Roland SH-101 X 3

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Another SH-101 fiesta at ! This beautiful, red 101 comes from the first owner and includes original manual and sustain pedal (ok, the last thing you need on a 101 but a nice keepsake). Either of the SHs comes with neat, original Roland carrying bag. On of the grey 101s will have Tubbutec 1oh1 MIDI upgrade fitted as standard, the others will be stock (unmodified) versions, unless the buyer should decide he wants Tubbutec. Synths can be reserved now and will be available to buy after service and fitting with Tubbutec MIDI upgrade.

RED with grip, manual and original sustain pedal (non MIDI) is 1700 EUR (plus VAT, if applicable).

GREY with grip and Tubbutec MIDI is 1600 EUR (plus VAT, if applicable).

Regular GREY is sold. 

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Q: I need a machine for techno. It is often said that the 101 is one of the best analogue synths for this application. Is this true or only hype?

A: While of course there is no “best” synth for any application, I tend to agree that 101 is perfect for techno (and other, sequence-based types of music). Why? For a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the sound. The 101 simply sounds downright wonderful. It’s deep, it’s punchy. It’s simply perfect at what it does. Then it’s the ease of use. It’s simply very, very immediate. You plug, you play. Thirdly, it has an arpeggiator and sequencer, so various sounds are simply flowing out of this “toy piano”. With the Tubbutec upgrade, it’s taken several steps forward and becomes the ultimate sequencing tool.


Q: I know that there are various versions of the 101: blue, red and grey. Is any of these better?

A: Absolutely not. The blue and red versions are less common and hence can reach much higher prices. Apart from collectability, there is no difference.


Q: I have noticed there was a guitar-like grip for the SH-101. Shoudl I get it?

A: There was also an original leather strap. Unless you plan to play the SH-101 like a guitar, you definitely do not need one. It will not give you additional functionality – the bender in the 101 has all the functions.


Q: Will the Tubbutec upgrade change anything in the “old 101”? Will I lose something?

A: Absolutely not. The Tubbutec upgrade was developed specifically with the thought of not taking anything away in mind. You get a spectacular number of extras but nothing is lost. From technical standpotin, the “1oh1” is a new processor that sits in the place of and old one and a few cables. It’s the brilliant program Tobias from Tubbutec wrote that does the magic.