Roland GR-20 with BASS PICKUP

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by KCLRbass, Nov 8, 2012.


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  1. KCLRbass

    KCLRbass Supporting Member

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    Moved from my other sale in the Amps section:

    Roland GR-20 guitar synth unit with GK-3B BASS pickup. Tons of cool synth sounds! Bought new in 2010 and used sparingly at home. Gigged once in 2010. Will fit all 4-, 5- and 6-string basses, although please note that I would not recommend installing on a bass that you're not willing to deface a bit. I chose to screw it directly into the body of my jazz bass, which worked great. The adhesive option was not very effective. Anything with an archtop would also be tricky. Original box contains GR-20, GK-3B bass pickup, 13-pin cable, tools and screws for installation, manuals for GR-20 and GK-3B, power supply.

    ASKING: $400 plus shipping. No trades.

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  2. NeilGB

    NeilGB Supporting Member

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    Hi
    How well does this track the e and b strings?
    Thanks
    Neil
  3. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    I can tell you from my experience with these that they track very well as long as you do the setup correctly. I used one for years with minimal issues of any kind! Great deal here!
  4. KCLRbass

    KCLRbass Supporting Member

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    As swpyne says, the setup makes a HUGE difference. Because the pickup goes right up by the bridge, you can get it within 1-2mm of your strings without causing problems.

    That said, the tracking isn't 100% in lower registers when you're playing fast/articulate lines. What I did to compensate for this was to create custom patches on the GR-20 for any fast lines in a lower register. These patches would pitch down by an octave so that I could play the lines in a higher register on the bass to ensure tracking was solid, but the synth sound was still in the lower octave.
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  6. voodoobassist

    voodoobassist

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    Would be interested in the gk-3b, if you'd be willing to sell it seperately
  7. KCLRbass

    KCLRbass Supporting Member

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    Would rather not because it will make it harder to sell the GR20. I'll let you know if I change my mind. Thanks for your interest!
  8. voodoobassist

    voodoobassist

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    Thanks. Free bump for ya. Great unit and a lotta fun as well.
  9. KCLRbass

    KCLRbass Supporting Member

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    A bump filled with excitement for my big gig on Friday.
  10. KCLRbass

    KCLRbass Supporting Member

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    Sold locally

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