Roland GR-55GK BK Guitar Synthesizer with GK-3 Pickup System - Black

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Roland Guitar Synthesizer with GK3 Pick-Up System
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Roland GR-55 is a revolution in guitar synthesis with features never before available in any guitar processor. In terms of speed it's the fastest ever. It's also the most accurate, thanks to advanced pitch-detection technology. As for sound, the triple-core generator houses a world-class array of virtual guitars, basses, amps and synth voices, enabling tones and textures that have never been heard before. On stage or in the studio, you can instantly access GR-55's huge library of ready-to-use sounds, from pop to rock and beyond, with quick-access category buttons.

  • A revolutionary fusion of guitar synthesis and powerful COSM guitar modeling
  • Up to four sound sources at a time: two PCM synth tones, plus COSM guitar modeling and normal guitar input
  • Easy to use and easy to play with hundreds of great, ready-to-use sounds for rock or pop guitarists
  • Advanced Roland technology provides superb sound quality and lightning-fast processing
  • Over 900 of Roland's fully editable PCM sounds, including pianos, organs, strings, vintage synths and much more
  • COSM guitar and amp modeling
  • Two types of multi-effects engines plus global reverb, chorus and delay effects and an onboard looper
  • Built-in USB audio player with foot control

Vast sound possibilities
GR-55's powerful triple-core engine comprises two PCM synthesizers (with over 900 tones powered by Roland synthesis technology) and COSM guitar modeling, featuring a virtual treasure trove of guitar, bass, amp and synth models. Together, these combined technologies allow you to create unique, revolutionary sounds. The 'Metal Synth Lead' preset, for example, combines two types of thick, brilliant synth textures with an overdriven solid-body/humbucking tone for incredible punch and power.

Lightning-fast tracking
Thanks to Roland's decades of research and dedication to guitar synthesizers and powerful new pitch detection technology, GR-55 is far and away the fastest guitar synth ever. Furthermore, the COSM guitar-modeling engine needs zero detection time, allowing GR-55 to respond instantly and exactly as you play. GR-55 detects pitch, velocity and behavior for unprecedented response to your performance.

Instant gratification
Get ready to rock — and fast! GR-55 puts you instantly in touch with a huge library of amazing sounds, no editing required. The onboard lineup of ready-to-use presets (270 factory plus 297 user) takes the pain out of the process with simple category buttons for finding the perfect sound fast. Choose from hundreds of great presets for pop, rock and beyond, and kick-start your song or jam with unique, powerful sounds that will turn heads and raise fists.

Easy to use
If you're new to the world of technology, fear not: GR-55 is powerful yet extremely friendly. For customizing sounds, the EZ Edit feature and large LCD take the guesswork out of the process. And for those who want to go deep, GR-55 offers a huge array of controllable parameters. Pros will appreciate the power of GR-55 while beginners will love how quick and easy the unit is to operate.

USB connectivity
GR-55 conveniently bridges the guitarist to the desktop music production world with its two USB ports. The rear-panel port can be used for MIDI/audio data communication, while the side-panel port is dedicated to realtime playback of audio files from a USB memory device (sold separately). GR-55 provides foot control of USB audio playback so your hands never need to leave the guitar.

GK3 divided pickup
The included GK-3 divided pickup attaches to any steel-stringed electric — no drilling necessary! — and delivers accurate performance data to guitar synthesizers. GK-3's slimline design enables ideal placement on the guitar and mounts easily on any steel-stringed electric without damage. GK-3 features an adjustable curve design and pickup cable length and includes an attachment plate for Les Paul-type guitars.

More Information
Manufacturer Roland
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer GK-3 Divided Pickup System
GK Cable
Power Supply
Effects Sound Generator
PCM: 2 tones; Modeling: 1 tone
PCM: 910 types; Modeling: 23 types (guitar mode), 17 types (bass mode)
MFX (Multi-Effects): 20 types; AMP (Preamp): 42 types; MOD (Modulation): 14 types; DELAY: 7 types; REVERB: 5
Patches / Programs Guitar mode
Preset: 270 + User: 297
Bass mode
Preset: 90 + User: 297
Audio Outputs 1/4" Stereo Headphone
1/4" Guitar Out
(2) 1/4" Line - L/Mono, R
Pedal Switches 4
On-Board Expression Pedal Yes
Control Connections GK IN connector (13 pins DIN type)
(2) MIDI (5-pin DIN type) - In, Out
USB Functionality File Transfer/Storage, Editor/Librarian, Recording Interface
Power Adaptor Included
Width 16"
Depth 9-5/8"
Height 3-1/8"
Product Weight 7 lbs. 5 oz.
Unique Features Up to four sound sources at a time: two PCM synth tones, plus COSM guitar modeling and normal guitar input
Built-in USB audio player

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