Tuesday, March 23, 2021

ROLAND JUPITER 8 SN 090598 / 090995

via this auction

"Serial number 090598. Although it has an old style DYMO label on it with the number 090998 which seems to be a type-o. According to an online serial number database this is an early 12 bit version and was manufactured in August of 1981. The DYMO label was probably put there for inventory purposes by its previous owner.

The studio which I purchased it from said it once belonged to a famous Canadian musician but I’ve not been able to verify this 100%.

It has been in my collection for just about 5 years. The Jupiter 8 has been modified at one point in time (not by me) to have chromed/mirrored end cheeks. It also has a multi pin XLR type connector installed at the rear which at some point may have been used to interface with either a sequencer or other piece of gear.

This jack was attached to a custom hand wired circuit board. That board was removed by my technician friend when he installed the ENCORE midi retrofit. The synth works as it should and considering its age, it is in great shape.

There are no tuning stability issues and it calibrates/tunes incredibly fast and stays in tune. All of the slide potentiometers function as they should and there are no scratchy pots at all. Every tact switch functions correctly and all keys play as they should. There are zero functional issues with this synth."

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