“For sale is a an original vintage Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, fully working and with the MIDI upgrade. The MIDI upgrade provides a clock input for syncing the drum machine to your DAW or another clock source, but it also allows each drum voice to be played via MIDI note – they respond to velocity too!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“For sale is a used 1982 Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer Vintage Drum Machine. It has been used but is in very good condition and in perfect working order.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Roland TR-808 Serviced
For sale is a rare vintage Roland TR-808. This one is in good shape and fully functional. It just got back from a full servicing and cleaning from our tech. Everything is working as it should. One of the most iconic analog drum machines, the TR808 is still a highly useful tool in today’s studios and also makes for a great investment. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Original model of analog drum machine. Everything started here! ? There are countless masterpieces using TR-808, such as Marvin Gaye and Hall and Oates.
Actively introduced in the electronic music scene, the re-evaluation in the dance music scene since the early 90’s is new to memory.
The nickname of Yaoya has spread, and it is still reigning as a legendary machine.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
” For sale is a used 1982 Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer Vintage Drum Machine. It has been used but is in very good condition and in perfect working order.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“For sale is a rare vintage Roland TR-808. This is not just any TR-808, this one was previously owned by Puff Daddy and came out of Daddy’s House Recording Studio. We purchased this direct from their head engineer Stephen Dent. He told us this was kept in the back, and clients had to specifically request or ask for this item to be used. It’s in very good shape and fully functional. Who knows how many legendary classics this exact machine was used on? Stephen & Puff worked with artists including Biggie, Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent. Don’t pass up on a chance to own this legendary drum machine owned by one of the greatest producers out there.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer / Analog Drum Machine W/ CHD MIDI MOD!. Condition is Used. It has installed the CHD Elektroservis midi modification with INCLUDED SPECIAL CABLE to use midi with this machine. I had previously listed this machine as missing the cable but I HAVE NOW FOUND IT! YAY!! This unit was serviced 2 years ago when the midi kit was installed but has acquired a few scratchy pots that need a cleaning. Other than that a fully working TR-808 Drum Machine. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Roland TR 808 (Analogue Drum Machine Excellent Condition) Vintage 1980-83
Excellent Condition for its Age – Fully Tested ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.
I has served my studio well for more than 15 years and has never left the heated, ventilated studio space. A classic item in great condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“For sale I have a fully serviced TR-808. This unit works great & was serviced 2 years ago before becoming a fixture in my studio. A number of the buttons & potentiometers were replaced. The only part of the unit that was not serviced was a small gash in the power cord – the wiring is not showing just the fabric around the wiring – this does not affect performance & has been covered with electric tape. [See photos] I have some more spare parts (& some of the old parts) that weren’t used in its servicing that come with the unit. Works great & sounds beautiful! There are a fair number of physical blemishes that this 808 racked up over the years but they occurred before the machine was fully serviced & do not affect its performance. I love this unit but it is not used enough to justify keeping. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This is a beautiful original and fully functional Roland TR-808 from the year 1980.
It has been located in a studio for the last 25 years and used sparsely.
The bottom has a wire attached in order to surface mount it on a table – it can be removed.
Comes without case or manual.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Great condition Roland 808 vintage drum machine – the original and the best!
Recently serviced by Robin Whittle (DevilFish)” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Great condition Roland TR-808 Vintage Drum Machine with Kenton MIDI retrofit so you can use with your computer/DAW. My set up is mostly digital and very portable so I don’t use this anymore. If I had more space I would keep it but I think it’s time to let it go and find a new owner to inspire. It’s a beautiful beast of a machine, rightly hailed as THE classic drum machine, and when you get your hands on it you’ll see why.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Roland TR-808 Drum Machine…
CONDITION: In good/excellent cosmetic condition for being over 30 years old. Everything has been tested and everything works good. All buttons / knobs operate with a few that could use some cleaning. All colors on the TR-808 are still bright and vibrant. First picture show’s unit powered ON in sequence, where the dim light reflects executing step 6.
– Comes with original clear overlay.
– This item is sold as described.
– 110V (European consumers will need step-up transformer / Japanese consumers will need step-down transformer)(Transformers not included).” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Tested and working perfectly having had a thorough test prior to listing.
This unit is very tidy throughout with minimal signs of wear. Typically this model is prone to corrosion on the front panel but this one shows no signs of that.
The Jack outputs are also relatively clean with only minor signs of tarnishing which is an indication that the unit has been stored well over the years and that the internals have not been compromised in any way.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Rather rare, and as you know, very desired, Vintage Roland TR-808 – from 1982, in very good condition.
As you can see from the photos: missing a couple jack pieces on the back (a couple dollars at radio shack) – but all the outputs still work, in my testing. You can see the red #3 button is a little wonky, but is still functioning at 99%. Set for North American voltage (117VAC 50/60 Hz 8W) serial number : 062472
In my testing : all sounds/knobs/switches/outputs/functions/tuning/decay/level/tempo ETC are working 100%
The unit IS NOT in perfect cosmetic condition, but in very good condition for its 37 years of age. I purchased this machine several years ago, (not the Origional owner) it has always been stored in a smoke free studio, and the unit is sold AS IS. Unit is sold alone, with attached grounded AC cord, no manual – but at this time I see and hear it working fine. I hate to need to sell it, never sounds as good as when you are about to let it go, so much ANALOGUE variation” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“TM Steven’s personal Roland Rhythm Composer TR 808
This is in working order. Exactly as it was when picked up.
We have been hired to help liquidate TM Steven’s Musical assets. These items have been picked up directly from his home and reputable music artists studios.
If you’re a TM fan or a musician watch close because we have a TON of items coming up for auction daily.
This Auction includes everything photographed so please look at all photos and ask all pertinent questions prior to bidding. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“The unit is in good shape overall. There are cosmetic wear and signs of age in few different parts of the unit but this has no effect on the performance. All knobs, buttons are responding well. Tested before listing. Please see pictures. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“In very good condition Roland TR-808 drum machine. Everything works perfectly. No scratchy pots or non working switches. Start/Stop button and Tap buttons works well also, not like on many 808 that I owned before that didn’t work well.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
” Legendary Roland TR-808 in very good condition. No introduction needed. Including the Philip Rees MDS DinSync to Midi converter.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“One of the most iconic drum machines ever produced, the Roland TR-808. This unit is fully functional with no electronic issues, very good condition. The only defect is the grounding prong missing from the power cord. Overall one of the cleanest TR-808 we have come through our studio. Legendary sounds and really fun to play with!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Roland TR-808 in excellent condition.
Pro tested and sounds incredible.
Minor wear throughout but overall very good.
Appears to have had a battery mod, not sure if factory install or not but very clean install if not.”
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“Listing is for the CLASSIC Roland TR-808, I have owned this machine since 2004, and have put no more than 10 hours on this machine.
The face is extremely clean, and has a factory fit plastic shield with Japanese lettering that has helped to keep the beauty of this machine intact.
Everything functions properly and sounds great.
The custom suitcase is foam padded and a good fit if you need to move this machine anywhere.
Only down side is some minor corrosion on the outside of the battery cover (see picture), battery compartment is clean.”
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“Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer In Excellent Condition
One owner Original Operation Manual and Introduction pamphlet included.
Pro tested and sounds incredible.
Minor wear but overall mint.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer Drum Machine Includes pedal & 110 electric plug. Item is in good condition cosmetically with very little wear. Still has clear plastic cover that describes functions. Item us being Sold AS IS FOR PARTS. It does turn on, but you he to push the power button multiple times to get it to power on, once it powers on it plays a pattern, but it alternates between being stuck on that pattern and random patterns. It also freezes up at times.”
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“This iconic vintage drum machine was pre owned and used.
It has some wear from age and use but is in overall good condition.
There’s some light scratches and scuffs, the power button is damaged.
NOTHING THAT AFFECTS FUNCTIONS!!
We believe this is a fully functioning.
Was tested and did get it to sequence and play like it should.
Could not fully test due to lack of knowledge and equipment.
Did not see any indicators that this item has any issues.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“ROLAND Rhythm Composer
Free Shipping from Japan
The unit works perfectly
This unit is in excellent condition
Attention!! This item is 100v 50/60hz. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Roland TR-808 Rythym Composer Analog Drum Machine – Free Shipping! #49
Item is used but in good working condition. Comes just as shown in pictures.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
Up for auction is a one and only Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer ~ legendary classic analog drum machine!
Comes with the Manuals and Pattern Sheets (see pics) – NICE!
This 808 is in FLAWLESS cosmetic condition ~~ as close to being MINT as it gets! PERFECT working condition!
All knobs and buttons work as they should. No issues whatsoever. Battery compartment is CLEAN.
The 808 is the king of all drum machines. All of the emulators, samples and new groove boxes coming out are good in their own right, but absolutely nothing is the same as the real thing. There’s the 808 and then there’s everything else. Quit dreaming and get one! You’ll never look back!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Used. No returns. Kenton MIDI with another 3 prong AC cord (for grounding). good luck. Continental U.S. ONLY.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Not sure what is wrong with it. All the buttons light up, tempo knob, start/stop all work, but there is no sound coming out of it. Keep in mind I have no idea how this thing works. I hooked it up to a powered speaker on the main and all the little blips and lights worked but it was dead silent. Buddy said it was an opamp. I don’t know what that means, also has a busted switch under the main volume knob. I know there are a bunch of places that fix these things but I don’t wanna mess with it.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This your chance yo own an original Roland Tr-808 . I am the second owner of this drum machine . Recently completely serviced , this machine is used but in excellent condition , with minor scratches , color missing on the level knob over maracas/clap and tiny crack on step 10 . None of these affect its playability . I will show in pics as well. As I said , I rectify had this machine completely serviced and gone thru by , “This old synth” a certified Roland technician.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“We bought this unit directly from our client Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters – he sold us most of the gear in the Scissor Sisters studio here in New York City after Scissor Sisters went on indefinite hiatus. Since then, he’s been focusing on songwriting for other artists (from allmusic.com: Bright Light Bright Light, Fantasia, Ladyhawke, Demi Lovato, Melanie Martinez, Laura Welsh, Ferras, Cheryl, Betty Who, Chris Brown, Pharoah, etc.).
Like nearly all the high end vintage analog musical instruments we sell, this item has been METICULOUSLY disassembled, cleaned inside and out, FULLY serviced by us = professionals who’ve been servicing and selling vintage electronic musical instruments for more than the last 2 decades, and systematically tested multiple times over a long period to ensure it’s working exactly as it should. No BS. No ebay surprises. We’re perfectionists and don’t cut corners. Although this instrument came to us in relatively good shape, we want our items to be better than the rest and invested *many* hours of tech time plus parts costs to fully overhaul this unit so it would be clean, working like new again and as reliable as possible for its next owner. This was a serious investment of time, love, and money, and was definitely worth the effort and is of course reflected in the higher than usual price. If you’re looking for a great sounding example of this model that works just like it should without needing to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars in tech fees and waiting from weeks to years, this one should make you very happy. ”
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“This is THE classic legend!! The original Roland TR808 Computer controlled rhythm composer….And this one features a Kenton KADI socket for use with a Kenton Pro KADI mk 2 midi conversion box which I will throw in .
This is a low owner UK machine that’s only been used in home studios. Very good all round condition, the Kenton conversion was done fairly recently within last couple of years and works perfectly. All the various control knobs, dials and switches work fine.The front panel looks good.All the writing is clear and free of any major scratches. There are some minor age related surface blemishes here and there but nothing that stands out. There is some light surface rust along the left edge, the rear panel has bits of surface rust and on some outputs but nothing a bit of wire wool can’t sort. Ultimately this is a fantastic sounding machine that’s fully working and with midi!!!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Item has been tested and is fully functional. It is in good condition, has some signs of normal use. Some dust under keys, some spots of wear and scratches. Item has a broken piece on the bottom right hand corner. Please see photos. Hassle-free returns.” Click here to visit listing on eBay