Roland MC-500

Roland MC-500I suspect that my days of buying things for cheap from people who don’t know what they have are over, because I’ve already had more than one lifetime worth of luck. I was working at a piano and organ store that had this unit collecting dust on a shelf. No one but me knew what it was. They sold it to me for $150. I think it was listed for about $800 at the time.

I used to run a live show off this thing, and I also did a few solo gigs with it. It’s obtuse, but it’s a rock.

And kind of cute, too. Like a musical adding machine.