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Rack Ears for the Roland DDR-30

First attempt at making rack ears for the Roland DDR-30
Prototype rack ears for the Roland DDR-30 were collected this morning. I didn't get these anodised as I first wanted to make sure that they fitted properly. Pictures of the finished product will be posted very soon.

I didn't originally intend to design a pair of rack ears for the Roland DDR-30. My idea was to make a pair of rack ears for the DDR-30. Modelled on the rack ears of my own MKS-80, Lenton Engineering in Watford, delivered yet another superb job, based on my plans.

After a little digging around however, I subsequently discovered that as well as the DDR-30, these rack ears will also fit a whole bunch of other Roland 2U modules from the same era:

  • Roland MKS-7 Super Quartet (released 1986)
  • Roland MKS-10 Planet-P piano module (released 1984)
  • Roland MKS-20 Rack mount version of the RD-1000 digital piano (released 1986)
  • Roland MKS-30 Rack-mount of the JX-3P synthesiser (released 1984)
  • Roland MKS-80 Rack mount version of something in between the Jupiter 6 and Jupiter 8 keyboard synthesisers (released 1984)
  • Roland MKS-100 Rack mount version of the S-10 sampler (released 1986)

Please note that these rack ears are only available in black and as a pair.

When the prototypes were ready to collect, I got a real shock. They seemed to fit better than the originals and they looked just great!

Sold in pairs, these rack ears will be supplied with eight black countersunk pozidrive machine screws.

Sadly, my own DDR-30 was sold many years ago and I can only model these rack ears on my own MKS-80 as pictured.

So, if you're after a pair of rack ears for the Roland DDR-30 or any of the other machines listed above, please either check out my ‘Prices’ page or just contact me for details on RE-MKS-80.

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