” Selling iconic 80′s studio synth ,perfect working order ,home use only .comes with original and spare power supply ” Link
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 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
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
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
“This rare blue Roland SH101 was given to me by a relative who had left it in a climate controlled storage space, since the early 80′s. Tested and verified to be defect free by a Roland certified tech, it has served me well in the few months that I have owned and used it, but due to unfortunate circumstances I am forced to sell it. It includes the same color Mod/Keytar handle that is also fully functional and a great amount of fun. It will be handled and shipped with extreme care, given that is in such good condition and is a synth worthy of preservation.”
Home studio use only – excellent condition (see photo) – owned from new.
Has one ‘dead key’ (middle F) but if you’re interested in this iconic machine, it has to be coz you intend to trigger it and that’s all good.
If you’ve found this listing you no doubt know all about these classic little machines – incredibly fun to play with and organic to use.
Sorry – no power supply. ” Link
The unit appears to be working fine, all the keys and knobs and buttons working well, including Sequencer and Arpeggio functions. I noticed the pitch seems to become slightly unstable on the sideways bend of the bender, which should probably do with some simple servicing/adjustment as there may also be a bit of noise on some of the sliders.
Cosmetically, the unit is in very nice condition as you can see. There are some signs of minor wear and marks here and there, but nothing major and is in great condition if you consider its age. The battery compartment is clean, works fine with batteries as well as with a power supply.
Comes in a nice original Roland Gig Bag as shown.” Link
“Verkaufe hier meinen
inklusive einem stabilen Holzcase
und dem Netzteil” Link
“Roland sh 101 grey version. $900
Very good condition. Everything works. No missing knobs or sliders.
Includes after market charger.” Link
Das Gerät funktioniert technisch einwandfrei und befindet sich optisch in einem -für das Alter- sehr ordentlichen Zustand. Die Klaviatur ist absolut schnurgerade und die Tasten lassen sich hervorragend spielen. Keine Brandflecken o.ä., das Batteriefach ist sauber.” Link
I’ve had this synth for some 20 Years. Its in pretty good shape – all knob and sliders intact – and working perfectly. Was serviced around 4 years ago – been perfect ever since. Has some slight corrosion in the battery compartment (mainly rust from original owner) – have cleaned off battery contacts – just some oxidised colouring on internal plastic – I’ve not tried operating with batteries – but if I get a chance while the auction is running – I’ll test it.
It came with a Kenton retrofit allowing CV control over the filter cut-off and modulation speed (pictured). I used this with a Kenton Pro2 – which allowed midi control over the filter and mod speed via a couple of aux cv’s on the kenton unit.
I no longer have a Pro 2 to check this is still working – but did attempt via a +5v cv signal from my modular synth rig – and did get some movement with the filter and mod speed – but wasn’t quite the same as the Kenton Pro 2 provided.
Other than that all works as expected – checked the internal sequencer + Arp – still going strong. I recently cleaned the pots and sliders – as there were a couple of scratchy sliders – all seems fine now.” Link
” Roland SH-101 Analogue Synth. Not sure if working as have no power lead for it. Selling as spares and repairs for this very reason. Unit is very bruised and battered. Needs cleaning up a little. All keys in tact, a few slightly bent. Pitch bender has broken. Please see pictures for condition. ” Link
This unit is cosmetically a 9.9/10. Near mint condition.
Everything works and functions exactly as it should.
NO missing knobs or sliders.
Power cord is included, but not pictured.” Link
” Roland Monophonic Synthesizer SH 101 and owners manual (photo copy supplied by Roland £20). My keyboard is in great working order. This classic keyboard has the following and more:
The Roland SH 101 offers various functions for more effective and flexible performance as well as excellent synthesizing ability.The built in sequencer allows automatic playing of up to 100 steps.The Automatic Arpeggio function allows automatic playing simply by pressing a chord. Provided with output/input jacks for CV/GATE and external clock input and head phones at 1/4″.” Link
Most SH-101′s were made in the factory standard grey, but then Roland made two other colours available, Red and Blue.
It’s widely understood amongst Roland synthesizer enthusiasts that the Blue SH-101′s are certainly the rarest of the bunch, so much so that they are rarely offered up for sale.
The only other colours available are aftermarket custom synth resprays.
More info on the Roland SH-101 can be found here: http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/sh101.php
This SH-101 works perfectly and just been serviced to a very high standard to ensure it’s 100% accurate. All the pots are static free. The battery compartment is clean and all the keys are straight and work perfectly. As you can see from the photos it’s in outstanding condition and has very little use.
The only cosmetic point is there is a small crack around the source mixer where it was knocked a while ago but it has been repaired when it was serviced, apart from that it’s perfect.
The synth includes the modulator grip and bracket and I can include a power adapter if you don’t have one. It runs on 12v d.c” Link
“Unit is not working. (I put an AC adapter on it, and it did show some synth audio sounds for a short while through headphones). Unsure if the adapter had enough current rating. Voltage and polarity was correct. Battery compartment has corrosion from batteries being stored. Sold AS-IS for parts or for a project. I have seen where some do a pretty good job on ebay by selling a knob, or key at a time. Only the synth / keyboard you see in the photo is for sale. (no other accessories). I opened it to show a couple of interior shots.” Link
Been in my smoke free studio for years, no corrosion in the battery compartment and has power supply I will include in the sale.
Great synth and as you know great sound.” Link
“In amazing cosmetic and physical condition. The SH101 sounds amazing, especially on the low end. Those dub step warble base lines can be dialed in quickly. Cool sequencer too.” Link
“A rather sorry state of affairs for such a classic synth!
This was purchased to help repair a non-functioning 101 a while back, however it never got used so I am selling as is.
THIS IS FOR SPARES ONLY. IT IS NOT WORKING.
The synth PCB and controlling PCB have been cut out and can be seen on top of the synth in the image.
These PCBs may well be working, but I have no way of testing them to be sure. Also, the PCBs for the I/O and the bender/mod section are still inside the case – again I cannot specify whether they are functional.
Plus points – The case is in very good condition, the keys still feel good. Also a large amount of the original potentiometer/slider caps are present.
Anyone looking for a major repair project for a 101 would find this kit of parts very useful.” Link
“Made 1982-86, In good clean order , with serial number label inside the battery cover checked over and is all fine and fully working there are no modifications and a new power adapter is included.” Link
No battery cover. Never had batteries so no corrosion, bender wheel has come slightly unattached but that can easily be replaced for approximately £60
A few sliders are bent (pictured) otherwise all works fine. Has kept its colour too. Grey not yellow!!” Link
If you’re looking at this then you know what it’s all about.
I have owned this 101 for 18 years, but have rarely had an opportunity to use it. I can verify it works off the mains and via batteries. All sliders, switches and buttons function as far as I can tell. I have given it a slight clean, just largely to get the dust off it that its accumulated over the its time in the attic.
You can see from one of the pictures that batteries have leaked in it at some point – but this doesn’t effect it working with batteries. The battery lid stays closed OK, but is slightly damaged – see picture also. (The teeth that hold it in have snapped off)
It sounds so good, that firing it up to test it still works has made me hugely reluctant to sell – but then I know I’ll not make use of it in the future – and if you’re in the market for one of these you’ll appreciate they are so magnificent that they need to be used/heard – so I hope it ends up in a good home.” Link
” The ultimate Analog Synth, Collectors item! Mint and very rare in this condition.” Link
“I have decided to part ways with my beloved Roland SH101 synthesizer, in the very rare red color. Ir’s in great condition and fully functional. Minus a few small scruffs on the sides/corner it’s in perfect shape, the front is super clean. Tunes up perfect and calibrates across all octaves. I’ve owned a few Sh101′s and it’s hard to find one that actually stays in tune like this. It was serviced in the past year by my tech and is in great shape ready to use for your studio. 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! Definitely worth having. A great keyboard for leads, bass and effects, with a useful built in sequencer and arpeggiator. Make it Yours! A techno acid analog dream!
This synth is 100% functional and good to go! Check out these two demo videos I made showing its flawless performance. ” Link
“Most reading this will know exactly all about this very popular synthesiser.
Mine is in very good condition with no obvious marks.
As with a lot of these units the grey now has a greenish tone to it.” Link
“Absolutley fantastic synth and it’s RED!! Amazing analogue sound. In superb condition. There are some light marks on the side and back panels but hardly noticeable. Especially as you will normally be looking at the front fascia which is in astounding condition considering age. Been kept in a box for several years (without batteries left inside) and only seen the light of day very occasionally. Always brings a smile to my face when I plug it in and start playing. This really is an awesome sounding and looking piece of synth history that will make the perfect prize for the right person. ” Link
“I am selling my mint Roland SH-101 analog monophonic synthesizer because I am no longer using it in my current setup. This particular SH-101 is in incredible condition! I’ve never used such a mint piece of gear that is 30 years old. This thing is incredible. Sonically & cosmetically it is flawless. I love this synthesizer so much, but it is time to sell.” Link
It sounds great, i’m just reducing my gear and simplifying my workflow.
As you can see in the pictures the compartment for the battery is not available and there is some rust near battery inputs. In addition, there is a chip on one of the black keys. All visible in the picture.
Other then that the keyboard works and sounds great. ” Link