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Roland GR20 guitar synth.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Roland GR20 guitar synth.  Reply with quote

I know I've carped about this instrument on other forums but I've had the thing for four years and I jest lurve it.

I've only scratched the surface of what it can do in all that time and last night I found a new thing it does.

If you're playing a piano sound, if you bend the string, each time the bend takes the pitch up a semitone it triggers the next note on the piano instead of just gliding, so you get a glissando effect.

Bending the note down with a whammy bar does the same.

Rerr fun for honky tonky bluesy country rollng joanna type stuff.

Just thought I'd share that folks.

Carry on. everyone.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's educational.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if you have a GR 20, and only if you can play the guitar that's driving it...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rid Sonja wrote:
Only if you have a GR 20, and only if you can play the guitar that's driving it...


See! That's why I moaned about the new smilies (smileys?). The 'tongue in cheek' one vanished and it was sooooooooooooooooo useful.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

However, if you have a GR20 and you can play the guitar that's driving it, then it can create rather good sounds.  don't know how many times I've seen people looking for the sax when Catskinner has been playing that voice on the synth... bom
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rid Sonja wrote:
However, if you have a GR20 and you can play the guitar that's driving it, then it can create rather good sounds.  don't know how many times I've seen people looking for the sax when Catskinner has been playing that voice on the synth... bom


And at least a GR20 is unlikely to be the cause of a fracas in the Allison Arms
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I'm intrigued, what would be the cause?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim King wrote:
Now I'm intrigued, what would be the cause?


A trio of well known trad musos (including a saxophone player) were entertaining the punters in the Allison Arms. An old fella got up tae dance and, in doing so, obscured an auld biddy's view of 'that sexy wee saxophone player'. She shouted at him tae move but he kept dancing. She got up and pushed him onto the musos table spilling their swally and all hell broke loose. Turns out the old guy was deaf and hadn't heard a word she'd said. Musos and chums adjourned to the Clutha to celebrate Billy McQuade's birthday.

That's why my sou'side stravaigs are nowadays only in search of swally AND shaggin'.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time I was in the Alison Arms there was a woman standing at the bar with an "ample bosom" in a low cut top.

A man who was with her stuck his face into her cleavage and blew a big bubbly farting noise.

Pure class!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catskinner wrote:
Last time I was in the Alison Arms there was a woman standing at the bar with an "ample bosom" in a low cut top.

A man who was with her stuck his face into her cleavage and blew a big bubbly farting noise.

Pure class!


See whit ah mean aboot the sou' side?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The 'tongue in cheek' one vanished and it was sooooooooooooooooo useful.


Trouble was Onny, we never know what, or how many cheeks the tongue had been in when you returned it, so we had to discontinue it on Health & Safety grounds. booty
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

renfrewshire radical wrote:
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The 'tongue in cheek' one vanished and it was sooooooooooooooooo useful.


Trouble was Onny, we never know what, or how many cheeks the tongue had been in when you returned it, so we had to discontinue it on Health & Safety grounds. booty


Bah! A curse on your Health & Safety nonsense.

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