White SH-101?

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White SH-101?

Post by Tyler2000 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:52 am

http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2007/11 ... h-101.html

Real or fake? I remember a pretty lengthy discussion about the legendary white sh-101 in the past.

I hope it is real. It needs a white mod grip. No...betterr...a blue mod grip and a red strap.... and a support our troops magnet.

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Post by ford442 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:38 am

i read just the other day that a guy had his 101 painted white.. that could explain them...
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Post by King Julien » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:27 am

looks beautiful - I'd say too good to be true.

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Post by premieklovn » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:16 pm

it's a damn good paint job though!

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Post by JSRockit » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:35 pm

I've heard that there is a real white version. The MC-202 is obviously a paint job.
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Post by otto » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:34 pm

People have talked about a white version but I wonder about the validity. I've seen pictures of another white one and the writting was blue and didn't look like the writting on the other SH-101's. This one almost looks too nice. The time period these were made in yielded some ugly color combinations and the grey + black on white almost seems too clean and modern of a color scheme for the time period. It does look nice though.
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Post by WDW » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:19 pm

SH101 -- 1983.
MSQ700 -- 1984.
Same era. Might be a factory model. Colours are similar, but lighting, film/sensor, etc. could account for variances in the tone of the images.

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Post by otto » Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:44 pm

WDW wrote:SH101 -- 1983.
MSQ700 -- 1984.
Same era. Might be a factory model. Colours are similar, but lighting, film/sensor, etc. could account for variances in the tone of the images.

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It's hard to say. I guess the white one just looks like an inverted grey one so it is possible and this does look very nice, as in factory nice. It's just the white model seems to be such an elusive synth and it appears that there are "fake" white ones out there, one has to wonder if it ever really existed at all.
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Post by devious » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:06 pm

All I can say is yes the white sh-101 does exist and no it's not from the factory. I can't remember which famous musician uses one particularly, but there is one who does. It was whitewashed professionally and then a new overlay consisting of the Roland layout was laid down, as simple as painting your completed x0xb0x and laying down the overlay ;)

But, no... They are NOT from the factory. There are three colors only, red, blue, and the not so colourful, grey.

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Post by vintagesynth » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:55 am

The White SH-101 in the picture looks like it could have been photoshopped... Look at the pitch bend area, it's a really artificial looking white and doesn't match the white of the rest of the sh-101 in a natural way...
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Post by OriginalJambo » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:21 am

I agree with Matt here - that difference in shade of white (is that artistically correct? Tint? Tone? :-k) doesn't look very natural.

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Post by WDW » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:31 am

Firstly, I think that "natural" is not applicable to plastic. :)

Secondly, looking carefully, the entire bottom part of the synth is the same colour. The control panel appears slightly darker. Does that mean Photoshop? Not necessarily. Could simply be two different pieces with two different shades.

Thirdly, based strictly upon these small images, we will never know. Now, if we can get some larger images and different angles, then we could more intelligently evaluate it.

In any case, at least in my opinion, it is quite handsome.

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Post by vintagesynth » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:38 am

I meant 'natural' as in lighting... I'm no photo/artist-guy so I lack the nomenclature to describe what I see in that little pic. But it looks fishy to me... Sweet looking, but like it was said earlier, could be too good to be true.
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Post by tallowwaters » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:13 am

figure its only a matter of time for the f**k Isynth. commercials with metrosexuals with purposefully f**k up hair dancing around with poofter lookin keytars while bono counts to 14.
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Post by crow » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:17 am

he'd need a stand -in. 14 mah arse. :evil:
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