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Rack Ears for the Roland MKS-80

First attempt at making rack ears for the Roland MKS-80
Prototype rack ears for the Roland MKS-80 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.

Following on from my last post 'RACK EARS FOR THE ROLAND MKS-70', I thought I'd better put this one up too, just to make it clear that I also have rack-ears for the Roland MKS-80.

As it tuns out, these rack ears will also fit the following Roland 2U modules:

  • 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-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.

Like the MKS-70 rack-ears, these are made from aluminium with a back anodised finish on top of a horizontally running mill finish (just like the originals) and of course, they fit perfectly. They'll be supplied with eight black countersunk M4 machine screws.

I'm now happy to announce that these are available to purchase here. Just scroll down the page. or contact me for details on RE-MKS-80.

And finally, a BIG "thank you" to Lenton Engineering in Watford for delivering another precision job.


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