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Offline CJBCJB

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Mojo Midi vs. Iguitar vs. Godin
« on: September 06, 2015, 03:34:36 PM »
I have never owned and seldom used a midi guitar.  I'm about to buy a Parker Mojo Midi.  It's expensive but I'm okay with the price as long as the quality is first rate. 

Can anyone give me some pros and cons on the Mojo Midi vs. the Brian Moore iguitar and the Godin LGXT?  I know the Parker costs more, but what makes it better?

Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 05:04:44 PM »
I don't think its about the midi capabilities which are all more or less the same.  A Parker is better because it's a Parker and the way it plays.
Have you ever played one?
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 06:25:57 PM »
Thank you for the reply.  I haven't played a Parker, although I have played a Godin.  It seemed adequate, but the Parker Mojo looks better and seems to have a cult status which is intriguing.  If the midi performance is equivalent then it seems the Parker is the best choice.

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 12:09:29 PM »
I would also assume that.  Parker are amazing guitars to play.  I've played the best around and so far nothing plays like them.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 12:31:32 PM »

Can anyone give me some pros and cons on the Mojo Midi vs. the Brian Moore iguitar and the Godin LGXT?  I know the Parker costs more, but what makes it better?


I just caught this post. Been busy. Would have replied sooner.
Go look at the other post about the Piezos vs the GK pickups.
Read a lot of stuff on the guitar forums.

It really depends upon what you want to do with the guitar.

The cheapest daisy rock guitar can be modified as a MIDI controller and made to sound almost exactly like the most expensive MIDI guitar.

The actual guitar is what you play, and the parker will always, for me, play like butter compared to a Godin or Brian Moore.

I had a Brian Moore i9 guitar (HsH with RMC saddles and an inadequate tremolo) and I loved it. It was made in Korea and had a Rosewood fretboard with pearl inlays with the right size neck and frets for me. Loved It. Cut my midi teeth on it and then...

I bought a Fly with a GK3 strapped to it. Learned all about the difference in pickups. Also discovered the Fly.

I have a Godin Fretless guitar that I've experimented with, and the build is superb. GREAT deal for the money. I would pick up a Godin Nylon ACS in a heartbeat for about $600 if I could find one with the Ebony board which I like more than the Richlite. But they have to be beaten down a bit and I'm not really flush with cash right now. But that's the only Godin model I've liked and all Godins are HEAVY!

The Brian Moore guitars are among the best quality for the job, too, and if you can find a USA custom shop you like with MIDI, you might get it for about $1200-$1500 today. That is on par with what a good Fly is going for now, and you could strap a GK3 to the Fly and be on your way. If you like it enough, you could have it permanently modded, or you could just dive in.

Again, it comes down to pickup choice and $.
I haven't seen a Mojo Midi go for under about $2500.

I say Dive in. Buy something returnable and check it out!

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2015, 02:35:54 AM »
JB, thank you for that detailed response!  It's as though if you have a Parker (or are buying one), you have automatic friends through the site.  Much appreciated. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2015, 06:39:48 AM »
Have you (or has anyone) tried the new Boss midi guitar device that does not require a GK or other mod? I think the model is SY-300. Online demos are incredible (of course). I have a  GK2 on a strat with an older Roland guitar synth, 13 pin cable, etc. that I don't use much, but the new Boss device is at the top of my wish list right now.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 10:25:57 AM »
Looks interesting.
I've been out of the Guitar Synth loop for many years now.  But this one kinda rekindled my interest.  I want to hear some more sounds and see if there's anything I'd like to actually use live.  So far, the sounds don't really excite me.  But I have not had a chance to test run it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 11:24:58 AM »
I just looked at a couple of Boss GY-300 videos on YouTube. Synthesis like that is the same basic thing that has been available in Boss guitar processors since the days of the GT-3 (which I have). Of course the polyphony is now improved, along with tracking and technical sound quality, but it seems the available sounds are still quite limited to a specific genre. If all you want is analog-type synthetic sounds, it's probably great and quite convenient; but that's all you'll get... and there is no actual MIDI instrument output either - just MIDI control capabilities - so you can't use sounds from anywhere else.

The price is also a barrier IMO. Before spending several hundred bucks on that, maybe you can see if there's a GT-3 (or -5 or -6 or -8 or -10) that you can pick up cheap so you can check out the potential for that type of sound in your world. In mine, the practical applications are limited.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 11:54:04 AM »
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php#c29

I've read a lot of complaints.
I've also seen a lot of interesting samples.

I haven't been to a guitar store in a long time, but I went for the GP10, and was impressed enough to get one. Paid $265 which is a steal compared to the GR55 or vg99, plus less to learn after the predecessors.

The main reason I went the 13-pin route was individual tracking on all the strings.
I play chords and a lot of them and I wanted to be able to transcribe them to a notation software.

(I wonder if that will ever get any easier?)

This is something you should all spring for if you are using a computer at all in your chain:

http://youtu.be/dqW0dUqiYTM

The sonnus products are great and with a little tweaking the easiest to use.

But if you want a box to plug in with ready-to-go presets: boss gt100

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sGN9Sx1-Z-c

If you like to tweak and turn knobs and experiment, create your own sounds or attempt to mimic others, then have them all in a pedal, then the ROLAND 13-pin products are for you. Plus each string gets its own midi assign, which is what got me into all this trouble to begin with.

The sy300 LOOKS great, but it's got a $600 entry fee.
Have to warm up the cholst and go to a music store and see what happens.

I certainly don't have time for that!
But I WANT to play with one....

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A_KT2giZjY8

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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 12:52:27 PM »
This is something you should all spring for if you are using a computer at all in your chain:

http://youtu.be/dqW0dUqiYTM

The sonnus products are great and with a little tweaking the easiest to use.

Thanks for this! Somehow I have been completely unaware of Sonuus... but after a little googling, I see they have something even better for me: The G2M v.2, a tiny device providing monophonic MIDI output into anything that has a 5-pin connector, plus easily blending with the guitar's normal sound. I am spending $80 on one immediately.
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2015, 02:16:13 PM »
That thing is awesome!
You will not be disappointed.

Basically, if you can adjust the input, or "your playing" to be clean and single line, sonnus will grab it and translate. Double stops, nope, but plug in your mic and sing the melody: yup!