MATRIXSYNTH: Roland TB-303 Bass Line

Monday, April 21, 2008

Roland TB-303 Bass Line

images via this auction

"Here's its story:
A friend of mine made commercials back in the early 80's. He bought this Bass Line new for some sound experiments, tried it once, and then off it went into his closet. 25 years later he sold it to me, and I never used it, not even once. It stayed in my clean, dry closet until now.

It has its original case, which is partly responsible for the unit's pristine condition. The manual is an original Roland Bass Line manual, but is not original to this unit. The power supply is New Old Stock (I found it in a small music store). All in all this is a rare occasion to buy an almost-new Bass Line with all the extras."


  1. Why are all 303s left in a closet for 25 years?

  2. because they sound like poo...


  3. Any 303 left in the closet for that long does not have techno in it.

  4. my grandma had a 303. when i got it from her it was in mint condition cos she only ever used it at church.

  5. Here in the horizon of infinite futures, where I rent a flat, we unearthed a TB-303 that was in a time bubble for over 30.3 million billion years.

    When we opened the time capsule up, thinking we'd make a positive MINT on it on X-Bay, Schrodinger's cat popped out!

    Damn those cats!

  6. They will soon be kept at Fort Knocks to back our currency instead of gold bricks.

  7. hi - randomly found you on the 'net. do you by chance know where i can get a roland 303 bassline fixed? i have no idea what is worng with it, it wont power up, but i got it for free at a thrift store in alaska and would love to get it working! thanks!



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