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Rack Ears for the Roland MKS-70

Prototype Rack Ears for MKS-70
Prototype rack ears for the Roland MKS-70 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've been meaning to do this for a very long time and finally, over lock-down, I decided to design a pair of rack ears for the Roland MKS-70.

I produced some plans from the rack ears of my own MKS-70 and this morning I got a text informing me that the prototypes were ready to collect. I didn’t bother getting these anodised as I wanted to be sure that they fit properly.

Well I have to say that I’m pretty chuffed with myself and Lenton Engineering in Watford. Always following my drawings precisely and consistently delivering perfect prototypes for me since 1985, I just love these guys.

Please note:

  • These rack ears do NOT fit any other Roland module
  • Only available in black
  • Only available in pairs

Made from aluminium with a black anodised finish on top of a horizontally running mill finish (just like the originals), these rack ears will be supplied with eight black M4 countersunk machine screws.

I'm now happy to announce that these are available to purchase here. Just scroll down the list or contact me for details on RE-MKS-70.

I've also designed a pair of rack ears for the Roland MKS-80, which again were based on the rack ears of my own unit. These are more versatile than the MKS-70 rack ears and fit several Roland modules from the eighties. Check out this post for details.

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