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Fender Standard Roland-Ready Strat Electric Guitar
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The Roland Ready Strat has all the features of the Standard Stratocaster: fast-action maple neck, comfort-contoured body, 3 single-coil pickups, sync...Click To Read More About This Product
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Strat action and tone with built-in Roland synth pickup system.
The Roland Ready Strat has all the features of the Standard Stratocaster: fast-action maple neck, comfort-contoured body, 3 single-coil pickups, synchronized tremolo, plus a built-in Roland GK-2A pickup system. With the GK-2A, you can drive GK-2A compatible products right from the guitar's onboard controls. Play it straight, play it through synths, or do both at once - the world of sound is yours to command!
- 3 single-coil pickups
- Integrated GK-2A pickup system
- Poplar body
- Maple neck
- Synchronized tremolo
- Position 1 - bridge pickup
- Position 2 - bridge and middle pickup
- Position 3 - middle pickup
- Position 4 - middle and neck pickup
- Position 5 - neck pickup
- Position 1 - synth only
- Position 2 - guitar and synth
- Position 3 - guitar only
- 2 push-button synth command switches
- Controls: guitar volume, guitar tone, synth volume
- Strings: Fender Super Bullet 3250L
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Hi,Since I am 58 years young, a lot of guitars I have held.This RR Strat is unigue in that it will trigger any MIDI'd instrument, keyboards and such.In my studio are the Korg Studio 88, KARMA and X5D keyboards. (WARNING: "do not trigger electronic instrument with this guitar as you may have mental problems such as: sleeping, eating, sexual disfunctions among other maladys").It's a blast. Record everything.True the factory pickups are not that hot but to keep the price in check something had to give.Last, I own the GR-33 synth, VGA-7 amp, several other RR pieces and all are useful for ideas. Most the above items were purchased here at MF.Regards,Bill -:)
An ok strat, nothing special. GK pickup is not very precise. Stock pickups are not very good, you'll want to replace them.
I was looking for a Roland ready controller to use with my GR 20. My first purchase was the Godin Freeway SA. Besides the less than stellar customer service with Godin, the ghost pickup system was way too sensitive and transmitted a lot of natural finger noise as notes. The Fender Standard Roland ready Strat is just what I was looking for. The playability and quality is wonderful for the price, and after just a little set up and nut lowering I am thrilled with the result. I have owned Fender USA models, and the workmanship of the Mexican strat is flawless. I am an official endorser of what I feel is the best hand made American instruments, and can find nothing but high praise for the price point valuse of this Fender guitar.
Good all around Strat sound with the ability to add a variety of background fill and inovative leads via the Roland synth.
I bought this guitar about 3 years ago, my first new Fender. While initially enamoured with the Roland synth, I find now I rarely use it. The factory pickups left much to be desired, so I upgraded to vintage noiseless, which are absolutely wonderful. These new pickups sound so good, it sounds comparatively awful to switch to guitar only through the Roland unit. If you're looking for a variety of sounds, this guitar fits the bill.
It's got awesome sound, and great to show off.
I bought the Roland Ready in 2000 to use with my GR-1 synth unit. I've customized it a little, but the only thing that stops me from giving this guitar a perfect 10 is the pickups. I put Texas Specials in because the stock pickups were not clean enough for me. I have 4 guitars (Including a Tele and the SRV strat), and this guitar is my main one. I've never played a guitar that felt better in my opinion. I'd most definitely buy another one, if I had the chance.
I seem to be able to get all the tones I want even before going to the Rowland. With the Rowland, WOW!!