CR-78, Roland @ 14 July 2019, “No Comments”

“I’m selling my CR78 it’s perfect working order never had problems, there a slight mark on the front corner (see pic ) but it’s hardly noticeable….it’s beautiful sounding drummachine and sonically it’s perfect sitting in your track just right.”
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CR-78, Roland @ 14 July 2019, “No Comments”

“Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm Drum Machine with MIDI and PROGRAMMER/Controller Extras. Condition is Excellent!

Roland CR-78 – Rare Museum Quality with Programmable Controller, MIDI

Here is an opportunity to get one of the rarest percussion synthesizers of the same make and model used by Phil Collins on his famous song “In The Air Tonight”.

This one has the full retrofit kit with MIDI and audio controls for total automation and sound beat boxing.

Included is:
CRX8-M: CR-78 MIDI Interface

CR78-PGM : Roland CR-78 Programmer & Controller” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 16 June 2019, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“I am selling my Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm only because I got a TR-808. This drum machine is awesome. It does the late 70s early industrial Throbbing Gristle thing very well. I don’t have the attachment to program beats but I did this by connecting it to a step sequencer with individual gate control for each step. The machine works just as it should.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 07 April 2019, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm Drum Machine in excellent original condition, one original owner. This has been fully tested, all presets and effects are intact. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 03 February 2019, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“Classic drum machine – one of the best ever.

Everything here is sounding great and all buttons and controls seem to be working as intended. Sold as is.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 18 November 2018, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“This unit is a one owner and is in very good condition. It is fully functional and only shows some very small signs of use on the cabinet, otherwise it is extremely clean. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 08 July 2018, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with Programmer

“Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm + CR78-PGM Controller Programmer
Roland CR78 is in great condition and comes with all as seen in pictures.
CR78’s New battery holder, now uses a lithium battery for pattern backup.
All switches and knobs cleaned and work perfect . All patterns play and the memory patterns program and hold user programs.
The CR78 sounds and works great !

CR78-PGM is programmer and controller for Roland CR-78 drum machine. With help of it, CR-78 can be programmed very easy (by similar way as with original Roland WS-1 programmer). More over, CR78-PGM enables to control CR-78 during playback manually or via MIDI or DIN-SYNC buses.
Made by CHD ELEKTROSERVIS

Power supply connector DC
START/STOP signal output
WRITE signal output
CLOCK signal output
DIN-SYNC bus input
MIDI bus input
LCD contrast setting
Display
Synchronization selector – SYNC switch
Working mode selector – MODE switch
WRITE / PLAY INSTRUMENT button
NEXT / START-STOP button
BEAT / TEMPO DECREMENT button
BEAT / TEMPO INCREMENT button” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 10 June 2018, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“very good working condition

The following has been tested and found to be correctly working

All rhythm patterns (A&B)

Tempo

Accent

Start/stop

Fade

Fill variation: measure auto and manual

Volume

Balance

Add voice faders

Outputs (2)

Known issues

Volume fader has intermittent scratchiness when moved

Small nicks on case

Not tested:

Programmer

Other trigger jacks

This is a vintage machine and therefore is being sold as is with the above information only. However since this is such an extremely desirable collectors item you can return it at your expense packed in the original packaging and insurance ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 20 May 2018, Comments Off on Roland WS-1 for Roland CR-78

“this Roland WS-1 Programmer for Roland CR78 Analog drum machine has been in dry storage for over 25 years. good condition but missing the two button top caps. get it before it’s gone, Sold as is, All sales are final.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 01 April 2018, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“Price is reflective of excellent working condition and money invested in service by LA Synth Co (recommended by Roland tech support for servicing vintage gear). I do hear the most minimal of “scratchiness” in the sliders, but it’s nothing a squirt of Deoxit couldn’t handle and the sliders themselves are very smooth. Buttons, switches, and LEDs are all operational. Case shows less than typical wear for a unit of this age – some slight gaps at the mitered edges but this is normal from my observations of other units and the case itself is intact and structurally strong.

Service performed by LA Synth Co –
~ Completely recapped the unit
~ Replaced the 5101 ICs and installed sockets so they can be easily user replaced in the future if necessary
~ Removed the battery and replaced it with one that is mounted off the circuit board and removable if stored for long periods of inactivity (note – this unit NEVER had battery damage and the original battery was still functioning properly upon replacement).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 28 January 2018, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“Roland CompuRhythm CR 78 model.
Used, the mains goes on as shown in the pictures by the red light but cannot guarantee it works so will need refurbishing
Great retro item.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 21 January 2018, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 Project Machine

“Here is my Roland CR78 which is in beautiful condition considering how old it is now.

This one has a midi kit fitted and is a rarity to find anywhere.

The Midi works like this

1. Clock (switch left): The CR-78 disables the internal tempo clock and can only be driven via a MIDI timing clock (MTC). This setting is to be used if you want to sync the pre-programmed sound or the local memory to the MIDI clock. It won’t accept any note on/off messages and the voices will not trigger externally.

2. Norm (switch centre): The CR-78 acts like it has no MIDI interface installed an will not accept any kind of MIDI message. The LED on the front goes green and internal tempo clock is selected.

3. Note (switch right): This is the main one you will be using in the studio. The internal tempo clock is disabled, clocking is done via MTC and note on/off messages will trigger the voices. You cannot start the clock from the front panel! At present the kit is tuned into channel 10 by default.

This is the 220-240V UK / EUROPEAN VERSION.

However there are some faults.Please read on.

Usually the unit works perfect and everything works as it should but every so often the bass drum,snare,cowbell fail to work.All the other sounds work fine.This could be a loose connection or something else inside the unit thats causing this fault.All the presets work perfectly and all sliders and buttons working.
However all the sounds work in Midi mode when hooked up as a sound module to your DAW.

I dont have the time to have this looked at or do it myself so it will need a good servicing by a qualified technician/synth doctor.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 21 January 2018, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“Roland CR-78 in beautiful condition! Comes with original Roland pedal for programming.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Future Retro, Roland @ 07 January 2018, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with Future Retro Swynx

“Recently serviced with a new old stock faceplate installed, cleaned and new battery lithium installed for saving tracks on the programmer.

This auction also includes the awesome Future Retro SWYNX box that also you to swing the preset loops and also acts as a pattern programmer.

Last but not least this CR-78 has been modded with a knob on the back to adjust the bass drum decay, giving you a variable sound from a stubby kick shorter than the regular cr-78 bass drum all the way to a booming 808 like kick.

The wooden box itself has some dings and corner wear which is to be expected of a 40 year old machine. This could easily be replaced with any wood of your choosing in the future.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 31 December 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm Machine/Deck

Condition – all original , not cleaned with some black leatherette peeling in the corners AND RHYTHM TOGGLE SWITCH BROKEN.

Deck was hooked up to the external amplified speaker and tested following the online video.Every button responded and rhythm changed with every setting.Rhythm toggle switch is broken but still can be flipped using a pick.

Sold as working deck but AS IS DUE TO THE AGE and me not being a musician.I followed the online video to test it , it worked for me but this is it.No idea about other hook ups and operations.”
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CR-78, Roland @ 26 November 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“Vintage roland cr-78 CompuRythm. Minor repairs needed, but working. Sold as is.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 26 November 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“Up for your consideration is a Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm drum machine, a Legendary beat creator used in many Top 40 songs. this CR78 is in good working condition, and sounds great. has spent is whole life in studio or in dry studio storage. Took it out of storage a while back, used it in the studio. Now it’s up for auction, Daddy needs a New Word Clock.

It comes with two Original Roland pedals, has a few screw holes on top where it was mounted in a studio cabinet, has one screw hole in the bottom of the front where a small light was mounted, none of which affects its wonderful one of a kind sound. never did have the programmer, not sure if the internal battery is good, I did pull it apart to inspect the inside, everything looks good and clean, no battery leakage. New battery’s are cheap and easy to install.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 12 November 2017, Comments Off on Roland WS-1 Write Switch for Roland CR-78

“For sale is a super Rare Vintage Roland WS-1 Programming Switch –

The switch has been modified, it has a plug added, don’t know why or what the purpose of that added plug
It turns on but it is Not Tested, so I am selling it for parts or repair even it could work without a problem
Looks very clean, the battery connection and storage looks clean too.
Based on how it looks and not knowing if the unit works or not I believe I have priced it fairly, however I am open to offers.
Working units are around $1200 bucks (if you find it)
Review the pictures, what you see is what you will receive”
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CR-78, Roland @ 05 November 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“This is a classic piece of music history! A vintage Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm. This machine is in good working , it has been professionally serviced in the last couple months. Please see the end of listing for details on work done. The machine body is also in good condition- some wear to corners and 1 missing knob. Both details shown in up close pictures.
Service Description:

1. Cleaned up circuit board.
2. Re-capped both main cards as can caps leaking
3. Replaced corroded trigger connector, driver transistors, and resistors as originals were not accepting solder.
4. Wires added to bridge all traces between replacement connector pins and driver signals.
5. Cleaned other connectors and got all sounds to work from both the stored patterns and the programmer
6. Replaced frayed power cable with 3 pin grounded type
7. All functions working.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 15 October 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“You are bidding on a ROLAND CR-78 COMPURHYTHM. It’s in great working condition and sounds amazing. All switches and knobs are original and all working great. All connections working great.. Please look at the pictures before bidding, you will get what you see in the pictures.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 01 October 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“VINTAGE ROLAND CR-78 COMPURHYTHM DRUM MACHINE . IN GOOD SHAPE WORKS GREAT . ONLY COMES WITH WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PICS . PLEASE LOOK AT THE PICS FOR MORE INFO AND COND.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 27 August 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with Roland WS-1 Write Switch

“This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. As you may know, this was Roland’s first programmable rhythm machine. It will come with the hard to find WS-1 Write Switch (used to program patterns).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 30 July 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“This Is in good shape..I have tested it to the best of my abilites and believe it works as it should..I am not a expert at all…this is missing the 4 screws that hold the unit in the box. they came loose over the years i have had it and fell out..it was never taken apart or fixed on the inside..it missing 1 button as you can see in the pics..I am sure it can use a good cleaning and some love as its been sitting for a few years..”
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CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 04 June 2017, Comments Off on Roland WS-1 Write Switch for Roland CR-78

“The WS-1 comes with original box and manual.

Unit has been barley used and is practically brand new.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 14 May 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

“This is a very nice cr78 that I bought for a specific project a few years ago. I am a producer composer, and it was the right sound for the project

It was serviced by the previous owner, and functions as should.

I used some programmed beats, and sampled the sounds.

I don’t have the peddle but it should program fine. It was functioning when I bought it, and it’s just sat in a shelf in the studio.

Minor blemishes on the cabinet, the face place is perfect. A slider was a bit scratchy from sitting around, could be cleaned, but as I texted it more it went away.

Really great drum machine. Sounds awesome, super collectable. Mics condition I just don’t need it any more. ”
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CR-78, Roland @ 09 April 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

cr78 “Beautiful vintage (1978) Roland CR-78 Analogue Drum Machine!

Fully and comprehensively serviced and overhauled for sale and in perfect working order!

Original 220-240 Volt machine for UK and Euro operation. Manual included.

All the analogue drum and percussion sounds work perfectly and are calibrated and tuned to factory specs. The programming section is fully tested and working and benefits from having all the RAM renewed. The battery has also been upgraded from the old NICAD standard to a modern(non leaky!) high grade 1200ah Lithium battery which has a ten year lifetime. The power cable and plug were also renewed in service.

No noisy sliders, sticky buttons or anything else. Ready to go and make music with!

Physically in superb condition, the front panel and buttons are near mint. The case has some wear and tear but it really is minimal considering it’s nearly 40 years old now!

A truly amazing and iconic sounding drum machine that’s been used on countless hit records over the years! The super sweet sound and unique groove/timing that just cannot be emulated!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 05 March 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

cr78“For sale is a Roland cr-78 in very good shape, and perfect working order. Has been hardly played, well kept after and serviced last year by Triple S services in Bloomfield New Jersey. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 05 February 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

used roland cr78 “Vintage 1978 Roland Compurythm CR-78 rhythm / drum machine in excellent condition. There was a sticker on the bottom and there is some residue left after the sticker was removed. See the picture. All the buttons and levers are there. There are dozens of rhythms and beats and you can customize them to your liking. You can get a lot of information off Wikipedia about this machine. Serial number is 780664. Included is a Owners Manual downloaded from the web.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 05 February 2017, Comments Off on Roland WS-1 Write Switch for Roland CR-78

ws`1 “ROLAND WS-1 WRITING SWITCH PROGRAMMER FOR ROLAND CR-78 CompuRythm CR-78 drum machine. We are the original owners of this device, as my dad bought this in the late 70’s/early 80’s while he was still on active duty in the US Navy. He thought he would get retire from the Navy, and then open his own music studio in San Diego. He never did it though, so this VERY RARE vintage Roland professional music industry device & several other items are now being sold off by his heirs. I will be listing other rare vintage professional music industry devices here on Ebay as well. Like I stated earlier he never opened his music studio, so this Roland WS-1 programmer & the other devices he bought were never used. It’s in XLNT (brandnew) condition still, but it’s original Roland owner’s manual has been mis-placed though. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 05 February 2017, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

- “Im selling a Roland CR-78 drum machine.
It is in very good condition and works fully, has been used in a studio since the middle of the eighties by an older man.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland, WS-1 @ 27 November 2016, Comments Off on Roland CR-78 with Roland WS-1

80 “This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. As you may know, this was Roland’s first programmable rhythm machine. It will come with the hard to find WS-1 Write Switch (used to program patterns).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 20 November 2016, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

cr78 “Everything works. Cabinet shows a bit of light wear and it’s missing one knob and a slider cap- easy and inexpensive to replace.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 18 September 2016, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

cr78 “ALL GEAR IS TESTED AND GUARANTEED TO BE 100%

ANY NOTABLE COSMETIC OR FUNCTIONAL ISSUES WILL BE NOTED BELOW IN RED.

THE PHOTOS THAT ARE SHOWN ABOVE ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM YOU WILL RECEIVE.

NOTE: COMES WITH CONTROLLER PROGRAMMER AND FOOTSWITCH / SERVICED” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 11 September 2016, Comments Off on Roland CR-78

cr78 “I am the second owner of this CR-78, i bought it five years ago and have used it in a studio. there are a few nicks and smudges on the vinyl covering but this thing is in really great shape. it sounds great and has been serviced 3 years ago. We have a tech at our business so if you would like anything done to this machine we can work out mods or upgrades.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CR-78, Roland @ 04 September 2016, Comments Off on Lot of 2 Roland CR-78 Project Machines

2 “I will post better pictures soon, but what we have here is TWO CR78 drum machines both with battery acid burns on the main board, this burns the circuit traces under the battery and prevents the machine from working. Let this be a lesson to change the rechargeable battery in your CR78!!!!!

One machine is totally complete and assembled with acid burns on the main board where the battery would have been (the leaky battery has since been removed) but other than that looks sharp with minor wear. The face and back are REALLY clean looking and the black tolex has minor wear. IF you have the skills to replace burnt traces and replace a few bad caps or chips (just speculating) you will have a really nice CR-78. I do not know what caps or chips are good NO attempt has been made to repair this by me. The previous owner took it to a lame organ/accordion store in the 90s for repair without success. They removed the leaky battery and handed it back to him with a shoulder shrug.

I am kind of burnt out on dealing with techs and I live really far away from anyone competent. I am not a tech or very technical but I have owned enough of these since the 80s to know this one is complete with all components and connections in place but will need work.

The other machine has a bad acid burn on the main board and is nearly complete except for the outer wood box. I had it in pieces for a while (see pictures) but now it is nearly assembled. The A/B switch is sheered off and the power chord is cut. This machine is missing a few of its knobs and slider caps (I have a few I will include but not all) and is disassembled. It is missing what appears to be one or two caps on the main board, but is more or less complete. It was obvious when I got this one it was mid repair when someone just gave up. The previous owner got it from a repair shop that went out of business abruptly.

One reason I was holding onto these machines is that CR-78 drum machines are very easy to swap parts on. If you have one in bad shape with scratches all over the face, a bent back panel (the backs bend easily when you drop these or ship them without proper packing), a missing switch, or broken or missing outer box it’s nice to have some parts around! The other reason I was holding onto these was the hope I could find someone who could repair the burns and I could have two CR-78s! I do have the second wood box for the CR-78 that is missing it in the pictures, but it has been broken down/disassembled so a local carpenter could try and recreate it. I will forward it to the winner of the auction if they want but it will have to be at a later date. The box will have to be re-assembled using wood glue etc. I also have a photocopy of the original service manual that I will include. ” Link