Fully loaded Roland XP-80 to buy?
A recent acquaintance just offered what seems like a super deal on a circa 96-97 Roland XP-80, and since I have no experience using or owning vintage gear (or even modern hardware synths other than basic controllers) . I was wondering if any XP-80 owners here, or those familiar with it, might possibly chime in on whether it's a good idea and/or any potential problem areas to look out for.
It comes with pro hard case, cheap X stand, damper & volume control pedals, 4 or 5 expansion cards , for $500 .. From the prices I've seen on ebay and reverb, seems like a steal. I'll get to take a look at it tomorrow hopefully.
From what I've found in my research so far, I'm cautiously optimistic about it -- Just hoping it's not something that'll bite me in the arse with costly repairs ..... I may use it for a while and then flip towards an analog setup. ---- Then again, I might fall in love with it & keep - most of the sounds I've heard are amazing.