Roland, TR-808 @ 05 March 2017, Comments Off

808 “If you’re looking for a TR-808 you know what this drum machine is all about. This TR 808 is in a perfect condition. Been in a smoke free studio space at all times” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 19 February 2017, Comments Off

808 “Roland TR-808 Drum Machine w/MIDI!

This unit was previously listed with a DIN sync issue but it has been fixed and DIN sync input/output is working!

Listing is for a Roland TR-808 Drum Machine with CHD MIDI retrofit! I used this solely as a velocity-sensitive MIDI triggered sound source but the unit can be synched via DIN if that’s what you prefer. When syncing the internal sequencer to MIDI, it is slightly delayed when in “manual play” mode which I attribute to MIDI clock timing slop so the purchaser should plan on using it as a MIDI triggered or DIN synched unit for getting authentic TR-808 sounds. Samples, VST instruments, clones, etc. cannot touch the sound of the real thing.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 12 February 2017, Comments Off

808 “It’s a little scratched, but it’s no problem to use.

There is no problem in operation. It is very good.

Please see pictures.

TR-808

- The number of tracks: 12
Programming: step, real-time

· MASTEROUT, MULTIOUT: very good
Operation panel: MASTER VOLUME a little gully.”
Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 22 January 2017, Comments Off

808 “Roland TR-808 in very good condition, with Kenton MIDI (in, out & thru). Just serviced, with new PSU capacitors, cleaned and fully callibrated.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 08 January 2017, Comments Off

808 “Listing is for a Roland TR-808 Drum Machine with CHD MIDI retrofit! I used this solely as a MIDI triggered sound source as DIN sync does not appear to function and when syncing the internal sequencer to MIDI, it syncs fine when in “pattern write” mode but is slightly delayed when in “manual play” mode. For these reasons, the purchaser should plan on using it as a MIDI triggered unit for getting authentic TR-808 sounds. Samples, VST instruments, clones, etc. cannot touch the sound of the real thing.”
Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 25 December 2016, Comments Off

tr808 “As legendary as it gets.
Power cord changed to 3 pin.
MIDI for DAW integration. good luck
Only 2 modifications.
No returns. ” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 13 November 2016, Comments Off

tr808 “Excellent condition. This vintage drum machine has been cared for greatly and works perfectly. All of the outputs work great, and all of the pots are flawless. No issues at all.

I’m also throwing in a Kenton D-sync midi converter ($130 value), so you can have it sync with your Sequencer/DAW, as well as a Decksaver shell cover ($75 value).” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 03 July 2016, Comments Off

808 ” You are bidding on the mythical Roland TR-808 Analog Drum Machine!! This is the beast that started it all, from Electro, Hip-hop, Techno, you name it, this box has been on a million of your favorite tunes. You know what this is!!

This 808 is fully working, but hasn’t been serviced in a little while. The sounds all play fine, but the switches on the congas could either be cleaned or replaced to make things a bit easier. There is some usual wear on the front, nothing major, just some usual wear around the most-used knobs. Overall the box is in good shape and works fine, but could probably use a service or a little TLC from the new owner. Everything has been working great for me (you can see the lights on in the pics), I wasn’t planning to part it with it right now, but I’m in a financial bind and really need the money, sadly.

When I got this a couple years ago I replaced all the switches and had the box tuned and serviced, so the sounds (cow bell, for example) are all essentially stock. I also replaced the knobs with a full new set — rare to see these with all the knobs and start/stop button intact!

An older Kenton Midi mod has been installed on this 808, you can see the “in / out / thru” ports on the side of the box, in addition to the “din sync” port on the back. I had some questions about the midi mod when I first got this box, and Kenton support was very responsive and helpful. So if you have a technician (or plan to work on it yourself) don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kenton regarding the mod.

The 808 operates a bit differently than the 606 / 707 / 909, but it just takes a little time with the manual to get used to it. The kick, snare, clap, hats — all unmistakable and classic… Barely needs any processing to make a track magic!” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 03 July 2016, Comments Off

808 “Roland TR 808 Rhythm Composer w/ Live Clap Button

Japan Model 100w comes with converter

Item is in good used condition

May need to be cleaned, Clap and Snare has small distortion in reverb. ( I clean it up with an attack/delay gate) I used this machine to sample into my MPC. Nothing Beats Great authentic “808″ Sounds and Patterns!!!

Has minor scratches. Please see pics carefully before purchase.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 26 June 2016, Comments Off

8008 “You are bidding on the mythical Roland TR-808 Analog Drum Machine!! This is the beast that started it all, from Electro, Hip-hop, Techno, you name it, this box has been on a million of your favorite tunes. You know what this is!!

This 808 is fully working, but hasn’t been serviced in a little while. The sounds all play fine, but the switches on the congas could either be cleaned or replaced to make things a bit easier. There is some usual wear on the front, nothing major, just some usual wear around the most-used knobs. Overall the box is in good shape and works fine, but could probably use a service or a little TLC from the new owner. Everything has been working great for me (you can see the lights on in the pics), I wasn’t planning to part it with it right now, but I’m in a financial bind and really need the money, sadly.

When I got this a couple years ago I replaced all the switches and had the box tuned and serviced, so the sounds (cow bell, for example) are all essentially stock. I also replaced the knobs with a full new set — rare to see these with all the knobs and start/stop button intact!

An older Kenton Midi mod has been installed on this 808, you can see the “in / out / thru” ports on the side of the box, in addition to the “din sync” port on the back. I had some questions about the midi mod when I first got this box, and Kenton support was very responsive and helpful. So if you have a technician (or plan to work on it yourself) don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kenton regarding the mod.

The 808 operates a bit differently than the 606 / 707 / 909, but it just takes a little time with the manual to get used to it. The kick, snare, clap, hats — all unmistakable and classic… Barely needs any processing to make a track magic!” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 12 June 2016, Comments Off

808 “Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer w/midi. Program the sequence using your DAW if desired and use the knobs on the 808 to tweak the sound for each sequenced drum sound (individual drum track). This is an old but durable machine. Everything works. There is a slight hesitation sometimes with the START/STOP knob but nothing extreme (Really, nothing major). It really isn’t a show stopper at all and just really could use a little TLC. I am making some needed adjustments in my life and chose to finally drawdown the remainder of my analog arsenal. Buyer pays the shipping cost. Happy bidding.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 29 May 2016, Comments Off

808 “Roland TR 808 Rhythm Composer w/ Live Clap Button

Japan Model 100w comes with converter

Item is in good used condition

May need to be cleaned, Clap and Snare has small distortion. ( I clean it up with an attack/delay gate) I used this machine to sample into my MPC. Nothing Beats Great authentic “808″ Sounds and Patterns!!!

Has minor scratches. Please see pics carefully before purchase.

Sold As Is

Vintage Beat Machine Collectors Welcome” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 08 May 2016, Comments Off

808 “This auction is for one Roland Tr-808 that has been serviced by a technician who installed the CHD Midi Kit & has replaced all of the electrolytic capacitors and diodes. The Roland TR-808 in the images is the exact item you will win if you choose to buy it now before someone else.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 17 April 2016, Comments Off

808 “Roland TR808 Drum Machine, well loved and maintained. Only selling to fund a larger purchase.

Cosmetically: the machine is an 9/10 (refer to photos)

Functionally: it operates flawless and sounds amazing. No scratchy pots etc.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 10 April 2016, Comments Off

808 “Vintage Roland TR 808 Drum Machine. In good cosmetic and functioning condition.

The “Start/Stop” button doesn’t always engage, but that is to be expected from a vintage machine. “

Roland, TR-808 @ 27 March 2016, Comments Off

808 “Vintage Roland TR 808 Drum Machine. In good cosmetic and functioning condition.

The “Start/Stop” button doesn’t always engage, but that is to be expected from a vintage machine. ” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 13 March 2016, Comments Off

808 “Great Classic Sound in excellent condition.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 14 February 2016, Comments Off

808 “Hello there and welcome to my auction.

This is for a very good condition Roland TR 808. There are hardly any marks and scratches.

Everything appears to be working well, the sound is loud and crisp.

Button number 8 is a little sticky and sometimes needs to be pressed a couple of times to get it to work. There maybe a couple of other quirks but on the whole is a good sturdy machine. Could just maybe be in the need of a service.

Pattern one is set to play a quarter of a 16th bar, I don’t know how to change this, please see manual. All other patterns are ok.

I’ll include the manual in print out form.

There is a midi ‘in’ and ‘thru’ but I do not know how to use the midi function, I’ll leave it to you to figure out.

This really is a lovely machine and makes for a great investment.

this is a UK 240 v.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 14 February 2016, Comments Off

tr808 “This TR-808 was just recently serviced by Switched On in Austin Texas…the authorities on these machines in the states. It was then modified by Deltronics in Chicago for pitch control and extended sustain of the BD (kick) drum.

The unit is fully functional in every way, works flawlessly and sounds amazing. All the knobs and buttons work as they should. No midi. Works on US power. To use this in Europe you will need an adapter.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 17 January 2016, Comments Off

808 “This TR-808 was just recently serviced by Switched On in Austin Texas…the authorities on these machines in the states. It was then modified by Deltronics in Chicago for pitch control and extended sustain of the BD (kick) drum.

The unit is fully functional in every way, works flawlessly and sounds amazing. All the knobs and buttons work as they should. No midi. Works on US power. To use this in Europe you will need an adapter. ” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 10 January 2016, Comments Off

808” This TR-808 was just recently serviced by Switched On in Austin Texas…the authorities on these machines in the states. It was then modified by Deltronics in Chicago for pitch control and extended sustain of the BD (kick) drum.

The unit is fully functional in every way, works flawlessly and sounds amazing. All the knobs and buttons work as they should. No midi. Works on US power. To use this in Europe you will need an adapter.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 27 December 2015, Comments Off

808” This TR-808 was just recently serviced by Switched On in Austin Texas…the authorities on these machines in the states. It was then modified by Mike Borish at Deltronics / Borish Electronics in Chicago for pitch control and extended sustain of the kick drum.

The unit is fully functional in every way and sounds amazing. All the knobs and buttons work as they should. No midi. Works on US power. To use this in Europe you will need an adapter.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 06 December 2015, Comments Off

808 “This 808 is in amazing condition. Has been properly stored for many years. Recently had a tech do a complete check and cleaning. Fully functioning. No Modifications. ” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 08 November 2015, Comments Off

808 “In preparation to sell, I had this unit fully serviced. It is in perfect working order and sounds incredible! Cosmetic condition is excellent. Comes with the original dust cover. Dust cover has a bit of wear and tear, but still functions and fits well. Battery compartment is very clean. ” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 27 September 2015, Comments Off

808 “The infamous 808. If you’re reading this then you know what what this is…and so I’ll skip the whole musical history lesson.

No Reserve. FREE insured & packed securely Domestic Shipping. WILL NOT ship world wide….so please don’t bother asking!!!

Been putting of selling this beast for some time now. Hate to see such a legendary piece go but we need to wipe out some debts! Was able to use it on one release…so it is ok to see it off to someone who can put it to more use! ;)

Here is the details :

It has been covered from dust in a climate controlled studio for the last few years of it life with us…seeing very little use.

I’m not sure if we are the second owners but we aren’t the first owners. Bought it on eBay years ago from a studio out of California. I suspect it was used on the road with all the cosmetic issues it has. It also had some technical problems when we received it… but we brought it to the very capable hands of Switched On in Austin, TX and they whipped it into shape. Recommend Switched On very highly for their service work!!! Super talented people!

They cleaned up the broken shoddy midi job that was done on the interior (NO MIDI by the way!) and they said it could use a few more hours on the bench for the timing circuit. This wasn’t an issue for us at all…so we called it a day. Worked perfectly for us ever since the great techs of Switched On fixed it up.

Ok so details about the timing circuit. What this means is if you’d like to change the tempo (in mid performance) then you will still have problems with the consistency of tempo, and you will need to service it to fix this final tech issue. It will go in and out of the set tempo for a few seconds with deviation etc. We never did any tempo changes at all (after setting the main tempo duh) so it was never an issue for us at all. If you JAM on the 808 like we do then I wouldn’t honestly see a reason to get it serviced for many more decades…at least!!

After all of that being said the only other problems are purely cosmetic..as you can obviously see in the photos.

Drill holes scatted around for a crap MIDI job …what were they thinking!!! Back to what seems like evidence to be a gigging 808. A spot that looks like a cigarette burn on the top left hand side of the plastic and also a melted area on the plastic in the rear of the left hand side from being too close to hot equipment?!?! They definitely roughed this one up!!!

After you hear a real 808 in action though…looks definitely aren’t everything ;)

Random scattered scratches and 4 missing color circle stickers for : Mid Tom Tuning, Hand Clap Level, Open Hi-Hat Level & Open Hi-Hat decay. Oddly enough missing the original back grill screws. Doesn’t make it less secure or anything weird like that. Actually didn’t even notice until I started taking pics to make this listing…Ha!

That’s it. Absolutely nothing left out!” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 14 September 2015, Comments Off

808 ” Hallo, ich verkaufe hier meine Roland TR-808, wie auf den Bildern zu sehen. Ich habe diese Maschine in den 90ern selbst benutzt. Da ich dann auf den MIDI-Zug aufgesprungen bin und eine MIDIfizierung der Maschine entweder zu teuer oder derzeit noch gar nicht möglich war, habe ich mir eine andere Rhythmusmaschine zugelegt. Die 808 lag dann bei mir eine Zeitlang im Schrank, bis ich sie an den bekannten Keyboarder Michael Mühlhaus verliehen habe (Blumfeld, Kante, Die Türen). Es müssen etwas über 15 Jahre sein, die die Maschine in seinem Besitz war. Er hat sie sehr pfleglich behandelt und bei vielen Auftritten/Aufnahmen/Produktionen dabeigehabt.

Da ich jetzt meine Leidenschaft für Sound / PA wiederentdeckt habe, brauche ich Geld für andere alte Schätze (hat jemand zufällig 2 Martin Audio Mid-Bins MH212 für mich? ;-)). Deshalb, und weil mein Freund sie nicht mehr braucht, habe ich sie mir aus Berlin zurück nach Hamburg geholt und verkaufe sie jetzt. Der Vorbesitzer hat eine zusätzliche Skala am Tempo-Feineinstellungsregler angebracht, durch die das Tempo etwas bequemer eingestellt werden kann. Dadurch werden manuelle Synchronisationsversuche erleichtert. Die Maschine funktioniert einwandfrei.

Ich werde die Maschine gut verpacken und an eine beliebige Adresse schicken. Ich gebe eine Übergabegarantie von einer Woche nach Erhalt, um zu zeigen, dass die Maschine zum Zeitpunkt des Versands einwandfrei in Ordnung war.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 06 September 2015, Comments Off

808

This TR-808 has had one owner and is in very good cosmetic condition & perfect working order.

Used for about 1 month and usage was minimal” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 30 August 2015, Comments Off

“Roland TR-808 Analog Rhythm Composer!
~~Comes with All Manuals & Pattern Sheets!~~

Up for auction is a one and only Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer ~ legendary classic analog drum machine!
Comes with the Manuals and Pattern Sheets (see pics) – NICE!

This 808 is in FLAWLESS cosmetic condition ~~ as close to being MINT as it gets! PERFECT working condition!

All knobs and buttons work as they should. No issues whatsoever. Battery compartment is CLEAN.

The 808 is the king of all drum machines. All of the emulators, samples and new groove boxes coming out are good in their own right, but absolutely nothing is the same as the real thing. There’s the 808 and then there’s everything else. Quit dreaming and get one! You’ll never look back!” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 30 August 2015, Comments Off

used 808 “Auction is for a Roland TR-808 analog drum machine. This 808 is in excellent shape, and fully functional. Lightly used in my smoke free home studio and never gigged with. It has been in the family since day one ”One owner only ”No scratchy pots or sticky buttons here. All the outputs working as they should. Amazing kick, snare, claps and those 808s hihats. Nothing beats having a real 808.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 30 August 2015, Comments Off

tr808“Used. It has minor scratches, this is a highly recommended unit which is in great condition for its age.
Tested and every function works without any flaws.” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 23 August 2015, Comments Off

used 808 ” Working TR-808 with custom Claro Walnut wood sides. I will have the drum machine professionally packed. I will also ship internationally. Non-smoker owned and used. ” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 09 August 2015, Comments Off

used 808 ” This unit has had only one owner (a professional company) and was recently serviced by an engineer. Works great with no issues.
All original unit.

This 808 unit has had very low use from the original owner. It’s clear that this 808 has not had a hard life. As can be seen from the many detailed photos below, it works and presents very well. ” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 26 July 2015, Comments Off

used roland rt-808 “This is the Cadillac of all Vintage Audio Mixers. The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was acquired as part of the estate of a retired well known musician from the Dallas area.

These are extremely rare to find. Especially with this low of a serial # 000447. Powers up fine (see photos).

This would be a great addition to your vintage collection. ” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 19 July 2015, Comments Off

used 808 “for sale Roland TR-808, in great condition and fully working, see pictures, 220 volts
includes original plastic overlay, a little piece on right side missing though, see photo
Fast international shipping” Link

Roland, TR-808 @ 12 July 2015, Comments Off

808 “for sale Roland TR-808, mint and fully working, see pictures, 220 volts
recently serviced by 5G in Tokyo, all clear
includes original plastic overlay” Link