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Roland GK-3B Owner`s manual
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Owner’s Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Roland GK-3B divided pickup.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled:
• USING THE UNIT SAFELY (page 2–3)
• IMPORTANT NOTES (page 3)
These sections provide important information concerning the
proper operation of the unit.
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good
grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s manual
should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and
kept on hand as a convenient reference.
Copyright © 2004 Roland CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in
any form without the written permission of Roland CORPORATION.
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USING THE UNIT SAFELY
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers
other adverse effects
respect to the home
furnishings, as well
animals or pets.
to damage or
caused with
and all its
to domestic
001
• Before using this unit, make sure to read
the instructions below, and the Owner’s
Manual.
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002a
• Do not open or perform any internal
modifications on the unit.
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003
• Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace
parts within it (except when this manual
provides specific instructions directing you
to do so). Refer all servicing to your retailer,
the nearest Roland Service Center, or an
authorized Roland distributor, as listed on
the “Information” page.
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004
• Never use or store the unit in places that are:
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g.,
direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle,
near a heating duct, on top of heatgenerating equipment); or are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet
floors); or are
• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration.
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007
• Make sure you always have the unit
placed so it is level and sure to remain
stable. Never place it on stands that could
wobble, or on inclined surfaces.
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2
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that
must not be done is indicated by the design contained
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
011
• Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable
material, coins, pins); or liquids of any
kind (water, soft drinks, etc.) to penetrate
the unit.
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012d
• Immediately turn the power off, and
request servicing by your retailer, the
nearest Roland Service Center, or an
authorized Roland distributor, as listed on
the “Information” page when:
• If smoke or unusual odor occurs
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid has
been spilled onto the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain (or
otherwise has become wet); or
• The unit does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance.
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013
• In households with small children, an
adult should provide supervision until the
child is capable of following all the rules
essential for the safe operation of the unit.
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014
• Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
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355b
104
• Try to prevent cords and cables from
becoming entangled. Also, all cords and
cables should be placed so they are out of
the reach of children.
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106
• Never climb on top of, nor place heavy
objects on the unit.
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108c
• Disconnect all cords coming from external
devices before moving the unit.
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118c
• Should you remove the parts of installation
(screws, washers and springs), make sure to
put them in a safe place out of children's
reach, so there is no chance of them being
swallowed accidentally.
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• When moved from one location to another where
the temperature and/or humidity is very different,
water droplets (condensation) may form inside the
unit. Damage or malfunction may result if you
attempt to use the unit in this condition. Therefore,
before using the unit, you must allow it to stand for
several hours, until the condensation has
completely evaporated.
Maintenance
401a
• For everyday cleaning wipe the unit with a soft, dry
cloth or one that has been slightly dampened with
water. To remove stubborn dirt, use a cloth impregnated with a mild, non-abrasive detergent. Afterwards, be sure to wipe the unit thoroughly with a
soft, dry cloth.
402
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of
any kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration
and/or deformation.
Additional Precautions
553
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the
unit’s buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when
using its jacks and connectors. Rough handling can
lead to malfunctions.
291a
556
Power Supply
558a
In addition to the items listed under “USING
THE UNIT SAFELY,” please read and
observe the following:
307
• Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off
the power to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions and/or damage to speakers or other devices.
Placement
351
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other
equipment containing large power transformers)
may induce hum. To alleviate the problem, change
the orientation of this unit; or move it farther away
from the source of interference.
352b
• Noise may be produced if wireless communications
devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the
vicinity of this unit. Such noise could occur when
receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing.
Should you experience such problems, you should
relocate such wireless devices so they are at a
greater distance from this unit, or switch them off.
• When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp
the connector itself—never pull on the cable. This
way you will avoid causing shorts, or damage to
the cable’s internal elements.
• To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the
unit’s volume at reasonable levels. You may prefer
to use headphones, so you do not need to be
concerned about those around you (especially
when it is late at night).
559a
• When you need to transport the unit, package it in
the box (including padding) that it came in, if
possible. Otherwise, you will need to use equivalent packaging materials.
562
• Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If
using some other make of connection cable, please
note the following precautions.
• Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not
use cables that incorporate resistors for connecting
to this unit. The use of such cables can cause the
sound level to be extremely low, or impossible to
hear. For information on cable specifications,
contact the manufacturer of the cable.
354a
• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it
near devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an
enclosed vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes. Excessive heat can deform or
discolor the unit.
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Contents
USING THE UNIT SAFELY..........2
IMPORTANT NOTES ...................3
Panel Descriptions ........... 5
Attaching the GK-3B
to the Bass ...................... 6
Precautions Before Installing ....6
Adjusting the Divided Pickup ....8
Attaching the Divided Pickup ....9
Attaching the Pickup with DoubleSided Tape ..........................................9
Attaching the Pickup with Screws..12
Attaching the Controller...........13
Adjusting the Length of the Pickup
Cable ..................................................13
Attaching the Controller with the
Holder................................................14
Attaching with Double–sided Tape
and a Screw.......................................18
How to Connect
the GK-3B ..................... 19
Specifications ................ 21
4
Main Features
The GK-3B is a special divided pickup,
which, when installed on an ordinary bass,
allows you to use the bass to play the sounds
of GK-compatible bass devices (Roland GR20 or V-BASS etc.).
• With the pickup section featuring six
individual pickup coils, this unit is
compatible even with six-string basses.
• Spacings between the pickup coils are
adjustable in a range from 16 mm (0.68”)
to 19 mm (0.75”), allowing mounting on a
wide variety of different basses.
• Included with the GK-3B are special
holders, spacers, and other accessories,
which allow you to easily attach the unit
to any of a wide variety of bass models.
• You can use the controller switches to
control the various functions of
connected GK devices.
About the GK-3B Warranty
Roland guarantees the GK-3B (and all
included parts) to be free of defects in
materials and workmanship. Contact your
retailer or nearest Roland Service Center if
repairs become necessary.
Roland cannot be responsible for any
damage caused to your bass or the GK-3B as
a result of your attempt to install or remove
the GK-3B. If you are not confident with
your ability to properly install the Pickup or
Controller unit (especially where drilling is
involved), please contact your Roland
retailer or nearest Roland Service Center.
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Panel Descriptions
fig.0010
Pickup Cable
6. DOWN/S1 Switch
7. UP/S2 Switch
8. Power Indicator
Center Marker
2. GK Volume
5. Select Switch
3. GK Connector
4. Normal Pickup Input Jack
1. Divided Pickup
Controller
Pickup
1. Divided Pickup
5. Select Switch
This is a pickup that senses the vibration of
the bass strings. Attach it by the bridge of
your bass.
This switches between the output from the
connected GK device and the normal bass output.
2. GK Volume
This controls the volume of the connected
GK device.
*
Certain GK-compatible devices also permit the GK
Volume function to be changed. For more detailed
information, refer to the Owner’s Manual for the
GK device being connected.
*
Changing the GK Volume function also changes the
function of this switch. For more detailed
information, refer to the Owner’s Manual for the
GK device being connected.
6. DOWN/S1 Switch
7. UP/S2 Switch
Connect the GK device to this connector.
The function of the S1 and S2 switches varies
according to the connected GK device. For
more detailed information, refer to the
Owner’s Manual for the GK device being
connected.
4. Normal Pickup Input Jack
8. Power Indicator
This jack is for inputting the bass’s normal
pickup signals to the GK-3B. Connect using
the normal guitar cable included with the
GK-3B.
This indicates that power is being supplied to
the GK-3B. Power to the GK-3B is supplied by
the connected GK device via the GK cable. No
battery or other power source is required.
3. GK Connector
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
The GK-3B can be attached to and used with conventional electric basses. Please read the
following precautions before installing the GK-3B.
Precautions Before Installing
• Do not use the GK-3B on basses with
doubled strings or other highly
customized basses, piccolo basses and
other basses with unusual tunings, or
basses with other non-metallic core
strings. The pickup may not function
properly in such cases.
• Make any adjustments to the bass neck,
string height, and other such
modifications before installing the GK-3B.
• Try placing the divided pickup and the
controller unit on the bass before actually
attaching them to confirm that there will
be no problem with the installation.
• When using the screw to attach the
controller, we recommend that you first
attach the GK-3B temporarily using the
special holder, then after confirming that
there are no problems when actually
performing with the unit, secure it with
the screw.
• If only the double-sided tape is used to
attach the controller, shocks from rough
handling during performances and from
extended use will cause the tape to
deteriorate, with the controller shifting
out of position as a result. Also, if the
finish on your bass is less than perfect,
you may discover that the finish is also
removed when you later remove the tape.
The supplied tape is intended to be used
only very temporarily, to help you
determine the optimum position for the
controller.
• With certain basses, the space between
the pickup at the bridge position and the
bridge itself is too narrow to allow
installation of the divided pickup. In such
instances, it may be possible to attach the
pickup by modifying the bass (for
example, by moving the bridge pickup
more towards the neck to make room for
the divided pickup); consult your bass
dealer.
• When attaching the GK-3B to the bass,
you should try to orient the unit so no
buttons or controls get damaged, and
handle with care to avoid dropping it, or
allowing it to fall or tip over.
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
Confirm that the package contains all of the following parts for installing the GK-3B.
fig.1010e (Accessories)
Flat-head Screw 3x16 mm
Pickup Cushion
x 1 (for installing
the Controller)
x4
(for installing
the Divided Pickup)
Wood Screw 3x20 mm
x 2 (for installing
the Divided Pickup)
Screw 5 x 20 mm
x 1 (for attaching
the Holder B)
Screw 5 x 8 mm
x 2 (for attaching
the Holder C)
Pickup Spacer A
(Thickness: 3 mm)
Spring Washer
x 2 (for attaching
the Holder C)
Spring
x 2 (for installing
the Divided Pickup)
x2
(for adjusting the height of
the Divided Pickup)
Flat Washer
x 2 (for attaching
the Holder C)
Pickup Spacer B
Double-sided tape A
(Thickness: 1 mm)
Clearance Gauge
x 3 (for installing
the Controller)
Double-sided tape B
x5
(for adjusting the height of
the Divided Pickup)
Pickup Spacer C
x 2 (for installing
the Divided Pickup)
Cord Hook
(Thickness: 0.25 mm)
x2
Controller Cushion
x4
(for adjusting the height of
the Divided Pickup)
x 1 (for installing
the Controller)
Holder A
Holder B
Holder C
Normal Guitar Cable
Hexagon Socket Screw Key
Screwdriver
x1
x1
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
Adjusting the Divided Pickup
As string spacings vary with the model of the bass, the spacing between each of the coils in the
pickup must be adjusted to match the particular bass. Unless this adjustment is made
accurately, the GK-compatible device will not function at its full potential, or may not operate
correctly. Please make this adjustment with care.
1. Measure the distance between strings
on your bass.
To determine the distance between each
string, you can measure the distance
between string 1 and string 4 (or
depending on the number of strings, 5 or
6) at the location in which to install the
pickup (p. 9–p. 12), and divide by one less
than the number of strings (i.e., in the case
of a four-string bass, divide by three).
2. Use the included screwdriver to loosen
the screws, move the markers to the
position of the appropriate distance
between each string, and tighten the
screws.
*
Be careful not to tighten the screws excessively.
fig.1040e
2nd string marker
loose tight
fig.1020e
4
center
3
2
center
Example:
a distance of 57 mm
57 divided by (4-1) = 19 mm
A gauge with pitches of 16, 17, 18, and 19
mm is printed on the GK-3B package, and
you can also determine the spacing by
placing this gauge against your bass.
fig.1030
8
loose tight
19 18 17 16 mm 16 17 18 19 mm
1 String
Measure the distance
between these two strings.
5th string marker
Position
*
This adjustment made so that both markers are at
the same position.
*
Be careful when moving the markers; do not use
excessive force.
Be especially careful with those at both sides of the
markers.
fig.1050
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
Attaching the Divided Pickup
There are two ways to attach the divided pickup.
● Attaching the Pickup with DoubleSided Tape (p. 9)
This provides the simplest way to attach the
pickup to flat-top basses.
*
*
● Attaching the Pickup with Screws (p. 12)
This method features the benefit of allowing
the pickups to be finely adjusted later on, but
it is somewhat difficult to carry out.
Do not place any unnecessary strain on the cable connecting the pickup and the controller. This may result in breaking.
Do not bend or twist the pickup. Use particular care when removing the pickup.
■ Attaching the Pickup with Double-Sided Tape
1. You decide on the location in which to
install the pickup.
For a 4-string bass:
Attach the divided pickup so that the center
marker is between strings 2 (D) and 3 (A),
the 2nd string marker is directly below string
1 (G), and the 5th string marker is directly
below string 4 (E).
(Viewed from above)
For a 5-string bass:
Attach the divided pickup so that the center
marker is between strings 2 (D) and 3 (A),
the 2nd string marker is directly below string
1 (G), and the 5th string marker is directly
below string 4 (E).
fig.1070e
5
4
3
2
1
String
fig.1060ae
4
3
2
1
String
*
(Viewed from the neck)
fig.1060be
1
2nd string marker
2
3
4
5th string marker
Depending on the GK-compatible device, it is
possible to install the pickup so that the center
marker is between strings 3 and 4. Refer to the
manual for your GK-compatible device.
For a 6-string bass:
Attach the divided pickup so that the center
marker is between strings 3 (D) and 4 (A),
the 2nd string marker is directly below string
2 (G), and the 5th string marker is directly
below string 5 (E).
fig.1080e
*
Depending on the GK-compatible device, it is
possible to install the pickup so that the center
marker is between strings 1 and 2, or between
strings 3 and 4. Refer to the manual for your GKcompatible device.
6
5
4
3
2
1 String
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*
The divided pickup must be installed in the correct
orientation. Make sure that the cable from the
divided pickup is extending from the bridge side.
*
When mounting the pickup on a left-handed bass,
orient the pickup with the cable extending towards
the neck.
There are three types of pickup spacers,
“A” (3 mm), “B” (1 mm) and “C” (0.25
mm); combine these as necessary to
achieve the proper pickup height.
*
The pickup height should be set so that the clearance
between the strings and the pickup is approximately
1.5 mm (0.6”) when the top and bottom strings are
pressed at the highest fret. Adjust the number of
spacers while confirming the clearance with the
included (1.5 mm thickness) clearance gauge (p. 12).
*
If the top and bottom string heights differ greatly
when the highest fret is fingered, compensate by
adding the appropriate half-length or one-third
length spacers until the clearance for both strings is
the same.
*
When using an arch-top bass, put the pickup
cushions under the pickup spacers.
fig.1090e
Bridge
*
Install the divided pickup close to the bridge. In any
case, do not install the pickup more than 50 mm
away from the bridge.
fig.1110e (Pickup Spacers)
fig.1100e
maximum 50 mm
Pickup
Spacer
When you have decided on the location in which to
install the pickup, use pencil or tape to mark that
location.
2. Tune each string to its normal tuning,
and then be sure the neck curvature
and string height are set properly.
Any adjustments to the neck bow or
string height should be done at this point.
*
Changes in the string height following installation
of the divided pickup may cause the clearance
between the strings and the pickup to change, which
can result in poorer sensitivity.
3. Adjust the height of the pickup.
Insert the supplied spacers under the
pickup until it is at the required height
(do not remove the backing from the tape
yet).
10
Pickup
Cushion
*
Adjust the pickup cushion thickness as required, for
example by using two pickup cushions.
*
The pickup spacers and the pickup cushions are
attached to the bass with double–sided tape. When
affixing the tape, however, the tape’s thickness is
reduced by 0.1 mm (0.004”) when the backing of the
tape is removed. Therefore, when using several
pickup spacers, take this fact into account and set the
height slightly higher to compensate.
4. Remove the strings from the bass.
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
5. Remove the backing from the tapes for
the pickup cushion, the pickup
spacers, and the pickup, and carefully
attach the pickup to the bass.
*
After affixing these items, press them so that the
items adhere firmly.
*
Wipe off any dust that may be on the location to
which you're affixing the double-sided tape. If the
location is dusty or dirty, the double-sided tape may
not adhere sufficiently.
6. Restring and tune the bass, then
carefully check the height of the
divided pickup once more.
Measure with the clearance gauge to
confirm that the clearances between the
pickup and the strings are approximately
1.5 mm (0.06”) when you press the top
and bottom strings at the highest fret,
then finish up by making sure that the
strings do not touch the pickup when you
play the bass.
Then attach the cord hook near the
bridge, and fasten the pickup cable in the
hook so that it does not lift up or touch
the strings.
*
Use care in handling the divided pickup; bending or
twisting it may cause breaking in the coil elements.
Carefully insert something thin and flat (like a table
knife) under the Pickup from the bottom string side,
then gently pry the pickup upwards.
fig.1120 (Removing the Pickup)
4)
5)
fig.1115e
6)
After removing the pickup, carefully
remove the double–sided tape from
the bottom of the pickup.
Adjust the height of the Pickup.
If you wish to add a spacer, first
completely remove the used double–
sided tape from the top surface of
the existing spacers, then add the
new spacer.
If you need to remove any spacers,
remove the necessary number of
spacers and completely remove the
remaining double–sided tape from
the top surface.
Attach a piece of the new double–sided
tape B to the bottom of the pickup.
fig.1130
Cord Hook
7. Take the steps below if the height of
the divided pickup is not right.
1)
2)
3)
Carefully examine the pickup in its
current state, and add a suitable
number of spacers if the pickup is
too low, or remove one or more
spacers if the pickup is too high.
Remove the strings from the bass.
Remove the divided pickup from the
bass.
7)
8)
Attach the pickup to the top of the
spacer that is applied to the bass side.
Restring and tune the bass, then
check the height of the Divided
Pickup again.
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*
Afterwards, you will need to adjust the pickup sensitivity when connecting to GK devices. However, you may find that
the sensitivity level on the GK device is too high. In such instances, you may be able to correct the problem by widening
the clearance between the strings and the pickup. Carry out Steps 1 through 8 again to lower the Pickup height slightly.
How to Use the Clearance Gauge
The divided pickup height must be adjusted so that the clearance between each string and
the divided pickup is 1.5 mm (0.06”) when the highest fret is fingered.
The clearance gauge supplied with the GK-3B is 1.5 mm thick; place the gauge between the
strings and the divided pickup as shown in the figure below, then check and adjust the height.
fig.1190 (Clearance Gauge)
■ Attaching the Pickup with Screws
The steps for determining the position for
attaching the pickup and for checking the
height are exactly the same as when using
the double-sided tape. Refer to “Attaching
the Pickup with Double-Sided Tape” (p. 9).
*
If mounting the GK-3B with screws, ensure a
minimum string clearance of 15.5 mm (0.6”) from the
body at the position where the pickup is positioned.
1. Determine the position for attaching
the pickup. When you have determined
the positioning, mark the position of
the holes at each end of the pickup on
the bass’s body.
*
Make the pilot holes approximately 2 mm (0.08”) in
diameter.
*
Drill pilot holes slightly more than 2 mm in diameter if
the bass body is made of a particularly hard material.
4. Place the springs between the pilot
holes and the pickup as shown in the
figure below, then secure the pickup
with the screws.
fig.1150e
Wood Screw 3 x 20 mm
2. Remove the strings from the bass.
3. Using a drill or similar means, open
pilot holes where the attachment
screws are to go in.
*
12
If the pilot holes are not made in the correct
positions, then the pickup will not be attached in the
correct position either. Use extra care when drilling
the pilot holes.
Spring
Pilot Hole
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5. Restring and tune the bass.
*
Afterwards, when connecting to GK devices, you
will need to adjust the pickup sensitivity again.
However, you may find that the sensitivity level on
the GK device is too high. In such instances, you
may be able to correct the problem by widening the
clearance between the strings and the pickup, so try
lowering the Pickup height slightly to see if this
approach is effective.
*
If the springs are too long, use a pair of wire clippers
to cut them to the correct size.
6. Adjust the height of the pickup.
*
Adjust the mounting screws, loosening or tighten
them as required so that the clearance between the
strings and the pickup is approximately 1.5 mm
(0.06”) when the top and bottom strings are pressed
at the highest fret. Check the height using the
supplied clearance gauge (1.5 mm thickness).
Attaching the Controller
There are two ways to attach the controller.
● Attaching the Controller Unit with
Holder (p. 14)
This allows the controller to be mounted
easily, with no modification of the body
required.
● Attaching the Controller Unit with
Double–Sided Tape and Screws (p. 18)
This allows the controller to be mounted at
any desired position on the bass, and
without the use of the holder, makes for a
thinner controller following installation.
However, it is somewhat difficult to carry
out.
■ Adjusting the Length of the Pickup Cable
Place the controller where it is actually to be attached to the bass to check the pickup cable
length. If the cable is too long, wind it up in the space behind the controller.
fig.1160 (Adjusting the Pickup Cable Length)
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
■ Attaching the Controller with the Holder
Refer to the following figures showing examples of ways to mount the controller, then select
the most suitable method for the bass at hand.
Installation Examples
Example 1) Mounting on the Front of the Bass
This method is recommended for basses
with sufficient space on the bass’s top to
mount the controller (p. 15).
fig.1170
Example 3) Mounting on the Back of the Bass
If there is insufficient space to install the
controller on the bass top, you can use this
method to mount the controller to the back
of the bass (p. 17).
fig.1190
Example 2) Mounting Over the Bridge
If there is insufficient space to install the
controller on the bass top, you can use this
method to mount the controller over the
bridge (p. 16).
fig.1180
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
Mounting on the Front of the Bass
1. Remove three screws from the
underside of the controller, then attach
the GK-3B to holder “A.”
3. Tighten holders “A” and “B” using the
screw (5 x 20 mm).
fig.1220e (Spacer LP)
fig.1200e (Attaching to the Holder)
Holder A
Holder A
Holder B
Screw
5 x 20 mm
GK-3B
*
Holder A has six screw holes. Refer to the figure to
ensure the holder is attached correctly.
2. Attach holder “B” so that the bass
body is sandwiched between the two
holders.
*
Make sure that Holder A is firmly pressed against
the side surface of the bass body.
fig.1210e (Attaching to the Bass 2)
Holder A
Holder B
Screw
5 x 20 mm
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
Mounting Over the Bridge
1. Attach holders “A” and “B” so that the
bass body is sandwiched between the
two holders.
*
Holder A attaches to the back surface of the bass.
*
Make sure that Holder A is firmly pressed against
the side surface of the bass body.
3. Secure Holder “C,” with the controller
attached to it, to Holder “B” using the
flat washers, spring washers and
screw (5 mm x 8 mm).
fig.1250e (Spacer LP)
fig.1230e (Attaching to the Bass 2)
ge
Brid
Screw
5 x 20 mm
Holder B
Flat Washer
Spring Washer
Screw 5 x 8 mm
*
If Holder “C” makes contact with the strings and
interferes with performance, attach the controller
cushion to Holder “C” so as to lift Holder “C” away
from the instrument and prevent it from reaching
the strings.
*
First, insert the controller cushion between the bass
and the holder, and determine a position that
ensures that none of the string vibration will be
disturbed. Then, affix the cushion.
Holder A
2. Remove three screws from the
underside of the controller, then attach
the GK-3B to holder “C.”
fig.1240e (Attaching to the Holder)
fig.1245e (Spacer LP)
Controller
Cushion
Holder C
Holder C
fig.1255e
Controller
Cushion
ge
Brid
GK-3B
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
Mounting on the Back of the Bass
1. Remove three screws from the
underside of the controller, then attach
the GK-3B to holder “A.”
3. Tighten holders “A” and “B” using the
screw (5 x 20 mm).
fig.1280e (Spacer LP)
fig.1260e (Attaching to the Holder)
Holder A
Screw
5 x 20 mm
Holder B
Holder A
GK-3B
*
Holder A has six screw holes. Refer to the figure to
ensure the holder is attached correctly.
2. Attach holder “B” so that the bass
body is sandwiched between the two
holders.
*
Make sure that Holder A is firmly pressed against
the side surface of the bass body.
fig.1270e (Attaching to the Bass 2)
Screw
5 x 20 mm
Holder B
Holder A
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Attaching the GK-3B to the Bass
■ Attaching with Double–sided Tape and a Screw
1. Place the controller in an appropriate
position on the bass surface to determine
where it is to be attached. Pay attention to
the following points at this time.
4. Secure the controller with the supplied
flat-head screw (3 x 16 mm).
fig.1300e (Securing with the Screw)
• Install on a level surface.
• Position the controller so it does not
interfere with your playing.
• Position the controller so you can
comfortably operate the select switch, the
S1 and S2 switches, and other controls.
• Position the controller so that it does not
place undue strain on the normal pickup
input jack, divided pickup, or GK cable.
*
Make sure that the plugs connected to the GK
connector and normal pickup input jack do not stick
out, as this may result in damage should undue
strain be placed on the GK connector or normal
pickup input jack.
2. Once the controller position has been
determined, place the controller in
position and carefully drill a pilot hole
in the bass body where the controller’s
attachment hole is located.
*
The diameter of the hole should be about 2 mm (0.08”).
*
Confirm that there are no other problems in
attaching the controller before drilling the pilot hole.
3. After attaching the double–sided tape
“A” to the underside of the Controller,
attach the controller to the bass.
fig.1290 (Double-Sided Tape)
18
Put the flat-head screw (3x16 mm)
through this hole.
*
If you’d rather not drill a hole in your bass, you can
secure the Controller using only the double-sided
tape or the holders. However, if only the doublesided tape is used to secure the unit, shocks from
rough handling during performances and from use
over an extended period will cause the tape to
deteriorate, with the GK-3B shifting out of position
as a result. Furthermore, if the finish on your bass is
less than perfect, you may discover that the finish is
also removed when you later remove the tape.
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How to Connect the GK-3B
*
To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers
or other devices, always turn down the volume, and
turn off the power on all devices before making any
connections.
*
When all devices are properly connected, turn on the
power to the various devices in the order specified
below. Turning on devices in the wrong order may
result in malfunction and/or damage to speakers and
other devices.
*
The GK cable is a locking cable. When disconnecting
the cable, do not pull on it with undue force, but
instead release the lock and gently disconnect the
cable. You can disconnect the cable simply and
easily by holding down the locking portion with
your thumb and gently pulling on the plug.
fig.2020
1. Make sure that the power to the device
being connected is turned off, then
connect the device to the GK-3B’s GK
connector using the GK cable.
fig.2010
*
GK cable
Before playing, be sure to wrap the cable around the
guitar strap near the end pin. This will prevent the
excess strain on the cable that can end up damaging
the bass or the GK-3B.
fig.2030
GK IN
GK device
Connect the GK-3B only with dedicated GK
cable (supplied with Roland GK-compatible
devices and optional GK cables sold by
Roland). Use of any other cable may result in
damage or malfunction.
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How to Connect the GK-3B
2. Use the included normal guitar cable
to connect the output jack on the bass
to the GK-3B’s normal pickup input
jack.
fig.2040e
Normal
Guitar Cable
*
Connect using the included normal guitar cable or a
commercially available guitar cable.
Note that the use of connection cables that introduce
additional resistance may result in lower normal
bass volume.
*
This connection is necessary not only for playing the
bass’s normal (straight) sound as well as the bass’s
straight sound mixed with the sound from the
connected GK device, but also for connecting the
bass’s ground and the GK-3B’s ground. Even if you
are not going to use the bass’s straight sound at all,
always make this connection because of the noise
reduction benefits it provides.
3. Turn on the power to the connected
GK device.
The Power indicator on the controller
lights up. Now, when you play your bass
you’ll hear the sound of the connected
GK device.
*
The power indicator lights up when the GK-3B and
the GK device are properly connected with a GK
cable and the power to the GK device is turned on.
943
*
20
Always make sure to have the volume level turned
down before switching on power. Even with the
volume all the way down, you may still hear some
sound when the power is switched on, but this is
normal, and does not indicate a malfunction.
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Specifications
GK-3B: Divided Pickup
● Dimensions
fig.3010e
73.6 (2-15/16)
● Indicator
Power Indicator
● Connectors
GK Connector
Normal Pickup Input Jack
87.0 (3-7/16)
22.7
(15/16)
● Weight
70 g / 3 oz
● Accessories
Normal Guitar Cable
Parts for installation
Owner’s Manual
Unit : mm (inch)
2.0
(1/8)
8.7
(3/8)
138.0 (5-7/16)
128.0 (5-1/16)
118.0 (4-11/16)
● Options
GK Cables: GKC-3, GKC-5, GKC-10
GK Parallel Box: GKP-4
Unit Selector: US-20
Ø
13.0 ( 3.
3/1 3
(9/16) 6
)
● Controls
GK Volume
DOWN/S1 Switch
UP/S2 Switch
Select Switch
Unit : mm (inch)
*
In the interest of product development, the
specifications and/or appearance of this unit are
subject to change without prior notice.
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For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of
European Directive 89/336/EEC.
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Information
When you need repair service, call your nearest Roland Service Center or authorized Roland distributor in your country as
shown below.
AFRICA
EGYPT
Al Fanny Trading Office
9, EBN Hagar A1 Askalany Street,
ARD E1 Golf, Heliopolis,
Cairo 11341, EGYPT
TEL: 20-2-417-1828
REUNION
Maison FO - YAM Marcel
25 Rue Jules Hermann,
Chaudron - BP79 97 491
Ste Clotilde Cedex,
REUNION ISLAND
TEL: (0262) 218-429
SOUTH AFRICA
That Other Music Shop
(PTY) Ltd.
11 Melle St., Braamfontein,
Johannesbourg, SOUTH AFRICA
P.O.Box 32918, Braamfontein 2017
Johannesbourg, SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (011) 403 4105
Paul Bothner (PTY) Ltd.
17 Werdmuller Centre,
Main Road, Claremont 7708
SOUTH AFRICA
PHILIPPINES
G.A. Yupangco & Co. Inc.
Roland Ireland
Av. Toluca No. 323, Col. Olivar
de los Padres 01780 Mexico D.F.
MEXICO
TEL: (55) 5668-6699
G2 Calmount Park, Calmount
Avenue, Dublin 12
Republic of IRELAND
TEL: (01) 4294444
SINGAPORE
PANAMA
Swee Lee Company
Boulevard Andrews, Albrook,
Panama City, REP. DE PANAMA
TEL: 315-0101
CRISTOFORI MUSIC PTE
LTD
PARAGUAY
Blk 3014, Bedok Industrial Park E,
#02-2148, SINGAPORE 489980
TEL: 6243-9555
TAIWAN
10F. No.18 Anhuaxili
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100011
CHINA
TEL: (010) 6426-5050
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
(GUANGZHOU OFFICE)
2/F., No.30 Si You Nan Er Jie Yi
Xiang, Wu Yang Xin Cheng,
Guangzhou 510600, CHINA
Tel: (020) 8736-0428
HONG KONG
Tom Lee Music Co., Ltd.
Service Division
22-32 Pun Shan Street, Tsuen
Wan, New Territories,
HONG KONG
TEL: 2415 0911
Parsons Music Ltd.
8th Floor, Railway Plaza, 39
Chatham Road South, T.S.T,
Kowloon, HONG KONG
TEL: 2333 1863
INDIA
Rivera Digitec (India) Pvt. Ltd.
409, Nirman Kendra Mahalaxmi
Flats Compound Off. Dr. Edwin
Moses Road, Mumbai-400011,
INDIA
TEL: (022) 2493 9051
INDONESIA
PT Citra IntiRama
J1. Cideng Timur No. 15J-150
Jakarta Pusat
INDONESIA
TEL: (021) 6324170
KOREA
Cosmos Corporation
1461-9, Seocho-Dong,
Seocho Ku, Seoul, KOREA
TEL: (02) 3486-8855
MALAYSIA
BENTLEY MUSIC SDN BHD
140 & 142, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
TEL: (03) 2144-3333
J.E. Olear y ESQ. Manduvira
Asuncion PARAGUAY
TEL: (021) 492-124
URUGUAY
Room 5, 9fl. No. 112 Chung Shan
N.Road Sec.2, Taipei, TAIWAN,
R.O.C.
TEL: (02) 2561 3339
Francisco Acuna de Figueroa 1771
C.P.: 11.800
Montevideo, URUGUAY
TEL: (02) 924-2335
THAILAND
VENEZUELA
Theera Music Co. , Ltd.
330 Verng NakornKasem, Soi 2,
Bangkok 10100, THAILAND
TEL: (02) 2248821
Suite DP-8
40 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan Street
Hochiminh City, VIETNAM
Tel: (08) 930-1969
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
(BEIJING OFFICE)
Distribuidora De
Instrumentos Musicales
ROLAND TAIWAN
ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
ASIA
5F. No.1500 Pingliang Road
Shanghai 200090, CHINA
TEL: (021) 5580-0800
SUPRO MUNDIAL, S.A.
150 Sims Drive,
SINGAPORE 387381
TEL: 6846-3676
VIETNAM
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
IRELAND
Casa Veerkamp, s.a. de c.v.
P.O.BOX 23032, Claremont 7735,
SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (021) 674 4030
CHINA
MEXICO
339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Makati, Metro Manila 1200,
PHILIPPINES
TEL: (02) 899 9801
Saigon Music
AUSTRALIA/
NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA
Roland Corporation
Australia Pty., Ltd.
38 Campbell Avenue
Dee Why West. NSW 2099
AUSTRALIA
TEL: (02) 9982 8266
NEW ZEALAND
Todo Musica S.A.
Musicland Digital C.A.
Av. Francisco de Miranda,
Centro Parque de Cristal, Nivel
C2 Local 20 Caracas
VENEZUELA
TEL: (212) 285-8586
COSTA RICA
JUAN Bansbach
Instrumentos Musicales
Ave.1. Calle 11, Apartado 10237,
San Jose, COSTA RICA
TEL: 258-0211
CHILE
Comercial Fancy
S.A.
Rut.: 96.919.420-1
Nataniel Cox #739, 4th Floor
Santiago - Centro, CHILE
TEL: (02) 688-9540
EL SALVADOR
OMNI MUSIC
75 Avenida Norte y Final
Alameda Juan Pablo ,
Edificio No.4010 San Salvador,
EL SALVADOR
TEL: 262-0788
POLAND
Easa Husain Al Yousifi Est.
MX MUSIC SP.Z.O.O.
UL. Gibraltarska 4.
PL-03664 Warszawa POLAND
TEL: (022) 679 44 19
PORTUGAL
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Roland Portugal, S.A.
Cais Das Pedras, 8/9-1 Dto
4050-465 PORTO
PORTUGAL
TEL: (022) 608 00 60
KUWAIT
Abdullah Salem Street,
Safat, KUWAIT
TEL: 243-6399
LEBANON
Chahine S.A.L.
Gerge Zeidan St., Chahine Bldg.,
Achrafieh, P.O.Box: 16-5857
Beirut, LEBANON
TEL: (01) 20-1441
QATAR
Al Emadi Co. (Badie Studio
& Stores)
SAUDI ARABIA
BELGIUM/HOLLAND/
LUXEMBOURG
Roland Benelux N. V.
Houtstraat 3, B-2260, Oevel
(Westerlo) BELGIUM
TEL: (014) 575811
Kardasovska 626.
CZ-198 00 Praha 9,
CZECH REP.
TEL: (2) 666 10529
DENMARK
Nordhavnsvej 7, Postbox 880,
DK-2100 Copenhagen
DENMARK
TEL: 3916 6200
Roland France SA
Rua San Jose, 780 Sala B
Parque Industrial San Jose
Cotia - Sao Paulo - SP, BRAZIL
TEL: (011) 4615 5666
245 Prince Mohammad St.,
Amman 1118, JORDAN
TEL: (06) 464-1200
aDawliah Universal
Electronics APL
FRANCE
Roland Brasil Ltda
JORDAN
AMMAN Trading Agency
Lilleakerveien 2 Postboks 95
Lilleaker N-0216 Oslo
NORWAY
TEL: 2273 0074
RUSSIA
Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 8,
A-6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
TEL: (0512) 26 44 260
Roland Scandinavia A/S
BRAZIL
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Kontor Norge
8 Retzif Ha'aliya Hashnya St.
Tel-Aviv-Yafo ISRAEL
TEL: (03) 6823666
Piata Libertatii 1,
535500 Gheorgheni, ROMANIA
TEL: (266) 364 609
Roland Elektronische
Musikinstrumente HmbH.
Austrian Office
K-AUDIO
Av.Santa Fe 2055
(1123) Buenos Aires
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TEL: (011) 4508-2700
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ISRAEL
Halilit P. Greenspoon &
Sons Ltd.
AUSTRIA
32 Shaddock Street, Mount Eden,
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
TEL: (09) 3098 715
Instrumentos Musicales S.A.
Viale delle Industrie 8,
20020 Arese, Milano, ITALY
TEL: (02) 937-78300
No.41 Nike St., Dr.Shariyati Ave.,
Roberoye Cerahe Mirdamad
Tehran, IRAN
TEL: (021) 285-4169
ROMANIA
CZECH REP.
ARGENTINA
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MOCO, INC.
EUROPE
Roland Corporation Ltd.
CENTRAL/LATIN
AMERICA
ITALY
IRAN
4, Rue Paul Henri SPAAK,
Parc de l'Esplanade, F 77 462 St.
Thibault, Lagny Cedex FRANCE
TEL: 01 600 73 500
FINLAND
Roland Scandinavia As,
Filial Finland
Elannontie 5
FIN-01510 Vantaa, FINLAND
TEL: (0)9 68 24 020
GERMANY
Roland Elektronische
Musikinstrumente HmbH.
Oststrasse 96, 22844 Norderstedt,
GERMANY
TEL: (040) 52 60090
GREECE
STOLLAS S.A.
Music Sound Light
155, New National Road
Patras 26442, GREECE
TEL: 2610 435400
HUNGARY
Roland East Europe Ltd.
Warehouse Area ‘DEPO’ Pf.83
H-2046 Torokbalint, HUNGARY
TEL: (23) 511011
FBS LINES
MuTek
3-Bogatyrskaya Str. 1.k.l
107 564 Moscow, RUSSIA
TEL: (095) 169 5043
SPAIN
Roland Electronics
de España, S. A.
Calle Bolivia 239, 08020
Barcelona, SPAIN
TEL: (93) 308 1000
SWEDEN
Roland Scandinavia A/S
SWEDISH SALES OFFICE
Danvik Center 28, 2 tr.
S-131 30 Nacka SWEDEN
TEL: (0)8 702 00 20
SWITZERLAND
Roland (Switzerland) AG
P.O. Box 62, Doha, QATAR
TEL: 4423-554
Corniche Road, Aldossary Bldg.,
1st Floor, Alkhobar,
SAUDI ARABIA
P.O.Box 2154, Alkhobar 31952
SAUDI ARABIA
TEL: (03) 898 2081
SYRIA
Technical Light & Sound
Center
Rawda, Abdul Qader Jazairi St.
Bldg. No. 21, P.O.BOX 13520,
Damascus, SYRIA
TEL: (011) 223-5384
TURKEY
Ant Muzik Aletleri Ithalat
Ve Ihracat Ltd Sti
Siraselviler Caddesi Siraselviler
Pasaji No:74/20
Taksim - Istanbul, TURKEY
TEL: (0212) 2449624
Landstrasse 5, Postfach,
CH-4452 Itingen,
SWITZERLAND
TEL: (061) 927-8383
U.A.E.
UKRAINE
Zak Electronics & Musical
Instruments Co. L.L.C.
TIC-TAC
Mira Str. 19/108
P.O. Box 180
295400 Munkachevo, UKRAINE
TEL: (03131) 414-40
UNITED KINGDOM
Roland (U.K.) Ltd.
Zabeel Road, Al Sherooq Bldg.,
No. 14, Grand Floor, Dubai, U.A.E.
TEL: (04) 3360715
NORTH AMERICA
Atlantic Close, Swansea
Enterprise Park, SWANSEA
SA7 9FJ,
UNITED KINGDOM
TEL: (01792) 702701
CANADA
MIDDLE EAST
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Toronto Office)
BAHRAIN
170 Admiral Boulevard
Mississauga On L5T 2N6
CANADA
TEL: (905) 362 9707
Moon Stores
No.16, Bab Al Bahrain Avenue,
P.O.Box 247, Manama 304,
State of BAHRAIN
TEL: 211 005
CYPRUS
Radex Sound Equipment Ltd.
17, Diagorou Street, Nicosia,
CYPRUS
TEL: (022) 66-9426
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Head Office)
5480 Parkwood Way Richmond
B. C., V6V 2M4 CANADA
TEL: (604) 270 6626
U. S. A.
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938,
U. S. A.
TEL: (323) 890 3700
As of May 1, 2004 (Roland)
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