Roland RS-505 Paraphonic

Superb analogue string/bass synth, excellent condition and complete with original case, pedals, all accessories and even the stand....

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Superb analogue string/bass synth, excellent condition and complete with original case, pedals, all accessories and even the stand.

A rare and stunning-sounding vintage synth that just oozes seventies cosmic goodness.

See below for Instagram demos of another of these units in action on our test bench.

One of the most flexible and fine sounding analogue string/bass synths ever made with particularly lush sounding strings – the release is lovely.

The synth section has that superb squelchy Roland filter – great bass sounds.

Quadruple BBD modulation effects – stereo chorus, ensemble and flanger modes – audio input allows you to use the modulation on external sources.

COMES WITH: A stand for the instrument (unsure if original but fits perfectly), plus all original Roland accessories – volume pedal and footswtich, two audio leads, music stand, Japanese manual, and case with orange “fur” lining.

CONDITION: Cosmetic condition is excellent. There are only minor signs of age. The most noticeable flaw is a couple of scuffs near the pitch control. Overall it’s exceptional for an instrument of this age. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.

For sales in UK/EU the price will include VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number – please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.


  • 100v Japanese model
  • UK/ EU customers (220/240v supplies ) we will supply a high quality step-down transformer free of charge with your purchase.
  • North American mains (115/120v supplies) this unit will run without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power); however, a step-down transformer is recommended for extended use – we recommend these.
  • We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers – please ask if you have any questions about powering this unit.

Demos of a previous RE-505 we had through recently:

Race for space. Roland RS-505 Paraphonic and Cyclosonic 3D stereo/quad panner.

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Roland RS-505 and Cyclosonic 3D Panner playing nicely together. Both serviced and ready to go…

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