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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2005, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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The Roland GR33 Synthesizer... thoughts, opinions?

I've seen it in action, heard it in action, and it's amazing. I definitely want to get one, but it said it's not sold with the attachable (no drilling) pickup you need, and I don't know where to get that, or how much it'll cost, but IMO, I think it'd be worth it. Way worth it.
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Re: The Roland GR33 Synthesizer... thoughts, opinions?

http://www.fullcompass.com/Products/pages/SKU--76430/

the divided pickup is a GK3A....
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Re: The Roland GR33 Synthesizer... thoughts, opinions?

Yeah, but I'd rather buy off of Musician's Friend, >_>. I don't think it comes with the pickup, though. Blah. It looks and sounds like a very, very nice piece of equipment.
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Re: The Roland GR33 Synthesizer... thoughts, opinions?

well.. here it is from the roland site

http://www.rolandus.com/products/det...&prodid=GK%2D3

go to a roland local dealer or email Mucisian's Friend, ,maybe they can get you one in...

as for my opinion, after seeing the vids and hearing the audio samples.. i wouldnt get 1... some useless sounds and fx there, but thats just me.. if you like it, go ahead
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Re: The Roland GR33 Synthesizer... thoughts, opinions?

Steve Vai used the GR33 to create Cliffs of Insanity and Misfits, and those songs are pretty neat. >_>

I'll have to get one later. Soooo much stuff to do with it...
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Re: The Roland GR33 Synthesizer... thoughts, opinions?

I made a trip in midi guitar once... and the roland gr33 is by far the easiest way to do it..... the easiest way this time however is certainly not the best... the gr33 is slow as hell on most patches and you might as well forget about the low e string cause i found that the tracking was soooo bad ...

In general its fine if you want to play chords with it and let the preprogrammed arpeggiator (grrr) do its thing but I found the tracking to be too slow to be useful for playing melodies and it eventually drove me insane....

the big thing is you have to stop playin the guitar like its a guitar and thats where it stopped being fun for me....

Had a yamaha g50 for a while and that was great... alot better tracking... I heard theres even better ones now... maybe one day ill look into it again... but the g50 is fiddly cause you have to learn how to use it and then buy a synth module(s)....
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