Correct Guitar Names In Guitar Pro 6

How to modify Guitar Pro 6 to have the correct guitar names appear in the instrument panel.

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Guitar Pro 6 gives you the option of choosing from a plentiful selection of RSE2 guitars (and basses), compared to the 6 or so that Guitar Pro 5 offers. However in order to not have to pay licensing fees, the names of the guitars are obfuscated. Some are immediately obvious, while the rest are puzzling as to what they are supposed to represent. After reading the descriptions and asking the developers for help on the oddly named ones, here is a fairly accurate list of the guitars. STOCK SET
Strat.................Fender Stratocaster
L.Paul................Gibson Les Paul
Jazz ES...............Gibson ES-335
Steel (Mart. & Co.)...Martin D50
Precison..............Fender Precision
ELECTRIC VINTAGE
Dano..................Danelectro 59-DC
Jazz .................Fender Jazzmaster
L4....................Gibson L4
Rick 12...............Rickenbacker 360
Rick 6................Rickenbacker 325C64
Rockabilly............Gretsch Falcon
Tele..................Fender Telecaster
ELECTRIC MODERN
Baritone..............ESP Stef B-7
Custom................PRS Custom
Gold..................Gibson Les Paul w/P-90 pickups
Metal.................Ibanez K7
Randy.................Jackson Randy Rhoads
Satch.................Ibanez JS100
Angus.................Gibson SG
BASSES
Fretless..............Fender Jazz Fretless
Jazz..................Fender Jazz
Modern................Lakland (model unknown)
Rick..................Rickenbacker 4003
Sting 5...............Music Man StingRay
Violin................Hofner 500/1
Now that you know what those guitars are, how do you get them to appear as such in the instrument panel? Simple enough, it involves a quick edit of some .xml files. Locate your Guitar Pro 6 installation, and from there navigate to the "data >> soundbanks" folder. In there you will see more folders for all the RSE2 banks: guitars and non-guitar. So let's fix the "Angus" label so it says "Gibson SG". The "Angus" is part of the "Electric Modern" expansion, so go into the "Guitar-Modern_Electric-AddOn" folder. You should see a "Standard" folder, navigate into it. Inside is a "bank.xml" file, this is what we will be modifying. VERY IMPORTANT: make a copy of this file, just in case you make an error. After making a backup copy, right click on "bank.xml" and open with Notepad. Find the section that says name="Angus*" and change it so it says name="Gibson SG*". Close the file and save. Now open Guitar Pro 6, open a tab with a guitar staff, and enable the instrument panel. You should now see the correct name for Angus Young's favorite guitar. And that is how to modify the names. Unfortunately there is not a single file to do this. You will need to go into each guitar's respective folder and modify its "bank.xml" file. It might take a while, but when you are finished you can finally choose the best suited guitar for your tab without wondering what you have selected.

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    JayMichaelRayne
    As Shakespeare once said through Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." I understand the 'fun' of having the right name, but i'm getting really fed up of amateuristic players that know how to play a solo from a tab but don't understand or feel music! Kids that want to have Fender amps because they sound expensive, but can't even play a simple riff...
    wtf man there is nothing said about PLAYING the guitar here
    maxprod
    Very good tutorial. In the same way, you can rename the drumkits with that scheme : MASTER - Pearl Masterworks kit / Ufip cymbals CUSTOM - DW Custom kit / Turkish cymbals VINTAGE - Gretsch Custom Series kit / Ufip cymbals FAB - Ludwig Fab Four kit / Zildjian cymbals STAR - Tama StarClassic kit / Paiste cymbals OAK - Yamaha Oak Custom kit / Sabian cymbals Just a little mistake on the Gretsch guitar that is not a Falcon model but a 6120 (Chet Atkins model from memory).
    HellFury
    As Shakespeare once said through Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." I understand the 'fun' of having the right name, but i'm getting really fed up of amateuristic players that know how to play a solo from a tab but don't understand or feel music! Kids that want to have Fender amps because they sound expensive, but can't even play a simple riff...