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Roland VGA-7 V-Guitar Amplifier
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The most powerful and complete guitar modeling technology to date! Analog-style controls make it easy to use and it dishes up a digital smorgasbord o...Click To Read More About This Product
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The most powerful and complete guitar modeling technology to date!
The most powerful and complete guitar modeling technology to date! Analog-style controls make it easy to use and it dishes up a digital smorgasbord of 20 distinct COSM amp models, numerous speaker cab simulations with customized controls. Also features 26 types of guitars and guitar/synth combos. Offers pickup type and position simulations with blendings and a variety of tunings when used with a GK-2A. The amp comes GK-ready with 13-pin input. 4 independent processors run 15 Roland/Boss effects algorithms, 80 preset memories, plus 80 user memories with extensive foot control options. Too cool.
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This thing can make some music! I love all the effects it has, it's awesome!
I'll tell you one thing this amp is the greatest. I love the effects it has. The delay is great if you use it with chorus. The overdrive is great to but it could have a little more umph to it. The effects are ok but i still would suggest getting some stomp boxes for it. It would be much easier trying to get to them while playing a gig.
I actually bought the Vga5 and it broke within a few months. I had so much trouble trying to get it fixed that I finally called Roland's warehouse in LA to complain that the parts needed to fix the VGA5 were not scheduled to be manufactured for months. The manager decided to stand by the good name of Roland and exchange it for the VGA7. So that was an excellent deal, but no amp should cost so much. I admit I think the tones take a lot of fiddling to get what sound I'm looking for. It is not as loud as I excpected, swicthing effects causes varying levels of volume, and all the accesories I had to buy were a little much and I still can't afford all the toys to get full capability out of the amp. Any non-COSM or analog accessories are incompatible and could cause malfunction if used with it. However, the range of music styles and the effects are excellent when personalized and programmned effects are mastered.
It depends on what kind of music you like. It sounds great for pop rock, jazz, or any clean sound. But when you want a strong rock distortion sound I expected more. I heard the line 6 amp before buying the VGA7 but I did not like line 6's clean amps or full range amps compared to the VGA7. On the other hand I did like line 6's messa boggie and heavy distortion amps better. If you play a lot of Acoustic Guitar, it is the best full range amp.
I think this amp should be compared with amps like Johnson Millenium, not JC 120. First of all this is not a tube amp, it's completely digital, and if you play with it it's much more for covering the bad parts of your guitar. But you can do it only with the GK and this makes it sound independently of your guitar. Second thing, it's a good starting toy for synths. Even if you don't have the GK it produces a good clean sound and is also good enough with the drive if your pickups are good enough. But this depends on your tastes, when i mean good drive sound it's not like a Marshall. It's not for playing 16th triplets of perfect 5th power chords! I totally advice it to people who enjoy playing Jazz, Fusion or Funk. Yes it's heavy, it's near 38 kgs. But did someone tried to move a Marshall VS102R. That's not the issue of the disappointment. I bought the GK without complaining about the price but the cable linking the GK to the amp made me feel totally crazy. Is Roland mocking with us with the price of a silly cable. Moreover the fact that the accessories are incompatible is a mess too.
Awesome! Best amp I have ever played on. I have found that it sounds the best with the GK using my Godin input using my Godin where you can chose between different guitar sounds including Strat and Les Paul, capo up and down to have different tunings without actually tuning it, and many other effects. Also sounds amazing with regular inputs with distortion including Clean, Crunch, Lead, Special, and Full Range. Efx inlcuding Wah, Flanger, Phaser, Slow Gear, Tremolo, Delay, Reverb, and Chorus. This is the ultimate amp for everything.
I bought this amp used, I use it all the time. You can't replace a nice tube amp, but this is what I use and its just fine.
I think this is another overated "model" amp. I mean, if you really need some balls with your tone, this amp will fail you. My J-C 120 is louder and better. The fx are weak, and so are the presets. I would expect more from Roland when it comes to effects, they are the king and yet they cheat you big time on this amp. I have used it live through a P.A. with a mic, and yes it sounded good, but everyone was ragging on my tone, and I had everything on 10! This is an amp one might have sitting around the house, but carrying it anywhere is a workout. I literally pulled a muscle dragging it into the house the first day I had it! This is not for a metal head, it takes you so close to the edge, and lets you down. I recommend this to people who play at weddings, or pop music coverbands, or studio work. And the cat who says you should hook up an effects pedal to it, nothing is compatible with it, it's signal is noisy with anything. I used a Boss GX700 processor on it as a last resort, it was noisy, and flat sounding. Roland really should be ashamed of themselves for misleading us. Buy an 87' Jc 120, you can't beat it. I am selling this amp.
I have just bought one and I am completely blown away by its sound. I own almost every brand of amp (Fender, Boogie, Vox AC-30 etc) and guitar (PRS, Strat, LP, Gibson Super 400, Ovation, Rickenbacker 12 etc.) and I can honestly say that this amp saves me from toting ANY of them to the gig! Get one today!
when i bought this amp, i couldn't believe that i would get so many channels, so many effect, amp models, and speaker types for that price. This amp is like 20 amps putted together, it has so much stuff, stuff that i don't even need (yet). i just think that this amp is simply the best.