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Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 5) – Roland FS-7

Enter the Roland FS-7 Dual Footswitch (http://my.roland.com/products/fs-7/) or rather two of them. I can set these such that ...


February 23, 2019 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog

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

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 an...


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

Halflight Guitars + G&B

Our nearest stalls at the London Guitar Show were Neil at G&B  and James at Halflight Guitars .   G&B Ne...


October 30, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Guitars & Gear, Paul's Blog
Roland GK-3 Pickup

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 3)

Problems with the Pickups The lack of output from the magnetic pickups turns out to be a problem with the rear input on the ...


October 25, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Paul's Blog, The Roland GR-50 Diaries
Roland GK-3

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 2)

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; ...


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

Roland GR-50 Saga (Part 1)

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


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

Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal

The Gamechanger Audio PLUS Pedal will probably become a staple in most guitarists’ setups. What does it do? You can opera...


October 11, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Guitars & Gear, Paul's Blog

The Gibson Teardrop Plectrum

I was devastated to learn that Gibson's teardrop plectrum was no longer in production. I’d been using the Medium gauge of t...


October 10, 2018 by Paul Storrie in Guitars & Gear, Paul's Blog