I haven't used a microKorg, but for the last 6 years I've been running a VG-88, and for another two years prior to that (8 years total now), I've been using a GR-33, both by Roland, and both using a so-called hex pickup. Does that qualify?
My previous guitar (another, but cheaper Strat) had a Ghost system I installed. Thanks to the former engineer at Graphtech, I got a pretty good deal, so I installed it instead of the Roland GK-2A. I can't recommend this system highly enough - in plain language, it rocks! ;D
Let me comment one time on your two links..... First, you don't need a new guitar, you can install either the Roland or the Ghost systems into your current guitar, should you wish to do so. I've got a short pictorial on mine posted somewheres around here, but the images are kinda fuzzy - I need to get that fixed....
Second, I see that you're "overseas", speaking from my viewpoint, but considering the entire planet, there are many companies building standard guitars with MIDI capabilities, and with only one exception, the Manson axe is the most expensive, by at least double, if not more. (The exception is the ill-fated Parker Fly, which was priced to not sell - bad business decision.) Also, the Mayones website is at the bottom of my list of considerations. Why? Because they know they're too high priced - they don't tell you anywhere what their guitars cost. That's a sure sign of "bring two checkbooks, one won't be enough". Not the kind of place where I like to shop.
If you want a new guitar with the hex pickup already installed, you can search around. Godin (in Canada) and Brian Moore are highly reputed builders of prime-quality instruments, there are plenty of others. There was a company called Switch that has since gone TU, but they made their guitars out of something they called "vibracell", and a few models had the hex pickup built in. Cast an eye towards eBay or your local craigslist, they show up once in awhile.
If you have any more questions on MIDI or what to do with it, or how to make it behave, just ask!
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Post by greeneyezzz on Jul 23, 2010 9:53:19 GMT -5
I was just wondering what extra one coud achieve with a MIDI implemented sytem. Looking at Matt Bellamy or Fredrik Thordendal, it adds so much more. I'm not really looking to play piano or sax on my guitar, I want to see what cool sounds you can achieve when you for instance run your audio through a microkorg or a Dave Smith's MoPho. I know Thordendal uses (or used) a Clavia Micromodular thing to achieve the most wicked sounds and uses a breath controller mounted on a joystick-arm to alter the sound.