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Re: Roland GK cable noise issue

Question: I know you are using the AxeFX now for guitar sounds, but how can you use the guitar cable for using either the VG guitar OR internal effects on normal pickup, UNLESS you use the GK cable? There are options for sending the normal pickup out of the Guitar out socket, but then its too late right? Damage Done?

I too have a regular cable plugged in as well as the GK cable, cos I like to use a few stomp boxes, so I have one mixer channel for a more regular guitar set-up. But for using any tuning things on the GR55, you are gonna have to come down the GK cable?

However in answer to the question, I have had to buy a few GK cables in miy time with Roland guitar synths, and I always have one completely new cable still packages actually, ready for a break-up, it not like you can borrow one off the sound guy can you?

Of course you can JUST use the midi sounds from a guitar synth, but with the GR55 you would be missing out more than half the box!

I must say, that its taken me A VERY LONG TIME to get a good sound out of it, all the git sims were so terrible, but suddenly now I have got a really GREAT basic sound, and have been applying all my special FX to the same basic patch, with AWESOME results!


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
Sure, I totally agree with that. I would never send the magnetic
pickups through the GK shebang since it degrades the fidelity so much.
Only the synth string trigger data to drive synths are sent through
that cable here. What's happening here is that when the cable moves
synths get triggered just by data generated inside the cable. If you
sit absolutely still it is silent but playing in a standing up
position is impossible. I have all GR-55 settings correctly set up so
it can't be that (using four different global settings each trimmed
for a particular instrument's unique scale length and GK mic placement
related bridge position for every string). So it has to be the cable,
doesn't it?

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Simeon Harris
<simeonharris40@googlemail.com> wrote:
> i had problems with mine when i tried to send the magnetic signal down it. in the end i used a standard cable for the mags. it's not shielded very well
> On 19 Mar 2013, at 12:32, Per Boysen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm experiencing fatal noise issues with the Roland GK cable. If I
>> move or touch the cable all hell breaks loose in the PA. Are these
>> cables normally this sensitive?
>> Greetings from Sweden
>> Per Boysen
>> www.perboysen.com
>> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen

Mark Francombe
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