Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

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Re: Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

Post by Sweep » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:47 am

I'm not sure if I should feed this. :) But -

I while ago I was talking with the owner of a Roland synth (I think it was a 101) that was previously owned by New Order and used on Blue Monday and so on.

He told me it had a sort of hairy buffalo hide finish (I'm not joking - honestly). He thought it was a Roland limited edition, but I suspect it may have been done by New Order themselves, especially as before they changed from Joy Division to New Order they had the barmy idea of calling themselves The Witchdoctors of Zimbabwe. Maybe that name re-surfaced every now and then with some faction in the band, I don't know. But by this guy's account there's an ex New Order hairy buffalo hide Roland synth.
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Re: Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

Post by WDW » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:47 pm

The green ones were simply not ripe, when they were picked from the factory.

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Re: Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

Post by urgetoplay » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:00 am

Whoa, I think I saw a ghost. :)
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Re: Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

Post by WDW » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:15 am

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Re: Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

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Re: Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

Post by Synthetech » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:40 pm

WDW wrote:The green ones were simply not ripe, when they were picked from the factory.

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I thought it was just getting a bit moldy due to it's age.
Didnt someone mention that the texture is a bit fuzzy??

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Re: Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

Post by bochelli » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:00 pm

I think the topic has had a good run, but there is always simple explinations on hand, like most other old synths you have to put things into logic, did Roland really think that 25 years + these synths would still be around and wanted and working, i for one would like to hear from someone at Roland past or present answer that one. , its like those tiny Airfix plastic figures and old model kits they too dry up go brittle and disscolor, so its not just synth cases that suffer.
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Re: Rare :: SH-101 :: Army Green

Post by human fly » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:34 pm

i can attest they turn green. the raised bit.

mine was grey, i had it packed away for a few years, got it out,
fine. then it went back in the box, and when it came out, it
had gone this khaki colour. i was absolutely gutted. what had
i done, what a tw*t ;( ...

could i have used some bad detergent on it when i first cleaned it?
only soap and water, very carefully wiped off, and i hadn't been
blowing smoke on it. but it did change countries and climates at
one point, and it was after that i noticed it.

wouldn't mind so much if it had gone all over the rey but its two
colours now. khaki would be a cool colour for it, if it was done properly.
and it doesn't look like anything will make it revert back to grey.

plastics really absord dyes very well, and most of those products have
colour changes over a long period, so why not a plastic classic.

what's the solution? none in sight, so no point in stressing about it
any more. shame to d*am prices have gone up so much!

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