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Roland GR55 Guitar Synthesizer

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Groundbreaking features, the Roland GR55 guitar synthesizer ushers in a new era of sound, power, and performance. In terms of speed, it's the fastest ever. Plus the GR55 is the most accurate, thanks to newly developed 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. Onstage or in the studio, you can instantly access the GR55's huge library of ready-to-use sounds, from pop to rock and beyond, with quick-access category buttons.

Roland GR55 Guitar Synthesizer Features
  • 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 latest 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
  • GR55 is a MIDI controller that connects to other instruments and software
  • Built-in USB audio player with foot control
  • Available with or without GK3 Divided Pickup and GK cable (#ROL GR55GK BK - $219 Value for $100)
New Sound Possibilities
The GR55's powerful triple-core engine comprises two PCM synthesizers (with over 900 tones each powered by the latest 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, the GR55 is far and away the fastest guitar synth ever. Furthermore, the COSM guitar-modeling engine needs zero detection time, allowing the GR55 to respond instantly and exactly as you play. The GR55 detects pitch, velocity, and behavior for unprecedented response to your performance.

Instant Gratification
Get ready to rock and fast! The GR55 puts you instantly in touch with a huge library of amazing sounds, no editing required. The onboard lineup of ready-to-use presets (270, 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. The GR55 is powerful yet extremely friendly. For customizing sounds, the EZ Edit feature (made famous in the GT10) and large LCD takes the guesswork out of the process. And for those who want to go deep, the GR55 offers a huge array of controllable parameters. Pros will appreciate the power of the GR55, while beginners will love how quick and easy the unit is to operate.

USB Connectivity
The GR55 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; the side-panel port is dedicated to real-time playback of audio files from a USB memory device (sold separately). The GR55 provides foot control of USB audio playback so your hands never need to leave the guitar.

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Product Specifications

Roland GR55 Guitar Synthesizer Specifications
  • Sound Generator
    • PCM: 2 tones
    • Modeling: 1 tone
  • Tones
    • PCM: 910 types
    • Modeling: 23 types (guitar mode), 17 types (bass mode)
  • Effects
    • MFX (Multi-Effects) : 20 types
    • AMP (Preamp) : 42 types
    • MOD(Modulation) : 14 types
    • DELAY: 7 types
    • REVERB: 5 types
    • CHORUS: 4 types
    • EQ: 1 type
  • Patch Memory
    • Guitar mode: Preset: 270 + User: 297
    • Bass mode: Preset: 90 + User: 297
  • AD Conversion
    • 24-bit (GK Pickup)
    • 24-bit + AF method (Normal Pickup) * AF method (Adaptive Focus method) / This is a proprietary method from Roland and BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters
  • DA Conversion: 24-bit
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
  • Nominal Output Level
    • OUTPUT jacks: -10 dBu
    • GUITAR OUT jack: -10 dBu
  • Output Impedance
    • OUTPUT jacks: 2 kOhms
    • GUITAR OUT jack: 2 kOhms
  • USB Memory Audio Player
    • File Format: WAV, AIFF
  • Display: Graphic LCD-240 x 64 dots
  • Connectors
    • GK IN connector (13-pin DIN type)
    • GUITAR OUT jack (1/4-inch phone type)
    • OUTPUT L/MONO R jacks(1/4-inch phone type)
    • PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
    • MIDI connectors (IN, OUT) (5-pin DIN type)
    • USB COMPUTER connector (supports Hi-Speed USB, USB MIDI and USB Audio)
    • USB MEMORY connector(supports Hi-Speed USB Flash Memory)
    • DC IN jack
  • Power Supply: DC 9 V
  • Current Draw: 700 mA
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 405 x 244 x 78 mm / 16 x 9-5/8 x 3-1/8 inches, (Maximum height: 405 x 244 x 106 mm / 16 x 9-5/8 x 4-3/16 inches)
  • Weight: 3.3 kg / 7 lbs 5 oz(excluding AC adaptor)
  • Accessories:
    • AC adaptor
    • Owners Manual
    • Divided pickup (GK-3) (only for GK included model, ROL GR55GK BK)
    • GK cable (5 meters) (only for GK included model, ROL GR55GK BK)

Customer Reviews

Review: Randy H Submitted: 10/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Pandora's Box of tones
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This thing is amazing, the sounds you can get out of it are unreal. There's a bit of a learning curve but it's worth the time spent figuring it out. Just get it!

Review: C.Bond Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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A Gamechanger for sure

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The GR55 is an awesome machine. It's full of wonder and wow! The sounds are so realist! I love playing the organ sounds during our worship services. People turn their heads trying to find the organist. I literally love it! It's everything I expected and more! Here's the thing, it doesn't matter if you're playing a $200. The GR55 can make you feel as if you've got top of the line. It truly is a Wonder of Wows!

Review: Absolutely recommend this product to anyone and everyone!!!!! Submitted: 7/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Amazing product!!!!!

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My husband absolutely loves this product. He plays the bass and he is able to do so many things with his new work station.

Review: TjW Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Really cool!

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Product is great. No problems.

Review: Fabss7 Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Best sounds

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If you’re a player that needs versatility this is for you

Review: Wilfredo Laureano Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This thing is wonderfull! Incredible! You need buy one for sure

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This thing is awesome! Incredible!!

Review: Ken Briggs Submitted: 4/30/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Really great sounds

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1st you should have a computer to utilize the library, (downloading - saving swapping out patches). Overwhelming at 1st (you can play with the presets for months, Quality sounds throughout, the amount of cabinets-effects-sounds from flutes-sax-keyboards guitars etc. is amazing. By far the best out there.

Review: Michael L. Submitted: 4/17/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Freakishly Cool!

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I am not what you'd call a guitar purist. I've always embraced effects processors, but a guitar synth seemed to cross the line for me. I was about to buy a new synth keyboard to upgrade my studio when I found the GR55. I was blown away by how much better guitar synths have gotten over the years. The tracking is nearly flawless, and a huge improvement from a decade ago.The synth sounds are top notch. The guitar and amp modeling are way cool for a guy like me that only has a few axes and only one amp. Don't turn up your nose at the idea of a guitar synth, you will almost certainly regret it when cuttin' heads with someone who owns one. The GR55 demands the attention of any player.

Review: John singer/guitarist Submitted: 4/15/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This thing is amazing

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I've wanted one for a while. Finally did it. Makes country music easier I can do most of the instruments on my guitar. You don't need 3 extra people to play the parts.

Review: Christopher Beasley Submitted: 4/5/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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I love this thing..Could use a few small improvements

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I love it..It use direct outs Better tracking..but I t's a Main part of my setup

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