Roland RS-101

” Stunning 1975 Roland RS-101 String Machine in fully restored condition.

Fully polyphonic string synth with individual VCAs and envelopes for each note.

The first of the Roland synths to feature the lush Ensemble effect (the RS-101 has 4 modulated delay lines vs the rs202’s 3 delays and the difference shows) and this stringer has the mojo in spades. It’s as lush as they come.

The excellent feeling 5-octave Keyboard is split, bi-timbral, with Strings I, Strings II, and Brass either side of the split, and with variable tone control, fully independent Slow Attack, Variable Sustain, and Volume Soft options.

Very expressive synth, with a beautiful haunting tone, and being fully polyphonic (unlike the earlier Solina) the expressivity is fantastic. Sits perfectly in a mix. Again, the ensemble

This synth has undergone meticulous restoration, including recapping of almost 100 caps, full restoration of all pots, switches, etc. Keybed fully restored. It’s bulletproof and should provide use for many more decades to come.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland RS-101

“Well it was time for some early spring cleaning and we came across this in the warehouse, and after plugging it in, we soon discovered why it was buried behind a few things. This unfortunately does not appear to power up or make sound. We’re not sure what’s wrong with it, as it’s in pretty great physical condition, but none the less, we have no output. We don’t have a keyboard repair technician available to us, so we’re going to sell this at no reserve, as is, with no warranty. This might be good for parts, or it also might be an easy fix for the right person. We just don’t know. ”
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Roland RS-101

“Roland RS-101 String Synthesizer 70’s Vintage – This unit has some hard scratches, paint chippings and cosmetic wear, but fully operational and functional in pretty good condition. We have maintained this unit, serviced and repaired all the keys (Vintage RS-101 and 202 mostly have this key problem and needs to be serviced because the circuit aged.), tested all keys, knobs, switches, faders, outputs works fine. The hard case cover missing, ”
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