GK-3

Divided Pickup

Turn Your Guitar into a GK Gear

  • GK

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Turn Your Guitar into a GK Gear

The GK-3 is for sending individual signals from each guitar string to GK compatible devices. It is carefully designed for guitar performance by having a big and smooth GK knob, and a Select Switch to change from synth, to normal guitar tone, or both of them mixed.

  • - Various attachment accessories included; double-sided tapes, holder to secure the controller unit, and special attachment plate for installing the pickup unit to Les Paul-type guitars.
  • - Adjustable pickup cable length.
  • - 1/4" phone jack for normal guitar input.
  • - New Adjustable Curve Design. Adjust the curvature of the pickup unit to the curvature of the guitar strings.
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Controls
GK Volume
DOWN/S1 Switch
UP/S2 Switch
Select Switch
Indicator
Power Indicator
Connectors
GK Connector
Normal Pickup Input Jack
Accessories
Normal Guitar CableOwner's Manual
Options
GK Cable: GKC-3 (3 m), GKC-5 (5 m), GKC-10 (10 m)Unit Selector: US-20GK Parallel Box: GKP-4

Size and Weight (BODY)

Width (W)
87 mm3-7/16 inches
Depth (D)
74 mm2-15/16 inches
Height (H)
23 mm0-15/16 inches
Weight
60 g0 lbs. 3 oz.

Size and Weight (PICKUP)

Width (W)
102 mm4-1/16 inches
Depth (D)
8 mm0-5/16 inches
Height (H)
9 mm0-3/8 inches

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

Read carefully before installing your GK-3


Check the dimensions and requirements below to make sure that the GK pickup and controller can be attached to your guitar.

* If GK-3 is attached for prolonged periods of time to a guitar with a lacquer finish, you may notice a slight discoloration on the finish when you take it off.


Dimensions

GK-3 size


Requirements


If you are not using the pickup holder:

at least 8 mm (A) Make sure that there is a space of at least 8 mm (3/8") between the bridge and rear pickup.

at least 61 mm (B) Measuring from the middle of the 1st and 6th string, make sure that there's a clear space of at least 61 mm (2-7/16") towards the 6th string. The surface should be flat and nothing should be blocking the way, such as screws and volume/tone knobs.

(C) Measuring from the middle of the 1st and 6th string, make sure that there's a clear space of at least 42 mm (1-11/16") towards the 1st string. The surface should be flat and nothing should be blocking the way, such as screws and volume/tone knobs.

If you are using the pickup holder:

at least 15 mm (D) Make sure that there is a distance of at least 15 mm (5/8") between the rear pickup and the post that holds the bridge in place (on the 1st string side). You will need an extra 2 mm (1/8") of space if the pickup holder is in contact with a bridge saddle adjustment screw.

no longer than 280 mm (E) The distance between the center of the GK pickup and the rear edge of the guitar body must be no greater than 280 mm (11-1/16").

between 40 mm and 60 mm (F) Make sure the guitar's body is between 40 mm (1-5/8") and 60 mm (2-3/8") thick (*1).

at least 9 mm (G) Make sure that there is a space of at least 9 mm (3/8") between the center strings and the surface that you will be attaching the GK pickup to (*2).

(*1) In some cases, you can attach the GK pickup to a guitar that is thinner than 40 mm by using the included cushion.

(*2) As a general rule of thumb, use the included spacer to adjust the GK pickup height so that you have a space of about 1.0 mm between the GK pickup and the 1st and 6th strings when these strings are held down at the highest fret.

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