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VG8 S -1 VG-8 SYSTEM EXPANSION QUICK GUIDE MANUAL

Roland has substantially expanded the V-Guitar System taking COSM technology to even greater heights with the new VG8S-1 System Expansion. Here is what’s new:

• Four new algorithms plus feature enhancements of the originals.
• HOLLOW algorithm emulates characteristics of acoustic and hollow body guitars.
• DUAL AMP algorithm to layer or morph between two chains of pedals, amps and speaker cabinets with a foot pedal.
• VIO GUITAR algorithm combines VGM and HRM.
• Rick, Tele, LP w/P-90's, Silvertone w/Lipstick's, LP w/PAF's Gretch, and Strat w/S-S-H active EMG Pickup Models.
• Flat, Round, f-Hole, Metal (for dobro) and Banjo Guitar Body models.
• SLDN, British Combo and Modern Stack Guitar Amplifier Models.
• British 2x12, Classic 4x10, and Modern Stack Speaker Models.
• Assignable wah wah pedal, pitch pedal, HRM Cutoff, and other realtime controllers.
• Intelligent harmonist.

• Change guitar pickups with S1 and S2 on the GK-2A.

• Installation

It is important to save your Patches because this procedure will erase the User memory of the VG-8.

1) Turn the power off.
2) Insert the VG8S-1 card and turn the power on.
3) Press F1 to complete the expansion.

Now use the following procedure to reinitialize the VG-8 to factory settings.

1) Turn off the VG-8.
2) While holding down F1, F3, and F5 turn on the VG-8.
3) Press F6.

• Selecting the New Patches
An expanded VG-8 has an extra 64 preset Patches. Turn the VALUE dial to select the new Presets in banks C and d.

• Selecting Presets that use the New Algorithms
Algorithm names are listed on the top row of the display screen.
Presets C11 to C44 - HOLLOW algorithms
Presets C51 to C64 - DUAL AMP algorithms
Presets d51 to 53,
61,63,73 and 74 - VIO-GUITAR

• Selecting the New Bodies

1) Press PLAY and use the VALUE dial to select Patch C62 MOD BLUZ.
2) Press INST followed by F1 (under the pickup graphic).
3) Press F6 and use the VALUE dial to select the new guitar models.

• Selecting the New Acoustic Piezo Pickups
1) From the PICKUP screen, press F6 and use the VALUE dial to select VARI.
2) Press PAGE to access the second page.
3) Press F1 and use the VALUE dial to select a pickup type (options are Single, Double, Piezo, or Acoustic Piezo).

• Selecting the New Guitar Amplifiers
1) Press PLAY and use the VALUE dial to select Patch C62 MOD BLUZ.
2) Press INST followed by F3 to select AMP.
3) Press F2 and use the VALUE dial to select the different amps.

• Selecting the New Speaker Variations
1) Press PLAY and use the VALUE dial to select Patch C62 MOD BLUZ.
2) Press INST followed by F4 to select SP&MIC.
3) Press F1 and use the VALUE dial to select the different speaker types.

• Selecting the New Hollow Body Guitar Models
1) Press PLAY and use the VALUE dial to select Patch C11 ACUSTIC.
2) Press INST followed by F3 (under the BODY graphic).
3) Press PAGE two times to access BODY-TYPE.
4) Press F2 and use the VALUE dial to select the different hollow body guitar types.
5) After choosing one of the body types, press F6 and use the VALUE dial to change the body size.

• Expanded Pitch Shifting Capabilities New pitch shifting effects include intelligent harmonist, pitch pedal, and glide. Also, the pitch shifter is now available on all HRM algorithms.

1) From any Patch, press INST and use the cursor buttons to select P-SHIFT.
2) Cursor to type and use the VALUE dial to select String.
3) Press F2 and use the VALUE dial to select one of the 11 preset tuning configurations.
4) Press F1 and use the VALUE dial to select Harmo.
5) Press F2 and use the VALUE dial to select +3rd.
6) Press F3 and use the VALUE dial to select the desired key.

Use the following procedure to set an expression pedal to control pitch:

1) Connect an EV-5 Expression Pedal to the EXP PEDAL input.
2) Press COMMON followed by F2.
3) Use the VALUE dial to select P-SHIFT Shift (under Assigned Parameter).
4) Press INST followed by F2 (under the P-SHIFT graphic).
5) Cursor to TYPE and use the VALUE dial to select Pedal.
6) Press F2 and use the VALUE dial to select Octave Up.
7) Press PLAY and play your guitar. You can now use the EV-5 to slide up to an octave above the original pitch.

 

 
 VG8 S -1 VG-8 SYSTEM EXPANSION QUICK GUIDE MANUAL