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Roland GR-S V-Guitar Space Pedal Reviews

3.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • Mark Evans
    from Chicagoland July 25, 2014Music Background:
    Live pro musician singer/songwriter

    Something New!

    I really appreciate this pedal, especially the price drop! The quality of the chorus blows away other chorus pedals because each string gets processed separately. A regular chorus pedal is like 6 guys playing through the same amp. The muddy cross-modulation is gone and the noise level is extremely low thanks to the GK pickups. The hold function is also a sensational addition to live performing.

  • Robert Coleman
    from N. CA November 4, 2014Music Background:
    Occasional pro mostly hobbyist

    A Great Deal On A Closeout

    The GR-S is being sold for $99 reduced from a previous price point of $299. At $299 the product wasn't a success, but it's a great deal at $99. Here's why:
    1. It runs on batteries- Try finding another 13 pin compatible pedal that creates polyphonic effects and runs on batteries. They are rare-to-nonexistent. You can power with a Boss adapter, but batteries can be handy for portable uses.
    2. It is compact and simple- It takes up very little pedal board space and you will figure it out within minutes.
    3. It offers 4 useful effects- The 12 string is clean and quite good. The pad is good enough to create a quick synth or string effect. The crystal sound gives you organ overtones and sounds great through an external rotating speaker effect, The modulated chorus wouldn't be very strong by itself, but is terrific when used with the Freeze function, which brings up:
    4. It has a Freeze function- Even EHX's Freeze costs more than the price of this pedal, and you get the Freeze included with everything else.
    5. It has an effects loop and versatile I/Os- This pedal has features you wouldn't expect to see at this price point. It has stereo I/Os, and a separate guitar out. I use this to take the clean out of my piezo 13 pin guitar into its own channel. Very handy for increasing the flexibility.
    6. Well, yes, you can use it as a chorus with an external guitar if you must- Another reviewer commented that this pedal is nothing more than a glorified chorus... I wonder if he actually plugged a hex-equipped 13 pin guitar in or just plugged into the guitar in jack with a regular guitar. It WILL work as a standalone chorus, but that's not why you would buy it!

    Here's my point. Roland thought these would sell at a much higher price so they didn't skimp on the quality or the features. They were wrong. At $99 the GR-S is a steal if you have a 13 pin equipped guitar.

  • Tom
    from Norcal March 20, 2013Music Background:
    Life long guitar player,composer,performer.

    Finally

    This is a good start to something that's been implied in the whole hex p.u. scene but scarcely developed which is NOT midi or c.v. manipulation of romplers even oscillators but actual hexaphonic signal processing. In other words six analog guitar signals being run through (albeit) six digital processors and then combined into a stereo output. Instead of the GR55 which takes whatever synth voices you create and then runs them through at best a stereo dsp. Just listen to the chorus sample of this unit. Correct me if I'm wrong but you can't get that from the GR55. Essentially it looks like they have pulled the "poly effects" out of the VG99 and put them into a couple of boxes. THANK YOU!! I'm not interested in all the modeling in the VG99 but this I can use/blend into a mostly analog guitar rig and add some nice colors.

  • Customer
    from upstate NY December 5, 2014Music Background:
    hobbyist

    Roland GR-S Guitar space pedal

    when looking at this product and the demo, it was not clear that you needed a special GK compatable guitar which I had never heard of and I have been playing for many years. Now it looks like I'll have to spend a few more hundred bucks to make it perform as advertised.

  • Debabrata Ghosh.
    from May 21, 2013Music Background:
    pro Musician

    comparatively costly than other

    In this same price other products has more properties. But its' sound products is excellent.

  • Jimmy Mellick
    from Lemoore Ca USA September 18, 2014Music Background:
    Pro Musician, Recording Engineer,

    Roland GR-S V-Guitar Space pedal

    Just seemed like a chorus pedal with more adjustments to me. I can see why it was marked down to $99 from $419. I'd love to have my money back.

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