Thousands of dollars? Millions? It’s anyone’s guess as to how much this original Roland TR-909 will go for, given that it was the very machine operated by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk.
The sale was announced on Facebook last week, along with the caption “needless to say, it’s a collector’s item, so it’s impossible to set a price. We will sell it to the highest bidder.”
How much would you shell out for Thomas Bangalter’s original TR-909? We’re betting this one will hit six figures.
Daft Punk’s tune Revolution 909 off their 1997 debut album Homework was instrumental in the drum machine’s worldwide popularity. Almost completely composed from 909 beats, it remains one of the greatest gear demos the world has ever heard.
Bangalter’s TR-909 comes loaded with the original presets set for the song. Hear the demo in this video.
Via Fact Mag.