yeah i saw one that was mint-y on EBay for over $1500...not that it will sell for that but, that is close to what they cost new in 1982 ffs and it's going to need work on the caps at leastSir Ruff wrote:Juno-60s are SUPER overpriced these days... I mean stupidly so... if you want THAT sound, get a juno-6
unless you need it as a live board, or as the only MIDI-able analogue poly in your studio (via the DCB) then skip the 60 and get the 6. it only takes 5-10 seconds to dial in the sound on a synth so limited.
i scored a juno6 for $300 bucks about 4 yrs ago on craigslist - one bum key and a few dings, but otherwise 100%. so keep an eye out.
the JP-8 cost me almost 20x that.
no, it can't really do 10x more but it does sound big and lush and deep in ways the juno can't. the juno sounds big and lush in one way - with chorus on. some nice sounds can be made with the chorus off, but then you're leagues away from a JP-8 in dual mode - which needs no chorus whatsoever!
they ARE from the same family and share many components in the VCF, EG and VCA, so in this sense you do get some character of the JP-8 in the 6/60s; mostly the EG snap and 24dB filter behavior.
This similarity is not so much in the 106 as they sound more like the JX line; more metallic and always that DCO 'stiffness'(stability) to the tuning. the JP-8 is rather unique in that it was a very refined extension of the SH-sound - less raw and drifty but still very analog. Those VCOs never made into anything other than the JP-8 so it's core sound is unique.