Connecting the GR-series units
Connect a patch cord from the Mix out on the back of the GR into an amp
(mono) or Mixer (stereo). Insert the 13-pin cable from the guitar output into the 13-pin
input marked “GK” on the GR. Power up the GR, tune, and you’re ready to go! However
here are a few tips to get the optimal performance from the Godin and GR unit.
Using the on-board guitar tuner
Hit the “Tune” button on the GR and simply tune the guitar
the same way you would when using a digital tuner. Hit “Play” on the GR when you want to return
to the main screen/menu.
If the guitar’s output is too hot for the GR it can cause the GR unit
to double trigger random notes or octave jump. Properly setting the sensitivity
will allow the sounds to track quicker, with better dynamics and greater ease
in playing the synth sounds.To adjust the pickup sensitivity simply:
Hit the “System” button on the GR. Using the Bank/Parameter
arrows go to Pick-Up SENS (Sensitivity). Push the right arrow twice to get
there.You will see two numbers on the screen. For example 1-3.
The first number indicates the guitar string you are setting, the second number
is the sensitivity output, which goes from 1-8. The goal is to have each
string’s output to be as even as possible.Simply hit the string you are setting and using either the
Patch/Value wheel on the GR or the Up/Down buttons on the Godin guitar
increase or decrease the sensitivity setting so that each string is even sounding
and one string is not louder than another. If you set the sensitivity too high the box on the right side
of the screen will become white indicating that the output is too hot.On Godin guitars the strings are resting right on the transducers
therefore there is no need to set the sensitivity very high. The usual setting
for each string is between 1 and 4. To return to the main screen/menu hit “Play” on
Adjusting the Play Feel on a GR-Series unit
Another adjustment that can be made to optimize tracking and overall efficiency
is the Play Feel setting. This setting takes into consideration the Feel or
style of the player. You can choose from Normal, Finger-style, Hard, Soft,
Tapping etc…in most cases the default “Normal” setting is
perfect. However if you are a hard picker, select the “Hard” setting
or “Finger-style” if you don’t use a pick.Hit “Common” on the GR.
Using the Bank/Parameter arrows go to “Play Feel”.
Push the right arrow twice to get there.
Using either the Patch/Value
wheel on the GR or the Up/Down buttons on the Godin guitar you can select
different “Play Feels”. Once you have made your selection hit
the “Play” button to return to the made screen/menu and start