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GK-3 - Shapeways (3D Printed) Gear Adapters & GK PU Mounts
« on: June 07, 2016, 10:17:23 AM »
http://www.shapeways.com/product/935FWV9XP/roland-gk-pickup-mount-quick-release-version




Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version
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Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printed GK Pickup mounted on guitar.  The quick release saddle slides in from the side and snaps into place in perfect alignment with the strings.
GK Pickup mounted on guitar.  The quick release saddle slides in from the side and snaps into place in perfect alignment with the strings.
Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printed GK Pickup mounted on guitar.  The quick release saddle slides in from the side and snaps into place in perfect alignment with the strings.Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printed Base portion of assembly attached to bridge pickup ring using the same bolts that hold the pickup ring in place. I have tested on various guitars with Les Paul style bridges and verified the clearance.Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printed The GK pickup mounted on the guitar.  In this case the 'brain module' is attached to the guitar bridge trapeze with velcro.  Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printed GK Pickup shown attached to quick release mounting saddle ready to be attached to guitar.  Assembly allows for string height adjustment.  Screws are not included with 3d print.Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printedRoland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printed The Saddle slides into the base from the side and snaps into place.Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version 3d printed3d Model Viewer
About this Product
So you went out and purchased a cool Roland GK synth pickup for your guitar only to find that there is no ideal way to attach it to the guitar. Double sided tape doesn't hold it in place, drilling the face of the guitar is unacceptable and worse yet when you go to put the guitar back into its case the GK pickup doesn't fit in with the guitar. This product addresses the issue of having a solid reliable mount for the GK pickup that can instantly be removed or re installed without drilling holes in the guitar. The base portion of this assembly attaches to a mounting ring for humbucker pickups without the need for drilling holes in the guitar or using adhesive mounting tape. The GK pickup is mounted to the saddle portion of the assembly, which features a snap in feature. This allows for the GK pickup to be quickly removed and re-installed while maintaining precise adjustments and alignment. The complete assembly will require NOT INCLUDED (2) M4x10 mounting screws, (2) M4 nuts, (2) small springs. In some cases the base plate may require longer screws than the stock screws holding the pickup ring in place. This item includes both the quick release saddle and the humbucker base mount. 

Please note, this model has been tested with the Roland GK2 model on Les Paul style guitars with tall pickup mounting rings. It may not work with other Roland GK units or guitars with shorter pickup mounting rings.  If you have a guitar or GK unit and are not certain that this will work please feel free to contact me. If needed, I may be able to develop a new model to fit your guitar or synth pickup.

I have had a number of inquiries about compatibility with various guitars. This model was designed for guitars with a raised tune-o-matic or tailsstop bridge and standard humbucker pickups with raised mounting rings.  This design will not work with guitars where there are no elevated pickup rings.  Also it may not work on guitars that have low profile bridges where the strings run close to the body.

 

 


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guitar midi pickup mount quick release roland gk synth
What's in the Box
INCM
 GK Pickup mounted on guitar.  The quick release saddle slides in from the side and snaps into place in perfect alignment with the strings.
Roland GK Pickup Mount - Quick Release Version
in Black Strong & Flexible
WIDTH HEIGHT DEPTH
3.704 cm 1.36 cm 10.744 cm
This model is 3D Printed in Black Strong & Flexible: Black nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
Model version 5 | Last updated on 04/04/2016
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 11:54:15 PM by Elantric »

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« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 11:54:54 PM by Elantric »

Offline HecticArt

Re: GK-3 - Shapeways (3D Printed) Gear Adapters & GK PU Mounts
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 07:38:32 PM »
Darn. I just made one of those.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 11:55:06 PM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: GK-3 - Shapeways (3D Printed) Gear Adapters & GK PU Mounts
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 11:48:49 PM »
Shapeways 3D printed hardware site
http://www.shapeways.com/marketplace
More Shapeways 3D printed Music hardware adapters
http://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/accessories/music
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MK149 whole tone keyboard adaptor
Converts the MK 149 a popular MIDI controller into a Janko system wholetone keyboard. One scale form is good for all keys, cut down practice time x 12 and transpose at will! Try it first on http://improvise.free.fr/beanbut/bean.htm. You will need to bend metal bits inside the MK149, so this operation is not for the faint hearted and is pretty much irreversible.

This model covers one octave. For a 49-key keyboard you will need 4 of these plus one spare key (see my shop for that)

Kind words from a customer:

”There's no doubt in my mind that there's nothing I can't play on this keyboard.”

”It's so wonderful and strange to be able to play something in all 12 keys, and to hear it in all 12 keys as well. A week in and I'm playing stuff that took me 3 months to learn on piano”

http://www.shapeways.com/product/6DVFYALDX/mk149-whole-tone-keyboard-adaptor?optionId=40771466&li=marketplace
« Last Edit: June 08, 2016, 12:41:15 AM by Elantric »


Offline stublito

Re: GK-3 - Shapeways (3D Printed) Gear Adapters & GK PU Mounts
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 08:30:24 PM »
I ordered the humbucking mount and they said 2 weeks and now it's delayed another week. And I got this cutesy Silicon Valley speak email telling me so.

I think they are like Pied Piper - their stock price is their main product...

Just sayin. Find your local maker society if you need stuff in a timely manner.

Stublito

Offline mooncaine

Re: GK-3 - Shapeways (3D Printed) Gear Adapters & GK PU Mounts
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 02:12:50 PM »
I'm curious: when did your part finally arrive? Did it fit? Do you use it?

Offline NTXGizzi

Re: GK-3 - Shapeways (3D Printed) Gear Adapters & GK PU Mounts
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 11:56:05 AM »
Thank you for posting this. I am the designer for the Quick Release GK mount available at Shapeways. Since this was posted I seem to have a steady stream of 3 or 4 purchases a month.  Shapeways is a great service but I don't get a lot of feedback from customers.

A few months ago I finally purchased a 3d printer and have been able to successfully print this model at home. Having direct access to a printer means I have much more flexibility to develop product variations. So I may try to develop a model for a Stratocaster style bridge, at least for the more common 6 screw bridge that seems to be fairly popular.

If anyone has technical questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

Chris



http://www.shapeways.com/product/935FWV9XP/roland-gk-pickup-mount-quick-release-version
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Offline lespauled

Re: GK-3 - Shapeways (3D Printed) Gear Adapters & GK PU Mounts
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 03:42:50 PM »
lol, I just used 2 of the Craftsman TriGrips (4 pack on sale for about $4) to pitch my Amplifire up


Offline mooncaine

Re: GK-3 - Shapeways (3D Printed) Gear Adapters & GK PU Mounts
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 03:57:33 PM »
Find your local maker society if you need stuff in a timely manner.
Stublito

It's been a year. Did you ever receive that part? If so, how's it working for you?

 

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