Roland SH2000 SH-2000 Analog Synth in Good Cond. Works Perfectly, great vintageRoland SH2000 SH-2000 Analog Synth in Good Cond. Works Perfectly, great vintage

For auction : Roland SH-2000 analog synth Unit works perfectly. This one is in good condition (and would be rated higher except for the written key letters on the keys, which can likely be removed, I just haven’t tried to do so.) They’re super cool, unlike any other vintage synth, including being different enough from it’s brother the SH-1000 to warrant a look, and a worthy addition to any collection. Auction should be paid within 24 hours of close; will ship within 3 days of cleared payment received. Item is guaranteed not to be DOA, but does not carry a warranty (i do not warrant any vintage keys.). All parts will be logged and checked, along with audio and video recorded of the unit prior or ship. Please email me with any questions prior to bidding, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have… Shipping will be handled with great care and will carry insurance. Local pickup is OK. You may also select your own carrier, if you choose. —— The SH-2000, introduced in 1973, is Roland’s second synthesizer and is essentially the brother of the SH-1000. Like the 1000, it is a single-oscillator monophonic analog Preset synthesizer with an editable front panel, but no memory. It’s got a great old analog sound. Below its 37-note keyboard are several colorful tab switches which are used to select any one of its 30 Preset sounds. They range from the usual to the unusual: Tuba, Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Violin, Bass Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Fuzz Guitar I, Fuzz Guitar II; Piano, Harpsichord, Accordion, Vibraphone, Xylophone; Singing Voice, Song Whistle, Popcorn, Space Reed, Planet, Frog Man, Funny Cat, Growl Wow and Wind. Left of the keyboard are the editable controllers available on the SH-2000. They include the filter’s cutoff, resonance and modulation sliders, LFO modulation rate, portamento, vibrato, pitch bend, volume and master tuning. The filter and LFO, as are the cool ‘Growl’ and ‘Wow’ effects and the Random Note Generator from the SH-1000. The REALLY cool part – this synth, Amazingly,(in 1973) has aftertouch, called the ‘Touch Effect’ which can be routed to modulate the volume, Vibrato, pitch, ‘Wow’ and ‘Growl’ effects SPECIFICATIONS Polyphony – Monophonic Oscillators – 1 VCO LFO – 1 LFO with Modulation amount only Filter – Cutoff, resonance, modulation amount VCA – Master Volume Arpeg/Seq – Random Note Generator Keyboard – 37 keys (w/ aftertouch) Memory – 30 Preset sounds Control – None Date Produced – 1973 -1981 The SH-2000 is a preset monophonic analog synthesizer with a 3-octave, 37-note (F-F) keyboard with aftertouch. Although it is a preset synth by definition, it does have a healthy supply of knobs and sliders which can overide the preset values. There are sliders for LFO modulation rate, filter cutoff frequency, filter resonance, filter modulation, portamento speed (with an additional three-position switch choosing between on, off and slow) and master volume. In addition there are switches for transpose (L, M, H)) and a knob for pitch (up or down five semitones). Aftertouch, or as they call it “Touch Effect”, has a knob for sensitivity and 5 switches enabling modulation of volume, WOW, Growl, Vibrato and Pitch-Bend (switchable between up or down). Also available is a sample-and-hold modulation of the VCO which can be set to only trigger when a key is pressed or set on “auto” which plays continuously. For a preset synth, the SH-2000 proves to be quite a flexible instrument with a great sound. Another thing to consider is that early SH-2000’s had a filter similar to the Moog’s ladder-filter design. Available presets (in order of their tabs) are Tuba, Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet; Cello, Violin, Bass Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Fuzz Guitar I, Fuzz Guitar II; Piano, Harpsichord, Accordion, Vibraphone, Xylophone; Singing Voice, Song Whistle, Popcorn, Space Reed, Planet, Frog Man, Funny Cat, Growl Wow and Wind. Unfortunately the tabs do not pop up when another preset is selected, alowing for many presets to be down at once. If this is the case, the preset to the furthest right takes priority. The “Popcorn” preset is a surprisingly close recreation of the sound used in the then current popular song of the same name (which was done by a Moog Modular).