Synth Site: Roland: GR-700: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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GORDON PERRY a professional user from U.S.A. writes:
I BOUGHT ONE IN 85.LOVE IT.LUCKY FOR ME I'M A TECH.MY LOW E DEVELOPED A SAWTOOTH ON WAVE. I GOT NOWHERE WITH ROLAND.IT WAS UNUSABLE. FINALLY,THROUGH A FRIEND IN THE BIZ, I GOT A LITTLE KNOWN WAREHOUSE NUMBER FOR DOMINION CIRCLE IN CALIFORNIA.I GAVE THEM THE PART# AND THEY HAD IT!A BAD VCO.I REPLACED IT AND IT WORKED GREAT. THAT WAS 11 YEARS AGO.LAST WEEK I LOST THE SAME STRING COMPLETELY.I NEED TECH HELP.I LOVE THIS THING AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF PARTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-01-2007 at 00:45
Edmondson Avenue a part-time user from USA writes:
Play carefully, and you are sending analog thrills from your ax that a keyboard can't emulate. Sure, it's old and can't track fast. But the synth engine, combined with the guitar interface, makes it a unique musical instrument capable of superb pads, wild leads, fat organs, and great effects. It has the same engine as the JX3P, but includes velocity sensitivity as well as envelope following which make really unique sounds.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-May-20-2001 at 01:21
D a professional user from Brooklyn,NY writes:
Controller/Module is excellent,picked it up for $250.00 Sound Module does need the PG-200 though to edit the sounds...great for Ambient and Wild Eye stuff, use it with a guitar rack system for Awesome sounds combining Module with rack= Mind Electric. Guitar itself is great and easy to play-good tone,think of Derek Bailey playing a guitar synth when dealing with the extra noises!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jun-25-2000 at 09:36
eric george a professional user from USA writes:
If you really want your guitar to sound like a banjo, this isn't your unit. If you're interested in synthesizing new sounds in conjunction with a controller capable of much sonic madness this is it! I paid $400 for mine and i've very happy with both the synth and the guitar. The synth is basically a JX3P brain and can be edited with the PG200 editor. the guitar was made by Ibanez and it has about the same quality level as some of their roadstar line. nice humbuckers and a seperate out that can be sent simultaneously with the synth signal, three way pick-up selector. The stabilizer bar really does eliminate dead spots and aids in holding the tune. also comes with a floating bridge for a whammy bar. the only thing that sucks is that it is impossible to play sitting down. there is an ease mod i figured out, e-mail me and i'll send it to you. if you're a string player with that analogue bug you want this set up.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-09-1999 at 23:10
Matthew Wright a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
I love my GR-700. It's controlled with the G-707 which is a funky-looking guitar that feels and sounds very Gibson-y (when used as a normal guitar). The synth sounds are quite good...P-Funk in a box. Can get a whole bunch of Minimoog-like sounds, but also a lot of really cool, strange, ambient noises. This thing is not really for a hard-core guitar player, but more for a synthesizer freak like me, who also plays guitar. One thing: GET A MANUAL!!! I bought mine used and without a manual, and I was playing presets the whole time. I loved them all, but when I found a manual, it really opened a lot of more doors... My advice is to buy one NOW!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-29-1998 at 04:58
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