TIPS ABOUT VINTAGE ROLAND STUFF
Following numerous instrument repairs, we’ve noted that certain models seem to have recurring problems. Principally, the causes are : poor design, use of inadequate materials, and pieces that deteriorate with time.
As mentionned in older Synthétik News newletters, we reccommend not to immediately turn on a device that has been dormant for a long period of time.
Usually before buying a vintage instrument, it’s typical to want to test it out. To do this without potentially damaging it, bring it by our shop, where we can offer you our V.I.P. service (Véritable Inspection Professionnelle). This procedure consists of opening the device, examining the components, gently starting the device with our Variac (a tool to gradually increase the voltage to the required level) check the voltage to see if there are any potential problems, and identify any repairs that need to be made. This inspection can avoid some nasty surprises.
Here are some Roland models where we have found some common failures and / or important pieces to verify :