"I'm proud to say that I toured the entire Rebel Yell tour which was ten months long, with one of GR-707 and the floor unit. I still have it, and I have it because it is a bit of history to me. There's not many instruments that I held on to that long but that really meant something to me, to be the first in the Unites States with that instrument and to maybe help promote guitar synthesizers. I've always been a big synth fan."more
In this interview with Boss, Andy Summers confirms usage of this guitar-synth. It reads, "I remember seeing a Police video where you were playing a Roland GR-700 guitar synth." "I don’t remember which one was which. Was that the silver one?" "Yes." "Yeah, I used that one. I don’t have it anymore unfortunately. I think I did some stuff with Robert Fripp with it back when we did a couple of albums together."more
> On three tunes, “Clint,” “Hippityville,” and “Killing Time,” he utilizes Roland’s GR-700 synth module and Ibanez’ IMG2010 controller, creating vivid, high-tech sonic landscapes, while with “Alice in Wonderland” and “Still,” he acknowledges tradition by featuring conventional electric and acoustic instruments.more
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