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Braincase
01-11-2008, 07:15 AM
With the new year, we all pause and dream of a new computer, new MP3 player, new console, new axe, new effects processor... and you know you shouldn't do it, but damn, you just gotta have it.

I've been a guitar synthesizer user for a few years now, and at least one other planeteer (Lzen) has seen my rig, (but to be fair, Chad actually has the balls to get on stage and play, whereas I do not).

I currently have a Roland GR-33 guitar synthesizer and two different guitars with synth access pickups, an Epi Les Paul with the Roland GK-2AH added on, and a Godin xtSA with a factory installed RMC pickup. They're fun and give me a chance to explore the creation of instrument sounds that I don't play, i.e. piano, sax, digeridoo, etc.

Now Roland has come out with the VG-99, which combines the functionality of VG-88 guitar processor with the GR-33 guitar synth, as well as a computer interface.

Damn thing retails for $1200.00 bucks though....

But I've got $900.00 saved up, and a 20% off coupon... drool... how long can I wait? Coupon expires the end of February...

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Lzen
01-11-2008, 12:40 PM
Wow!!!!!

Braincase
01-11-2008, 07:53 PM
Wow!!!!!

Some people can spend their lives pursuing the perfect tone. I say, "Why settle for one?".

Braincase
01-15-2008, 06:41 PM
I guess everybody got everything they wanted for Christmas, eh?

QuikSsurfer
01-15-2008, 07:00 PM
i want one.. lemme find some stuff to sell.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-15-2008, 07:17 PM
I have an Onkyo TX-SR804 that I bought last year that is a badass receiver, but I'm really starting to consider getting a TX-SR805 or 875 for the DTS-MA, HDMI 1.3, and extra HDMI inputs. I'm a weak man :shake:

Braincase
01-15-2008, 08:17 PM
i want one.. lemme find some stuff to sell.

Today in Kansas City, a young musician was seen on a street corner wearing a Speedo, wearing a sign reading "Will perform sexual favors for guitar gear... if you're hot!".

Demonpenz
01-15-2008, 08:39 PM
i'm a simple man Strat into a twin is all i ever need

headsnap
01-15-2008, 08:45 PM
i'm a simple man Strat into a twin is all i ever need
Me too, although I do love my old Zoom 9150 rack mount processor.


my $ lately has gone to BMX and MTB stuff, I have spent a small fortune on ebay in the last 2 weeks!!!!

Braincase
01-16-2008, 09:05 AM
Me too, although I do love my old Zoom 9150 rack mount processor.


my $ lately has gone to BMX and MTB stuff, I have spent a small fortune on ebay in the last 2 weeks!!!!

And to think you could've picked up Reason 4 instead! :p

Braincase
01-22-2008, 06:38 PM
Heh heh heh...

Another video demo (http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=4128#).

Look for the link to the VG-99 video below the video window.

Count Zarth
01-22-2008, 06:41 PM
Quad-Core CPU

xbarretx
01-22-2008, 07:43 PM
im seriosuly pondering getting a Leo Quan BA II for my Fender Jazz......and getting a decent amp.

Braincase
01-23-2008, 07:04 AM
im seriosuly pondering getting a Leo Quan BA II for my Fender Jazz......and getting a decent amp.

Decednt meaning a nice old ampeg, or decent meaning the from the opening scene from Back To The Future?

JBucc
01-23-2008, 08:35 AM
I'm really seriously considering one of those microwaves with a turn table thing. It does kind of worry me though. More moving parts always mean more chance of failure!

xbarretx
01-23-2008, 09:02 AM
Decednt meaning a nice old ampeg, or decent meaning the from the opening scene from Back To The Future?

old ampeg-ish

hehe

http://www.bttfdanita.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/marty_guitar3.jpg

headsnap
02-09-2008, 11:04 AM
And to think you could've picked up Reason 4 instead! :p
Ok, last week I picked up Logic Express 8 and have been a recording fool ever since!!!

with ReWire running, it works seamlessly with Reason and all those refills... ;)


bc, check your inbox for a small sample... :)