#1
basically what the title says, like for example is there a pedal that could make my guitar sound like a saxophone or like symphony strings or something.

if there is any information on where to buy and or prices would be great

if you've got any information thanks
#2
you can buy a pedal that will make your electric guitar sound like an acoustic guitar
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#4
there are some tricks you can use to make the guitar sound like other instruments


like by using a slow-attack type effect ( or utilizing the volume knob ) you can do violin like stuff


or you could just put in a guitar-synth pickup
jerry garcia did it and played stuff like the trumpet and whatnot
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#5
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you can buy a pedal that will make your electric guitar sound like an acoustic guitar


i know boss makes one of these pedals
#6
Quote by Nebjy
or you could just put in a guitar-synth pickup
jerry garcia did it and played stuff like the trumpet and whatnot



This is about the only way to fully make your guitar sound like other instruments, supposing you find a good synth.
#7
Using a paper towel under the strings between the pups dampens them to sound like a banjo.
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#8
Quite a few synthesizers create the new instrument's tone by increasing and decreasing the harmonics of a pitch. If a base pitch is 440 hz (A), then the harmonic order would be 880, then 1320, and so on. Flutes odd-numbered harmonics are quite a bit louder than the even-numbered. If you fiddle around with the harmonic order and loudness, you get a somewhat decent-sounding synthesized tone.
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#9
There's a couple but they run around $500+ and then you need a midi guitar to play through them.

I know Roland makes one. I've messed around with it at GC and I have to say it's pretty badass. I'd probably get it if I didn't need any other gear and I already had a midi guitar.
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Roland GR series of synth processors. I've been using a GR-33 since they came out, and it has proven to increase my value as a gigging musician. Horns, pianos, synths, effects, bass, pads, drum kit, strings, rhodes - it 's engine has around 300+ sounds that can be combined (2). You would have to install a GK divided synth pickup - and I think the smaller GR-20 includes it, and if not, it's pretty accessible for purchase. In some instances, you may have to make a slight modification to mount the pickup. I've had to replace my pickup ring on my RG because the original didn't allow for enough spacing, for example. Hope this helps - just reply if you'd like to know more about it.
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Quote by studio340
Roland GR series of synth processors. I've been using a GR-33 since they came out, and it has proven to increase my value as a gigging musician. Horns, pianos, synths, effects, bass, pads, drum kit, strings, rhodes - it 's engine has around 300+ sounds that can be combined (2). You would have to install a GK divided synth pickup - and I think the smaller GR-20 includes it, and if not, it's pretty accessible for purchase. In some instances, you may have to make a slight modification to mount the pickup. I've had to replace my pickup ring on my RG because the original didn't allow for enough spacing, for example. Hope this helps - just reply if you'd like to know more about it.


This. I'm surprised it took so many people to get to this answer, to be honest. Anyways, these things are great for recording and such, makes your guitar very versatile indeed.
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#15
When I want my guitar to sound like a saxophone I usually just get my saxophone out.....
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The E-Bow can do some violin like stuff.

And cello.
#19
i'm pretty sure the boss gt8 can do it.
EDIT: actually now that i think about it i don't think it can. my bad
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POD XT Live does all that stuff too.
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roland midi pickups are pretty expensive aren't they?
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roland midi pickups are pretty expensive aren't they?

The Roland GR-20 along with the midi pickup is a little under 600 euros, about the same in dollars. Just the pickup is 150 euros at Thomann, dunno about US prices (probably around the same).
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#25
Roland Guitar Synth

Does synths, violins, banjo's, trumpets, and ****load more.
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