Brand: Roland

ROLAND TR-909 Analogue Drum Machine - Serviced & Nr Mint - The Ultimate TR909...Read more

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Offered for sale is this astonishing Roland TR-909 in very near mint cosmetic condition and perfect working order.

This 909 looks like it's barely been used - the main face is almost completely unmarked - as can be seen from the 29 detailed photos above and below, it's in as close to new condition as you could wish to find. It is a 30 year old machine, so there are some very minor scuffs, scratches and marks to the corners, edges and sides of the unit: these are barely visible and don't detract from the overall impression that this is a time-warp museum piece. It is a joy to program and tweak: instant techno/house gratification.

It's just been serviced by James Walker at Synth Repair Services - he's cleaned the pots, recapped the power supply and installed the v4 eprom OS for tighter MIDI performance. He couldn't believe the condition - it even has the original Roland AA batteries in the battery compartment (no leaks, still with plenty of charge). The only minor flaw is that the internal white plastic battery holder is cracked, but still fully-operational.

It comes with the original manual which is a bit dog-eared, but complete.

It is a UK 240v model so a step-up transformer will be required for USA/Canada etc.


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Some of our gear will have VAT at 20% added in the UK/EU, but a lot of it won't. This should hopefully clarify the situation but if you have any questions then please get in touch.


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  • VAT-free sales are also possible to businesses within the EU with a valid VAT number. You will need to contact us in order to buy via this means.


    • Much of what we sell is classified as "Second Hand Goods" and so while we still pay some tax, there is no recoverable/deductible component for sales to any part of the world.
    • So, the price you see is the price you pay wherever you are.


    • Shipping charges are also subject to VAT at 20% within the UK/EU - this is included within the prices you see for shipping to those areas - it is not shown separately in the cart but will be shown on the VAT invoice you receive with your goods.

    We are very experienced at packing and shipping valuable and sensitive gear worldwide. Binson Echorecs, large valve amps, vintage synths, rare racks, and even a CS-80 or two - you name it, we've sent it and it has arrived in one piece and ready to play.


    We keep it simple: if you buy more than one item you only pay the shipping on the item that has the highest shipping cost. This is the same no matter how many items you buy together (so the more you buy together, the bigger your shipping discount). If you check all the items out all together this will be calculated automatically at checkout. However, if you make an order and then wish to add to it before it ships please get in touch and we will refund the shipping on the item(s) that are cheaper to ship.

    Note that this also allows you to purchase add on items such as transformers and other accessories, and also t-shirts and other merch, without paying any extra shipping on them.


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    Obviously from time to time with vintage items there are times when gear arrives in need of some adjustment or calibration, and some times a piece of gear that was working 100% just chooses the day after arriving for a new fault to develop - however, having been dealing with sensitive vintage gear for many years, we are also very experienced at dealing with these occurrences and will always work with you to solve the problem.

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    Which carriers do we use?

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