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QuoteI'm intrigued you have a switch just to turn off the E and A strings
Quote from: adamlee011 on February 22, 2021, 07:01:42 AMThat's awesome how you crammed everything on that plate. Are your s1/2 buttons or of a Nintendo device? Taken a few of those apart in my time lol. Anyway very clever. I'm curious to know more about the ea split. I use the 12 string model on my vg99 for that, tune them an octane down instead of up, and turn the volume of the octave strings to 0 on the strings I don't want bass. Often e and d since playing full bar chords with power chords in the bass often sounds like to much for me. Kind of muddies up my chords. Did that with one patch and the second signal chain is a one stringed instrument (d string only) that's kind of string synth pad sound with a short slow gear. It sounds amazing on any type of clean chords, picked or strummed. Are the gr's missing something that you need to do it this way?
Quote from: adamlee011 on February 22, 2021, 09:07:18 AMOh, those are the guitars with internal roland modeling etc? And this is a way to get it all out to the external units without irreversible modification? That's cool. I'm always thinking of ways to keep the clutter down on my gk installations. All that on that little plate is impressive.
QuoteThis is called " GKs-13. " s " for Stratocaster metal jack plate .We designed this GKs-13 to be used in any Stratocaster type guitar . It replaces the metal teardrop guitar jack .Everything fits into the guitar jack cavity . Can be used with any external or Internal GK-3 or the much older GK-2A HEX pickup .All cables are hidden inside .Here is my road worn Partscaster with an External GK-3 .No visible damage is required to the guitar . So it can be put to stock if required .
Quote from: Tukso on February 22, 2021, 09:58:53 AMif these do go on to production lines... will there be a left-handed version... please?
Quote from: vanceg on February 25, 2021, 08:58:09 AMI do not belive so, no. This product seems to be a alternate GK-3 Preamp and mounting solution. It's an alterntive to the GK-3 interntal kit or the standard externally mounted GK-3 preamp.
Quote from: arkieboy on February 25, 2021, 02:55:05 AMA few thoughts Bravo!I'm surprised there's enough room without routing for a jack going in face on rather than at an angle ...I can't quite work out why someone hasn't done a custom Strat pick guard with it all already built in. You might need to assume a swimming pool rout of course, but given the ready availability of Strat kits I don't think that would be a problem for the product's viability ... Can you buy an aftermarket hexaphonic pickup, will you always need to cannibalise a GK unit or are you intending on manufacturing a pickup too?A version that would work properly with Ghost piezo saddles addressing the low-end filter requirements for GR300 modelling would be a very fine thing indeed
Quote from: GuitarBuilder on February 26, 2021, 01:48:15 PMStay Tuned! Your wish is my command....Are you aware of the Roland GK-KIT-GT Internal GK-3 kit? No need to take apart the external GK-3 unit (the board is ridiculously large anyway); installation is fairly simple provided you use Gumbo's outstanding Synth-Linx GK jack instead of the plastic factory version.Having said that, I cannot imagine what advantage using Ghost piezo saddles would have over the above internal kit. If you insist on piezo, going with the far better RMC piezo saddles would certainly be an option. However, since I order custom pickguards with proper hex pickup cutouts when I build my hexaphonic guitars, there really is no reason to go piezo unless you absolutely want those for a separate "acoustic" sound. An example of the latter are the Brian Moore iGuitars; mine has RMC pickups and a GK output, with a stereo 1/4" jack for passive and piezo sound. Not too bad, but not as good as a properly built GK-3 guitar.
Quote from: arkieboy on February 26, 2021, 02:24:08 PMI've bought a GK-KIT for a bitsastrat my friend is building for me - seems a shame to buy the whole kit to cannibalise it for the pickup, but TBF if I wanted to convert my Meyer strat, then it would definitely make sense to do so.As for piezo saddles, I'm thinking about minimal, invisible installations. I don't think we have a RMC reseller this side of the Atlantic, but we definitely have resellers doing Ghost saddles. My main guitar is a red i2.13 :-)Where do you get your custom pickguards from?
Quote from: GuitarBuilder on February 26, 2021, 06:41:49 PMWD Music in Florida, USA
Quote from: arkieboy on February 28, 2021, 01:41:49 PMThanks. Do those work with the GK KIT pickup? I have to say I would love to source a pickup that looked more like the one fitted to the Roland-Ready Strats. I'm quite attached to translucent emerald green + white plate and pickups, which will be spoiled a little by the kit's black one. Maybe I should look again at colours.(That said I think we're going to fit an alnico Gibson humbucker with a chrome cover for the bridge pickup, so it's going to have something of a modded appearance anyway ...)
Quote from: arkieboy on February 28, 2021, 01:41:49 PM
Quote from: arkieboy on February 28, 2021, 01:41:49 PMThanks. Do those work with the GK KIT pickup? I have to say I would love to source a pickup that looked more like the one fitted to the Roland-Ready Strats. I'm quite attached to translucent emerald green + white plate and pickups, which will be spoiled a little by the kit's black one. Maybe I should look again at colours.Embarrassed to say the colour is turning out to be quite important - my electric guitars have been (in order), red, natural ash, gold, silver, red, natural mahogany, red, black, silvery-gold (with a stripe), red, yellow. I need a change!(That said I think we're going to fit an alnico Gibson humbucker with a chrome cover for the bridge pickup, so it's going to have something of a modded appearance anyway ...)
Quote from: whippinpost91850 on July 10, 2021, 06:59:28 AMYour link is not working for me
Quote from: arkieboy on July 11, 2021, 05:15:16 AMThat's very neat. Do you have to solder the pickup wires in place or does it come with the correct connector for the GK-KIT pickup?(I'm not sure which is right really - if you want to feed the wires through the current holes into the socket hole then you'll need to snip the connector off anyway I guess ... )I don't think it can be overstated how useful it is having everything in one unit that simply drops in place on a guitar with normal routing. Watching my friend Simon trying to squeeze all of the cabling that comes with a GK-KIT inside the Strat kit he's building for me has been instructive.
Quote from: arkieboy on July 11, 2021, 05:15:16 AM(I'm not sure which is right really - if you want to feed the wires through the current holes into the socket hole then you'll need to snip the connector off anyway I guess ... )