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Re: more VG-99 questions
The older GK pickups were a little iffy, depending on the guitar. I don't
know about the latest GK3. I own a Godin Multiac Jazz, which I absolutely
love, and it tracks great.
I don't know about the VG-99, but MIDI tracking of the Godin with a Roland
GR-20 it very, very good. It takes a little time to dial in the
sensitivity for each string for best tracking, so out of the box it will
likely suck. I assume the VG-99 is the same deal.
As for the GKKITG3, it's definitely cleaner than a GK-3, but it's going to
cost $ and time to install, and once again, you might have a guitar that
it doesn't work that well with. That's the nice think about the GK-3, you
can move it around.
I really think the best option is a guitar that was factory-built to track
MIDI, like a Godin or one of the Fenders. But if you should want a GK-3,
I've got a brand new one I'll let you have at a highly competitive price.
It came with my GR-20, but I don't need it since I've got the Godin. If
interested, email me off-list.
--- On Tue, 9/2/08, Douglas Baldwin <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Douglas Baldwin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: more VG-99 questions
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 10:35 AM
> Recent talk about the VG-99, and a financially successful
> yard sale this
> past weekend, has me jonesin' to own one.
> How's the GK-3 pickup? Should I consider a
> dedicated hex-output guitar,
> like a Godin, ferinstance? Should I consider the GKKITG3
> on-board system?
> I'm excellent with tools and guitar electronics, and I
> can play very
> And how's the MIDI tracking in a live context? I
> dig that folks say they
> can send MIDI to their 'puters for future use, but
> how's it track in real
> And, bummer of bummers, it seems that *some* effects
> are polyphonic,
> while others are not. Like the Slow Gear is polyphonic
> (yay!) but the Ring
> Mod is not (boo!)? Might someone bother to list *what*
> is/isn't polyphonic?
> Where else might I go to get the big picture on this
> piece of gear?
> (I've read a few reviews, and checked the Roland site,
> including scanning a
> bit of the manual.) I'm deep into the GT series of
> pedals, by the way.
> Thanks loads in advance,
> Douglas Baldwin, coyote-at-large
> "Nikola Tesla is the fifth Beatle."
> - Taylor Baldwin, 11