Roland, SH-101 @ 13 October 2013, Comments Off

“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

Roland, SH-101 @ 13 October 2013, Comments Off

“Roland SH-101 monophonic synthesiser (grey)
Manufactured by the Roland Corporation (Japan) 1982-1986
Condition: Very Good” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 06 October 2013, Comments Off

“Most reading this will know exactly all about this very popular synthesiser.
Mine is in very good condition with only one very small scratch to be found as per photo.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 06 October 2013, Comments Off

” A collectable classic 80s analogue 2-octave monophonic synthesizer, unfortunately non-operational. Comes with manual, but without original box. Might be repairable, or used for parts.

This synthesizer was popular in the mid-80s, often worn with a shoulder strap and an optional modulator grip. Retro analogue fans seem to like these synths. Working copies sell for well over £300 on eBay.

To be sold as FAULTY / NOT WORKING, with NO GUARANTEES:
It was stored in a basement for several years, where the batteries leaked over the battery compartment, a small auxiliary circuit board, and the rear metal cover. Part of the rear cover is badly corroded and disintegrating.

The case was filled with many small bits of corroded steel from the rear cover, which have been tipped out, and all controls move smoothly. A repair of the small circuit board was attempted but unsuccessful; the unit working only for a few seconds. One of the battery springs has broken off.

All corrosion damage is shown in the photos.

I was planning on a proper repair for years, but decided to sell as faulty instead, as now I use MIDI gear. The keys, controls and main circuit board look fine, and I reckon there’s a fair chance it could be repaired electronically, but I will not and cannot guarantee this. Failing a repair, you may be able to use most of it for spares.

Due to the poor state of the rear cover, it will be shipped unscrewed and bagged to prevent possible contamination, as it may disintegrate further in transit. Collection in Person is recommended if you really want to save the rear cover.” Link

MGS-1, Roland, SH-101 @ 06 October 2013, Comments Off

“Excellent condition and fully working Roland SH-101 with grip and a strap! Also It comes with the original manual and a power supply! Very clean! I pack PRO for you!” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 29 September 2013, Comments Off

“Up for auction is my Roland SH-101

I’m sad to see this go but truth be told it’s been sitting doing nothing for years now. I have tested it all out and everything seems to be working just as it was when I was writting some dance tunes, back in the 90′s with it.

The only problem that I can see with it is the tuner seems to be a little temperamental. However when I use to write tracks with this I never did use it as I prefered to used the pitch bend instead. Also as you can see there two controller knobs missing so I have attached a link to a ebay store that sells them should you wish to restore this to pristine condition.

The batter compartment is also in perfect condition so no corroding at all. ” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 29 September 2013, Comments Off

“This synth is in great condition and has never given me any problems. Everything works well except the output which “works” but you have to push too hard to get the input jack in, so i’ve been using the headphones out which works great. The unit is very dirty but I would rather not clean it because i’m not sure what should be used to clean it. One of the black keys has a chip on the end of the key but does not effect play at all.
DOES NOT COME WITH POWER SUPPLY, it takes any 9v adapter or boss plug. ” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 29 September 2013, Comments Off

“One slider knob is missing (see Picture) and there is a slight crack next to the modulation wheel. The wheel is a little loose as well but still works. All details can be seen in the pictures.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 29 September 2013, Comments Off

“Excellent and fully working condition! Just taken out of storage! fully tested and 100% good to go! Ships with a NEW custom hard flight case, original manual, not a copy! and a after market NEW power supply. it also comes with the grip and NEW strap!” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 22 September 2013, Comments Off

“Zum Gerät selbst gibts nicht viel zu sagen die technischen Daten sollten weitgehend bekannt sein. Ein echter Klasiker der in vielen Produktionen der 80er und Technostücken mit 90er zu hören war. Monophoner Analogsynthesizer von Anfang der 80er Jahre der über einen eingebauten Sequencer/Arpegiator verfügt. Der Klang ist sehr typisch das Filter klingt “ähnlich” der TB-303. Neben Sägezan verfüg er über einen Puls VCO mit regelbarer Pulsweite was klanglich stark an den C64 erinnert und ihn somit auch für 8bit-Freaks interesant macht. Was mich an dem Gerät sehr begeistert hat ist einfach die Motivation die von ihm ausgeht. Die einfache und intuitive Bedienung machen Lust auf´s Rumexpirimentiern.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 22 September 2013, Comments Off

“Good as new Roland SH-101. No power pack but can supply one for extra cost (£10) if required.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 22 September 2013, Comments Off

“Having trouble getting battery compartment lid off. It is an aftermarket replacement part. There are no batteries in it and the compartment looked pretty clean. It may be missing a screw or so on the bottom. There are a few faint reddish marks on it.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 15 September 2013, Comments Off

“This is a Roland SH-101 vintage analogue synthesizer in very good condition. It comes with the original owner’s manual, the Boss adaptor plug & amp lead. The unit also has the battery power option of 6 C-cell batteries. There is no rust, corrosion or sign of battery leakage within the compartment and both springs and terminals are present.
It has never been used professionally and is still in the original box, & although the box shows signs of wear & tear the synthesizer itself is almost unmarked except a little dirt that is around the sliders. It has be stored safely in a wardrobe in a centrally heated home.
There is no mod grip or shoulder strap with this unit, but the inputs are there so there is the option of using one.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 15 September 2013, Comments Off

“This listing is for 1 x ROLAND SH-101 Analogue Synthesizer (actual items in images).

The unit functions as it should, and is in very good condition (please see images). There are no crackly pots or switches, each one having been treated with Caig Labs DeoxIT® Fader F5.

There are couple of small marks on the unit, some discolouration but nothing that affects playability. The clips are missing from the battery cover (see image #4) but it keeps the batteries secure and stays in place fine without them.

In the listing images you will see that the SH101 is powered up. Batteries not supplied.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 15 September 2013, Comments Off

“Roland SH-101 synthesizer , keyboard SH 101, missing one knob” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 15 September 2013, Comments Off

“Hi for a sale vintage synthesiser roland sh 101 plus modular grip . Everything working fine . It has cigarette burn on one of the keys . ” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 15 September 2013, Comments Off

” Just had it cleaned (Compressed air, contact cleaner), no scratchy pots/faders here!
EVERYTHING works and SOUNDS AMAZING! Cv/gate, sequencer, modulation…everything.
Comes in sky BLUE, the best SH101 color :)
Overall great shape with some slight age, blemishes on keys and a cracked battery notch (see picture), battery compartment also works.
Will be packed with extreme care involving wrapped foam, not newspaper or air bubbles! All inside a sturdy box with insurance.
Please ask if you have any questions and thanks for looking
Can include a Power Supply if requested, a 9v or a 12v, whatever your preference (some people prefer 12v)” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 15 September 2013, Comments Off

“In full working order no power supply but will work with Roland 9v adapter. Batteries included.

One owner. I bought this in the 80s for my home studio. Never gigged so is very clean.

Barely used but is in good working order.

Battery compartment is intact with no corrosion.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 08 September 2013, Comments Off

“Biete hier den legendären ROLAND SH-101 in Rot an.

Der Synthesizer ist ein Klassiker unter den Analog Synthesisern!

Der Synthesizer wurde 1982 gebaut. Viele technischen Informationen zum Ausstattungsumfang findet man im Internet.

Hier bietet sich der sorgfältig geschriebene Bericht auf amazona.de an.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 08 September 2013, Comments Off

“Roland SH-101 Blue Edition
with original manual” Link

MGS-1, Roland, SH-101 @ 01 September 2013, Comments Off

“Roland SH-101 Monophonic Synthesiser
Highly sought-after classic 32 key mono analogue synthesiser.
Used by such artists as: The Prodigy, Orbital, Future Sound of London, 808 State, Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin

Amazing analogue synth.

Includes rare hand grip with mod wheel so can be used as a keytar (it can be powered using batteries). Ordinarily 9v. The classic “keytar” for live running on C batteries .

Recently serviced so all parts working – sliders good and even – not sticky – and no crackling.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 01 September 2013, Comments Off

“Selling my amazing SH-101. Hate to part ways but I need some new gear. Works 100%. Has some minor scratches and blemishes but nothing that affects performance. Comes with power cord and is Missing battery cover. ” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 01 September 2013, Comments Off

“Roland SH-101 Synthesizer – ATTIC FIND

Mega rare and original Analogue Synth

Found in a friends loft, by all accounts it has been sitting there for nearly 30 years!!

I have plugged this in and it is in working order, all the sliders and knobs work and the Battery compartment looks clean also, with no rust or corrosion. The middle ‘A’ key went dead after about 30 seconds, so I left it plugged in for some time and tried it again, its still not there fully but everything else is in working order, I’m presuming its dusty inside or there’s a dry joint but I’m no electrician, I have been assured by someone who knows more than me that it should be very easy and cheap to fix though!

I will ship to anywhere, I have no issues with that and I have 100% positive feedback as a seller so please bid with confidence, I usually sell rare vinyl but I spotted the rarity in this instantly. A super cool, classic piece of kit and its up for sale for 99p with no reserve!! Can’t say fairer than that!” Link

MGS-1, Roland, SH-101 @ 25 August 2013, Comments Off

“Roland SH-101 and Kenton Pro Solo

Description

You are bidding on a BLUE Roland SH-101 and a Kenton Pro Solo Mk1. For those who don’t know, the SH-101 is a monophonic synthesizer from the early 1980s, manufactured by Roland. It features one oscillator with 3 simultaneous waveforms, an ‘octave-divided’ square sub-oscillator, triangle and square/pwm waveform. It has a low-pass filter/VCF capable of self-oscillation. The controls are simple to use as there is a slider or switch available for every single parameter. The Kenton Pro Solo Mk1 is a CV to MIDI converter which is essential for using the SH-101 with a DAW as it converts control voltages into MIDI messages.

I have had both these units since 2003 and have only ever used them in a studio environment. Both the units are fully functional and in excellent condition. The sound of the SH-101 is awesome; anybody into EDM will have heard the sounds this beast can produce. The SH-101 has been used by the likes of The Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers, just to name a few. If you want to hear what this synth can do, there are loads of videos on YouTube you can check out.

This auction includes the SH-101 and optional modulation grip, the Kenton Pro Solo Mk1, power supplies for both units (Australian mains power: 240V AC 50Hz) and the original owner’s manuals for both products. ” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 25 August 2013, Comments Off

“Is in good shape and have manual” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 25 August 2013, Comments Off


This synth really needs no introduction and this particular model has featured on many 12″ vinyl and CD releases. It has been well looked after and only used in a studio environment. I do have the manual, the mod grip and the original Roland strap somewhere and am happy to post these on for free to the winning bidder, but I can’t advertise them on the listing as I dont have them to hand and will have to look for them. The unit itself functions perfectly and I’ve tested every button and slider to make sure. Comes with 12v DC power adaptor.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 25 August 2013, Comments Off

” Collectable classic 80s analogue 2-octave monophonic synthesizer, unfortunately non-operational (working copies sell for over £300 on eBay). Comes with manual, but without original box. May be repairable, or used for parts. Was popular in the mid-80s, often worn with a shoulder strap and an optional modulator grip. Retro analogue fans seem to like these synths.

Sold as faulty, with no guarantees. Was stored in a basement for several years, after which it was noticed that the batteries had leaked, making a mess of the battery compartment, a small auxiliary circuit board, and the rear metal cover (which is now rusty inside). A minor repair of the circuit board was attempted but unsuccessful; only working for a few seconds.

I was planning on a proper repair eventually, but decided to sell as faulty instead (now I have MIDI gear). The keys, controls and main circuit board seem fine, and I reckon there’s a good chance it could be repaired, but I cannot guarantee this. Failing a repair, you may be able to use most of it for spares.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 18 August 2013, Comments Off

“Ich verkauf mein SH 101. Es ist gut erhalten, gut zu funktionieren. Batterie Federn sind leicht verrostet aber nicht Batterie Austreten.
Doch die Batterie Federn kann mann einfach wechseln.

Ich habe 2 mal SH 101 und du kannst es an meiner zuhause zu testen, in Kreuzberg. (Aber die Tasche nur eine!)

Test video würde gesandt auf wünsch.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 18 August 2013, Comments Off

“Good condition!

It is “classic” analog synthesizer.

I think it is beautiful as old instruments.

Probably one of the best polyphonic analog synths available, sounds great and easy to play.

It works with battery.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 11 August 2013, Comments Off


I’ve had this for 15+ years and it has been well looked after but sadly my finances mean that the time has come for it to find a new home. I’ve never gigged with it so it’s very good condition especially considering it’s age. There is a small mark on the back which has been there since I purchased it from Academy Of Sound in Stoke-On-Trent all those years ago. It’s hardly noticeable but in the interests of fairness I would rather point this out – refer to photo for more detail.

This is a great hands-on synth making it easy to create all those classic anologue synth sounds; from deep rumbling synth bass sounds to spacey swooshes and pretty much everything in between. Great for bass lines, killer leads and synth fx.” Link

MGS-1, Roland, SH-101 @ 04 August 2013, Comments Off

“Roland Sh101 analogue synthesizer

including Hard case + Mgs-1 modulation grip and Original leather strap+ supply +manual.

Overall good condition, Every pots and switches working.” Link

MGS-1, Roland, SH-101 @ 28 July 2013, Comments Off

“This listing is for 1 x ROLAND SH-101 Analogue Synthesizer + Original SH101 Box + Original Owner’s Manual + MGS-1 Modulation Grip (actual items in images).

The units function as they should, and are in very good condition (please see images). There are no crackly pots or switches, each one having been treated with Caig Labs DeoxIT® Fader F5.

There are only a couple of very small marks on the unit, a crack on one corner (see image #6) and nothing that affects playability.

In the listing images you will see that the SH101 is powered up. Batteries not supplied.” Link

MGS-1, Roland, SH-101 @ 21 July 2013, Comments Off

” In great shape never left my studio. Works great sounds great. Comes with original leather Roland strap and mod grip as well as original power supply ” Link

MGS-1, Roland, SH-101 @ 21 July 2013, Comments Off

“This is the Roland SH-101 Synth in great working order. I have had it in my Personal Collection for 16 years and used it in home recording. It is from a Smoke Free Pet Free home and has been cared for. It runs on C batteries or PSA-120 adapter which is Not included.This is a pleasure to play on headphones or live. The sound is unmatched by any newer models. It can also be strapped on like a guitar.” Link

Roland, SH-101 @ 14 July 2013, Comments Off

“This Sh-101 is in near mint condition. I have never seen a better looking 101! All functions working and everything is very clean. Let me know if you have any questions! Does not come with an adaptor because I was using my Boss PSA-120s and I need it for my guitar pedals. The PSA-120 is the recommended replacement adaptor by Roland for the Sh-101.” Link