Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer


The Roland GR-55 is a revolution in guitar synthesis, with features never before available in any guitar processor.

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The Roland GR-55 is a revolution in guitar synthesis, with features
never before available in any guitar processor. In terms of speed, it’s
the fastest ever. It’s also the most accurate, thanks to newly developed
pitch-detection technology. As for sound, the triple-core generator
houses a world-class array of virtual guitars, basses, amps, and synth
voices, enabling tones and textures that have never been heard before.
Onstage or in the studio, you can instantly access the GR-55’s huge
library of ready-to-use sounds, from pop to rock and beyond, with
quick-access category buttons. Welcome to a groundbreaking new era in
guitar synthesis!

  • A revolutionary fusion of guitar synthesis and powerful COSM guitar modeling
  • Up to four sound sources at a time: two PCM synth tones, plus COSM guitar modeling and normal guitar input
  • Easy to use and easy to play with hundreds of great, ready-to-use sounds for rock or pop guitarists
  • Advanced Roland technology provides superb sound quality and lightning-fast processing
  • Over 900 of Roland’s latest fully editable PCM sounds, including pianos, organs, strings, vintage synths, and much more
  • COSM guitar and amp modeling
  • Two types of multi-effects engines, plus global reverb, chorus, and delay effects, and an onboard looper
  • Built-in USB audio player with foot control

New Sound Possibilities: The
GR-55’s powerful triple-core engine comprises two PCM synthesizers (with
over 900 tones powered by the latest Roland synthesis technology) and
COSM guitar modeling, featuring a virtual treasure trove of guitar,
bass, amp, and synth models. Together, these combined technologies allow
you to create unique, revolutionary sounds. The “Metal Synth Lead”
preset, for example, combines two types of thick, brilliant synth
textures with an overdriven solid-body/humbucking tone for incredible
punch and power.

Lightning-Fast Tracking: Thanks
to Roland’s decades of research and dedication to guitar synthesizers
and powerful new pitch detection technology, the GR-55 is far and away
the fastest guitar synth ever. Furthermore, the COSM guitar-modeling
engine needs zero detection time, allowing the GR-55 to respond
instantly and exactly as you play. The GR-55 detects pitch, velocity,
and behavior for unprecedented response to your performance.

Instant Gratification: 
ready to rock…and fast! The GR-55 puts you instantly in touch with a
huge library of amazing sounds, no editing required. The onboard lineup
of ready-to-use presets (270, plus 297 user) takes the pain out of the
process, with simple category buttons for finding the perfect sound
fast. Choose from hundreds of great presets for pop, rock, and beyond,
and kick-start your song or jam with unique, powerful sounds that will
turn heads and raise fists.

Easy to Use: If you’re
new to the world of technology, fear not. The GR-55 is powerful yet
extremely friendly. For customizing sounds, the EZ Edit feature (made
famous in the GT-10) and large LCD takes the guesswork out of the
process. And for those who want to go deep, the GR-55 offers huge array
of controllable parameters. Pros will appreciate the power of the GR-55
while beginners will love how quick and easy the unit is to operate.

USB Connectivity: 
GR-55 conveniently bridges the guitarist to the desktop music
production world with its two USB ports. The rear-panel port can be used
one for MIDI/Audio data communication; the side-panel port is dedicated
to real-time playback of audio files from a USB memory device (sold
separately). The GR-55 provides foot control of USB audio playback so
your hands never need to leave the guitar.

700mA Current Draw

For the version with the GK pickup click here

Roland products are covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via Australia Post; fully insured for your piece of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts where no one is present, your order will be taken to your allocated Australia Post location for pickup. A card will be left with instructions of where and when you can collect your order.