“You’re bidding on a vintage Roland SH101 Synthesiser – it’s in really excellent condition, clean, no scrapes or scratches to speak of, the synth comes with an original Roland carry bag (as pictured) slightly faded but no rips/tears and with the manufacturers original manual and original (2 Pin) Boss 9v power supply. As much as I can I’ve tested the synth and all the sliders, knobs and the pitch bend/modulation wheel are all fully functional. It really is in fantastic condition given it was manufactured in roughly 1982! From what I gather it’s a really desirable instrument and used extensively in Techno, Drum & Bass and Acid music! – hence the realistic reserve! ” Link
“Very very well looked after and stored and used out of direct sunlight so it still retains the original grey colour with no fading. Serviced by Panic Music, Cambs and in full working order. No noisy sliders and 100% functional with a clean and working battery compartment. Comes complete with a Boss PSU, the ORIGINAL Roland owners manual and an ORIGINAL Roland 101 Mod Grip plus the other Strap Fixing lug all the screws so you can strap it on (hur hur) and jump around like it’s the 80′s. Which, judging by some of the more recent house tracks I’ve heard, it sounds like it is anyway. I’ll even include a contrasting electric blue guitar strap I brought to go with it.
Be aware that the Mod Grip and Strap fixings are 2 separate items that screw in. Some 101′s may be advertised with the Mod Grip but fail to mention you need the other strap lug part as well. They are quite small and easily lost. This 101 comes with both!
Ideally collection and cash on collection but if travel is problematic I will accept Paypal. As it’s a classic piece of analogue synth hardware I would prefer collection, or for petrol money I will drive a distance. However if you want to arrange your own courier service I will wrap it exceptionally well.
I bloody love this thing and I’m going to miss it. Out of all the synths I’ve owned (see above) this is easily my favourite. Take care of her.” Link
“Here is a Roland SH 101 I have inherited, in mint condition with new power supply and the original manual. It all works and sounds great” Link
” I’m letting go of my beloved SH-101 analog monosynth. This is a great little board, ground shaking bass, and nifty acid screeching. This is a well cared for and loved 101; all knobs, sliders, buttons are in great condition, everything works the way it is supposed to. Includes original power supply, keytar handle, and owner’s manual, as well as some photocopied schematics and service info.
You know who all uses this thing; you know the great sounds it makes. Here’s a chance to get a very nice condition SH-101.” Link
The unit appears to be fully functional, all the keys and knobs and buttons working well, including Sequencer and Arpeggio functions.
The battery compartment is clean, worked fine with batteries as well as with my spare AC adapter.
AC Adapter is not included.” Link
The tuner knob works fine, so you can get any pitch you want, but as you play up the keys it starts to sound a little flat. This happens with analog synths – it just needs to opened up and recalibrated by someone with a service manual. Other than that it works wonderfully and of course sounds great!
Physically it’s in very good condition too – only typical wear from use. You can see there are some black stains and dried adhesive on the sides, probably from where a mod grip was attached. But there is NO mod grip with this and NO manual. It’s just the synth. I’ll ship the power adapter I use with it, but it’s not the original adapter.” Link
The SH-101 was used in a number of vmax records sonic productions. As an added bonus the SH will be paired up with a DOEPFER MDC-4 MIDI TO CV / GATE INTERFACE. The SH was ported for a Moog bass peddle. The battery compartments plastic housing is clean and the bottom tray below the battery compartment shows an old stain from leaking batteries, this tray has been cleaned. The right battery terminals have bit of corrosion on the spring. I cleaned off the ends of contacts to make sure the synth would still work with batteries and it does work with batteries. (Emery cloth would clean the corrosion off the terminals.)
More Hi-Rez photos at ( vmax.net/sh101 )
Small indentation on under body of synth
Line out is a little loose, but still works (I used the head phone jack instead)
Battery terminals have a little corrosion on right side (SH works with batteries)
Minor marking from A frame pegs and general use over the years
Power cord (for SH-101)
Power cord (for MDC-4)
DOEPFER MDC-4 MIDI TO CV / GATE INTERFACE
Two 1/8” to 1/2” cords (for Midi to CV)
Original owners manual (Roland SH-101)
Original owners manual (MDC-4)
(SH-101 is sold as is, no returns)” Link
“in excellent working order no scratchy pots or sliders , a few little scrapes to the back of the case but nothing noticeable comes with power supply” Link
“Keyboard in excellent condition and working order. Kenton still new. Not selling separately.” Link
The synth was working fine when I last used it properly which was about 4 years ago.
I got it out a couple of weeks ago when I decided to sell it and it worked then.
However, I bought a replacement power adapter for it (here on EBay), plugged it in and the synth would not work.
So I have relisted it here as not working.
The unit is in excellent condition, all keys are fine, no missing knobs or broken benders.
There is a small crack on the battery cover, where a lug came of but I never bothered to replace it because it didn’t affect anything. You can buy a replacement cover here on eBay quite easily if you want to though.
Faulty SH101 for repair.” Link
“There’s a fair few little scratches and blemishes. The Tune dial has been repaired, it is also missing it’s nob. The DC input was also broken but has now been repaired. The arm with the modulation control is undamaged but it feels a bit delicate- I’d say the days of jumping about on stage are over for this one. But its studio career could be about to begin! Supplied with mains adapter. No manual.All repairs have been carried out by a fully qualified engineer with over 25 years experience in fixing Roland products. He’s the best.” Link
“・Title : Roland SH-101
・The Roland SH-101 is a 32 key, monophonic, analog synthesizer. This unit is very clean, Mint Condition!!
・Genuine Item From Japan.
・Version/Language : Japanese
・Accessories : The power supply of a substitute.
・With power supply is 100V. You need to use power converter or to prepare other power supply.” Link
The synth is fully working but DOES NOT include a power supply or a manual as these have been lost somewhere between 1982 and now :-)” Link
Its time for this to go from my setup simply because it doesn’t get the use it deserves. Its a great piece of kit and its a shame for it to be covered up. Time for you to have some fun with it!
This also comes with the accessory – the Modulation Grip!
..the power supply was also an accessory which i dont have, i’ve always just used it with batteries (sadly i can’t post it with batteries, a new rule by the post office.)” Link
The only bit of damage is that one lug has broken of from the battery compartment cover. I have shown this in a picture. Replacement covers can be bought here on eBay quite cheaply but I have never bothered because it is not loose and it doesn’t affect the working.
I will also include a manual for the synth.” Link
” Just been serviced by Andy at EMIS to the cost of £90. All works perfectly and sounds amazing. It’s an iconic synth and a great investment. Batteries supplied, no leakage, compartment still works a treat. Will entertain offers from local buyers, you can view before collection if you like. Feel free to ask me any questions, otherwise enjoy!
Edit: Have just noticed the PWM slider doesn’t seem to respond until it’s at the top of its range, will probably need a quick clean though I’ll leave that to the buyer as I never use PWM anyway. ” Link
“For sale is my Roland Sh101 mono synth in the rare RED color. This is an amazing keyboard, it is in MINT shape and fully functional. Looks fantastic. I recently brought it over to my tech and got a full clean up and calibration. It has the power bypass mod, so basically the power button always stays on but this ensures the synth stays in tune across all octaves. Most old Sh101s have failing power buttons that cause tuning issues and make them unplayable. The mod is easily reserved if needed. This synth is working perfectly. It includes the rare mod grip, and also has a nice stylish case.” Link
The reason im selling this gem is because I’ve lost my job and need to raise some funds. ” Link
Bought in 1983, Never gigged or used in studio, complete with well thumbed owners manual.
Bad bits: No Power supply or modulation grip
Top of Bender leaver broken, small chip on top panel,
has had a battery leak but this has not affected performance
‘A’ key above middle C not working and slight crackle on volume control
with a bit of TLC this mighty machine will shake off the shackles of
its age.” Link
“The unit is part of an estate settlement. It is in wonderful shape with cords and manual.” Link
“Roland SH-101 grey modelManufactured by RolandDates 1982-1986As you can see from the images, this SH101 is literally perfect. Everything works, the shell is unmarked, the ultra rare original Roland shoulder strap is equally perfect. The modulator is present, undamaged and equally good. I have stored this for god knows how long and have owned it from new (yes, I am that old). It’s time for it to move on as it is just not getting the use it deserves. For those looking for the original sound of the eighties and beyond, this is the real deal. Just look at the pictures…….Shipping is likely to be relatively expensive due to the size and weight (it will be VERY well wrapped and protected) and it will be tracked. ” Link
“For sale is a Grey Roland SH101 synthesizer. It’s in excellent condition and working perfectly, except the noise slider in the oscillator section is not pass audio. The noise in the LFO mod sections still works though, so to me this indicates a bad slider and not an issue with the noise section itself. Included is the rare MG-1 Mod Grip along with leather strap for playing as a keytar! A great keyboard for leads, bass and effects, with a useful built in sequencer and arpeggiator. See pictures below for more details. Make it Yours! A techno acid analog dream!” Link
“You are bidding on a used Roland SH-101 synthesizer with power cable included. The item is used, but in great condition.” Link
“Sie bieten auf einen gebrauchten Roland SH-101 Synthesizer mit Mod-Grip, grau, optisch wie technisch sehr gut erhalten, alle Fader und Regler und Tasten funktionieren, das Gehäuse hat keine gröberen Macken, wurde nur im Nichtraucherstudio benutzt.
Zum Sound – ein Roland Klassiker, knarzt und Blubbert herrlich und schiebt bei Bedarf im Bassbereich ordentlich an.
Hier mit dem seltenen Modulation Modulation-grip in passender Farbe.
Im Netz finden sich jede Menge Informationen und Soundbeispiele zum Roland SH 101
Kommt mit dem original Roland Netzteil
Viel Spass beim Bieten! ” Link
Das Mod Grip ist auch mit dabei.
Im allgemeinen befindet sich dieser SH-101 in einem guten Zustand mit leichten Gebrauchspuren.
Das Batteriefach ist Rostfrei!!!! Also keine ausgelaufene Batterie.
Bei Fragen, einfach mailen
Roland SH-101 BLAU
(1) Function: The synthesizer is fully functional. All keys sound, all sliders and buttons are operational (no dead keys or dead buttons) and work as they should. It should be noted that the ‘volume’ knob, still extending through the full volume range, goes from position 3 to beyond 10, to about what would be 13 (this does not affect either the function of the knob itself or the range from silent to loudest).
(2) Cosmetically: Generally the Synthesizer is in excellent condition with nothing but one or two very light hairline scratches here and there (barely noticeable at all). It has been in a smoke-free studio and has never been ‘gigged’ with but has been used in the studio only.
What you get:
Unfortunately I not longer possess either the original box or manual (although you can certainly get the later online very easily). Along with the Synth itself I will provide an appropriate third-party power supply and a 1metre jack-to-jack cable for easy output of the synth to a desk/sound card etc. ” Link
er wird wieder eingestellt, da ich opfer eines “spassbieters” wurde -
wie langweilig kann einem sein ?
dem interessierten betrachter ist dieser schon legendäre synth aus der
ruhmreichen rolandschmiede als der erste polyphon spielbare und
hervorragend klingende vorgänger des JUNO 106 bekannt.
benannter nachfolger wurde um die speicherfunktion ergänzt.
bis auf diesen unterschied ist der JUNO 6 baugleich.
eine von 101 bis 303 und CLAVIA NORD ähnliche
klangwelt ist bei arppegio und schnellem envelope
um den absolut unschlagbaren CHORUS effekt
ergänzt – welcher ein erreichtes klangbild um
eine magische raumwirkung mit leichtem
rock-touch ergänzt.” Link
“THIS CLASSIC MONOPHONIC SYNTHESIZER FROM THE EARLY 1980′S IS IN OVERALL VERY GOOD+ TO NEARLY EXCELLENT COSMETIC CONDITION; IT STILL PLAYS FINE WITH ALL ALL SLIDES AND ROTARY DIALS FULLY ACTIVE AND NO PIECES BROKEN, MISSING OR CRACKED!!! THE KEYBOARD IS IN SURPRISINGLY GOOD CONDITION WITH NO MAJOR CHIPS, “SCARS,” BURNS OR CRACKING. AN ABSOLUTELY GREAT FIND! IT WILL PLAY WITH BATTERIES OR A 9 VOLT ADAPTOR (WHICH WE HAVE INCLUDED)…” Link
One key (as pictured) has been slightly damaged, and I presume by letting a cigarette rest on it or something, because it’s got a melt mark.
Battery compartment is corroded, but as ever, get a wire brush and clean it, I never did because I used the power supply.
It sounds amazing.
The power supply I’ll be sending with it has a bit of a hum but you can balance the volume between your mixer and the synth to cancel that out.
Comes with custom flight case
A4 Laminated patch suggestions
A power supply (not original)” Link
“Roland SH-101 grey model Manufactured by Roland Dates 1982-1986 As you can see from the images, this SH101 is literally perfect. Everything works, the shell is unmarked, the ultra rare original Roland shoulder strap is equally perfect. The modulator is present, undamaged and equally good. I have stored this for god knows how long and have owned it from new (yes, I am that old). It’s time for it to move on as it is just not getting the use it deserves. For those looking for the original sound of the eighties and beyond, this is the real deal” Link
As well as offering the classic 101 features, this professionally modded (and serviced) synth gives you a huge new palette of exciting, complex and even otherworldly sounds.
The new features added through modification:
~ FM modulation (with amount pot) from a variety of different sources
~ Pulse Width can be modulated by many more sources
~ The LFO now has 3 speed range settings and can even cycle into the audio range
~ An adjustable filter overdrive pot
~ An external audio input (with level pot) that can run through the Synth or modulate the VCF
~ An external cv input for controlling the VCF
~ A bit experimental this one but a triangle wave can now be accessed through the noise slider when a switch is flipped.
This is all adds up to one mammoth of a vintage synth that I’ll be very sorry to see go!” Link
“This item is a Roland SH-101. The item has been stored away for more than 20 years. It is in perfect condition apart from 2 of the keys not working. These notes are upper F sharp and G. These keys are easy to repair in your home, I have posted a link below for everyone to see how easy it is. There is the original power supply cable with this item as well as the bender attachment which also enables the instrument to be played using a guitar shoulder strap. I also have a homemade carrying case with the item.” Link
“I’m reluctantly selling my wonderful fully working Roland 101.” Link
“Here is my Roland SH101 for auction, the item is in great condition , a couple of minor dings and scuffs but otherwise tip top for it age. All faders and knobs are good only issue is the TUNE knob feels loose but functions as it should.
Any questions just fire away.
Will come with 3rd party power supply, no manual or box but will be very well packaged.” Link
This is a very rare collectors item and probably one of the best surviving examples.” eBay Link