The Chemical Brothers Auctioning Roland TB-303 For Charity


Electronic music stalwarts The Chemical Brothers are auctioning off their coveted Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer for the #ILoveLive initiative. They’re doing so to raise money for crew members who’ve been unable to work since government-ordered lockdowns shut down concerts and festivals in March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Chems’ trusted 303 was played live on classics such as “Go,” “Got To Keep On” and “Got Glint.”

The rules of the auction are as follows:

To be in with a chance of winning the synthesizer we are holding a prize draw with each entry costing £5. You can enter multiple times.

Entries can be purchased between Friday 27th November and Thursday 17th December. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 23 December.

Says Ed and Tom, “This is a favourite piece of our live gear that we’ve sadly not been able to use this year on the road, so it seems a suitable fund-raiser for music crew and technicians across the UK. Hopefully, it will also help someone else keep working & create something special in the future.”

Enter to win The Chems’ 303 here.

If you’re itching to mess around with a TB-303 or TR-808, check out, a site created by Roland musician Yuri Suzuki and the London Design Museum.


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