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Roland GR55 Guitar Synthesizer

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Product Description

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.

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)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (323) 890-3700 Warranty:  M.I. Products: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
Instrument Amps: 3 years (1 year on speakers) parts, 2 years labor
Rackmount Power Amps & EQs: 3 years parts & labor
BOSS Compact Pedals: 5 years parts, 90 days labor
BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days. labor
ep, MT, TL, E-Series: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
CPM-300 Powered Mixer: 3 years parts, 3 years labor
AC Adapters, Mech, Footswitches, Headsets: 90 days parts, 90 days labor
Archie Wright Submitted: 6/25/2018
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The Roland GR55 with the GK3 pickup is one of THE best investments I have ever made!!
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What is your opinion of this product?
I brought it simply as a way to enhance my palette of choices tone choices, I already own the HeadRush multi-FX pedal board, so I kinda' thought what more, then I got the Roland GR55 to add to an already outstanding tone arsenal and I nearly lost my mind with how freakin' well they work together, it's as if they were made with each other in mind. My GR55 alone was well worth the purchase and then some (That truly is an understatement trust this), after very little tinkering, it worked perfectly right out of the box, any specialized programming was simple, so I breezed through it with the manual guiding the way, very easy to follow and very straight forward, the GK3 pickup was a snap to install and tracks perfectly with hardly any adjustment necessary, about the only thing that I needed to do, was lower my bridge pickup ever so slightly and from there, I am a tone creation machine, the control unit for the pickup *(Guitar mounted), makes program navigation/selection super easy..:)
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MadOx Submitted: 2/23/2018
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most awesome studio tool!
What is your opinion of this product?
the Wife got me this after hearing us alway asking if we knew someone who played piano or violin and othe horn instruments. Look no more, this does it all!
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Randy Tyson Submitted: 1/29/2018
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I love this thing
What is your opinion of this product?
This synth has opened up a whole new world of musical sound's and style's for guitar. It's easy enough to use straight out of the box, it does have a learning curve the deeper you get into it, but the pay off is worth it. you must adjust your playing style a little bit for some patches, but nothing totally drastic. I would suggest that if you do not have experience installing the GK3 pick up, or you don't have a guitar with a hex pick up already on it, then having a pro do it for you will save you some head pain. It must be adjusted correctly or you will experience ghost notes that you do not want. I had mine done at a local shop and they did the whole job including setting up the unit for under a hundred buck's including a guitar set up and new string's. you will love this thing.
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Sozo Submitted: 12/9/2017
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Very Classy
What is your opinion of this product?
The GR-55 comes loaded with awesome sounds right out of the box. Immediate inspiration for new song ideas and layering. The more I use it, the more impressed I am with it.
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The Butt Toucher Submitted: 10/13/2017
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Better than expected
What is your opinion of this product?
The sound and perameter options are mind boggling! I didn't expect the tracking to be so fast either. The only drawbacks so far are patch change delays and almost no product support from Roland. There hasn't been a firmware update since 2014! However there is a very large online community at vguitarforums.com that is very helpful.
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Les Submitted: 3/5/2017
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Nice sounds from my Willis fretless and BTB 6-string bass
What is your opinion of this product?
A recent purchase so I've not had a lot of time to try out on my fretless and fretted basses, but so far it's been a great addition to my bass effects tool kit.
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Amaeze Amadi, amaechiamadi@yahoo.com Submitted: 1/9/2016
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"It Works Great"
What is your opinion of this product?
I have a telecaster which I haven't waited the opportunity to give feedback for use w/Roland Gr-55. My input was very well accommodation immolate the real Stratocaster, from Jazzmaster Strat to yrs'82-'02 Strat. Or even maybe a Relic '62-'65 Jazzmaster Strat.::Rickenbacker, Gibson Less Plus or LP, H-H Strat Modified Tele w/ Distortion+ even.. any of the following guitars without immolated flaws. Perfect J20 Roland Amplifier preset: I recommend this use pedal strongly with a amplifier input over recording device. It works real well. For that kind of use.
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Robert Submitted: 12/7/2015
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It lived up to all my expectations!
What is your opinion of this product?
Excellent device! I researched this for months before making my purchase. THE MOST IMPORTANT thing to understand is that it is NOT plug and play. You absolutely must set-up your instrument properly to work with the GR-55. I have a Godin LGXT and I simply watched 3 or 4 good vids on youtube on setting up my guitar. After that it worked perfectly. A couple OTHER IMPORTANT notes: 1) The pre-set patches are just ideas, a lot of them will not seem useable as they span over every genre. 2) You really need to get good at programming the patches for your music. Again there are many youtube vids to explain how. 3) Give youself a week or two to work with it before throwing it into production in a love performance. This thing is awesome but there is a learning curve. If you love endless creativity from your guitar - you want this!
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Rick L. Submitted: 11/20/2015
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Amazing musical adventure!
What is your opinion of this product?
Out of the box amazing. Installing the pickup was a breeze. It took me about an hour and then playing music.
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jbbonner56 Submitted: 8/19/2015
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just what i was looking for
What is your opinion of this product?
I read some of the reviews on this item before I purchased it. some people said it was difficult but it wasn't difficult at all. love the different sounds.
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