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      RolandGKC 13-Pin Cable
       
      2.8

      (based on 16 reviews)

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      By the real cable.

      Very simple, buy the right part. This is the right part for your connection between the Gk pickup and the Gr or other Roland unit.

      Very simple, buy the right part. This is the right part for your connection between the Gk pickup and the Gr or other Roland unit.

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      Few Options, they all seem to break

      If you want to use a Roland guitar synth, you need a 13 pin cable. I have 3, only 1 works now. The options are limited, as it's a Roland Synth specific...Read complete review

      If you want to use a Roland guitar synth, you need a 13 pin cable. I have 3, only 1 works now. The options are limited, as it's a Roland Synth specific format. Not nice that they keep the price so high, or don't make them better to last. 1 came with the synth, bought one more for back up, then a long one for some shows. The two shorter ones now don't work. One broken one always sends a pitch change message, the other sends no single on the A string. The 30 foot still works, and it gets the most live show abuse, go figure. But the options are limited, time to buy a 10 footer for the studio, and a back up 20 footer for live. The show must go on, just love my sythn to much to give up, but can't stand paying this much for 'disposable cables'

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Few Options, they all seem to break

      By DSmiingSun

      from Earth

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      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Scoring

      Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

      If you want to use a Roland guitar synth, you need a 13 pin cable. I have 3, only 1 works now. The options are limited, as it's a Roland Synth specific format. Not nice that they keep the price so high, or don't make them better to last. 1 came with the synth, bought one more for back up, then a long one for some shows. The two shorter ones now don't work. One broken one always sends a pitch change message, the other sends no single on the A string. The 30 foot still works, and it gets the most live show abuse, go figure. But the options are limited, time to buy a 10 footer for the studio, and a back up 20 footer for live. The show must go on, just love my sythn to much to give up, but can't stand paying this much for 'disposable cables'

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      3.0

      Just to long

      By B-Rie

      from North Augusta SC

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      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

        I purchased this because the 15 foot was out of stock. This is WAY to long and I'm not happy with it at this length.

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        3.0

        They corrode

        By AndrewP

        from Glen Ridge NJ

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              Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

              The cable does the job, for a while. Connects your guitar synth to the GR. Problem is (and this is in a climate controlled studio) I have had to replace it twice due to one of the pins going bad. Someone (mogami?) should build a gold plated roadworthy version of this cable.

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              4.0

              By the real cable.

              By FingerStyle01

              from Colorado Springs Co.

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Correct Connectors
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Price

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Gk Gr
              • Practicing

              Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

              Very simple, buy the right part. This is the right part for your connection between the Gk pickup and the Gr or other Roland unit.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GKC Cable

              By Curtiss Beinhorn

              from Houston Texas

              Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

              I check other places in town but end up ordering from Muscian's Friend
              Always fast shipping from Musician's Friend. Reliable and always has what I'm looking for....plus the best price.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Very frustrating lack of durability

              By saintnash

              from Roswell, New Mexico

              Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

              My GR 20 cable gave out after just 3 months of very gentle studio use. Thought it was the pin solder joints on the board where the connectors are soldered. Went through every solder joint with a powerful magnifier...both for the sound module and the pickup connector. No luck. Then through other reviews posted decided it must be the cable itself. A continuity check with a high quality meter revealed severe resistance issues in all six of the string connections and the ground. I've got the locking type connection terminations and believe they are the culprit. It torques the pins quite a bit when you have to press the locking button down and pull the cord loose. I've ordered a third party replacement to use that is non-locking and will be used with new GR 55 unit. Hope that fixes it. I've got an old Korg guitar synth that has a rectangular plug with metal housing...very tough... for the hexaphonic pickup and guess what...after almost 20 years it hasn't malfunctioned. I believe this is what Roland should emulate to correct this issue as it is widespread and definitely unsavory to the recording musician.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              complaining is an art

              By sore ears

              from Idaho

              Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

              I will agree these cables are expensive to purchase as for quality I have 2 and the only problems I have with the quality is they are not dog proof. Unfortunately my small dog has figured out how to shut the noise off (he thinks he has done a good deed until he sees I am not smiling). Anyway back to the quality of the cables in a 13 pin cable there are also 13 very fine wires (and after my pup used one of mine for a teething ring I could see just how fine the wires are) as they have to be fine to keep the overall size of the cable small consquently as fine as the wires are if they are stepped on, or things are set or dropped on them, also if they are bundled for storage or to transport with tight bends or stretched. They will eventually break. It's not a mater of poor quality as much as it is they are made light to keep the size and weight down & make them more flexable. They are more fragile than a regular guitar cord and need extra care in handling. I see some complaints about static and some strings not being picked up or playing for what it is worth on my guitar if each and every string is not in perfect tune it has lot of static or the string that is not in tune will not play. These cables might last longer if they are kept away from foot traffic, being stretched, and when coiled if they are coiled in a round coil of atleast 8 or 10 inches (the bigger the coils the better). On any cord the plugs usually cause most of the problems as the wires break where they enter the plug or inside the plug itself.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Cheap Cables

              By Outsider

              from Gulf Breeze, FL

              Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

              I love Roland products but these cables are poorly made. My A string went out with in a few months. I rarely play it too and take great care when using this. I hope Roland steps up or somebody with a better alternative.

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              2.0

              Roland 13-pin cable/disgusting!

              Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

              I own a Godin LGX-SA that is 13 pin equipped for my GR-33 (love it), that I have owned for at least nine years, and use in live recordings and church services. I have two of these cords and at this time I am in need of a third cord replacement. I have always been exceptionally careful with this cord during storing, transport, and during services. These cords are usually not in stock in my local Memphis music stores, are very expensive, must be paid for in advance of ordering and are poorly constructed and too brittle, which lends itself to a host of performance problems, such as pops, dropping string tones, unexpected ugly noises, and frustration from a professional perspective. Currently my cable is not picking up my A string when using the synthesizer effects. These cables are a must have and are great when they work properly, but a high level of quality workmanship is simply not built in. No matter how careful you are the cable just doesn't hold up very long. As a result I don't use my synthesizer nearly as much as I'd like to. I'd like to see Roland correct their 13 pin cables' inferior standard of quality for all musicians.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Fragile, but works

              By redbeard

              from Maine

              Comments about Roland GKC 13-Pin Cable:

              While I agree that we need another source for these cables, there are things you can do to prolong the life of this important piece of gear. I have the cable that came with my GR-33 and admitedly it is much more fragile than a standard guitar or good quality mic cable these days. However, I found that the biggest problem was that the grounding of the cable housing was done through the same screw that is used to hold the end together, and these loosen almost immediately and cause all kinds of problems like snaps, pops, and "going microphonic" due to the bad ground. Luckily, I am a tech as well, and it was an easy fix to solder a good ground to the cable end housing adn the ground lead in the cable, bypassing the screw, and rendering the cable clean and noise-free. I've been playing out over two years now part-time, and practicing weekly, and though it requires more care, the same cable is still working great. Check the ground and fix it and I believe many of the problems will go away (short of a broken pin or step-on end).

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