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Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:27 pm
by NCChao1268
I could have the chance to get a Roland Juno 6 for $620 from a guy on craigslist. Works perfectly, it only has a broken stick on the bender (which works fine), and the arpeggiator motion switch is missing (Up, down, Down-up) both easily fixable.

-Thanks,
Nathan Chao

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:45 pm
by pelican
why not? If you end up not liking it, fix it and sell.

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 10:17 pm
by commodorejohn
h**l yes.

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 4:12 pm
by jxalex
ridiculous price for a THIS quite synth which STILL NEEDS REPAIR. Whatever,
that seller can ask even $1000 and thinks about it as a goldmine.

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:00 pm
by ApolloBoy
jxalex wrote:ridiculous price for a THIS quite synth which STILL NEEDS REPAIR.
Those two problems are easy fixes, and it looks like the OP knows how to fix those so I'd probably buy it honestly. I don't think the Juno 6 is worth a whole lot either, but $620 is lower than the market value right now.

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:53 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
NCChao1268 wrote: [...] both easily fixable. [...]
If it's such an easy fix, why hasn't it been fixed yet?

Stephen

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:32 pm
by Music Bird
That would be a great compliment to your Kurzweil and R3 as an analog synth. It also has some good sounds, if you look at the manual online, try out some of the preset settings (keep in mind this synth unlike your other 2 has no storage).

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:59 pm
by fh991586
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
NCChao1268 wrote: [...] both easily fixable. [...]
If it's such an easy fix, why hasn't it been fixed yet?

Stephen
Exactly. When I see this in an ad, I always think the seller is hiding comething and it raises a red flag...

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 5:58 am
by Stab Frenzy
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
NCChao1268 wrote: [...] both easily fixable. [...]
If it's such an easy fix, why hasn't it been fixed yet?

Stephen
They're easy fixes for anyone who's competent working on synths, not easy if you're not.

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:41 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
Stab Frenzy wrote:
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
NCChao1268 wrote: [...] both easily fixable. [...]
If it's such an easy fix, why hasn't it been fixed yet?

Stephen
They're easy fixes for anyone who's competent working on synths, not easy if you're not.
If you're not competent enough to fix it, how can you tell it's an easy fix?

And why not fix it prior to selling a synth if it's an easy fix that generates a lot of extra cash perhaps?

Stephen

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:58 pm
by madtheory
Or you could buy a Behringer Deep Mind 12, which is almost twice the price, but is probably four times the synth the Juno 6 is (double the polyphony, MIDI, storage, similar UI, more envelopes, more mod options in general, built in effects, bender is not broken etc. etc.) and it sounds nice.

Or the DSI Mopho. Less polyphony, but sonically will murder a Juno 6.

LOL @ curmudgeons arguing about bender repair.
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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:25 am
by Kenneth
Junos sound nice, but with all the new analog polys available these days it seems a bit silly to spend several hundred dollars on a single oscillator per voice with no patch storage.

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:43 pm
by moremagic
Kenneth wrote:Junos sound nice, but with all the new analog polys available these days it seems a bit silly to spend several hundred dollars on a single oscillator per voice with no patch storage.
the lack of patch storage is what makes the Juno 6 so appealing to some. its nice to have an honest synth with a panel that never lies

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:03 am
by Kenneth
moremagic wrote:
Kenneth wrote:Junos sound nice, but with all the new analog polys available these days it seems a bit silly to spend several hundred dollars on a single oscillator per voice with no patch storage.
the lack of patch storage is what makes the Juno 6 so appealing to some. its nice to have an honest synth with a panel that never lies
Yeah, I can get down with that. Having the ability to save sounds can constrict creative juices. However, I do think the Juno is a bit of a fetish object these days.

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:57 am
by commodorejohn
It is - but on the other hand, it does sound damn good.