...There really isn't a competing product on the market that does what the gr55 does, and until there is one which bites into their sales, I doubt we will see additional tweaks/features added. ...
...Bug fixes are of course another matter, and the onus is on them to fix such.
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Alfredo, I'm from Brazil, and I'm also a guitar player as most of you
. This is my first post here , as I've just put an order on a GR-55 and I'm anxiously waiting it's delivery. This did not prevent me from researching everything I could about the unit here, on Youtube, and on another local forum that we have here related to guitars. I've already downloaded and installed gumtown's Floorboard (thanks a lot for all the hard work on this - and on the GT-10 editor as well), also downloaded the patches from the topic which compiles all the patches posted here (almost a thousand!!), and now I can't wait to test all of them and see for myself the power of this unit.
Regarding the expected firmware update derived from this new BK version (too bad I made my order before knowing that the BK is/will be available in a near future), I agree with Germanicus here... Actually, I've sent Roland an email regarding firmware upgrades a couple of years ago when I used to have a GT-10... Given that their competitors (Line 6, Fractal, etc) constantly upgrades their products, why couldn't Roland do the same, right?
And their answer to that is that they consider that when they release a product into the market, for them, the product is done, therefore it wouldn't need upgrades such as new amps simulation, effect, among other things.
Fixing bugs is another topic completely different, but nevertheless, I wouldn't expect Roland taking into consideration requests made here (just my humble opinion
). Maybe in a future firmware upgrade we might see some fixing on bugs reported here as well, but sadly, i think that probably not everything that you guys found will be addressed...
Anyway... Very anxious on the equipment...