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Average rating: 3.2 out of 5
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Mark Gieljoumie a hobbyist user from South Africa writes:
Very reliable keyboard. Gigged hard core and extensive with this one. Modulator lever is also busted, so pitch is unreliable. Excellent Piano sound, especially nr 1:1 witha touch of basic reverb. Buttons are getting sticky to the point that some dont work.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-04-2008 at 06:23
Cyril Delfino a hobbyist user from Philippines writes:
Hi I use Roland JV 30 at our church, fortunately the volume has loosed and Im having difficulty in getting the volume. Please help me where to bring it for repair... the best one.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-04-2005 at 03:41
Seattle Pilgrim a hobbyist user from USA writes:
My JV-30 has held up OK through the years and has an adequate sound. It's lightness has been great making for a very portable system.

However, JV-30 has a problem in that the switches to select patches, settings, etc. go bad and then they take a ton of pressure to get them to activate, even though they "click" easily, misleading you to think the switch worked. There are 54 of them on the JV-30 switchboard, on mine 15 of them went bad! Roland wants $3.40 each for them (part number SKHVBD-100G), you can buy them at Mouser.com for 28 cents (part number 688-SKHVBD) each, or 22 cents if you order more than 50 (I replaced all of them on my keyboard). You better be handy with a soldering iron if you're going to replace them.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-11-2004 at 09:00
windu a part-time user from indonesia writes:
Veeery useful, practical, quick action. This is a monster for a low end synth. The piano is quite realistic compared to other synth (you won't get real pianos from Triton), the screaming brass... awesome. The organs & pads are poor, except Goblin. What I found very useful while playing live is it doesn't blackout when you change program. But only 8 performances (combis)? Come on. Thank God you have 4 useful buttons that change playing mode instantly (fat, octave, dual/layer, split). Help a lot. This is a "ready to wear" synth.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-11-2004 at 07:04
Clym a part-time user writes:
A decent set of keys that sounds clean and is very useful. It's nice n lite and is easy to gig with. Roland sold tons of these and for good reason. The sounds are right and the format is simple to work with. Not inspirational but just very useful. Some guy said that you will use one more than a minimoog if you had one sat next to it and he's right. I've seen some with a lot of battle damage from constant gigging. Others get stuck next to a computer and are like new. there's nothing in between. I cant think of a better synth to have as your first synth. The JV will make you eager to learn. Some others will turn you off for life.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-16-2003 at 12:29
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