Introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980, the TR-808 was one of the
first programmable drum machines.
Although it doesn't sound like real drums, the signature "808"
sound has been used on more hit records than any other beatbox.
The sound remains popular in hip-hop, pop, R&B, house, electro, techno,
electronic dance music.
This Repair Story shows you how to take apart a Roland TR-808 and fix some common problems.