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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby BobTheDog » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:01 pm

Aha, I got one from GAK, coming Thursday.
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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby BobTheDog » Sat May 02, 2020 10:54 am

Hi Guys that have one.

I'm guessing my screen isn't quite right, I thought I would check before returning it :(

Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby Music Wolf » Sat May 02, 2020 11:47 am

Has the 'contrast' been turned to max?
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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby zenguitar » Sat May 02, 2020 12:27 pm

That MIDI socket won't work ;)

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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby BobTheDog » Sat May 02, 2020 1:44 pm

Music Wolf wrote:Has the 'contrast' been turned to max?

That pic is on 6, the only setting that makes it go away fully is the minimum And then I can’t read anything!
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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby arkieboy » Tue May 05, 2020 6:57 pm

It’s a known issue on some units. There are reports of a fix.

https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index ... ic=27915.0
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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby BobTheDog » Thu May 07, 2020 5:05 pm

Thanks for the link, will have a look...
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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun May 24, 2020 1:47 pm

zenguitar wrote:That MIDI socket won't work ;)

Andy :beamup:

This almost made the coffee come out my nose! Today’s guffaw. :D :clap:
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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby BigRedX » Tue May 26, 2020 12:45 pm

I'm seriously interested in one of these. Unfortunately there does not appear to be a pickup available that will work with either of the instruments I would like fit it on.

The Burns Barracuda vibrato mechanism won't allow me to fit a GK-3 close enough to the bridge saddles - AFAIKS 20mm is the furthest away that works reliably. The Eastwood copy of the Shergold Six String bass has a 13mm string spacing at the bridge and the GK-3 only accommodates up to 12mm and the GK-3B has a minimum of 16mm.

I've looked at the possibility of replacement piezo saddles but the bridges on both instruments are very much non-standard.

Is anyone doing custom spaced GK pickups?
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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby arkieboy » Thu May 28, 2020 6:50 pm

BigRedX wrote:Is anyone doing custom spaced GK pickups?

I think your best bet might be https://www.cycfi.com/

http://www.ubertar.com/hexaphonic/products.html I’ve seen builds using these too - I think they do custom builds
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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby zenguitar » Thu May 28, 2020 7:19 pm

Those look like very useful links. Thanks for that, I've got them bookmarked now :thumbup:

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Re: Boss SY1000 mini review

Postby BigRedX » Fri May 29, 2020 10:48 am

arkieboy wrote:
BigRedX wrote:Is anyone doing custom spaced GK pickups?

I think your best bet might be https://www.cycfi.com/

http://www.ubertar.com/hexaphonic/products.html I’ve seen builds using these too - I think they do custom builds

Thanks I'll be exploring these options when I have the Eastwood bass in my hands and actual string spacing and other dimensions.
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