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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Gordy a part-time user from USA writes:
I experience alot of hum when I gig with the Gr-30. I run it through a makie P.A. and guitar out to a Peavey Duel 212.I also have a Roland Jazz Chorus that also hums when played at Shows. I purchased a Power conditioner and still there it is ..That darn hum..Anyone have any suggestions..Please help a starving guitarist !"Gordy"

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Sep-25-2005 at 15:08
Randy Plowe a professional user from Michigan writes:
Hello. Had the gr for six years now. Recently purchased the vg88 ex and have an interesting set up. Use an archtop so had an ebony "plate" made up with two holes to mount gk2a on existing bridge(listen up Roland). Works great. No holes in guitar! Run through a 65 fender evil twin and synth/vg out to two 15 jbls. Guitar through twin, vg sounds to one of the jbls (many patches set with one of several acoustic guitar sounds), synth stereo to each jbl with many patches panned or alternate bass notes panned. Use Morley volume pedal for guitar control, Roland ev5 pedal to control one/two synth sounds through volume (this thing is a must for the gr), add one sound, two etc. etc. Can slip out of guitar sound or synth at ease with both pedals (stool required). In addition, the gr pitch glide, arp, wah and hold functions can be used with my left foot, vg88 ex has 1/2/3/4 to change patches during a song with right foot (have Roland gp8, tc electronic effects processor etc. midi controlled to change with patches)and use the control switch on gk2a to change patches for each new song. So..... I begin set with a "dueling banjo" thing, add straight guitar out fender, harmonized "Yes" kind of thing comes on with the vg88 out of one side of stage, banjo on the left, bass panned, quick foot pedal change into three part/instrument harmony, add synth effects panning, and my daughters vocals begin. Looks like that scene from the exorcist with everones heads spinning around looking for all the instruments, and we're only a duo. Cool. The down side? Took me six months to learn tunes, program volume balance, pan, vocal presets etc. and haven't "practiced" my guitar. But now, I'm like a ninja on this set up. Let the games begin!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-28-2004 at 21:41
Martin Tauchen a part-time user from Jerman writes:
The GR30 is a fine little Guitar synth,with a good tracking and easy editing.I am not missing a big LCD for programming.The synthesis arch. is really simple.This device is a Rom-Player. Sounds are selected well for guitar.Editing and adjusting is also well done. And there we have an Arpegiator.And this ARP is nearly the same as build in in the JX3P.A better version of JX3Ps sequencer.But it makes fun. The GR30 is a good choice for a guitarsynth. Good tracking,enough sounds on board,ARP,nothing to complaint about.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-08-2002 at 15:33
A.K a part-time user from CANADA writes:
I bought the gr 30 used for 700$, my dream was to play sax, piano, violin... my way and now I could. I'm satisfied with the Tone list I really like one of the feedback effects stuff like that keeps the pedal interesting. The overall sound is not the best but the options are great, the loops,arpeggios.... The main cool thing is that it's extremely easy to use,though the vg 88 does make me jealous.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-11-2001 at 15:51
George Simmons a hobbyist user from up state new york writes:
Hi to all the gr30 users, I have owened the gr30 for about 2 yrs now and for a while I just could not get the sounds that would be useful to my style of playing, after reading up on the owners manual, I just got stuck in areas of the sound adjustments, so I decided to buy the video version of the owners manual, and let me tell you, I learned so much from watching the instructor on the tape that now my sound is so much better, the piano is so good... for a $29.00 investment, you cant go wrong.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jul-21-2001 at 22:43
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