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Re: Roland GK cable noise issue

I think the GR-55 has great sounds and they sound even better when
passed through the AxeFx. I only use synths though since I'm not so
happy with the guitar mod/sim stuff. It's just just a matter of taste.


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:27 PM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> 
> 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!
> Mark
> 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
>> www.perboysen.com
>> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
>> 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
>> >>
>> >
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