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Average rating: 2.9 out of 5
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who know Choi a professional user from Korea writes:
Hi,everyone~!!!! I'm korean.

I bought it in 1990 ,that was used. It's cost about $1.000 korean money (Exchange Today's price) *^^*

First thing I say, It's not a comportable guitar-synth.

It can't play the 1/16 beat note! And sometimes sounds not exectly note.

So I use it as the sound module.

It's FM sound is warm and sweety. Especially it's E.P sound is great~!!!

And it's Lead sound is impressive!

Sorry I can't speak and write English well... -.-;;

Well, thank U!!!!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-17-2002 at 04:42
Bruce Ignatowski a part-time user writes:
I've had my GR50 for almost 8 years now. I love this machine. I've been in on the guitar synth beginning in 1985. I also currently own a GR1. The GR50 is by far the deepest Roland guiar synth. If you have a computer and can get an editor I highly recomend it. It makes navigating the menu immensly easier, and of course patch storage is much cheaper on a floppy or CD-Rom than on a Roland soundcard. Contact me if you want to swap patches or just chat about all things Guitar Synth.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-01-2000 at 01:06
gerard lisbon a professional user from london writes:
The GR50 is a tool. An amazing tool like your acoustic guitar. So is your guitar or whatever instrument you use to create your music. It took me so many years tryng to understand what is harmony,scales, counterpoint, rythm,working hard to improve my ability to play.So I don't expect to understand how to master a guitar synthesiser in one week. Work is the master world, take courage, music is not only "entertainment"...sometimes! gerard

posted Monday-Jun-19-2000 at 07:22
Joe a part-time user from usa writes:
I got my gr-50 when they first came out.... I use it today. I play with 2 other guitarists who use the newest floor synth model. They have some interesting sounds......but I do prefer my gr.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-24-2000 at 20:43
the-fatman a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
It's probably one of the cheapest to get MIDI notes from the guitar to the real modules. I got mine for about $120 recently. It is relatively usable as a controller, but expect to tidy up the MIDI stream a little later on - it does generate some spurious notes and a LOT of controller information, mind you that could just be the way mine is set up.

The synth architecture is Rolands LA. This means it is capable of some wonderful sounds, but is a bitch to program without an editor or better yet the external controller (i think this can use the PG10, but don't quote me on that). I believe it is a slightly pared down D110 with two voice/1 rhythm as opposed to the D110s 8 voice, 1 rhythm multitimbrality. It does say on one of the menus that it can import from a D110.

Basically, if you are a better guitarist than keyboard player, it is worth a look. As a tone generator go for a D110 instead as they are much cheaper.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-02-1999 at 17:47
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