“For sale is my old Roland SH-101 which comes with a Phillip Rees Little MCV MIDI to CV converter, a pair of 3.5mm to ¼ inch jack leads for CV and gate, a device I made to filter out the hum from power transformers, a midi cable and a couple of patch leads as I have a few spare – they may be useful if you intend to use the MIDI to CV for other equipment.
I originally bought it second-hand (from Cash Converters no less) around 2002/3 and it has been kept in smoke-free conditions since then. My usage of it has dwindled over the past couple of years and, to be frank, I’m in need of the cash. It is a reluctant sale as it is a fantastic synth and all the features are in good working condition.
I have calibrated the tuning so the octaves are correctly spaced and I also removed the keyboard assembly to clean the keys as best I could, though didn’t disassemble the actual assembly. I have also given all the plastic knob caps a clean and cleaned and lubricated all of the potentiometers (sliders and knobs). There was some surface rust (probably battery leakage?) on the bottom plate and on a bit of the keyboard assembly which I have scrubbed off as best I can.
The cosmetic flaws in the unit which I am aware of are: some of the screws for the backplate are missing, there is a tiny bit chipped off next to the battery cover and there is the odd mild dint or scratch, especially on the rear corners. The these are detailed in the pictures below. The main cosmetic flaw is that the plastic casing has suffered from photo-degradation, giving it a yellowed hue. This is mostly evident by looking under the battery compartment cover where the original grey is visible.
I don’t have a spare power supply but I will include a device I made for removing the power hum that is audible with some cheaper power supplies (like the Maplin adjustable supply I have). The box simply consists of a very high µF capacitor wired correctly. You will need a 9-12v power supply with the tip wired for negative polarity. I don’t have any batteries of the correct size to properly test the battery compartment but it turned on with an assembly of smaller ones held in by hand.” Link