The Roland GK-KIT-GT3 pickup kit for guitar synths includes all the parts you need to permanently install a GK-2A guitar pickup into an electric guitar: a GK-2A Divided Pickup, circuit board, switches... Read More
The Roland GK-KIT-GT3 pickup kit for guitar synths includes all the parts you need to permanently install a GK-2A guitar pickup into an electric guitar: a GK-2A Divided Pickup, circuit board, switches, power indicator LED, 13-pin connector, wiring and hardware. Professional installation is required.
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Very few people will notice this on your guitar, they'll just wonder how it can make those crazy sounds.
The external GK pickup looks like a Borg implant, it doesn't exactly complement the appearance of most guitars. This kit puts all of the electronics inside your axe, with just 3 switches on your pick guard. Professional installation is highly recommended. It's an excellent product, but I gave it 4 stars because it should come in white as well as black.
Have a guitar tech to install. This is a good reto for a guitar your planning on keeping, if you like synths. I just use the synth at home( vg-99 ). I don't know if I will use it live. I do love the tube amp sound. I think this stimulates the time at home on the guitar. The only pick-up to get I think is the fixed installed version.
This thing is awesome! I just got it working in my Dean VX and now I have midi notes and controller information from my guitar!!! I have been waiting for this kit for 10 years and it is wonderful!! A couple words of warning. The Roland ready midi guitar is a Fender Stratocaster FOR A REASON! The Roland and Fender techs are geniuses pure and simple. You better REALLY want this pickup because it is PERMANENT. You will butcher your guitar to put it on. You must also have a good, straight neck with low action and a very good adjustable bridge. The pickup's proper function requires the strings to be very close to each pickup pole. Much closer than a regular pickup. It also is not a big fan of fret buzz. Lastly, tuning, fret fingering and string picking are all very critical. Since you are playing a synth with a guitar, middle "c" is just that. If your technique is sloppy, the midi controller will broadcast all your slop. It will NOT clean up improper technique. It will tolerate finger picking, tapping, hammeron/pulloff, slide, palm muting, etc. You just have to be very clean and clear when doing it.