Roland JX-8P

“Seller description: Used, working JX-8P synth in good condition though the aftertouch does not work.

The display does work, as well as the pitch bend/ trigger/ and edit slider.

6 voices at 2 DCO’s per voice = 12 analog oscillators total. Nice sounding Roland filters.

It has preset patches as well as an internal memory bank, and can be expanded further with a m-16c (not included)

It comes as shown – with regular IEC C13 power cord. No manual. Nice overall cosmetic condition.

The key contacts have recently been professionally cleaned as well – a plus for this model.

I played around with this and it sounds wonderful. Tested. Awesome synth. ”
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Roland JX-8P

“Roland JX-8P Vintage Analog Synthesizer. Condition is Used. All keys and buttons/sounds function as they should. All of the audio outputs work. Wasn’t able to test the sustain pedal or the midi function, and I couldn’t figure out what the aftertouch did. Very solid build, made in Japan. Doesn’t appear to have much use, some light scratching on the chassis but very clean for its age, see pics. **Comes with the larger capacity M-64C memory cartridge in the original packaging that appears to never have been used** Original power cable included.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P with Roland PG-800 Programmer

“Classic 61 note synth/editor combination from 1984. Comes as a pair – will not split. Both are very much in original condition, with a few slight cosmetic marks consistent with age. Includes original PG800 silver case and original 6 pin DIN cable which connects synth and programmer. Fully functional.

Some history with this actual synth. Among other recordings you can hear it on the 1987 Mory Kante album Akwaba Beach (includes the track”Yeke Yeke”), and the 1991 Gipsy Kings album “Este Mundo”, both of which I played the keys on – mainly pad, bass & string sounds” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“Appearance is decent but there are scrapes, scratches, and discoloration. There are also some velcro bits and other schmutz from 30+ years of life. Biggest appearance issue is a cracked cartridge blister button (see photos).

Included Hard Case
The case is as old as the synth and the interior foam is starting to disintegrate.

Aftertouch” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“Roland JX-8P Vintage Polyphonic Synth Mid 80s. The last Analog Synths made by Roland in the Mid 80s. Tested works great sounds awesome. Has a little cosmetic wear as shown in the pictures but is in perfect working condition. Buyer must have at a feedback score of at least ( 10 ) positive purchases and must have a us verified shipping address.This Keyboard weighs about 30 lbs” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“Classic Analogue Roland synth in really nice clean cosmetic condition.

All function buttons & keys work but with the well documented ‘hanging note’ issue occasionally. Will require service to make reliable.
Also a common problem is the Aftertouch. This one is working but with reduced effect & there is a mod online to increase the depth with a simple component change.

Some blemishes, please see photos – overall very nice indeed. It was also tested with the matching PG800 Controller which is listed separately – Please see my other items. The keyboard responded to all functions correctly.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“Received in trade and lightly used personally. Letting it go after servicing my JUNO-106; too many toys.

good cosmetic condition, case blemishes as shown, appears well used; solid output (not original) and all voices and keys working, only one requiring additional pressure, otherwise smooth action; some function buttons more responsive than others; GREAT SOUND, quiet idle output” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“Roland JX-8P with custom hard case, new power cord and printed manual.

Polyphony – 6 voices
Oscillators – 2 DCO’s per voice (12 oscillators)
Memory – 64 patches + External memory cartridges
Effects – Portamento
VCF – standard VCF
VCA – ADSR envelope
Arpeg/Seq – None
Keyboard – 61 note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
Control – MIDI In/Out/thru

Fully functional including Midi and stereo outs , with some refresh work done by me. All 64 presets work, all buttons work, bender works, Internal memory works ( the 32 internal memory slots have many custom patches), aftertouch works. Screen is bright.

New battery, with new battery holder ( in 20 years you won’t have to solder a new one in, just pop it in!).

Restored endcap internal fastener channels. (The end cap plastic screw channels on most of these is old and cracks, because people over tighten them. They are mostly cosmetic and not structural. I rebuilt them with CA , new hard plastic channels and Marine Epoxy- please send me any questions)

The outside of the custom flight case is a bit rough, but the foam inside is still fine, and the keyboard fits snug. Brand new rubber feet installed.

The cosmetic condition of the keyboard shell is very good all around, a few bumps and nicks but nothing cracked or broken.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“Roland JX-8P with custom hard case, new power cord and printed manual.

Polyphony – 6 voices
Oscillators – 2 DCO’s per voice (12 oscillators)
Memory – 64 patches + External memory cartridges
Effects – Portamento
VCF – standard VCF
VCA – ADSR envelope
Arpeg/Seq – None
Keyboard – 61 note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
Control – MIDI In/Out/thru

Fully functional including Midi and stereo outs , with some refresh work done by me. All 64 presets work, all buttons work, bender works, Internal memory works ( the 32 internal memory slots have many custom patches), aftertouch works. Screen is bright.

New battery, with new battery holder ( in 20 years you won’t have to solder a new one in, just pop it in!).

Restored endcap internal fastener channels. (The end cap plastic screw channels on most of these is old and cracks, because people over tighten them. They are mostly cosmetic and not structural. I rebuilt them with CA , new hard plastic channels and Marine Epoxy- please send me any questions)

The outside of the custom flight case is a bit rough, but the foam inside is still fine, and the keyboard fits snug. Brand new rubber feet installed.

The cosmetic condition of the keyboard shell is very good all around, a few bumps and nicks but nothing cracked or broken.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

” I LOVE THIS SYNTH! I cant believe I am letting it go… This is a vintage synth so please understand the caveats with buying something 30+ years old. Some of the sliders might be a little scratchy and some of the keys might not respond as intended. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“It’s in rough shape, a few of the keys are chipped and the finish is patchy (see pictures). But, it does function.
The middle A, B♭, and B seem to have a short, or at the least don’t seem to work consistently.
Comes with power cable.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“Roland JX8P synth in excellent condition. Display good and has working after-touch following restoration by previous owner. All working and sounds great although a couple of membrane buttons need harder press to work.

Comes with original manual and custom flight case for delivery, or local pickup welcome.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P Project Machine

“ESTATE FIND. VINTAGE ROLAND JAPAN 1980s JX-8P ANALOG SYNTHESIZER PRESET POLYPHONIC KEYBOARD. ZERO KNOWLEDGE HERE. NICE COSMETIC CONDITION, NEW POWER CORD WILL BE INCLUDED. ALL KEYS DEPRESS & BOUNCE BACK. NO DEAD KEYS. APPEARS TO WORK FINE. (SEE PICTURES.) HOOKED UP TO TEST. ALL BUTTONS SEEM TO WORK AND DISPLAYS WHEN PRESSED. NO AMP OR HOOKUPS TO TEST SOUND. NO STAND. SOME DISCOLOR FROM AGE. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland JX-8P

“ROLAND JX-8P Vintage Analog Synthesizer. – This synth has nice fat warm sounds, probably one of the nicer sounding synths from it’s day and the prices keep climbing on this model. Not only is the population going down but popularity still exist so yeah I have seen them going for $900 up to $1200 so take that for what it is worth.”
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Roland JX-8P

“ESTATE FIND. VINTAGE ROLAND JAPAN 1980s JX-8P ANALOG SYNTHESIZER PRESET POLYPHONIC KEYBOARD. ZERO KNOWLEDGE HERE. NICE COSMETIC CONDITION, NEW POWER CORD ORDERED AND WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN SOLD. ALL KEYS DEPRESS & BOUNCE BACK. NO DEAD KEYS. APPEARS TO WORK FINE. (SEE PICTURES.) HOOKED UP TEMPORARY CORD TO TEST. ALL BUTTONS SEEM TO WORK AND DISPLAYS WHEN PRESSED. NO AMP OR HOOKUPS TO TEST SOUND. NO STAND. SOME DISCOLOR FROM AGE.”
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Roland JX-8P

“Roland JX-8P Keyboard Synthesizer. Condition is Used. Everything works on it an the amp comes with it. Was going to hold on to it but i need cash. Buyer is fully responsible for pick up or if u want it shipped must pay for shipping.”
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Roland JX-8P

“1985 ROLAND JX-8P – analog synthesizer – MINT CONDITION , NEVER USED.

Selling this 1985 (checked the serial number 545019) ROLAND JX – 8P fully analog synthesizer.
This keyboard has never been used and has been kept in a closet since 1985, as the woman who received it never used it and was hoping her sons will, but they didn’t either.
it’s in MINT condition and works perfectly.
This is rare, especially in this condition.
Open to negotiations, but you will not find another one of these in this condition anywhere.
This one is the 19th ever made. made in Japan.
Kept in a non smoking no pets home since received as a gift in 1985”
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Roland JX-8P

“Excellent working condition Roland JX-8P. All buttons, sliders, switches keys and voices work. Most importantly, Aftertouch and velocity work.
Does not include the (INSANELY OVERPRICED PG-800) but can be controlled over sysex with a variety of VST/mobile apps.
Includes the legendary “Soundtrack” patch, famously used by Angelo Badalamenti in Twin Peaks.
Synth is in perfect working order, but spare parts have not been tested. These include:
Power Cord (not a standard IEC lead)
1x Switch Board 1
2x Switch Board 2 (one complete, one missing part of button mechanisms as pictured)
1x Mod/Pitch Wheel
1x Filterboard
1x Volume board
1x M-16C Cartridge (loaded with presets… I think)
1x Board with capacitors… presumably power supply related?
1x Connecting snake to wire all the above parts together (I think)”
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Roland JX-8P

“I am not an expert but I plugged it up into an amp. It worked fine, sound great, wasn’t staticky or anything. The different settings worked as far as I can tell. I can’t test the after touch function, so I have no idea whether it works or not. I can tell you that the internal patches are just amazing. Oh, there are a few screws missing on the bottom, but nothings loose.”
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Roland JX-8P

“ESTATE FIND. VINTAGE ROLAND JAPAN 1980s JX-8P ANALOG SYNTHESIZER PRESET POLYPHONIC KEYBOARD. ZERO KNOWLEDGE HERE. NICE COSMETIC CONDITION, NO POWER CORD. ALL KEYS DEPRESS & BOUNCE BACK. NO DEAD KEYS. APPEARS TO BE A COUPLE SMALL SCREWS MISSING ON BOTTOM (SEE PIC #11) & SOUNDS LIKE “ONE” IS ROLLING AROUND INSIDE.”
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Roland JX-8P

“I am not an expert but I plugged it up into an amp. It worked fine. Wasn’t staticky or anything. The different settings worked. I have the right power cord for it. It is nice functionally as far as I can tell and also nice cosmetically. The only (and very small thing) is the right side of the plastic chassis, if you pull on it it tries to lift up. I’m sure it just needs to be screwed in thats all. When I pick it up to move I pick it up by the middle of the body.

That’s all I know to say about it. I can assure you it will be packed WELL! I know how brutal carriers are. I will pack it well. I have shipped keyboards before I found in estate sales etc., including a Juno 106 and an Ensoniq, both with absolutely no problems. I’ve been packing and shipping a long time and I know how to do it correctly. ”
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Roland JX-8P with Roland PG-800 Programmer

“I purchased these units last year for a band project that ended up falling through. Since that time they’ve never been gigged with and have been used very little. I’m clearing out some unused gear, so they must go. The JX-8P does have some wear, which is to be expected for its age, but all in all it’s in fairly good shape. The keys work and the patch membrane buttons all function as well. The PG-800 programmer works great and looks like it just came from the factory. Neither of these items have given me any trouble while in my possession.

Included is a sturdy ATA case I had custom made soon after I purchased the synth. It comes with a strip of placer foam to help hold the synth secure during transit. Also included with the JX is a copy of the manual and a very handy preset sound chart magnet that goes on the front panel. The PG-800 comes with the data cable, original manual, and a nice Roland shoulder strap case. If you want a complete analog synthesizer package, this is it!!”
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Roland JX-8P Project Machine

“Roland JX-8P Polyphonic Synthesizer – DOES NOT POWER ON!! USE FOR PARTS!. Condition is For parts or not working. Unit is having trouble powering on. From a quick look inside the unit, it appears to need a new power transformer. Retail price for a new transformer is around $50.00. It would require some basic soldering skills to fix. This item also has some damage to one of the preset buttons on the front, the label itself has been scratched off but the button to select the preset seems to be functional. Item also has some writing on it with permanent marker. Item comes with power cord, but will need repairs to get powered up. Item is also missing a few screws on the side and bottom which may require ordering from manufacturer or other parts store. ”
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