“Custom Roland JX-8P Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer + PG-800 Programmer.
Roland JX-8P Bought from Reverb and barely used since. Here is the original sellers description. It’s Mint with just some light fading on the PG800 after a comprehensive and custom refit.
oCustom Roland JX-8P + Roland PG-800 + Roland M-16C Cartridge
Eprom OS 3.1, 220V AC
This JX-8P was in a sorry state when i got it (see last 4 pics), held together with wood threated screws, big scratches all around and a lot of rust on the frontpanel. Had 6 broken keys and the pitchbender was dangling.
The wood screws destroyed the inner bracket mounting holes which hold the side panels together so i had to drill these out and replaced them with 5mm Allen screws, which looks pretty awesome and the synth has its rigidity back.
Sanded the whole synth down to bare metal/plastic to remove any remaining rust, scratches. On the bender panel i filled in the holes drilled by a previous owner to hold the pitchbender.
Gave it a pro paint job in a contemporary light industrial grey which matches the knobs from the PG-800.
The PG-800 was build by myself using the original firmware/eprom and DAC. Pots are from Alps and the knobs are Sifam.
The graphics i did myself and have been screen printed.
Bought myself a expanded screen printing set so now i can print any design onto any surface. I’m pleased with the result.
All keys have been cleaned and polished and the keybed plays perfectly. Also removed the light scratches on the display with plastic polisher and that looks brandnew now.
All tacticle switches have been replaced with new ones ofcourse 🙂
To bring this JX-8P back to its former glory was a lot of work but i have to say that it looks better then the original imho.” Click here to visit listing on eBay