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jupiter 8 questions

Postby zzzxtreme » 03:45, 21 March 2011

hello guys, I might have the chance to get a jupiter 8 with 4 knobs not working for about $1700. Never owned an analogue synth before, but I understand they may require maintenance every few months? like they get out of tune? circuit boards needs to be cleaned

seems like a dream, but I don't know really what to expect with this model. I'm afraid if I might get overwhelmed with potential "common" problems with jupiter 8 synth.

any advice/thoughts? thanks!
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Re: jupiter 8 questions

Postby V-CeeOh » 16:31, 21 March 2011

Well, the Jupiter is MY dream synth but I know I hardly be able to buy one so....
Getting out of tune is a common thing among analog synths and is not particular to the JP-8. In fact that's one of the beautys of it. I'd be more worried with the non-working 4 knobs. Make sure that's no sign of damaged boards and if you have the means to repair it in case that happens.
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Re: jupiter 8 questions

Postby Barely » 18:30, 26 May 2011

zzzxtreme wrote:hello guys, I might have the chance to get a jupiter 8 with 4 knobs not working for about $1700. Never owned an analogue synth before, but I understand they may require maintenance every few months? like they get out of tune? circuit boards needs to be cleaned

seems like a dream, but I don't know really what to expect with this model. I'm afraid if I might get overwhelmed with potential "common" problems with jupiter 8 synth.

any advice/thoughts? thanks!

(EDIT: Oh, you posted in March.... well, how did it go?)

4 Knobs not working? Buy it, if it's only that. But as V-CeeOh said, make sure all 8 voices play properly (play 8 notes in a row) etc. You might set some money aside for further repairs, because they WILL happen.
check if there's a dedicated repair center nearby on http://www.rolandus.com/support/service_centers/
(if you live outside the US, check google :) )
It might be interesting which knobs they are - if it's program selection buttons, knobs or sliders...
technology transplant might have some spare parts for the JP-8. But don't buy a broken one (crackling, noise, 4 different sounds for 4 key strokes, etc.) unless you really know you have somebody that can fix it. If so, let him test it.
Good luck! :)
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Re: jupiter 8 questions

Postby pontefract » 17:07, 27 May 2013

did you buy it, cause if not i have one.
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Re: jupiter 8 questions

Postby Macska » 16:50, 27 August 2013

pontefract wrote:did you buy it, cause if not i have one.


(I know it's an old post but...) for sale?
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Re: jupiter 8 questions

Postby monsterjazzlicks » 23:54, 2 October 2013

hello guys, I might have the chance to get a jupiter 8 with 4 knobs not working for about $1700.


So did you buy the synth ??
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