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Offline kneagle

Re: The underappreciated/unsuccessful but you like it thread
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2017, 02:22:21 PM »
Casio PG30 Synth Guitar - no external box/proprietary cable needed. Fast tracking. Very decent synth/rompler type sounds for the time - plus the ability to load a whole bank of new sounds by plugging in a new card. Built in tuner. Decent just as a guitar (Ibanez). I sure wish someone would have pushed this type of technology further.

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Offline Brak(E)man

Re: The underappreciated/unsuccessful but you like it thread
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2017, 03:04:14 PM »
Boss GigaDelay DD-20




I have been using this box as a 2 track 23 second stereo live looper with multiple modes
( not the sound on sound ) since 2005 , I have two and thinking of buying another one.
using it as a delay so the feedback works as a fade out etc.
and on off as a bypass which means you can play to a stereo 23 s delay looped multiple times
In the different modes , and 2 loops at one time in any length independent of eachother.

Brilliant box at a good price
swimming with a hole in my body

I play Country music too, I'm just not sure which country it's from...

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Online admsustainiac

Re: The underappreciated/unsuccessful but you like it thread
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2017, 04:01:32 PM »
Casio PG30 Synth Guitar - no external box/proprietary cable needed. Fast tracking. Very decent synth/rompler type sounds for the time - plus the ability to load a whole bank of new sounds by plugging in a new card. Built in tuner. Decent just as a guitar (Ibanez). I sure wish someone would have pushed this type of technology further.

it was called the Casio PG-380
http://www.sonicstate.com/synth/casio_pg380/

Mike Martell (mike_martell@hotmail.com) writes:
Apart from the synth built in, the guitar itself, a strat style "Ibanez", is of very high quality. [Equivalent to a late 1980's Ibanez Roadstar II] Adding the synth makes it THE MOST ADVANCED GUITAR EVER BUILT allowing the full transition from a normal screaming strat to a scary synthezised dentists drill by by slowly turning a knob on the guitar. Seen from the front it looks like a normal strat (S/S/H) with a Hex-pickup close to the floyd rose tremolo and a small panel below. On the panel there are 12 small buttons for controlling patches and octave, a 2-digit LED display, and two LED's for the built-in tuner. Strat-wise there is a five pole pickup selector and controls for tone, guitar volume and synth volume. Apart from a normal DIN MIDI-OUT connector there one mono output for guitar only and a stereo for guitar + synth. The synth can be set to send on six different MIDI channels, one for each string, or everything over one channel. Tracking is very good, and you can even bend the tones to play your favourite blues. The backside is full of electronics and a slot for the ROM cards. Acoustically it has quite a woody sound due to all the chambers routed for electronics.
Comments About the Sounds:
The built in patches is not so good but with a VZ synth module or keyboard you can design your own sounds


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Offline BackDAWman

Re: The underappreciated/unsuccessful but you like it thread
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2017, 05:09:38 PM »
Heres one I used and cloned into my VGs The Guyatone TO-2. Bill Ruppert mentioned that he used one of these as well. I still have my beat up original and two that are pristine.

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heres the clone sound. Excuse the mistakes. This was done live at the end of a dead night on one of the boats I work on and the bartender said do one more, so I pulled up a track and just played something over it.

Sounds Santana-esque

Offline alexmcginness

Re: The underappreciated/unsuccessful but you like it thread
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2017, 06:35:31 PM »
Sounds Santana-esque

Yup it was a Santana tune. It sounds like Jeff Healey on his stuff if you dig in. The Guyatone was my go to box for years until I cloned it into my Vgs.
VG-88V2, GR-50, GR-55, 4 X VG-99s,2 X FC-300,  2 X GP-10 AXON AX 100 MKII, FISHMAN TRIPLE PLAY,MIDX-10, MIDX-20, AVID 11 RACK, BEHRINGER FCB 1010, LIVID GUITAR WING, ROLAND US-20, 3 X GUYATONE TO-2. MARSHALL BLUESBREAKER, SERBIAN ELIMINATOR AMP.

Offline Smash

Re: The underappreciated/unsuccessful but you like it thread
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2017, 02:52:41 AM »
Always loved the Aspri mechanical reverb - lo tech, no battery reverb solution for acoustics. Still have mine from 1989.


Offline kneagle

Re: The underappreciated/unsuccessful but you like it thread
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2017, 03:27:21 PM »
Yeah Baby - YEAH!!!

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it was called the Casio PG-380
http://www.sonicstate.com/synth/casio_pg380/

Mike Martell (mike_martell@hotmail.com) writes:
Apart from the synth built in, the guitar itself, a strat style "Ibanez", is of very high quality. [Equivalent to a late 1980's Ibanez Roadstar II] Adding the synth makes it THE MOST ADVANCED GUITAR EVER BUILT allowing the full transition from a normal screaming strat to a scary synthezised dentists drill by by slowly turning a knob on the guitar. Seen from the front it looks like a normal strat (S/S/H) with a Hex-pickup close to the floyd rose tremolo and a small panel below. On the panel there are 12 small buttons for controlling patches and octave, a 2-digit LED display, and two LED's for the built-in tuner. Strat-wise there is a five pole pickup selector and controls for tone, guitar volume and synth volume. Apart from a normal DIN MIDI-OUT connector there one mono output for guitar only and a stereo for guitar + synth. The synth can be set to send on six different MIDI channels, one for each string, or everything over one channel. Tracking is very good, and you can even bend the tones to play your favourite blues. The backside is full of electronics and a slot for the ROM cards. Acoustically it has quite a woody sound due to all the chambers routed for electronics.
Comments About the Sounds:
The built in patches is not so good but with a VZ synth module or keyboard you can design your own sounds



« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 03:48:58 PM by admsustainiac »

 

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