“The synth was working perfectly when I last used it about six months ago. However, when I got it out after deciding to sell it it now powers up and lights up but I am not getting any sound. Therefore I have listed it as for parts/not working.
The synth is in excellent cosmetic condition, no broken knobs, sliders or scratched keys. Everything works as it should (apart from output sound !).” Link
“Great condition blue SH-101. Has problem with pitch bender, probably needs a new potentiometer (a $17 dollar part from Syntaur) installed. Mod works on bender just not pitch. Sounds awesome, no other functional issues. Comes with brand new Roland/Boss power supply and original manual. Not cosmetically perfect but in very good condition, Please see pics for cosmetic details.” Link
“I’ve owned this synth for around 10 years, and it was great fun hooked up to a drum machine when I was into acid music, but it’s time to move on. Overall it’s in pretty good condition, the front panel is very good, all knobs and sliders are present. There is one fault that was present when I bought this 101, the VCF KYBD slider doesn’t do anything. Apparently it should add control voltage to the filter so that the filter cut-off rises as the keyboard note rises. I was unaware of this for some years, that’s how unnecessary I found this control, otherwise all functions and sequencer are in perfect working order and perfectly in tune. All of the keys are smooth and functioning correctly. There are no dents or scratches on the grey casing, the black metal base does have some normal surface marks. The battery compartment has no corrosion at all but the compartment cover has two damaged tabs as seen in the photos, it stays in position though. I don’t have the manual for this or a spare 9 volt power supply, I have played with the synth thoroughly before putting it up for sale and guarantee that its functionality is as described. ” Link
“Awesome synth, with amazing sounds. Replaced the power switch, which is a known issue with these bad boys. Works like a dream. Wish I didn’t have to sell it, I just don’t use it and would like to see someone get use out of it. It deserves to be played. It cries out for musical justice. Don’t let it cry in vain. You hold the key to synthy musical glory! For reals though, I can’t say enough about how great this thing sounds. Power supply included, although can be used with batteries.” Link Link
“Probably the only one like it in the world -
A black Roland SH-101 with Nova Mod
Professionally built and customised by: customsynth.co.uk
Hardly used; in near perfect condition
This thing can really kick out some fantastic sounds” Link
“Roland SH-101 Synthesizer complete with power supply and bag. In great condition, barely ever used. Totally functional and just a really cool piece.” Link
“In full working order. Only Two Plastic slider knobs are missing but parts are always found on ebay. battery section had signs of batt leak before. Due to its age a full sevice is recommended to clean pots etc….” Link
“Roland SH-101 with mod grip. Perfect working order. Tested with batteries and power supply.” Link
“Synth is in excellent condition and perfect working order. Tested with both adapter and batteries—no issues whatsoever. Fantastic condition. Please see photos for details! Up for sale is a perfect working, excellent condition Roland SH-101 vintage analog synthesizer.
Every aspect has been tested and confirmed—and it works with batteries as well (many of these Sh101′s don’t work with batteries).” Link
” This auction is for a rare red Roland SH-101. The unit is in good physical and working condition. No flaky sliders or any other problems.
The auction also include the red mod grip and the Roland leather strap.
The auction also includes the original SH-101 service notes and the Boss power supply.” Link
” Here is a rare blue Roland SH-101 in Very good mechanical, cosmetic, and functioning condition. Works great and is ready to ship. Comes with the blue mod grip and both straps mounts. One of the strap mounting screws is missing. Battery cover is in great shape and both tabs are there, though it is very slightly off in color, may have been replaced at some point or maybe just aged differently. The battery compartment is clean with no corrosion from batteries. It does not come with a power supply but they are available cheap here on ebay. All sliders, buttons, switches, and benders work great and are smooth. Input and output jacks are tight. The case is in very good condition with only very minor scratches. All Graphics are bright and clear. This unit was taken care of! ” Link
“Owned from new and never gigged. Slight battery leak (see photo) other than this and a rattle when moved about, everything is in good order. Keys, knobs, sliders and switches are all intact, nothing missing. No mains adaptor but works fine with batteries which are required to retain sequencer memory. Not mains tested. ” Link
“ROLAND SH 101 Custom refinish in black with silver print ,
great condition see photos ,
serviced , calibrated , sliders changed ect ,
after the photos were taken a filter input mod was added ( mini jack ) , allowing external cv control over the filter , ” Link
“Unit is in perfect working order (tested with both adapter and batteries!), and quite nice cosmetic condition (absolutely no damage to speak of!). Even the battery port is clean, which is rare with these units. Includes the rare mod grip as well as the very rare original box from the 80′s Please see photos for details. Thanks!” Link
“For Sale my Roland SH 101 that I have owned for many years. You can see from the pictures that the synth is is pretty good condition for it’s many years of age, there are a few scratches and scuffs but I think it is to be expected. The pitch bender works fine however the modulation function on this doesn’t. It also needs a tune up so I guess a service is needed. One fader is also slightly bent so I have included a photo of that. Arpegiator and step pattern function work fine. Everything else works fine, all keys etc.” eBay Link
“Unit works perfectly with the exception of the tune knob, which rotates only 75 percent, so you might want to re-align it. Also, the little joystick part of the pitch bender broke off, but the shifter still works just fine. Everything else about the unit is great. Battery port also tested and confirmed as working.” Link
“Roland SH-101 & TR-707
Beide Geräte im guten Zustand aus 2. Hand!
Nur Studio Gebrauch (Nichtraucher).
- Roland SH-101
- Mod Grip
- Original Ledergurt
- “Erste-Hilfe-Kit” kleine Auswahl an Ersatzteilen (Fader, Faderkappen, Pitchbend, etc.)
- Original Roland SH-101 Nylontasche
- Roland TR-707
Ein Miniklinke auf 6,3mm Kabel zum syncen beider Geräte lege ich auch bei. (TR-707 Rim-Out -> SH-101 Ext Clock-In)” Link
“Classic SH 101, not long serviced- sounds and plays perfectly-
missing battery cover- there was a leak before i bought it this never effected the PCBs or any chips etc- i had a technician check it out after i bought it- one of the power rails needed re calibrated but that was it.
it was serviced about 6 months ago.” Link
“Roland SH-101 analogue vintage synthesize with midi – CV converter
I’ve had this in my studio since 1980′s. Haven’t used it much in the last 15 years but I have to say it does make a great noise. Quite refreshing after years of nothing but digital. Saddly time for it to find a new home.
All knobs sliders keys present and working. Vesta Koza midi – CV convertor included so you can trigger it from from midi. PSU + Minijack to 1/4jack cables to connect to midi – CV convertor included.
Haven’t ever used it on batteries so no warranty on this, but battery looks clean (no corrosion). Works fine on PSU.
Please note that the cover from the battery box is missing. I’ve made a few requests for a replacement cover. Seems to cost about $20 in US. If I can get it by end of auction it’s included, otherwise sold as seen.” Link
” I bought this used years ago and under my care, it’s never been gigged, has remained in a smoke free environment and has had a dust cover when not used. It’s only ever been used for a little recording and hasn’t traveled. It’s in GREAT condition and everything works! (we just tested it again before listing it). The only remote critique (which is phenomenal given the 30+ years of age) is that the volume pot is a little dirty. I play guitar mostly these days and am selling it to fund more gear in that respect, so that’s my only reason, given the high appeal of hanging onto it for nostalgic sake.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this particular synth is that the serial number is 00032!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It does not have a mod grip included, but the rear guitar strap jack is attached. It also does not include a power supply.
Here’s your chance to own a super low serial number Original Roland SH 101 in remarkable shape.” Link
“Beautiful Mint Condition Red Roland SH-101! I bought this new around 1982. Has never left my home and has always been covered. Works and plays like the day it was bought. Includes original strap and manual.” Link
“Unit is in excellent condition. Please see photos for cosmetic details. Comprehensive testing demonstrated that batteries work perfectly, power works perfectly and all functions work perfectly, but two keys (25, 26) are unresponsive. This might just need some contact cleaner.” Link
“This item comes with its power supply. The only small issue that it has, is on the back side there’s 2-3 acrews missing from a recent service, and I didn’t have enough time to replace them. But the synth still is tight in its place, and the missing screws don’t affect its stability. Other than that the synth is in PERFECT cosmetic and working order!” Link
“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
“Up for sale is the classic ROLAND SH-101 RED Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer.
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
” This 101 is in very good working condition, with one minor problem: THE KEYBOARD IS SLIGHTLY OUT OF TUNE.
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
“his auction is for my Roland SH101 in Grey.
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