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Pedja Simovic
post Nov 10 2009, 12:18 PM
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Hey guys,

Last night I ordered GK-3 pickup for Roland GR-20. I will have it within a week (I hope) so expect some video clips with midi recording after that smile.gif


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post Nov 10 2009, 12:51 PM
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Excellent, i hope when you get it you put a review up about this.

I have been thinking about getting a midi rig for my guitar, and the GR-20 and GK3 pickup seems like the way to go.


I havent been able to test it myself, the stores around here arent exactly chain stores so the selections are limited. Really interested in how it tracks etc.


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Pedja Simovic
post Nov 10 2009, 01:11 PM
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Daniel I played it in Boston a year or two ago. My student had both pickup and GR-20 but he simply didn't use it and wanted to sell it. I tested in private school I was working at the time for 10 days or so and I have to tell you its fantastic! Amazing sounds and things you can do with 3 switch system is awesome. Some sounds are great on their own, some are better if you use switch that uses both midi and your guitar sound. So I plan to combine POD X3 Live with Roland GR-20 to get the full variety and specter of sounds. Since I am now forming a band with famous Serbian singer songwriter, and band will be rhythm section (bass and drums) + myself on guitar and him doing singing and occasional guitar tracks, GR20 will come really in handy for some brass woodwinds strings or keyboard sounds. Fantastic stuff. The only thing I am still thinking about is whether I should mount the pickup on my custom made guitar or to get one guitar just for purposes of GR20 stuff. I payed pickup 110euro last night and 2 years ago my student sold me actual Roland GR-20 for 300$ so I believe I got a very good deal since its all mint condition smile.gif

Review and videos coming up when I get it and record some things. Idea is to post some video from live gig or sample at least so you can hear how I would use it in a band context.

Here is one useful review of it. There a lot more possibilities then ones presented in the video however this should give you idea how to use it in musical context smile.gif



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post Nov 10 2009, 01:54 PM
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Congrats on getting it Pedja! Its a really useful midi solution for guitar, I'm looking forward to video from you with it! smile.gif


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Thanks Bogdan, it will be lots of fun! I am also looking into possibility of getting wireless thing for connecting the cables. It could look very cool on the stage and allow dancing jumping and all the rest biggrin.gif


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post Nov 21 2009, 04:24 AM
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I got my Gk-3 pickup today. It cost me 110 euros and believe it or not it came without MIDI cable smile.gif Rolands special midi cable, 5 meters long costs 47 Euro smile.gif So I am paying extra 47 euros for that now... On top of that I will get another guitar which I will just use with midi stuff. Expenses everywhere but I know it will all pay off within a month or less smile.gif


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post Nov 21 2009, 11:28 AM
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That's great Pedja, congratulations on the new pickup. Let us know how it works when you get the cable and guitar

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post Nov 21 2009, 12:41 PM
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Thanks Ivan. I will get some copy of Fender Stratocaster for whole midi deal. First I need to get the cable then I will purchase the guitar and have it set up properly. It might take 10 days or so but I hope it will all happen even sooner.


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post Dec 19 2009, 03:08 AM
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It has been almost a month and I am still waiting for shop to get MIDI cable for GK-3 pickup. I will then choose some stratocaster type guitar for it and from then on use it in live performances. Expect clips sometime next year smile.gif


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post May 12 2010, 09:14 PM
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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Dec 19 2009, 04:08 AM) *
It has been almost a month and I am still waiting for shop to get MIDI cable for GK-3 pickup. I will then choose some stratocaster type guitar for it and from then on use it in live performances. Expect clips sometime next year smile.gif


Hey Pedja its been a while with this thread. Have you completed your midi setup now??? Any impressions about it, or possibly videos ? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 12 2010, 10:14 PM) *
Hey Pedja its been a while with this thread. Have you completed your midi setup now??? Any impressions about it, or possibly videos ? smile.gif


Hey Bogdan,
I have everything (new guitar, midi cable and midi pick up) but I have to get it installed. The problem is the new guitar right now as its tuning heads are not great and I have to change them plus pay for installation of pickup and everything else. Don't have financial plan to do that this month, perhaps in June I will put money aside to "fix" that guitar and have the midi pick up properly set up on it.


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post May 12 2010, 11:51 PM
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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ May 13 2010, 12:45 AM) *
Hey Bogdan,
I have everything (new guitar, midi cable and midi pick up) but I have to get it installed. The problem is the new guitar right now as its tuning heads are not great and I have to change them plus pay for installation of pickup and everything else. Don't have financial plan to do that this month, perhaps in June I will put money aside to "fix" that guitar and have the midi pick up properly set up on it.


Ah I see. That is some work yeah... I was just asking to see if you done it and have some experiences to share and/or videos as I was browsing about this technology recently... smile.gif

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post May 13 2010, 12:01 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 13 2010, 12:51 AM) *
Ah I see. That is some work yeah... I was just asking to see if you done it and have some experiences to share and/or videos as I was browsing about this technology recently... smile.gif


As soon as I get it done I will post videos of it. I don't want to install the pick up on my jazz guitar and on my custom built there isn't enough space close to bridge for pickup to mount so I have to use new guitar which is not perfect ... I hope to post videos in months time, all depends how well I do financially in this and next month.


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