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Unlock All-New Sounds with GK Processing

The GR-D and GR-S feature a 13-pin input for use with a guitar outfitted with a Roland GK-3 Divided Pickup or a GK-equipped instrument such as the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster®. Unlike standard monophonic guitar pickups, the Roland GK pickup senses and isolates each individual string, sending them as six discrete signals to a 13-pin jack. When connected to a GK device like the GR-D/GR-S pedals, each string can be processed individually, opening up a universe of sound possibilities that are impossible with a normal 1/4-inch guitar output.

* A divided pickup is capable of picking up signals from each individual string and outputting these signals individually.

* Normal pickups would capture and output signals from all six strings of the guitar.

V-Guitar Distortion

Bold Distortion Tones for Modern Players
The GR-D V-Guitar Distortion offers unique distortion and synth tones. By applying separate distortion processing to each string, the atonal harmonic artifacts of mono distortion are completely eliminated. This results in incredible string definition and clarity, even with full, complex chords and extremely high levels of gain. In addition, picking dynamics are greatly enhanced. Four memory locations let you store your favorite sounds. A Solo function, accessible with one of the pedal’s two footswitches, boosts the volume presence of the sound for lead playing.

VG-DIST 1 By processing each string independently, the high-notes are thick and powerful while the low-notes remain punchy and clear — a unique distortion sound that’s impossible to reproduce with conventional pickups and effects processors.
VG-DIST 2 A rich, powerful distortion sound and layered synth-like textures generated with GK processing.
POLY DIST This sound is great for playing chords. The individual string processing technology delivers clear, uncluttered distortion sound while retaining a fat, full tone.
SYNTH Since the actual string vibrations are used to generate the sound, rather than an oscillator, this analog-synth sound responds dynamically to all picking nuances.

V-Guitar Space GR-S

Amazing Tones to Expand Your Sound Palette
The GR-S V-Guitar Space features independent processing for each guitar string, giving you four amazing tones that transport your axe to a new dimension of sound, including Crystal, Rich Modulation, Slow Pad, and the multi-string emulation of Brilliant Clean. The Color knob offers wide tonal possibility to each four tones. Four memory locations let you store your favorite sounds. A Freeze function, accessible with one of the pedal’s two footswitches, lets you hold sounds indefinitely for lead backing and expressive effects.

CRYSTAL Shimmering, transparent sounds with metallic resonance that expand when playing chords, and contract to the center when playing single notes. Use the Color knob to control the amount of metallic texture ringing in the higher registers.
RICH MODULATION The chorus effect is applied to the strings separately to produce a beautiful, dreamy sound. Control the depth of the chorus effect with the Color knob.
SLOW PAD Thanks to individual string processing, this silky synth-pad sound enables excellent playability across the strings. The Color knob controls the attack speed.
BRILLIANT CLEAN Instantly transform your guitar into a rich, sparkling 12-string guitar. Turn the Color knob to gradually blend in a virtual third string for each string, morphing your guitar into an 18-string instrument.