rjd2 wrote:for the record, it needs work. voice #5 is dead. the mod button is either shot, or needs an extremely thorough cleaning. the whole thing is massively out of calibration-autotune doesnt get the remaining 7 voices in tune enough to record with, and the performance section is VERY wonky.
So lessee, adjusted for inflation, the JP8 retailed new for $13,570. A fair used price for something in solid demand that is in good working order would be at least about half that, $6,785. You paid about 25% of the highest one could ever expect to pay for one ever, and got something partially non-functioning. Seems you did alright, I guess. That's about what I paid for a fully functional 12-bit JP8 with DCB off of ebay in late 2007, so there's your yard stick for demand in the past 6-7 years.
I can't help but wonder if Roland lost money on every JP8 they sold just to gain a better reputation in the industry, and that's why there's only about 2000 of them. There were no corners cut. The only thing missing is wooden sides. I've only seen one dead one before, and only because it had flood damage. I'd never want to own a JP8 again, as it would give the rest of my gear an inferiority complex and stand out as too much blue blood in a room full of proletariat, but there sure are alot of patches I'd love to sample the fuck out of and use for solid backing tracks.
I didn't spend nearly enough time doing that before it was off to Mexico, now being enjoyed by some guy who has an autistic level of fascination with looking at patterns and later after purchase, told me he "heard a CS-80 would also be nice to have".