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Roland Jupiter 4

Post by geeksarecool » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:10 pm

Hi

I'm looking into buying a Roland Jupiter 4 within the next couple of months, and was wondering if someone could suggest the kind of price I'd be looking at for one in good condition?

I've lost touch with the market for a few months :lol:

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by CfNorENa » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:44 pm

Jupiter 4s seems especially hard to price. They veer in and out of fashion, and their prices are all over the board. I've seen them offered for everything between about $1600 and about $3000. In general, for a good unit, I think you should be looking in the $1900-2300 range.

Modeless Factory -- very respected and trusted internet seller in Japan (lots of internet testimonials) -- has a nice looking Jupiter 4 for $1999 (price includes delivery). That's where I'd start:

http://modelessfactory.com/FS.aspx

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by geeksarecool » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:14 pm

Thanks for the info :)

That's pretty much around what I was expecting really. Really nice machines.

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:17 am

geeksarecool wrote:Really nice machines.
...and stupidly over-priced given how little they used to go for and what they do. But, I guess you're ok with that ;)
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by iProg » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:37 am

Sir Ruff wrote:
geeksarecool wrote:Really nice machines.
...and stupidly over-priced given how little they used to go for and what they do. But, I guess you're ok with that ;)
$1500 is a fair price. I think its sound is pure kick-a*s though.

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by theotherleadingbrand » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:26 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:
geeksarecool wrote:Really nice machines.
...and stupidly over-priced given how little they used to go for and what they do. But, I guess you're ok with that ;)
That pretty much holds true for every synth I like; every old one at least.
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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by Sir Ruff » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:20 pm

iProg wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:
geeksarecool wrote:Really nice machines.
...and stupidly over-priced given how little they used to go for and what they do. But, I guess you're ok with that ;)
$1500 is a fair price. I think its sound is pure kick-a*s though.
I think you would be lucky to find one for that much these days!

I'm still kicking myself for not getting one from Modeless for $1k shipped a couple years ago. :x
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by iProg » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:32 pm

They have doubled in price in 5 years. Got to play on with MIDI earlier this year and the sounds are AWESOME and heavy.

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by Carey M » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:49 pm

Just for reference, when this thread was started I paid 1500 euros for my JP4. From what I've seen, that much still seems to be the going price in Europe.

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by iProg » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:14 am

Carey M wrote:Just for reference, when this thread was started I paid 1500 euros for my JP4. From what I've seen, that much still seems to be the going price in Europe.

- CM
I know, it's tragic! I would pay a lot for a good one though.
I'm going to Finland in three weeks, btw ;)

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by Carey M » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:03 pm

iProg wrote:
Carey M wrote:Just for reference, when this thread was started I paid 1500 euros for my JP4. From what I've seen, that much still seems to be the going price in Europe.

- CM
I know, it's tragic! I would pay a lot for a good one though.
I'm going to Finland in three weeks, btw ;)
Brilliant! Bring your Prophet 5 and let's do business ;) :D (If you're coming here to play gigs, pm me and I'll come and buy you a beer)

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Re: Roland Jupiter 4

Post by iProg » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:53 am

Carey M wrote:
iProg wrote:
Carey M wrote:Just for reference, when this thread was started I paid 1500 euros for my JP4. From what I've seen, that much still seems to be the going price in Europe.

- CM
I know, it's tragic! I would pay a lot for a good one though.
I'm going to Finland in three weeks, btw ;)
Brilliant! Bring your Prophet 5 and let's do business ;) :D (If you're coming here to play gigs, pm me and I'll come and buy you a beer)

- CM
Haha :D I wish I had my own gigs, but we are competing in an international choir competition in Helsinki. Otherwise, there would have been lots of synths and beer!

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