Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer In-Depth Restoration

Jeremy Parker shared this in-depth look at the restoration of a Roland Sh-1000, the company’s first synthesizer, from 1973.

Parker tears the SH-1000 to pieces, refinishes or replaces damaged cabinet sections, cleans and lubricates all the moving parts, checks all the solder joints and more.

He also demos the final result with an SH-1000 synth jam.

Check it out and share your thoughts on the project in the comments!

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
2:03 History
4:39 Features & Demo
7:35 First Day Trying Synth
9:15 Taking Apart Synth
10:39 Cabinet Work
15:08 Keyboard & Electronics
20:58 Final Reassembly
22:12 Outro
22:39 SH-1000 Jam

7 thoughts on “Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer In-Depth Restoration

  1. Thanks Paul, Bill, and thanks to Synthtopia for posting this! I was actually trying to figure out how to submit things to Synthtopia, but wasn’t sure my video qualified.

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      1. OK, got it. Thank you! I have another restoration video I did on my Rhodes MKIII EK-10 which was the only Rhodes to have a built-in synthesizer, so I may submit that as a suggestion.

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