Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

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Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by NCChao1268 » Sat May 20, 2017 7:27 pm

I could have the chance to get a Roland Juno 6 for $620 from a guy on craigslist. Works perfectly, it only has a broken stick on the bender (which works fine), and the arpeggiator motion switch is missing (Up, down, Down-up) both easily fixable.

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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by pelican » Sat May 20, 2017 9:45 pm

why not? If you end up not liking it, fix it and sell.

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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by commodorejohn » Sat May 20, 2017 10:17 pm

h**l yes.
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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by jxalex » Sun May 21, 2017 4:12 pm

ridiculous price for a THIS quite synth which STILL NEEDS REPAIR. Whatever,
that seller can ask even $1000 and thinks about it as a goldmine.

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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by ApolloBoy » Sun May 21, 2017 6:00 pm

jxalex wrote:ridiculous price for a THIS quite synth which STILL NEEDS REPAIR.
Those two problems are easy fixes, and it looks like the OP knows how to fix those so I'd probably buy it honestly. I don't think the Juno 6 is worth a whole lot either, but $620 is lower than the market value right now.
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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sun May 21, 2017 6:53 pm

NCChao1268 wrote: [...] both easily fixable. [...]
If it's such an easy fix, why hasn't it been fixed yet?

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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by Music Bird » Sun May 21, 2017 10:32 pm

That would be a great compliment to your Kurzweil and R3 as an analog synth. It also has some good sounds, if you look at the manual online, try out some of the preset settings (keep in mind this synth unlike your other 2 has no storage).
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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by fh991586 » Tue May 23, 2017 5:59 pm

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
NCChao1268 wrote: [...] both easily fixable. [...]
If it's such an easy fix, why hasn't it been fixed yet?

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Exactly. When I see this in an ad, I always think the seller is hiding comething and it raises a red flag...
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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu May 25, 2017 5:58 am

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
NCChao1268 wrote: [...] both easily fixable. [...]
If it's such an easy fix, why hasn't it been fixed yet?

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They're easy fixes for anyone who's competent working on synths, not easy if you're not.

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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Thu May 25, 2017 12:41 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
NCChao1268 wrote: [...] both easily fixable. [...]
If it's such an easy fix, why hasn't it been fixed yet?

Stephen
They're easy fixes for anyone who's competent working on synths, not easy if you're not.
If you're not competent enough to fix it, how can you tell it's an easy fix?

And why not fix it prior to selling a synth if it's an easy fix that generates a lot of extra cash perhaps?

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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by madtheory » Thu May 25, 2017 12:58 pm

Or you could buy a Behringer Deep Mind 12, which is almost twice the price, but is probably four times the synth the Juno 6 is (double the polyphony, MIDI, storage, similar UI, more envelopes, more mod options in general, built in effects, bender is not broken etc. etc.) and it sounds nice.

Or the DSI Mopho. Less polyphony, but sonically will murder a Juno 6.

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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by Kenneth » Sat May 27, 2017 6:25 am

Junos sound nice, but with all the new analog polys available these days it seems a bit silly to spend several hundred dollars on a single oscillator per voice with no patch storage.
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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by moremagic » Sun May 28, 2017 7:43 pm

Kenneth wrote:Junos sound nice, but with all the new analog polys available these days it seems a bit silly to spend several hundred dollars on a single oscillator per voice with no patch storage.
the lack of patch storage is what makes the Juno 6 so appealing to some. its nice to have an honest synth with a panel that never lies

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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by Kenneth » Mon May 29, 2017 5:03 am

moremagic wrote:
Kenneth wrote:Junos sound nice, but with all the new analog polys available these days it seems a bit silly to spend several hundred dollars on a single oscillator per voice with no patch storage.
the lack of patch storage is what makes the Juno 6 so appealing to some. its nice to have an honest synth with a panel that never lies
Yeah, I can get down with that. Having the ability to save sounds can constrict creative juices. However, I do think the Juno is a bit of a fetish object these days.
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Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Post by commodorejohn » Mon May 29, 2017 6:57 am

It is - but on the other hand, it does sound damn good.
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