The synth is in excellent condition for its age, no broken knobs or keys and everything works as it should, but please remember this was made in 1982!
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
“Roland SH101 with original operation manual and a compatible power supply.
The 101 is in used condition and has scuffs here and there, It works perfectly. Been used loads for sound effects and bass.
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
“Biete hier den sehr selten gewordenen Roland SH-101 in der BLAU – Version an.
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
“hallo. zum verkauf steht ein voll funktionstüchtiger ROLAND JUNO 6.
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
“Grey Roland SH-101.
The ONLY physical problems with it are:
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
” On offer here is my beloved NOVAMOD Roland SH 101. The synth is in superb fully working condition and comes with the original (and rare) mod grip and suede Roland strap.
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 keyboard is in perfect working order. It comes with the original pitch bend arm and the original leather strap.
This is a very rare collectors item and probably one of the best surviving examples.” eBay Link
In dieser Auktion bieten Sie auf einen Kult Analogsynthesizer Roland SH-101.
Der Roland SH 101 ist ein Klassiker der 80er Jahre mit genialen Sounds!
Synthesizer befindet sich in einem TOP – Zustand, technisch sowie optisch. Alles an diesem Gerät funktioniert tadellos, man kann kaum glauben dass er 30 Jahre alt ist. Den optischen Zustand kann man hoffentlich auf den Fotos gut erkennen – ich verschicke gerne hochauflösende Bilder per Mail.
Bei dem Gerät wurde sogar ein MIDI-Retrofitting nachgerüstet, somit ist der SH-101 jetzt über MIDI-Masterkeyboard oder Sequenzer spielbar ohne CV/Gate bemühen muss. (Alleine diese Nachrüstung hat über 300€ gekostet)
Außerdem hat dieser SH-101 eine kleine Modifikation die es erlaubt im Sequencer- oder Arpeggiatormodus die Tonhöhe der Sequenz zu transponieren ohne dass man die “KEY TRANSPOSE”-Taste gedrückt halten muss – einfach genial!
Ich verspreche eine absolut sichere Verpackung!
You are bidding on a Roland SH-101 Synthesizer in best working condition, technically and optically!
+Key Transpose modification, which allows to transpose sequencer/arp lines without having to constantly press the “KEY TRANSPOSE”- button. +Secure packaging guaranteed! ” Link
‘If you are looking, you probably already know what this machine is & can do. It’s a legendary 32 key monophonic single oscillator analog synthesizer with a sub-oscillator built in. Notably, it has been used by Orbital, SquarePusher, The Prodigy, KMFDM, The Chemical Brothers, and many more famous artists. It does not utilize MIDI, but rather has Gate & CV in and out via 1/8″ ports. MIDI to CV converters such as Kenton are readily available online (alternatively you can also use a synth w/ MIDI & CV to route signal if you wish to sequence it). A hold pedal and external clock inputs are also built in. It is one of the most easy to use analog synthesizers as each function including its sequencer, LFO, and arpeggiator has it’s own tactile control built into the interface (no menu-diving). The portamento function allows creation of elastic-sounding bass lines, although this analog synth is easily capable of much more than just bass line production.
Many of these for sale no longer have an original & functioning modulation grip. This one does, and like every other component on this piece, it’s fully functional. Also included in this sale is a printed manual (Japanese & English) and the original soft carrying case (the soft case does show some wear & splitting at the edges). I wouldn’t use the case for travel with the growing value of these synths, mine never left my smoke-free studio while I owned it. I am including it though as somewhat of a novelty.
The power plug included with the SH-101 is aftermarket, however it is the CORRECT specifications, with a negative tip and a positive sleeve, 9V and 300mA. I can not stress how important it is to correctly power these synths through out their life to avoid electrical issues. I have never powered it with batteries & you will also see that the battery compartment is clean and functional, right down to the legible serial number.
You can see there are some scratches and bumps on the bottom of the unit and minor imperfections in the plastic casing here & there. The felt dust cloths covering the octave and portamento switches are no longer there, though to replace these would be only a few dollars. Overall, the synth is very clean for being 30 years old, though i’m not claiming it is mint condition. Most importantly beyond it’s beautiful cosmetic condition, everything on it functions fully, no scratchy sounding sliders or pots & every key responds and springs back in like new condition. I have also triggered this synth with the CV & Gate outputs from another synth & can verify that it can be triggered by MIDI this way or with a separate MIDI to CV converter. ” Link
“This is a classic, No power lead. There is no manual, so unless you know how to use it you will have to purchase or download one . All keys are intact as shown in pictures! Collectors item for all musicians of this time. Nostalgic piece of memorabilia.” Link
” Selling iconic 80′s studio synth ,perfect working order ,home use only .comes with original and spare power supply ” Link
“Roland SH-101 Synth
If you are reading, you most likely already know about this iconic piece of vintage hardware.
Stunning example, I have seen many SH-101 but none compare to this beauty. Abseloutely pristine condition, not a mark or scratch on it. All buttons, sliders,knobs and keys in fantastic working order.
I paid well over the odds for this back in the day, as I wanted one in great condition. You will not find a better example anywhere.
Lovingly stored in a smoke free environment and in protective dust covers. Used sparingly over the past 7 years.
Comes with the original keytar conversion handle and strap. No powersupply but easily sourced. I do have the original manual for this (somewhere) and will send out free of charge when I have it.” Link
For sale is a Grey Sh101 with mod grip. It’s in nice condition and fully functional. Just had it serviced and everything is working, including a full tune and calibration. I did have one mod professionally done to it to help it stay in tune. Most old SH101′s have a failing power button. Due to this they tend to tune/calibrate poorly. Instead of replacing the power button only to have it happen again in time, you can bypass the power button (so the synth stays on when plugged in) but this enables it to keep perfect tune everything time it’s powered up. A vital mod if you want to record melodic music and play in tune across all the octaves! The only downside is it will not run off batteries anymore…but it’s a mod definitely worth having so you can stay in tune. It does has some rust in the battery compartment, otherwise cosmetically it’s in excellent shape. Rare mod grip is included but it is quite rusty. Includes power supply. A great keyboard for leads, bass and effects, with a useful built in sequencer and arpeggiator.” Link
“I HAVE FOR SALE THIS ROLAND SH 101, PRE OWNED IS LIGHT COLOR FADE IN THE TOP BUT NO BAD FOR 30 YEARS OLD INSTRUMENT WORKS GOOD ” Link
“I bought this about a year ago as not working. The problem is the I/O board, I was told there was a problem with the cv being stuck.
I had the same problem with another 101 a few years back and that was solved by just re-heating the solder, so I thought I’d get this as the only thing better than one SH-101 is two SH-101’s.
But when I opened this one up it looks like someone’s tried the same thing but made a bit of a hash of it (see picture).
Basically it looks like it’ll have to be de-soldered and then re-done. So I left it to one side with the plan of getting round to it, but I never have. So time to let it go.
I have done some testing of the other boards and they all seem to be working as expected, although the main board will need calibrating once the I/O board is fixed.” Link
“rare blue Roland SH-101 anologue vintage synth synthesizer with modulation grip Recently serviced..In full working order with batteries or mains (both not included – but very easy to obtain)
Unmolested original example which makes this a very rare find along with its colour. It Will be missed and I hope it goes to a good home. ” Link
“Reluctantly selling my Roland SH-101. Except for a small chip under one of the keys (see photo) it is in excellent condition. Comes with original power supply, original manual, and original box. Everything works as it should.” Link
“Very nice example of Roland SH-101 with BOSS PSA-240V adapter
100% working and sounds great
original user manual and service manual included ” Link
“Our Auction is for a Tested and Fully working to the best of our knowledge, Roland SH-101 Vintage Synthesizer.
This unit has slight wear and mild discoloration for its age, but has no tackiness to the touch. We do wipe down
all of our items but do not fully clean as solvents could damage some plastics. We did purchase after research
the correct aftermarket power supply with center negative pin replacement for Rolands Boss PSA-120 AC Adapter.
Both PS and Batteries have been tested and are fully working. Battery compartment has slight rust on one of the
springs but can easily be cleaned and does not affect operation. We printed the Roland English manual and are
including it with this auction.” Link
“Biete hier schweren Herzens meine Top gepflegten Roland SH 101 in gau, mit Modulation Grip.
Wurde nur im Studio eingesetzt, und hauptsächlich mit Midi Interface von Doepfer angesteuert.
Dieses könnte ich gegen Aufpreis mit dazu legen.
Der Synth ist wirklich in Top Zustand, auch das Batteriefach ist top in Ordnung, kaum Kratzer oder ähnliches.” Link
“For sale – Roland SH101 Monophonic analogue synthesizer.
The SH101 is a classic synthesizer that produces some of the best analogue basses, beeps and whooshes around.
The item is in full working order, the battery compartment is clean and the CV and Gate controls work perfectly with a cv/gate MIDI converter.
It has been calibrated in accordance with the Roland servicing manual only last year, but in the process a couple of screws from the rear panel went missing. Other than that it’s in very good condition cosmetically.
Note: power supply is NOT included” Link