Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

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Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by NCChao1268 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:11 am

Hey guys, I was wondering if in today it is still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good price ($1200 or less) and has anyone had any luck? Where would you look for one for a good price?

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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by Alex E » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:46 am

I almost bought one online from Musicgoround for $1200 last year but my credit card thought it was fraud and it kept declining the transaction. It sold the next day to someone else. :lol: It's not worth it... I would try a Juno 106 or a Juno 6.
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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by madtheory » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:31 pm

Agreed, 106 or 6 can do "the thing". JX3P, 8P and JX10 extremely close as well except for PWM (you'd need Kiwi/ Verhoven as appropriate).

And the TAL plugin is exactly spot on, just sayin'...

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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:05 pm

Yes, it it possible if you have patience.

The more important question is whether a Juno is worth $1200 in the first place. There's a lot of other polysynths you could buy for that price, but of course none will sound exactly like a Juno.
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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:30 pm

You have tons of great polysynths, and still haven't quenched that thirst? I'd take a polysix over the juno60 any day. Less than $1200, you're looking at a local sale, or hawk eye ebay for a long time.

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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by clubbedtodeath » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:48 pm

You can even get an extremely fine, brand new DCO-based poly synth for only $99 more than your 1200.

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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by joeboy » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:41 am

I've seen them going for 400-500 USD in Japan.
Having yet another analog poly always seemed redundant to me, but if I knew the markup was that insane in other countries, I'd get a little hustle going.

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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by madtheory » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:11 am

Hang on, I just noticed OP already has a Juno-106 d'oh. To make it sound like a Juno-60, use a little eq to match the slight difference with the HPF positions:
http://sequence15.blogspot.com/2008/10/ ... -from.html

Brilliant in depth comparison of the TAL plugin versus a real Juno-60, plus an interview with the developer where he explains the nuts and bolts:
https://www.amazona.de/vergleichstest-r ... ulation/3/

The chorus and filter emulation was improved after these recordings were made. So it's even closer than 99.8% now.

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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by Music Bird » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:49 am

Seeing you have a Juno-106 and Polysix, those should cover the 1 oscillator with chorus effect sounds. Seeing your music tastes, I’d recommend a JX-3P or Akai AX-60 or AX-73 since those were used plenty by some of the artists you like and they can be found around that price.
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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by NCChao1268 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:50 am

Thanks for the input guys; though I do have a few polysynths, I will always be on the lookout for a Juno 60 for a great price if one ever comes. Maybe I should get into more monosynths and VCO based synths. 400-500 in Japan? I'm not sure I believe that at first. Where do you find them for those prices? Big cities? smaller towns? pawn or music shops?

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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by bochelli » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:43 pm

The last one i bought had a slight fault for £85 local, but now much higher to buy.
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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by V301H » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:11 pm

It seems Juno 6/60's are at about $1200 minimum asking price right now wherever you look. There is this Akai AX60 on CL for $700 and a couple on Reverb for a bit more. It is pretty much functionally equivalent to the Juno 6/60/106 but has VCO's, Split, Mono-Mode and Pitch/Mod Wheels.
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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by fh991586 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:39 pm

You can't get a vintage poly with an built in arpegiator for a decent price these days. You might be lucky, like a friend of mine last year who got a Juno 60 with a stand for $60 CAD (buy the stand, and get a keyboard for free!), but you had to see the ad, answer it and go get it quickly before the seller was flooded by messages! Not likely if you have a regular day job...
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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by AnalogKid » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:46 pm

As a former Juno 60 owner, my recommendation is that you take $700 of the $1200 and treat yourself to a new DeepMind 12. Not only is the DeepMind a better synth and a better sounding synth (IMHO) with far more features, it also comes with new synth reliability and a warranty.

Then take the other $500 and go on a vacation trip to Chicago in September and stop at Knobcon while you are there:

https://knobcon.com/

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Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Post by madtheory » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:31 pm

I second that suggestion!

Vintage polys are looking increasingly over-priced when you look at the amount of fab new analog polys available now.

Arpeggiators are fun, but not for the price of a Juno. The Behringer also has an arpeggiator.

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