A great example of the iconic drum machine for sale in perfect working order. Rock solid machine. We have sold many 808s covered by our guarantee to satisfied customers
A great example of the iconic drum machine.
Rock solid. We have sold many excellent 808s covered by our guarantee to satisfied customers – buy with confidence.
Roland TR-808 for sale. Will be supplied fully serviced. We’ve been running it and it’s working well but it will go through our techs prior to shipping to ensure operation is faultless.
Shipping will be within 15 working days of purchase.
In very good cosmetic condition with scuffs and scratches across the face. The end cheeks are clean with some wear. The metal sections are very good with some oxidation around the jack sockets on the back. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
For sales in UK/EU, this item is on the margin scheme for second hand goods. VAT-free sales are not possible for this item.
220/240v unit. A step-up transformer will be required for use on 110/120v supplies. Please ask if you need advice on what to use. We do not recommend using cheap, generic Chinese mains transformers.
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Acid Wednesday. . Our studio’s modified 808 and Soundgas Type 636 number three. . Final testing of the first ten 636s is nearly complete and they’re sounding mighty. . While you can see the signal from the 808 being fed into all ten, all you’re hearing is serial number three (@thechemicalbrothers 😉). . These units are going to some amazing new homes - we can’t wait to hear the new music they’ll make. . We move onto building the next ten immediately. They are all sold out on preorder: our thanks to our customers - we wouldn’t have been able to make this happen without you.
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How do you guarantee longevity? . If you think we are just another vintage gear seller, you’re wrong. . Soundgas are working hard for the future of the vintage equipment we all love. . We are committed to education and training and our customers are helping fund our work training the next generation of techs, ensuring the machines we love will live on long into the future. . We have two immensely experienced full time senior techs, James Walker and Dr Huw. They are currently training a senior part time tech, three more full time techs (including two who began their careers as Soundgas apprentices), our latest apprentice, and Jez here (who is our second degree student from Birmingham University - Liam is back at uni finishing his degree and will return to us next year to take up a full time position). . That’s a total of seven new technicians being trained to the highest standard since we opened our tech department only three years ago. . And we are not stopping there: over the next ten years we will expand our training program to play a vital role in reversing the catastrophic decline in numbers of competent engineers in this country and beyond. . So next time you hear a seller making claims about being better than the rest or about how great their service is, ask what they’re doing to ensure your latest purchase will remain viable long after they’ve retired or ceased trading... . . . At the end of his first week as a full-time Soundgas tech trainee Jez fulfilled two personal firsts: his first time with a Roland TR-808; and also with an EMS Synthi Hi-Fli. Both were undergoing final pre-shipping testing so it seemed right that he gain some valuable experience, which he seemed to enjoy (he was very late leaving work).
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Soundgas Trolley Dash. . Imagine you had five minutes to load a shopping trolley with any of the gear on our site: what would you choose? . Here @declan_kitts keeps things low key with a bunch of Soundgas Serviced goodies: Roland TR-808 (into Boss DD-2) Roland Juno 60 into Mu-tron Bi-phase with each output feeding a separate RE-201 Space Echo.
"Soundgas provided the absolutely top service in terms of item quality as well as service and communication. Shipping was fast, packing was top notch. These people deserve the best reputation they already have. Many many thanks, guys."
As good as it gets. Tony, Dec and team have been incredible, prompt communication, great advice and outstanding service. It really felt like my Polysix came from a loving home.
"When you are spending big money of vintage gear it's nice to have the confidence of impeccable service, sales and support... some of the best in the industry! Impeccable people, incredible equipment… my poor poor fiancé"
"Still in shock! Can not believe how good the seller is. This product was inspected, and shipped from the UK to the USA quicker than orders from my home state. Highly recommend these guys."
Grabbed a Roland RE-201 (early edition killer pre-amp) and Roland DC-50. Absolutely STUNNING. These guys truly live up to the hype. They are meticulous in caring for the gear. Also, I have a few guitar pedal and plug-in emulations of tape-echo sounds and after plugging in the real unit I can't tell you how insane the difference is. It is incredible. Especially that tone from the early pre-amp! I am totally amazed. I am in heaven :) They made it safely to Nashville from the UK and were packed really really well! Thank you so much!! Worth every penny.
“If you are a vintage audio gear head then this is the place you have been looking for all your life. Pretty much any piece of classic or obscure kit that you are after is available here... But the clincher for me is that the gear they sell has been restored by their top techs (unless otherwise noted) which is really very important when dealing with, for example, synths from 30 years ago.”
"Soundgas has an unbelievable selection of the cool, old stuff that’s hard to find. Tony knows his stuff and goes out of his way to make sure the transaction is a smooth one. Thanks guys!"
"DREAM. COME. TRUE. My music has taken me around the world a few times...and if you are like me and absolutely adore vintage gear...Soundgas is the stuff of LEGENDS. It's the shop that people like us search for our whole lives- fantastic and rare selections, and the technical know-how to repair and or mod these vintage items to get them into shape to flow with your modern setup."
“I purchased a completely overhauled vintage valve Binson Echorec 2 T7E modified with varispeed, wet-only output, and a new paint job from Soundgas in early 2018. Tony and his team did an amazing job during every step of the purchase”
“The Space Echo made its way to me - it looks and sounds beyond dreams, thanks guys for your great service and communication.”
"Finally, a company that tracks down all those brilliant curiosities that bring so much character and personality to a studio."
"Just received my Roland RS 505 Paraphonic! Thanks so much - arrived very promptly, well packaged, in great condition and sounds amazing! Best seller."
“If not a new language, then at least a very challenging, old dialect that will take me some time to assimilate. I’ve been waiting a long time for the challenge. Thank you @soundgasltd, she’s a beaut...and nobody prepares and packs like you fine folks.”
“The perfect place to hear, learn about and then buy your most wanted piece of vintage music gear! I've not only managed to buy a rare piece of equipment I really wanted, but I have the guarantee it's been serviced, and I got it from people who are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, as well as super friendly and responsive by email. Thoroughly recommended!”
“I have bought two Moog synths from Soundgas over the past year, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about their selection of vintage products, the level of service, diligent responses to email, and expedient shipping with copious protective packaging. Soundgas is an impressive operation. My synths also sound amazing! These folks have made my vintage keyboard dreams come true in short order!”
"Excellent equipment, wonderful service. I fully recommend Soundgas to anyone in the vintage gear market and I will definitely be a return customer. The gear itself was exactly as advertised and in great condition."
Fantastic. From initial contact to the product landing at my door the service provided was outstanding. Safe and secure shipping, quality serviced product.
Purchased a Juno-60 and it works beautifully. Having gotten one teched before, I knew it was worth paying a premium to get it future proofed and Soundgas does just that. Shipped professionally from the UK to USA. Appreciate their expertise and professional demeanor!
I have been buying vintage stuff for a long time from resellers/stores/techs. I've never been so surprised and pleased after opening! Just received a Roland RE-201 and VX55 mixer, they look and sound amazing! Thanks to Tony/Declan for the service and the Soundgas team will be back!
"The packing job to get it over to the US was superb, and the sound and performance of my Space Echo exceeds all of my expectations. I hope to do business with Soundgas again in the future. Many thanks!”
“Imagine the perfect eBay.... with everything you never knew you wanted… and you can rest assured that your vintage and rare wobbly sound device will turn up on time and in one piece and possibly in even better condition that when it left the workshop. Soundgas - literally amazing."
"Soundgas offer a great service, sourcing esoteric gear that works great."
“I’ve bought a number of items from Soundgas recently, and have been really impressed with their service. It takes the stress out of buying vintage gear to know it’s been properly (and faithfully) serviced or restored. Their after-sales service has also been exemplary. Highly recommended.”
"Packed with love and care. A stampede couldn't have crushed this thing. Works great and sounds like a dream. I love you Soundgas."
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