I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

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I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by Desecrated » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:55 pm

I want so f**k bad it hurts. But they are nowhere to be found over here. How's the market in the states, what does a roland jupiter 4 go for these days ???
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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:05 pm

Here you go.



GBP 2,299.00

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http://modelessfactory.com/fs_roland_jp ... 36603.aspx

$1,499.00 US

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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by Desecrated » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:31 pm

That is a lot of money. :(
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Post by urgetoplay » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:33 am

How much did you think they were worth? $1500 for a vintage analog poly doesn't seem outlandish to me.
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Post by computron » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:46 am

I want one badly too but only under 1000.
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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by celebutante » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:00 am

Don't think you're real likely to find one under a grand. I paid around $1500 for mine and considered it a deal (there was a trade involved). And I recommend getting a nice one- there's no autotune, so if you get a dodgy one, it's likely to be a tuning nightmare. But they're worth it... cross mod tricks+super slow arpeggiator and you'll swear it's a modular. And the chorus is divine.
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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by computron » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:45 am

celebutante wrote:Don't think you're real likely to find one under a grand. I paid around $1500 for mine and considered it a deal (there was a trade involved). And I recommend getting a nice one- there's no autotune, so if you get a dodgy one, it's likely to be a tuning nightmare. But they're worth it... cross mod tricks+super slow arpeggiator and you'll swear it's a modular. And the chorus is divine.


good tip - 1500 sounds like a deal on the current prices
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Post by adhmzaiusz » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:08 pm

I got my JP4 last year on a whim, I was traveling across the country and while visiting a friend of a friend, he showed us his studio and I noticed he had a JP4 sitting under a pile of books and other junk. I asked him if he'd consider selling it but he sounded unsure... so I offered him 1200 to think about. Later that night he came up to me and said 'yes if you want it i'll take 1200 for it'. I was so happy, but had to wait until we were coming back the other way to pick it up since it would have been a logistical nightmare carrying around for so long. The whole time I was thinking 'damn, he better not change his mind!!' But sure enough I got it and he was very happy with the cash. Honestly, this thing has become one of my biggest go to synths, there are so many sweet spots which despite the jp's appearance of limitation it really does have a wide palette of sounds. Who says the presets are useless? I can't get enough of the vox preset.
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Post by Desecrated » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:10 pm

I'm after the darker sounds in it-. I saw a video on youtube and the thing sounded like a demon.
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Post by princefan3 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:24 pm

Hi Des i know how you feel....i was after an Emulator so bad too...nearly getting the shakes and had to wait a whole
week before i could pick it up, thinking that the deal would go tits. It can take months/years to find one.you start to consider any condition.

I cant really get my head around these types of synths going for so much now...pro ones... tb's ..jp's etc..
perhaps only 8 yrs ago pro one 400 sobs...jup 4 450...now its double bubble mate.

How come this synth....?

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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by princefan3 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:36 pm

:o Hey Des just seen mint one for sale at synthrestore £ 1175 perhaps u could barter...in Bedford, England.

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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by Sir Ruff » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:52 pm

urgetoplay wrote: $1500 for a vintage analog poly doesn't seem outlandish to me.
It does when you remember that they were only $1000 (shipped!) from Japan only a couple years ago... Ah well, synth price inflation affects everything, but some things seem more prone to exponential increases than other stuff. Or maybe it's just taken less popular gear to catch up.
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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by antilles » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:04 pm

There is often one or two for sale in Denmark. The price is usually somewhere between 5000-7000 DKR. (978-1370 USD or 670-938 euro).

I really want one too! I also like the dark sounds. I think it's got way more character than the Junos.

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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by plikestechno » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:12 pm

It might have more character than a Juno 60 but it's just as limited, goes out of tune relentlessly and is a beast to move around. The 2k-3k price that they are getting up to now is way too much IMHO. I got to play one recently and sometimes synths can almost have too much character IMHO. The sound is dated and it dominates everything. Reminded me a lot of why I passed up a Korg Trident I mkI (a scratchy pot, not the best shape) for 1200 recently. They sound just too massive.

For me my Juno 60 is good enough as a space disco/80s machine.

All that said if one in perfect shape showed up locally for 1k US I'd still buy it. I'd probably dink around for a bit and then flip it but I would still give it a go.
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Re: I want a jupiter 4 so bad.

Post by urgetoplay » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:26 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:
urgetoplay wrote: $1500 for a vintage analog poly doesn't seem outlandish to me.
It does when you remember that they were only $1000 (shipped!) from Japan only a couple years ago... Ah well, synth price inflation affects everything, but some things seem more prone to exponential increases than other stuff. Or maybe it's just taken less popular gear to catch up.

There are always a few pieces of gear that are totally underpriced in comparison to their peers. I'm not surprised when they catch up ; I'm surprised that they were so underpriced at the start.
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