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GR-55S-BK

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The Roland GR-55 is a revolution in guitar synthesis, with features never before available in any guitar processor. In terms of speed, its the fastest ever. Its also the most accurate, thanks to newly developed pitch-detection technology. As for sound, the triple-core generator houses a world-class array of virtual guitars, basses, amps, and synth voices, enabling tones and textures that have never been heard before. Onstage or in the studio, you can instantly access the GR-55s huge library of ready-to-use sounds, from pop to rock and beyond, with quick-access category buttons. Welcome to a groundbreaking new era in guitar synthesis!

-A revolutionary fusion of guitar synthesis and powerful COSM guitar modeling
-Up to four sound sources at a time: two PCM synth tones, plus COSM guitar modeling and normal guitar input
-Easy to use and easy to play with hundreds of great, ready-to-use sounds for rock or pop guitarists
-Advanced Roland technology provides superb sound quality and lightning-fast processing
-Over 900 of Rolands latest fully editable PCM sounds, including pianos, organs, strings, vintage synths, and much more
-COSM guitar and amp modeling
- Two types of multi-effects engines, plus global reverb, chorus, and delay effects, and an onboard looper
-Built-in USB audio player with foot control

*GK-3 Divided Pickup sold separately

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Closest StoreKingston, Ontario
I’ve owned it for 4 years. Use it with a Godin XTSA on stage and in the studio. I set it up by going YouTube to see how to improve some of the sounds. There’s a great selection of effects but I also created some of my own effects and also use the USB memory stick to play full songs. It gives a rich sound to my gigs and surprises people when they find out it’s just one person playing. Wish the looper was longer than 20 seconds tho.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2019
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Great working machine0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBelleville, Ontario
Use it in the Studio and on stage as back up for other players as well as working on recordings of my own. I used YouTube’s to set up the pedal and play with a Godin XSTA guitar. I wish that the looper would record a little longer than 20 seconds. Using the USB Memory stick option is great to play along with also.
Posted by Ken on Oct 5, 2019
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Pretty fun once it's set up correctly0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Highlands, Alberta
I bought the GR-55 along with a Godin Multiac. I tried adjusting the setup but eventually over a period of a year I thought that the tracking was going to be so bad that it was essentially unplayable. Fortunately I found a Youtube video on how to setup the Multiac with the GR-55. It was like I had finally gotten the instrument and effects pedal I was hoping for. The correct setup makes all the difference!
Posted by Michael on Dec 10, 2018
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My workhorse7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I've been using the GR-55 as my only guitar processor for almost 4 years now. The only thing that will replace it would be a newer version. I run this unit direct to PA - no stage amps, I'm happier with my guitar tone than I have ever been. As mentioned the PCM tones do come with a bit of latency which I find is more noticeable in some sounds than others. it does take time to learn the unit and learn to play the synth sounds but it's so liberating to be able to cover so much ground with this one little device. I was a huge gear hound until I got the GR-55, but I'm cured.
Posted by Kevin on May 2, 2016
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very cool5 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Lots of fun and very useful and like any instrument it takes practice. Great sound quality and an excellent addition to the recording studio as well as being very inspirational to play.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2014
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amazing4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreTrois-Rivières, Quebec
i have just purchased this unit and it's an amazing machine with endless opportunities i have it connected with my motif xs8 and my imagination is limitless very well thought and builted
Posted by kevin on Apr 5, 2014
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Cool machine5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
This Synthesizer has replaced many of my older pedals, and the effects on this thing are really high quality. While it features thousands of options, and it is built like a tank, I do have a few issues with it. The PCM tones give you everything from a vibraphone to a harpsichord, however the tracking is still slightly noticeable. You hear the sound about 1-2ms after you strike the string. Also, if you don't hit every single note perfectly, or if you are use to letting certain notes ring, or if you like to slide to different notes, on certain tones it'll sound terrible. That being said, it's still a lot of fun, the effects themselves (like Wah and Reverb) are really high quality, it has an EQ you can electronically tune your guitar, it has a bass mode, and it works really well with recording. The COSM modeling on the GR 55 are perfect as well. While, it's not perfect, it's still the coolest pedal out there.
Posted by The Captain on Nov 16, 2013
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