Boss SY-1000 F.A.Q.
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Quote• Be aware that string buzz due to a warped neck or worn frets, or faulty octave adjustment, can cause problems such as wrong notes being produced. • This unit does not support 7-string guitars/basses or other non-standard guitars/basses. Check the Web for details about installing GK pickups• On the Roland website, the "GK-3/3B Installation Tips" page provides an explanation and photos on how to attach a GK pickup. Be sure to take a look! http://roland.com/V-Guitar/howto.html• When tuning a guitar that's equipped with a vibrato arm, tuning one string may cause other strings to drift out of tune. In this case, start by tuning each string approximately, so that the correct note name is shown, and then retune each string repeatedly until all strings are tuned correctly.
QuoteI did not see the tuner work with 1/4 in..
QuoteThat said I have many good [power supplies] from the VG-99.
QuoteThis this is easier to get around on than the GR-55.
QuoteMight just be that its simpler, but I can fly on it.
QuoteHope the Boss GP-10 Tone Studio editor comes out soon.
QuoteThis actually transitioned nicely into the other live control topic I've been thinking about - what kind of controller to plug into the 1/4" jack on the back. Guess the options are an FS-6, FS-7, or an EV-5 (hoping an M-Audio expression pedal I have lying around will work in lieu of an EV-5).
Quotef you want to obtain more incite and better explanations of how Roland gear works - review the OWNERS MANUALS for the earliest examples of current gear.For example the GR-55 and GP-10 Owners Manuals sinply list all the various FX functions and Control Features, but totally omit any explanation or examples of how to actually use these controls or how they interact.Here is the 1999 Roland VG-88 Owners Manual - ITS A MUST READ! - it lays a better foundation with explanations of how the Internal Wave Pedal and Expression Pedal Min/Max FX range,Assign Hold, etc, work. http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811457/VG-88_e5.pdf
QuoteDescription: I've been compiling notes on GR-55 setups, my own hopefully practical spin on how to set things up. The information in the GR-55 manual regarding setting up the unit is pretty minimal. This doc is meant to supplement the manual with real-world experience. I wanted to pull together all of the best info I could find in one place, instead of scattered over a bunch of posts in a bunch of forums. And, very specifically, I wanted a "cook book", i.e., a specific set of steps to follow to make a setting properly and consistently.I hope you find this helpful. Feedback welcome. Shawn9/14, More readable .pdf uploaded. Changed nuance setting descriptions.Setup-Nuance - will help you confirm your Nuance is configured well. If your Nuance is configured correctly, finger plucking will generate bell sounds, and pick usage will generate a steel string guitar sound.Setup-Velocity - will help you confirm your Velocity is configured well. It is built from a basic electric piano tone, which varies its timbre with your picking velocity. Low velocity (picking softly) yields that sweet e-piano tone, almost like a bell. High velocity (harder picking) yields the growling e-piano tone normally associated with banging hard on the keys. If you cannot get BOTH tones from your GR-55 depending on how hard you pick, you have probably squished your "Velocity Dynamics" setting too low, and as a result, are not getting all the intended subtleties from the GR-55's tones.Read Full thread and get the GR-55 test patches here:https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6972.0
Quote# Hot Tip - However note that Many VG-99 Patches may work better with a hotter string sensitivity. Often the GR300 emulation functions, or two handed EVH tapping styles respond better with a hotter "GK String Sensitivity" than "20-30" - - more like "80-100" - so the trick is USE A DIFFERENT GK PU Memory Slot, and assign a different GK String Sensitivity setting for each GK PU memory slot. Use those PIEZO PU type memory slots (even with a GK-3) and program several unique string sensitivities for the same guitar add 2 band EQ to taste. The GK Settings can be specified individually for each PATCH. Use this setting when switching among multiple STRING SENSITIVITY SETTINGS as you perform.As with everything on the VG-99 - Adjust to taste! There is no wrong way - if it sounds good it is good.
QuoteUpdate. I seem to have gotten a handle on my trebly ice pick tone with the GP-10 by correcting the setting for the GK-3 (instead of Piezo) to GK-3. It appears to have been set to Piezo for one of my Piezo guitars. Spending more time with the unit has refreshed my appreciation for it though the complexities and possibilities are daunting.