GREAT SOUNDS!” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 27 April 2014, Comments Off

“Biete einen sehr schön erhaltenen Roland SH-5 Synthesizer an.

Eines der Flaggschiffe der Analog- Synthesizer Ära. Einer der besten Synthesizer vom Klang und von der Bedienung, Routing und den Möglichkeiten die jemals gebaut wurden. ” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 24 March 2013, Comments Off

“Description: Vintage synthesizer. comes as seen. Classic Monophonic Synthesizer. Very hard to find Synth

Condition: Excellent vintage shape. unit powers on and all functions are working good. all keys are working good. I am not a Professional with these old synths but all buttons and switches seem to be all working and make a change in the sound. I have not had this unit serviced so it may need some internal cleaning but I notice no issues or damage. there is some minor wear and scratches from age as seen. ” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 28 October 2012, Comments Off

“Roland SH-5

gebraucht :-)

absolutte raritet und samlerstück, super fettes sound

alles funktioniert, aber es gibts volgende :

die osc wobbelt und driftet ein bisschen
es gibts manchmahl ein bisschen rausch im output
manche poti rauscht ein bisschen (staub)
2 knöpfe fehlt
1 gummi deckel fehlt
manche klinke an der rückseite haben rost
optische zustand ist nicht perfekt – ca. 25 jahre alt

eine service/reperatur wäre notwendig wenn man diese gërät in perfekt zustand haben will.

midi eingebaut (ch 16) :
mod wheel > VCF (cutoff freq)
velocity > VCF (cutoff freq)
velocity > VCA
pitch bend > pitch (range einstellbar)

versand ist möglich, aber nicht zum emphelen, weil diese gerät sehr empfindlich sind.

Abholung und probe-spielen in Berlin ist möglich” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 07 October 2012, Comments Off

“This is a super rare Vintage Roland SH-5. It comes as part of a completely self enclosed case. Check the other listings and you’ll see just what an incredible deal this low starting price is. Every key, button, knob, switch, and slider has been tested and is fully functional. The SH-5 is in excellent working and cosmetic condition. (Shipping is so high because this Synth is Big and Heavy). ” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 23 September 2012, Comments Off

“Wie man auf den Fotos erkennen kann, ist das Gerät ist optisch sehr gut erhalten – es ist ein gepflegtes Exemplar, das nur im Nichtraucher-Studio stand und bei Nichtgebrauch meistens abgedeckt stand. Ein zweites Exemplar in diesem Zustand wird man unmöglich finden können (man bedenke: über 30 Jahre alt!). Alle Bedienelemente sind original und funktionieren einwandfrei.

Der Synth ist technisch in sehr gutem Zustand, stimmstabil und richtig gestimmt. Man kann damit also gleich losrocken. Der Filter Resonance Regler kratzt altersbedingt manchmal etwas. Kommt mit Deckel (genauso gut erhalten, ich hab’s vergessen ihn zu fotografieren), Bedienungsanleitung (Kopie) und Soundcharts. Deutsche 220 V Version. Der SH-5 ist selten – wurde in Deutschland nur ca. 50 mal verkauft.

Der SH-5 kann in Neu-Ulm angespielt und abgeholt werden. Aus finanziellen Gründen muß ich mich leider von ihm trennen. Wer einen außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenen SH-5 zu einem bezahlbaren Preis möchte, sollte sich diese einmalige (vielleicht die letzte) Chance nicht entgehen lassen – günstiger wird er nicht mehr werden. Im Ausland werden deutlich höhere Preise für einen SH-5 verlangt und bezahlt. ” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 09 September 2012, Comments Off

“Vintage Roland SH-5 Synthesizer Keyboard. Monophonic – 44 Key. Made in Japan. This synth has been fully tested and is in great working condition. All knobs, switches, sliders, keys, ins/outs, pitch bend controller, and led’s are functioning as they should. The tolex has a few very minor scratches, otherwise the synth is in excellent cosmetic condition.” Link

Roland, SH-5 @ 18 March 2012, Comments Off

“This is an excellent example of the classic Roland SH-5 analog synth and is truly in great condition. The cosmetics are very good and the unit looks great. It is working perfectly with no issues of any kind that I know of. I just spent about 1.5 hours with it and all keys, knobs, switches, and sliders worked. Some of the pots were slightly noisey, but were settling down fast with a little use. I think this is Rolands best all-around analog synth. This synth is the one I have held onto, but I am now using a computer-based system with synth emulations, software effects, VSTs, and Ableton Live Suite 8. I’ll cry, but this really needs to go to someone who will use it and appreciate it ;) The tolex has some scratches and such and I hope the pics show the cosmetic state of the synth.

This auction includes:

Roland SH-5 (including upper velvet-lined cover) – S/N 470609
Copy of the comprehensive SH-5 Service Notes, including full specs and circuit diagrams (VERY rare and VERY useful)
Copy of the User Manual
Original power cord” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 17 July 2011, Comments Off

“For sale this classic Roland SH-5 analog synthesizer in superb condition!

The SH-5 is a classic Roland monosynthesizer with dual VCO, tons of modulation options and dual filter setup.

It comes from the same line of System 100 modulars and older Roland modulars.

Faceplate is super smooth, all original slider caps and knobs, keys are straight, Tolex is very tight.

It has a great sounding resonant multiband filter, fat and creamy. The best vintage Roland sounds possible.

Not much more to prove with the SH-5, its rare, classic, from the mid 70ies and really desirable.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 10 July 2011, Comments Off

“The unit is in good overall condition and functionally everything works well, a few pots and sliders are a little crackly and could do with some contact lubrication or spray, i have not attempted to this myself.
None of the pots are loose or stiff to move, just some are a little crackly, actually having used the synth a lot during the last few days it seems the noise has reduced the more the pots/sliders have been turned/moved.
There is no lid for the synth.
It is a UK model running on 240V and comes with user manual.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 12 June 2011, Comments Off

“Classic Roland monosynth from 1976. This one has that rich and raw sound of early Roland. Real candy for the ear!

Condition is really nice, not like out of the box but still nice. And everything works too.

There can be many different sounds in the mixer section at once. Each sound source (noise, vco 1, vco 2, ring mod, audio input) can be routed separately to either of the two filters or directly to VCA. Has stereo outputs, mono output, headphone out (which distorts beautifully) and audio input. Also CV / gate ins and outs as well as expression input. They work well with other synths (used and tested).

220 V with standard european plug. Can be changed to UK one with no additional cost” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 15 May 2011, Comments Off

” Zum Verkauf steht eine in dem Zustand wo nicht wieder zu bekommende Roland SH5 .Wie man auf den Bildern wo sehen kann ist das Teil nicht verbastelt also genau wie es Sammler suchen . Sie geht nur sehr ungern aus meiner Hand . Zum Verkauf stehen auch noch 2 Space Echos 201 ein Sequencer 104 vom System 100 ein Digital Chorus DC-50 ein Roland SH-101 mit Filter Modifikation und eine Roland TR-909 aus dem Studio von Pascal Feos !!! Ein Space echo 501 gibts noch in einer anderen Auktion und ein Analog modular D&R Mischpult.Bei interesse
Tel.einfach mal durchrufen 01738139239 .Es wäre gut wenn der Artikel bei mir abgeholt wird man kennt ja Post &Co 80cm fallhöhe und so weiter…
Die Sh5 spielt sich wie neu und bleibt auch im Tune was man bei vielen Geräten die das Alter erreicht haben (1976) wo nicht erwarten kann .Die Sh5 ist auch heute noch ein ungeschlagener Synth der sich nicht verstecken muss .” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 08 May 2011, Comments Off

“Schweren Herzens verkaufe ich meinen SH-5. Das Instrument ist technisch im einwandfreien Zustand und besonders wichtig:

ER BLEIBT IM TUNE !!

Das Gehäuse wurde irgendwann aussen mit einem Kantenschutz aus Aluminium modifiziert und der Vinylbezug ist auf der Unterseite bzw. Rückseite etwas verkratzt.

Der Kultstatus dieses einzigartigen Synthesizers wird hierdurch jedoch sicherlich in keiner Weise dezimiert und ich hatte ganz vergessen, wieviel Spass es macht, mit dem Teil zu experimentieren und Musik zu machen.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 01 May 2011, Comments Off


YOU ARE BIDDING ON A VINTAGE ROLAND SYNTHESIZER SH-5 W/RING MODE. SERIAL NUMBER 551457. RECENTLY SERVICED. CONTACTS CLEANED. SOUNDS GREAT!

RECENTLY PURCHASED FROM THE ESTATE OF JOHNNIE WILDER JR. FRONT MAN & LEAD SINGER FROM THE 197O’S BAND HEATWAVE. COMES WITH LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY.

INSTRUMENT WAS USED IN THE RECORDING OF HEATWAVE’S #1 HIT BOOGIE NITES AND OTHERS FEATURED ON THEIR PLATINUM ALBUM “TOO HOT TO HANDLE.” FOR ADDITIONAL INFO ON THE INSTRUMENT AND ITS FEATURES SEE LINK. OTHER LINKS PROVID INFO ON THE BAND AND JOHNNIE WILDER JR.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 17 April 2011, Comments Off

” This listing is for a Roland SH-5 vintage analog synthesizer. The unit is 100% functional and in nice cosmetic condition as well. Just came out of the shop with a clean bill of heath.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 20 February 2011, Comments Off

“Hallo,
nun ist es soweit: Ich biete meinen letzten alten analogen Synthesizer zum Verkauf an. Da er in Sachen Klangformung und Modulationsmöglichkeiten seinen damaligen Konkurrenten haushoch überlegen war, hat er auch am längsten bei mir ausharren dürfen.
Das Gerät hat vor einiger Zeit anständige Knöpfe von Moog bekommen, die originalen Knöpfe sind alle dabei und alle intakt. Eine sehr ausführliche Serviceanleitung mit allen Plänen in Originalgröße ist ebenfalls dabei (nicht dieser halbe Kram aus dem Internet). Englisches Owners Manual (ringgebunden) ist ebenfalls dabei. Das Gerät ist uralt, funktioniert jedoch einwandfrei. Zusammen mit einer schönen Vierspurmaschine feuert er euch über viele Nächte in eine andere Welt. Gerade Freunde der geräuschhaften Klänge und der typischen 60er und 70er-Jahre-Sounds werden hier ihre Freude haben. Dank des Hold-Potis kann er schöne, stehende Drones erzeugen, ohne dass man die Tasten mit dem Messer feststellen muß.
Angetriggert wird er über Tastatur, extern, LFO2 oder S&H, kann also den ganzen Tag vor sich hinplätschern (was er bei mir oft und gerne getan hat). Da der S&H auch mit den LFO-Wellen gespeist werden kann, gibt er bei Bedarf herrlichen Treppenspannungen oder wiederkehrende Spannungsmuster ab.

Das Multimode-Filter und das zusätzliche Bandpassfilter sind natürlich der Hammer.

Es handelt sich um ein amerikanisches 117V Gerät, einen Spannungskonverter liefere ich aber mit. Mit einen japanischen 100V Modell würdet ihr wenig Freude haben – die laufen gerne heiss, weil unsere 110V Konverter deutlich zu hohe Spannungen abgeben. (Gilt übrigens besonders für Yamaha CS 30!)
Das Gehäuse hat natürlich schon deutliche Gebrauchsspuren, an den Seitenteilen neben der Tastatur geht an einigen Stellen der Lack ab. Das Panelboard ist in sehr gutem Zustand, die Beschriftung ist weder zerkratzt noch abgewetzt. Die Potis laufen super, einige Knacksen manchmal ganz wenig, ich habs nie für nötig gehalten, das zu ändern. Die Schiebepotis sind excellent – da träumt jeder Odyssey-Besitzer von. Die Schalter funktionieren einwandfrei, einige gehen etwas schwer, weil sie so selten benutzt wurden. Ich habe noch nie Kontaktspray oder ähnliches an dem Gerät benutzt. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 13 February 2011, Comments Off

“You are bidding on my favourite synth of all time the Roland SH5. I have owned this synth for over four years and everything works perfectly. The rotary controls and the sliders are extremely smooth and free from any kind of issues or noise. When you use these controls you understand the quality build that Roland’s standard was at the time of production. The tolex is far from perfect but that’s to be expected at this age. With that said, the case is probably the toughest case on any synthesizer ever built which is probably why they last so long. As you will see in the photos, this isn’t a museum piece, but it’s rock solid and the paint finish is free from corrosion or rust like some others I have seen. It will be packaged in the original case with another container over that and material between the two. This is a 120 volt model for those in the UK that might be interested. As a bonus, this comes with the original operators manual which I have kept for over 25 years. My first synth was the SH5 (this is my second one).” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 02 January 2011, Comments Off

“I have just about sold all my synths now but this is the one I have held onto the longest. I have owned oberheim 4 voice, Roland Jupiter 8, Original Minimoog, pro-one etc. This is the king of all and that is the only reason it has stayed with me. It is extremely hard for me to part with this wonderful synth but im just not playing it that much anymore. It produces some incredible sounds and has the most amazing sounding bandpass filter ive ever heard. Cosmetically it has a few nicks in the tolex here and there and also is missing the the top of the case but it is functioning 100% and sounds incredible. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 31 October 2010, Comments Off

“Excellent condition mid 70′s Roland SH% synthesizer. Functions great, have not noticed any problems with it since owning it for about 9 months. Cosmetics are great, a solid 8/10; just gentle wear and tear around edges etc. An amazing synth that I’d love to keep but work has been slow and I have a system 100…” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 31 October 2010, Comments Off

“Roland SH-5 Monophonic Synthesizer

It’s been in my synth corral for a while now. Excellent machine in top working order …I love the Ring-Mod and Analog input. Band-Pass filter is very cool.

Cosmetics:

A couple of small paint chips in the black next to controllers and high Key – - see photo’s. Compartment lock on door for power cable is missing. Some small wear in the tolex here and there. I did NOT Armour All it for the pics (probably should have) …just the hard truth in digital.

Functionality:

Everything else is good. Best of all it plays in tune and stays in tune!!!
I am a professional tech and take care of quite a few clients. This is one of my own and tweaked for performance. This one dates from 1978 (dates on boards internally) but is as robust as they come. Power Supply is strong and steady – no icky hums or buzzes. Simply a great machine that should last for many years.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 17 October 2010, Comments Off

“re Is An Original Roland Sh 5 Analog Synth In Great Condition.

——This One Comes From A Studio With The Photocopy Manual And Original Hard Shell————This One Has One Small Broken Toggle Switch For Portamento Near The Pitch Bender (Also Is Missing The Top Part Of Bender).

Other Than Those Two Cosmetic Flaws This One Is Nice And Clean With All Potentiometers Functioning Smoothly.(See Pictures).” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 26 September 2010, Comments Off

“Here’s one for a museum! This is a prototype SH5 made by Roland. The story i got is this was found in a closed music store in the 90′s and was sold, i believe being owned by two people since then, one person being a tech, and i am the third. I am a synthesizer manufacturer and have opened this up to verify it is a prototype (the PCBs are very different than the production model), also A/B’ing it with a production model know first hand it even sounds different. Here is the good and bad
Bad first: it’s missing the cover that holds the power cord in when not in use. Missing the bottom plate that is underneath the key bed, you wont notice it unless you are looking underneath…and the production model I believe is the same so if you find one that is being parted out you could get these two parts. I think two of the latches on the cover are broken. Lastly the separate band pass filter section is whacky, it overloads very easily. I initially was going to fix it but decided to keep it original.
The good: everything (except the separate BPF) works, and you also have the BPF in the “main” filter. All sliders, pots, keys etc work as they should and it sounds amazing!!!!!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-5 @ 18 July 2010, Comments Off

” Here is a Roland sh-5, and you probably know what it is!

It’s in pristine condition.

The mod knob of the VCA doesnt work, which is letting you apply a lfo to the volume: A vibrato can do exactly the same thing, so it’s the least of the problem I could have had.. Rather then that, everything works perfectly.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.