Top Guitar-Bass Synthesizers
Top Guitar-Bass Synthesizers

Top 21+ Guitar / Bass Synthesizers 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 21 Guitar / Bass Synthesizers

Equipment list navigation:

  1. Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer
  2. Seymour Duncan Fooz – Analog Fuzz Synth Pedal
  3. Graph Tech Ghost Hexpander Preamp Kit
  4. Roland GK-Kit-GT3
  5. Roland GR-55S Black
  6. Roland GK-KIT-BG3 Bass
  7. Roland GR-55GK Black
  8. Roland GK-3
  9. Roland GKC-5
  10. Roland GK-3B
  11. Sonuus MIDI breakout cable for G2M V3
  12. Mooer E7 Polyphonic Guitar Synth.
  13. Roland GKC-10
  14. Roland GKP-2
  15. Fishman Triple Play
  16. Sonuus G2M V3
  17. Fishman Triple Play Connect
  18. Graph Tech Ghost Acoustic MIDI for Nylon
  19. Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synth Bundle
  20. Roland GR-55S Black Bundle
  21. Graph Tech Ghost Acoustic MIDI Steel

1. Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

Multi-effects pedal for electric guitar and bass

  • Most powerful guitar / bass synthesis and modeling processor from BOSS
  • Next generation synth engine with custom DSP and 48 kHz / 32 bit processing
  • 3 Simultaneous instrument types and advanced real-time signal processing
  • Pitch, level and panning of each string for instant alternative tunings and wide, layered voicings
  • The new Dynamic Synth perfectly follows the guitar’s natural envelope
  • 2 x 16-Part step sequencers for the progressive control of pitch, filter and amplitude
  • Updated versions of historic BOSS / Roland guitar synth and modeling technologies: OSC Synth, GR-300, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Acoustic, VIO Guitar and Poly FX
  • Premium effects and amplifiers derived from the flagship GT-1000
  • Customise sounds with the BOSS Tone Studio Editor and download patches in BOSS Tone Central
  • Current consumption: 800 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC power adapter (included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 345 x 245 x 67 mm
  • Weight: 2500 g

Note: no battery operation possible

Control elements:

  • Controls: 1 to 6
  • Output level
  • Push buttons: Inst, Effects, CTL, Exit, Write, System, Page Up and Down
  • LED: Backlit Graphic LCD (512 x 160 dots)
  • Footswitches: Bank Up and Down, CTL 1 and 2, 1 to 4

Connections:

  • GK pickup input (13-pin DIN)
  • Instrument input (6.3 mm jack)
  • Main Out R / Mono and L / Phones (2 x 6.3 mm stereo jack)
  • Sub Out R / Mono and L (2 x 6.3 mm jack)
  • CTL 3, 4 / EXP 1 (6.3 mm stereo jack)
  • CTL 5, 6 / EXP 2 (6.3 mm stereo jack)
  • USB B type
  • MIDI In Out / Thru
  • Power supply connection: Barrel connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside

Note: a Roland GK compatible pickup and 13-pin cable are required for full access to all synth and modelling functions.


2. Seymour Duncan Fooz – Analog Fuzz Synth Pedal

Seymour Duncan Fooz - Analog Fuzz Synth Pedal

Effects Pedal

  • Fuzz / Synthesizer
  • Analogue operation
  • Real-time sound shaping via optional expression pedal (not included)
  • Independently adjustable fuzz
  • Filter
  • LFO and Envelope sections
  • Can also be used as tremolo, auto-wah, fixed wah, or rhythmic filter effect
  • Tap Tempo function
  • True bypass
  • Fuzz Section Controls for Level and Gain
  • Trem toggle switch to enable / disable tremolo
  • Filter Section Controls for Freq and Resonance
  • Filter Type Toggle Switch to select between filter modes (BPF – Band Pass Filter / LPF – Low Pass Filter / Off)
  • Filter Control toggle switch to select the filter control (ENV / LFO)
  • LFO Section Controls for Depth, Speed, Wave and Shape
  • Controller for ENV SENS (Envelope Sensibility)
  • Front-panel DIP switches for Envelope Control (LFO Depth, LFO Rate, Polarity) and Expression Pedal Control (Level, Filter Frequency, LFO Rate, LFO Depth, Polarity)
  • Status LEDs
  • Bypass footswitch
  • Tap Tempo footswitch
  • Metal housing
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input / output
  • 6.3 mm TRS expression input
  • Power supply via optional 9-18 V DC power supply with 2.1 x 5.5 mm hollow plug and polarity (-) inside
  • Current consumption: 72 mA
  • Dimensions: 142 x 130 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 595 g

3. Graph Tech Ghost Hexpander Preamp Kit

Graph Tech Ghost Hexpander Preamp Kit

Ghost Hexpander preamp advance kit

  • Complete installation kit
  • With Hexpander preamp
  • 13-pin Output
  • Interface Wiring Harness Up/Down Switch
  • QuickSwitch
  • Volume potentiometer

Money back guarantee applies only while the parts have not been installed.


4. Roland GK-Kit-GT3

Roland GK-Kit-GT3

MIDI Pickup for guitar – Kit system

The new GK-3 Divided pickup for guitar was very well received at the last music fair, and along with many mechanical improvements, a massive cut in price is also part of the new offer.

  • Includes all parts for installation into an electric guitar

5. Roland GR-55S Black

Roland GR-55S Black

Guitar Synth + Modelling

  • 910 Different, editable Roland synthesizer sounds of the newest generation
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Wind instrument
  • Soundscapes
  • Vintage-Synths etc.
  • Up to two sounds can be selected and combined
  • Complete modelling sound chain (guitar/bass/synth/effects/amps) from the VG-99 including virtual tuning pickup can be fed into the modelling chain
  • Two synth sounds can be combined with the modelling sounds – synth sounds can be fed into the modellin chain (e.g. blues-harp into distorted amp)
  • 270 Preset-Sounds sorted by “lead”, “rhythm” and “others”
  • 297 programs for custom sounds
  • USB slot for connection of a USB-Memory device
  • Playback of audio files via foot switch
  • Control foot-Switch and expression pedal (assignable to a multitude of functions)
  • 20-Second-Loop with an endless amount of overdubs
  • The GR-55 provides a USB-Interface for audio and MIDI, plus conventional MIDI-In/Out sockets
  • GK-Pickup – special pickup GK-3 (guitar) or GK-3B (bass) or GK-Ready Gitar/Bass is required (optionally available)
  • Includs power adapter
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 405 x 78-106 x 244 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 kg
  • Suitable optional case: Art.266346 (not included)

6. Roland GK-KIT-BG3 Bass

Roland GK-KIT-BG3 Bass

MIDI Pickup

  • For bass
  • Kit system, for installation of electronics into a bass

7. Roland GR-55GK Black

Roland GR-55GK Black

Guitar Synth + Modelling

  • 910 different, editable Roland synthesizer sounds of the newest generation
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Wind instrument
  • Soundscapes
  • Vintage-Synths etc.
  • Up to two sounds can be selected and combined
  • Complete modelling sound chain (guitar/bass/synth/effects/amps) from the VG-99 including virtual tuning pickup can be fed into the modelling chain
  • Two synth sounds can be combined with the modelling sounds – synth sounds can be fed into the modellin chain (e.g. blues-harp into distorted amp)
  • 270 Preset-Sounds sorted by “lead”, “rhythm” and “others”
  • 297 programs for custom sounds
  • USB slot for connection of a USB-Memory device
  • Playback of audio files via foot switch
  • Control foot-Switch and expression pedal (assignable to a multitude of functions)
  • 20-Second-Loop with an endless amount of overdubs
  • The GR-55 provides a USB-Interface for audio and MIDI, plus conventional MIDI-In/Out sockets
  • Includes power adapter, GK-3 pickup and 5m GK cable
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 405 x 78-106 x 244 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 kg
  • Suitable optional case: Art.266346 (not included)

8. Roland GK-3

Roland GK-3

Hexa Phonic Pickup

This GK-Pickup is the improved version of the GK-2AH. The size of the control unit was reduced by 30%, all other improvements as follows

A GK-Pickup (GK-2AH or GK-3 for guitars, GK-2B for basses) or a GK-Ready-Guitar is required, to use Roland GK-Devices like VG-88, V-Bass, GR-33, GR-20 and GI-20

  • Adjustable curvature of the pickup to fit the fretboard radius of the guitar (to assure equal distance of the magnets to the strings)
  • Adjustable cable length between pickup stick and controll unit
  • Large jack socket (6.3mm) for feed in of standard pickups (short connection cable of the guitars jack socket to the socket of the controller is included)
  • Larger and more smooth running volume knob
  • New special fixture for single cut guitars
  • Including complete fixture set and mounting instructions

9. Roland GKC-5

Roland GKC-5

Connector cable

  • GK2A to GR55GK, GR55S, VG99, VB99, GR33-VG8-VGA7/5-Axon AX100
  • Length 5 m

10. Roland GK-3B

Roland GK-3B

GK Pickup

  • For 4-, 5- and 6-string basses
  • Improvement of GK2B: 30% smaller housing, adjustable cable length
  • Large jack socket (6.3 mm) to feed in the normal pickup
  • Larger and more smooth running volume knob
  • The inter-magnet spacing can be adjusted to fit the H-G string spacing of the bass (from 19 mm “jazz-bass” up 16 mm “six-string”)
  • Including all required fixtures

11. Sonuus MIDI breakout cable for G2M V3

Sonuus MIDI breakout cable for G2M V3

MIDI Breakout Cable

  • For Sonuus G2M V3
  • Converts the MIDI Out of the G2M into a MIDI Out and a MIDI In
  • The MIDI Out is essentially a Through, so you can continue to connect the G2M to your synths
  • The MIDI In lets you control G2M with a MIDI controller
  • Supports MIDI Hold, Sustain and Volume

12. Mooer E7 Polyphonic Guitar Synth.

Mooer E7 Polyphonic Guitar Synth.

Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Polyphonic guitar synth effects pedal
  • 7 Selectable presets with individually adjustable parameters
  • Individually adjustable arpeggiator for each sound
  • High cut and low cut functions
  • True bypass
  • Firmware update via USB port
  • Controls for attack, speed, high cut, low cut, mix, save button
  • Bypass foot switch
  • Status LEDs
  • Metal housing
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input / output
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply, 1 x 5.5 mm barrel connector, polarity (-) inside (not included)
  • Current consumption: 200 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 93.5 x 42 x 52 mm
  • Weight: 155 g

Note: Battery operation not supported

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty and extend the guarantee to 4 years.


13. Roland GKC-10

Roland GKC-10

Connector cable

  • GK2A to GR55GK, GR55S, VG99, VB99, GR33-VG8-VGA7/5-Axon AX100
  • Length 10 m

14. Roland GKP-2

Roland GKP-2

GK Parallel cable for GK instruments

  • Allows the simultaneous playing of two 13-pin GK devices
  • GK-IN: 13-pin DIN female connector
  • GK-OUT 1: 13-pin DIN male connector (with power supply)
  • GK-OUT 2: 13-pin DIN male connector
  • Length: 73.6 cm
  • Weight: 140 g

15. Fishman Triple Play

Fishman Triple Play

MIDI Pickup

  • Set consisting of a wireless transmission unit (controller) with hexaphonic pickup
  • Wireless USB receiver
  • Installation accessories
  • Quick charger
  • USB charging cable
  • Can be used with industry standard DAWs and virtual instruments
  • Quick and easy installation on your electric guitar
  • Range: Over 30 m
  • Rechargeable battery included
  • Controllers for software navigation are located on the transmitter unit
  • Compatible with PC and Mac
  • Software included
  • Controller Dimensions: 82.5 mm x 74.4 mm x 12.9 mm
  • Approx. 20 h Battery life
  • Pickup Dimensions: 104.4 mm x 8.6 mm
  • Receiver Dimensions: 68.6 mm x 20.8 mm x 9.1 mm
  • Matching Fishman FC1 foot controller: Art. 373916 (not included)

16. Sonuus G2M V3

Sonuus G2M V3

Midi Converter

  • Each guitar can be used as a solo MIDI guitar (monophonic)
  • Also suitable for bass guitar, voice and other instruments
  • No modification of the instrument required
  • Easy handling
  • Low latency
  • Built-in tuner
  • Battery powered
  • Duration: About 60 hours
  • Incl. AAA battery

17. Fishman Triple Play Connect

Fishman Triple Play Connect

MIDI Pickup Set

  • Consists of a controller and a hexaphonic pickup
  • Connection between guitar and iPad
  • With free iOS app for new sounds, instruments and songs
  • Also works as a MIDI controller for Mac and PC applications and sound libraries
  • Easy and gentle installation on every 6-string electric and acoustic guitar (not suitable for nylon strings)
  • Low-latency pitch tracking technology
  • Connection with the supplied USB and Lightning cables
  • Magnetic mounting hardware makes it easy to attach and remove the controller
  • Controller dimensions: (W x D x H): 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Pickup dimensions: (W x D): 10.4 x 0.9 cm
  • Pickup height adjustable from 8.6 to 14.7 mm
  • Includes mounting bracket and hardware

Note: not suitable for guitars with nylon strings


18. Graph Tech Ghost Acoustic MIDI for Nylon

Graph Tech Ghost Acoustic MIDI for Nylon

Acoustic MIDI system and preamp for guitars with nylon strings

  • Includes six acoustic saddle pickups that simultaneously control both the MIDI and acoustic modules
  • Ghost battery / jack socket
  • Ghost Tone preamp plate
  • Ghost Acoustics / Hexpander preamp plate
  • Hexpander connection cable
  • Ghost Pagoda shim for adjusting the radius of the saddle
  • 13-Pin mounting plate
  • Battery holder
  • 6.3 mm Jack output
  • Dimensions per saddle pickup: (L x W x H): 3.3 x 9.8 x 6 mm

19. Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synth Bundle

Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synth Bundle

Bundle offer comprising

Boss SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

  • Multi-effects pedal for electric guitar and bass
  • Most powerful guitar / bass synthesis and modeling processor from BOSS
  • Next generation synth engine with custom DSP and 48 kHz / 32 bit processing
  • 3 Simultaneous instrument types and advanced real-time signal processing
  • Pitch, level and panning of each string for instant alternative tunings and wide, layered voicings
  • The new Dynamic Synth perfectly follows the guitar’s natural envelope
  • 2 x 16-Part step sequencers for the progressive control of pitch, filter and amplitude
  • Updated versions of historic BOSS / Roland guitar synth and modeling technologies: OSC Synth, GR-300, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Acoustic, VIO Guitar and Poly FX
  • Premium effects and amplifiers derived from the flagship GT-1000
  • Customise sounds with the BOSS Tone Studio Editor and download patches in BOSS Tone Central
  • Current consumption: 800 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC power adapter (included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 345 x 245 x 67 mm
  • Weight: 2500 g

Note: no battery operation possible

Control elements:

  • Controls: 1 to 6
  • Output level
  • Push buttons: Inst, Effects, CTL, Exit, Write, System, Page Up and Down
  • LED: Backlit Graphic LCD (512 x 160 dots)
  • Footswitches: Bank Up and Down, CTL 1 and 2, 1 to 4

Connections:

  • GK pickup input (13-pin DIN)
  • Instrument input (6.3 mm jack)
  • Main Out R / Mono and L / Phones (2 x 6.3 mm stereo jack)
  • Sub Out R / Mono and L (2 x 6.3 mm jack)
  • CTL 3, 4 / EXP 1 (6.3 mm stereo jack)
  • CTL 5, 6 / EXP 2 (6.3 mm stereo jack)
  • USB B type
  • MIDI In Out / Thru
  • Power supply connection: Barrel connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside

Note: a Roland GK compatible pickup and 13-pin cable are required for full access to all synth and modelling functions.

Thon Case Boss SY 1000

  • Flight Case
  • Suitable for Boss SY 1000 multi effects pedal
  • 6.5 mm Birch multiplex phenolic resin coated
  • 22 x 22 mm Aluminium edges
  • At least 1 cm foam padding
  • 1 Case handle
  • 2 Mini butterfly latches
  • Small steel ball corners
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Space for power supply
  • Device can be operated in the lower compartment
  • External dimensions (W x D x H): 400 x 395 x 135 mm
  • Weight: 3.7 kg
  • Colour: brown
  • Made in Germany

20. Roland GR-55S Black Bundle

Roland GR-55S Black Bundle

Bundle offer comprising

Roland GR-55S Black

  • Guitar Synth + Modelling
  • 910 Different, editable Roland synthesizer sounds of the newest generation
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Wind instrument
  • Soundscapes
  • Vintage-Synths etc.
  • Up to two sounds can be selected and combined
  • Complete modelling sound chain (guitar/bass/synth/effects/amps) from the VG-99 including virtual tuning pickup can be fed into the modelling chain
  • Two synth sounds can be combined with the modelling sounds – synth sounds can be fed into the modellin chain (e.g. blues-harp into distorted amp)
  • 270 Preset-Sounds sorted by “lead”, “rhythm” and “others”
  • 297 programs for custom sounds
  • USB slot for connection of a USB-Memory device
  • Playback of audio files via foot switch
  • Control foot-Switch and expression pedal (assignable to a multitude of functions)
  • 20-Second-Loop with an endless amount of overdubs
  • The GR-55 provides a USB-Interface for audio and MIDI, plus conventional MIDI-In/Out sockets
  • GK-Pickup – special pickup GK-3 (guitar) or GK-3B (bass) or GK-Ready Gitar/Bass is required (optionally available)
  • Includs power adapter
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 405 x 78-106 x 244 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 kg
  • Suitable optional case: Art.266346 (not included)

Thon Case Roland GR-55

  • Thon Case
  • For Roland GR-55 Guitar effect device
  • From 7 mm Birch plywood
  • With 22 x 22 mm aluminium edges
  • Min. 1 cm foam padding
  • 1x Handle
  • 2x Butterflys
  • Small steel ball corners
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Room for power adapter
  • Device can be operated from the case
  • External dimensions (W x H x D): 46.9 x 36.4 x 14.1 cm
  • Weight: 3.9 kg
  • Weight with Roland GR-55: 7.3 kg
  • Colour: Phenol brown
  • Made in Germany

21. Graph Tech Ghost Acoustic MIDI Steel

Graph Tech Ghost Acoustic MIDI Steel

Acoustic MIDI System for Steel String Guitars

  • Allows for the addition of the Hexpander and Acousti-Phonic to any steel string guitar
  • Access to the fastest working MIDI system
  • Gives the instrument an extremely realistic acoustic tone

The Acoustic MIDI System includes:

  • 3 Individual ghost loaded pickups with a wide string slot
  • Ghost battery socket unit
  • Ghost Tone Control preamplifier plate
  • Ghost Acoustic – Hexpander preamplifier plate
  • Hexpander interface cable harness (non form-fitting design)
  • Ghost Pagoda shim – bridge insert with various steps for different heights
  • Mounting plate with MIDI 13-pin
  • Battery holder

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