CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 08 October 2017, “No Comments”

“For sale is a super Rare Vintage Roland WS-1 Programming Switch –

The switch has been modified, it has a plug added, don’t know why or what the purpose of that added plug
It turns on but it is Not Tested, so I am selling it for parts or repair even it could work without a problem
Looks very clean, the battery connection and storage looks clean too.
Based on how it looks and not knowing if the unit works or not I believe I have priced it fairly, however I am open to offers.
Working units are around $1200 bucks (if you find it)
Review the pictures, what you see is what you will receive”
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CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 27 August 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with Roland WS-1 Write Switch

“This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. As you may know, this was Roland’s first programmable rhythm machine. It will come with the hard to find WS-1 Write Switch (used to program patterns).” Link

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 04 June 2017, Comments Off on Roland WS-1 Write Switch for Roland CR-78

“The WS-1 comes with original box and manual.

Unit has been barley used and is practically brand new.” Link

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 05 February 2017, Comments Off on Roland WS-1 Write Switch for Roland CR-78

ws`1 “ROLAND WS-1 WRITING SWITCH PROGRAMMER FOR ROLAND CR-78 CompuRythm CR-78 drum machine. We are the original owners of this device, as my dad bought this in the late 70’s/early 80’s while he was still on active duty in the US Navy. He thought he would get retire from the Navy, and then open his own music studio in San Diego. He never did it though, so this VERY RARE vintage Roland professional music industry device & several other items are now being sold off by his heirs. I will be listing other rare vintage professional music industry devices here on Ebay as well. Like I stated earlier he never opened his music studio, so this Roland WS-1 programmer & the other devices he bought were never used. It’s in XLNT (brandnew) condition still, but it’s original Roland owner’s manual has been mis-placed though. ” Link

Roland, WS-1 @ 18 December 2016, Comments Off on Roland WS-1 for Roland CR-78

ws1 “The WS-1 comes with original box and manual.

Unit has been barley used and is practically brand new.” Link

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 27 November 2016, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with Roland WS-1

80 “This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. As you may know, this was Roland’s first programmable rhythm machine. It will come with the hard to find WS-1 Write Switch (used to program patterns).” Link

Roland, WS-1 @ 19 June 2016, Comments Off on Roland WS-1

Roland WS-1 “Up for bid is a Roland WS-1 switch for a CR-78 drum machine. Rare item, good used condition.” Link

Roland, WS-1 @ 04 January 2015, Comments Off on Roland WS-1

ws-1 “Roland WS-1 Write Switch, MINT Condition! Original Owner. Seriously, it’s like brand-new. A very rare accessory for the CR-78 vintage analog drum machine, which allows you to step-write your own patterns. These were scarce when the unit was new and I had to special-order it when I bought my CR-78 (not included in this auction). It was used exclusively in my home Midi studio I had at the time, and was never used professionally or subjected to cigarette smoke or temperature variations. It has been stored for the past 12 years or so. As such, it is without a doubt the cleanest, most original example you will ever find (see pics). Perfect operating condition. Offered with the original Owner’s Manual. I am selling an equally clean CR-78 in a separate auction.” Link

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 10 November 2013, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with Roland WS-1


Items you are bidding on.

-Roland CompuRhythm CR-78
-Original owners manual
-WS-1 Writing Switch (with original box and owners manual)

You are looking at the legendary electronic rhythm machine of the late 70s & 80s; The Roland CR-78. The CR-78 was one of the favorite instruments of pop and electronic musicians in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Famous songs that make prominent use of the Roland CR-78 include “Vienna” by Ultravox “Heart of Glass” by Blondie and “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.

It is in amazing condition, and works great. It comes with the original owners manual, and the very rare WS-1 writing switch (with it’s original box and owners manual) Everything is in nearly perfect condition. The only flaw is some very light specs (maybe paint?) on the top of the case. (shown clearly in photos). I’m positive that they can be cleaned off, but I haven’t tried it yet. ”

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 13 May 2012, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with WS-1

“Roland CompuRhythm Cr-78 vintage Rhythm Machine. Works great!! Got that “I can feel it coming in the air tonite” (Phil Collins) and “I can’t go for that” (Hall and Oats) sound, plus many more 70s and 80s hits. Very rare and collectible. Black Vinyl finish in good condition with a few minor surface scratches.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, WS-1 @ 25 March 2012, Comments Off on Roland WS-1 Write Switch for Roland CR-78


Roland WS-1 Write Switch
ultra-rare accessory for programming
the Roland CR-78.

You are bidding on a Roland WS-1 Write Switch, an ultra-rare accessory for the CR-78 vintage analog drum machine, which allows you to step-write your own patterns.

As you can see from the photos, it is in very good cosmetic condition: clean appearance, and all buttons, knob, cables and switch are present and in tact.
Functionally, it works 100%. I had previously listed this unit about a year ago, and at the time it wasn’t working properly, but has since been serviced and is now working, as seen in this YouTube video, which is of the actual WS-1 on auction here.
I have a PDF of the owner’s manual as well as very rudimentary schematic for it, which I can either email to you, or print and send to the winning bidder.
Regarding the photos – the WS-1 is pictured with a Roland CR-78. Please note that the CR-78 is not included with this auction.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 22 January 2012, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with WS-1

“This has not really been used in years, still has the roland 117v sticker on the cord, It works pretty good, the volume slide had some static but it seems to have worked itself out, a couple of push buttons are a little sticky but again look to be working itself out, I did not do anything to it, so it should be cleaned and etc, the sounds coming out are pretty clean, I really do not know much about this unit just trying to provide as much info and pictures as possible, believe the foot switch is original, it does say roland on it and is a 1/4 inch jack”

Roland, WS-1 @ 27 March 2011, Comments Off on Roland WS-1

“Roland WS-1 Write Switch
ultra-rare accessory for programming
the Roland CR-78.

You are bidding on a Roland WS-1 Write Switch, an ultra-rare accessory for the CR-78 vintage analog drum machine, which allows you to step-write your own patterns.

As you can see from the photos, it is in very good cosmetic condition: clean appearance, and all buttons, knob, cables and switch are present and in tact.

Functionally, it works, but there is a problem: the rest button is problematic. It only works intermittently, approx 1 out of every 10 times that you hit it. I would imagine that this is probably due to something minor like a loose solder connection, but I can’t say for sure what it is. I did open the WS-1 to see if I could see anything obvious like that, and nothing stood out, but please note that I am not a techy person at all! I do have a PDF of the owner’s manual as well as very rudimentary schematic for it, which I can either email to you, or print and send to the winning bidder.

Regarding the photos – the WS-1 is pictured with a Roland CR-78. Please note that the CR-78 is not included with this auction.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.