Synth Site: Casio: PG-380: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Dave Will a professional user from Australia (till Jan) then UK writes:
I've used them since they came out, I have two working ones left, having gone through two. You need the V10 module to change the sounds and a few ROM cards for the basic sounds to tweak. but I combine mine with a GR01 and the combination of sounds works really well. The PG is still the most workeable guitarsynth I have used. The guitar itself is great to play and I'm told it sounds magic. I've had to replace the capacitors on them all, that fixes all the above faults.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-24-2002 at 05:44
Dave a professional user from United States writes:
Have had this guitar since they first came out and have got a lot of use out of it. I've found the guitar itself to be extremely good and though the synth tracking is not quite what some more current guitars have, it has the feature of being able to quickly switch between sounds on the fly which I like for live use. I use it to trigger a Roland synth and like the regular midi out rather than going through another processor using the 13 pin set up. Only problem is that caps may need to be replaced if guitar has sat around for any length of time which is now what I need to do. The guitar will all the sudden not trigger etc. Like all systems of guitar synths, there is usually some trade off but like this guitar and would gladly buy another one. Did put Kaler instead of Floyd Rose and some other minor changes.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-15-2002 at 15:13
Michael D. a part-time user from USA writes:
I've had my PG-380 for about ten years and have used it many times on gigs. The biggest advantage for me is tha ability to go wireless and still have the synth sounds available. I mainly use them as a pad for the guitar sound, for example, a swelling string sound for slow finger-picked stuff. I also use some of the sounds for novelty type leads, like a trombone solo in the middle of a blues number. The onboard tuner is an extra nifty feature.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-02-2002 at 13:14
MANDALA-MUSIC a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I read the reviews in various magazines. One review said it is wonderful. The other one criticized the string touch sensitivity. Actually the string touch sensitivity can be controlled by accessing little knobs inside the back of the guitar. I wish I had bought mine new. Old ones develop problems and don't want to work on the low E and A strings. (I recently got mine repaired at a reasonable cost but I had to send it out of state). It is better to buy one first hand where you can try it out. The midi jack and power jack and card slot are all loose on mine but I can live with that since I only play for my own enjoyment and don't have to rely on this for playing in front of our audience or as part of a band. Fun to have (and track great when they are working) but do not age well. Check out This guy has made a real study of midiguitars and the Casio PG series is his specialty.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-16-2001 at 19:39
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