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Roland's best-sounding, most advanced guitar synth yet!
Greatly expanding the range and quality of sounds currently available to guitar players, the GR-33 employs an upgraded sound engine, new effects, amazing speed, and an enhanced user interface. Its sound source is equivalent to Roland's venerable JV-Series Synth module, capable of producing some of the richest, most interesting instrument sounds and lush effects around. Features include dedicated chorus and reverb processing, plus 25 multi-effects, massive wave memory, 350 stunning instrument sounds, an output select switch that allows use with conventional amps, onboard arpeggiator for instant creation of various arpeggios, a synth harmonist feature, assignable onboard expression pedal, and access to the world of MIDI music and computer-based sequencing.
For one incredibly low price, you turn your guitar into a whole symphony of instruments. How can you resist? Do it today.
Reviewed by 11 customers
There's definitely a setup and learning curve. I had to edit some patches to my taste and style. Pay your dues and the GR-33 will pay you back many times over. Generally, a more precise picking technique is called for, but some sloppy techniques render some nice sounds. I love the organs and pianos. Makes me sound like a real jazz keyboard player. Soft string pads can make a lush background for guitar chords. You can transpose individual strings for instant synth OPEN TUNINGS! The 13 pin cable can be damaged if pulled hard, so be careful, and get a spare.
This Synth has some totally cool sounds. It's one of the most realistic sounding synths I've ever heard! It is a little pricey, however. So if you can afford it. IT'S A TOTALLY COOL SYNTH!
Absolutely the best synth I have played as far as functionality and sound... It has almost unlimited sound capability; especially when applied to a separate midi device or synth module. I feel I should also mention that the manual provided is the most informative and easy to follow I've read. It really explains each detail of the synth. So I would definitely suggest the gr-33 to those beginners who are not accustomed to making patches and working with midi.
We use the GR 33 a lot in our band GAP. It's like the fourth bandmember, so we call him Gerritje.
This guitar synth is extremely robust and produces quality sounds. The presets are OK, but when you start playing with your own patches, that is where this product really shines. This is great for recording or jamming and it will take your creativity to another level. I use this at home with my Boss Loop Station and come up with some great sounding loops to jam along with and improvise to. As for recording, I am a one man band and this is the key to the magic kingdom.
For effects and creating unique and dramatic sounds, I have not played anything that even comes close to the 33. If you enjoy taking a guitar and creating sounds and patches that will move you to whole new level, you can't beat this synth.My hats off to MF for a smooth transaction and quick delivery.
For home studio guitarist who cant play keys, this is your Holy Grail.
Dont hesitate to buy this,,,what a blast to play piano and brass,,all the presets are usable and with a little tweaking,,you can have some "new patches" that sound even better. Great studio machine too!! Just play the patches as the real instrument should be played and you will turn some heads,,you will see!!
My GK2a pickup came factory installed in my Ibanez RG series guitar. When I first got the synth I had tracking problems. I would play a note and it would not play on the synth, or the wrong note would play. This drove me crazy. However I was able to fix the problem in 3 ways. Now it works fine. First I changed the gage of my guitar strings. I went from 009 to 010. Next I raised the GK2a pickup so it was closer to the strings. Finally I found hardness settings for string plucking for each patch. I seem to have a light touch. These things fixed the tracking, but once in a while I will get a delay from the time I hit the string and when the note is played. This takes a little time to get use to. Over all the sounds are incredible. even with my slight tracking problem. I would say this is worth every dime I spent on it
I have never experienced anything quite as amazing a this synth. the quality of sound is unsurpassed. simply unbelievable.