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  • Guitar synths?

    Does anyone have any experience with gutar synths like the roland gr-20 or gr-33? I know that no synth will ever sound like a real piano or violin, but it would be cool to sound kind of like other instruments.
    Also, how does the pickup it comes with compare to a godin sa or another synth ready guitar? And while I'm on that subject does anyone have a multiac? I've been interested in one of their nylon strings for a long time.
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    Re: Guitar synths?

    i have a gr-33 that i drive with my brian moore i88.13 ... i love it .. tracks flawlessly from the RMC bridge (i've never used the GK2 hex pickup, so i cant comment) .. i have had people (not musicians) come up to me slack jawed after they heard me take a "B-3" solo on an allman bros tune .. i played a piano ballad solo with a singer once too ("i cant make you love me" by bonnie raitt) that went over real well .. even musicians i play with seem to like some of the little fills and things that i can throw in to make a cover tune sound a little more authentic .. it's expensive, and needs its own amplification (full range) to sound best, but man is it fun

    hope this helps
    t4d

    ps - mincer is the SD board's resident expert / practitioner of guitar synth music .. i think he even has sound clips on his page
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      Re: Guitar synths?

      Hey there...I use a Roland GI-10 midi interface and a Roland XV5050 synth. The problem with synth guitar is that it is expensive to get into, but after that initial investment, you have a whole sonic world to discover. Violins and pianos are just the beginning- you got soft synths too. The main thing, when emulating traditional instruments is hear how they phrase, learn their range, etc..it really is like learning a new instrument.
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        Re: Guitar synths?

        Thanks a lot tone and mincer. It sounds like a lot of fun. Godin multiac anyone?
        El Dorado
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        Last edited by El Dorado; 08-14-2004, 07:13 PM.
        Current Gear: USA Custom Dinky S: Mahogany Body, Pau Ferro Neck & board, DD, Jazz. Schecter C1 E/A: C5, Jazz. Wolfgang Special USA: Air Zone, Air Norton. Ibanez RG7621 7 string. Schecter Stiletto Studio 5 string Bass. Line 6 Vetta 2 with Mesa Recto Cab
        Past Gear : Schecter C1 Blackjack. ESP LTD KH602. Ibanez S 7 string. Ibanez RG7420 7 string. Mesa Rect-o-verb Head. Peavey Classic 50 4x10. Line 6 POD 2.0

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