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Rack Ears for the Roland MKS-7

First attempt at making rack ears for the Roland MKS-7
Prototype rack ears for the Roland MKS-7 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 MKS-7. My idea was to make a pair of rack ears for the MKS-80. 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 MKS-7, these rack ears will also fit a whole bunch of other Roland 2U modules from the same era:

  • 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)
  • Roland DDR-30 Electronic drum module (released 1985)

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 MKS-7 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 MKS-7 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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