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Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 4) – Another GX-700

January 8, 2019 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries

The answer is…another Boss GX-700! Feed the output of the GR-50 into GX-700 #2 (and then on to the power amp) and use another latching footswitch to c...

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Roland GK-3 Pickup

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 3)

October 25, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries

Problems with the Pickups The lack of output from the magnetic pickups turns out to be a problem with the rear input on the GX-700 which doesn’t work ...

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Roland GK-3

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 2)

October 22, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries

So, I’ve picked up a second-hand Roland GR-50 on eBay which came with a GK-2 divided pickup and 13-PIN lead. First job; re-locate gear to a larger 5u ...

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Roland GR-50 in my rack box

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 1)

October 17, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries

I went over to midi-controlled rack gear when the covers band I played in in the 80s demanded instant switches between sounds. Programmable combos, Vari...

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