Roland GR-55 Guitar Synth (Black - Without GK-3 Pickup) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from Cary, NC
May 7, 2013Music Background:
A world of possibilitiesIMHO just as a midi controller this unit is worth its price. I personally do not like most of the factory patches but that can be remedied by controlling some other synthesizer or hooking it up to a computer that has virtual instruments software. Yes that would meam more gear to acquire. Nevertheless, the point is if you are not satisfied with the sounds you do not have necessarily settle. I have been playing live with it for a little while and my band mates have been impressed. While it takes time to master the sound possibilities seem limitless. Along with computer virtual instruments this has become a one stop all in one solution for all my needs.
David D. Bunch
from Baton Rouge, LA USA
February 6, 2013Music Background:
Roland GR-55I have a custom made Carvin SH675 with a Graph Tech pickup. It was easy to set up my favorite patches so that I could select them from a switch on my guitar. I especially like the large display screen. The expression pedal allows me to fade orchestra sounds in and out especially on a pause in a song. I had fun with the Telecaster patch. It sounds just like a Fender Telecaster.
from Princeton NJ
October 27, 2012Music Background:
Roland GR 55I was looking to stream line my live set up. I have been using the Roland GI-20 and then to a Roland Rack Synth. as well as USB to a soft synth on my Laptop. The Roland GR 55 replaces all that gear and makes set up and tear down much easier. I am using it with a guitar that has RMC Pickups on my nylon string and a Fender Strat with the GK-3 pickup. The sounds are great to my ears and need very little tweaking. Just set up your pickup strength and your ready to play fantastic sounds from your guitar. Very happy with purchase the 3Ez pay make it very easy and Mark Magdich at x1265 is great to help you purchase the GR 55. Thanks Sweetwater and Roland
October 9, 2012Music Background:
Praise and worship guitarist .
Roland GR 55 BlackThe ultimate in guitar synth. Phenomenal sounds and great versatility from an affordable unit. The USB WAV player makes practicing a pleasure with studio quality backing tracks. If you take the required time to set up your patches correctly, you will blow away your audience . Also, my sales representative was terrific and would buy from again.