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iamqmaniamqman

Computer on!

Alesis XGuitarPublished on 12/13/11 at 16:37
Alesis Xguitar is basically a computer-based guitar instrument. This is a guitar that is somewhat unique and unlike anything that I or most people have ever seen. This is a guitar that is for someone who likes to play around with a load of effects or processing and doesn't want to spend too much time perfecting their instrument. This is a guitar that has basically built-in digital effects within the instrument. It's very a futuristic sounding type of technology. Overall it's the not exactly my cuppa tea.

Features
80 programs, each a factory preset that can be edited by the user or restored to factory default

9 effects modules, each with multiple selectable effects, over 40 different...…
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Alesis Xguitar is basically a computer-based guitar instrument. This is a guitar that is somewhat unique and unlike anything that I or most people have ever seen. This is a guitar that is for someone who likes to play around with a load of effects or processing and doesn't want to spend too much time perfecting their instrument. This is a guitar that has basically built-in digital effects within the instrument. It's very a futuristic sounding type of technology. Overall it's the not exactly my cuppa tea.

Features
80 programs, each a factory preset that can be edited by the user or restored to factory default

9 effects modules, each with multiple selectable effects, over 40 different effect types

8 different signal routing options for re-ordering effect modules

28-bit high-quality effects including reverbs, delays, chorus, flanging, amp emulation and transposition

Master volume and two tone controls

Simple up/down toggle switch to facilitate program changes on-the-fly

Built-in auto-chromatic tuner

1 dual humbucker and 2 single stack humbucker pickups

Expression pedal input for volume, wah-wah control over effect parameters

30 hours of operation (on 4 AA batteries)

Stereo/headphone output on 1/4 in. TRS connector


The tone of this guitar is not something that you really want to talk about . They are really emphasizing the ability for this instrument to be a working computer or effects-based instrument. Much like a keyboard or synthesizer is to a piano, this guitar is to the regular guitar. If you're someone who likes to play around with certain sounds to come from the keyboard and don't really be more proficient at playing the piano this is good to be a similar analogy. This is not really a guitar in the sense that it makes you want to play and get proficient at your instrument but it's a instrument or novelty that gives a user a cool new style of an instrument. I wouldn't necessarily this say that this is exactly a guitar because it's a new novelty type of instrument.


These guitars have been discontinued for a while but you can find them the used section of many classifieds. I don't think they're very expensive. I think you can find them for right around $200 or so. It's not about price for someone who probably wants something that can be a fun time waster. But if you're trying to learn how to play the guitar I wouldn't go with this instrument. I would deal with your standard old cheap guitar that will allow you to get your basics and your chops down.
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bertoduchnordbertoduchnord

a little disappointed

Alesis XGuitarPublished on 06/13/12 at 03:29
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the preamp is unique. This is the only guitar Dotte of this system, but it remains to be improved. While the concept is great, both in terms of many sound settings possible, and in the number of sounds available. But the big bémole remains at the sound quality. Some are clean enough to live but the cons I've given up trying to make my studio recordings with it.

the handle is very handy and provides good playability. Access to the different setting of the preamp is just as easy and enjoyable.

the sound quality is pretty nice built-in headphones but once connected to an amp ... my god this is poor!

it will be 7 years since I have this guitar and I confess it take a little dust ......…
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the preamp is unique. This is the only guitar Dotte of this system, but it remains to be improved. While the concept is great, both in terms of many sound settings possible, and in the number of sounds available. But the big bémole remains at the sound quality. Some are clean enough to live but the cons I've given up trying to make my studio recordings with it.

the handle is very handy and provides good playability. Access to the different setting of the preamp is just as easy and enjoyable.

the sound quality is pretty nice built-in headphones but once connected to an amp ... my god this is poor!

it will be 7 years since I have this guitar and I confess it take a little dust ... I consider it more like a toy than a musical instrument. Being able to walk anywhere with an electric guitar containing countless built-in sounds and can play without a headset socket is pretty cool!
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lidoulidou

Alesis XGuitarPublished on 05/29/06 at 02:16
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Bah! I find it a lot. A good look strato good grip, good sound effects off with a set of microphones interesting. I bought 220 new on EBAY. Can be a bit heavy, but we feel we have something in his hands.

So the for the game Gnial. A friend had me before a prt j'achte mine. a run. I have all left "on the c. .." There are nice sounds in rglages factory. In fact, it seems to play several guitars. But to get back in programs ....

I tried to program my own effects. I compltement is no ... it is mission impossible, in fact, I use it with a sound rather prrgl blues style, I added an old distortion pedals of the 70, a limiter breath .. . and roll my chicken. I manage to have a good heavy...…
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Bah! I find it a lot. A good look strato good grip, good sound effects off with a set of microphones interesting. I bought 220 new on EBAY. Can be a bit heavy, but we feel we have something in his hands.

So the for the game Gnial. A friend had me before a prt j'achte mine. a run. I have all left "on the c. .." There are nice sounds in rglages factory. In fact, it seems to play several guitars. But to get back in programs ....

I tried to program my own effects. I compltement is no ... it is mission impossible, in fact, I use it with a sound rather prrgl blues style, I added an old distortion pedals of the 70, a limiter breath .. . and roll my chicken. I manage to have a good heavy sound and bold style in Carlton and Lukather "the pump".
Again, if anyone can help me program it.

I use it for 2 months;
I find it unfortunate that it comes in one color.
I tried many things but much more Chres.
I sell beautiful toy that can be better if I find my game
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X550X550

Alesis XGuitarPublished on 04/22/07 at 06:47
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The XGuitar is a guitar with a multi effects processor, which is a real revolution, but for € 349, do not expect wonders ...
It can be used with or without the multi purpose.
Features:
- Alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware,
- Mechanical oil bath
- Bolt,
- Pickups: 3 double coil (one parallel and two in stack), little-known feature of XGuitar.
- 5-way switch,
- 1 volume knob,
- Multi-resolution 28 bit effects processor with 80 preset programs / user editable (9 among 40 different cumulative effects)
- Chromatic Tuner integrated
- Entry for expression pedal
- A switch for enabling or disabling the multi effect - Use battery-powered (4-AA)...…
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The XGuitar is a guitar with a multi effects processor, which is a real revolution, but for € 349, do not expect wonders ...
It can be used with or without the multi purpose.
Features:
- Alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware,
- Mechanical oil bath
- Bolt,
- Pickups: 3 double coil (one parallel and two in stack), little-known feature of XGuitar.
- 5-way switch,
- 1 volume knob,
- Multi-resolution 28 bit effects processor with 80 preset programs / user editable (9 among 40 different cumulative effects)
- Chromatic Tuner integrated
- Entry for expression pedal
- A switch for enabling or disabling the multi effect - Use battery-powered (4-AA) with 30 hours of battery or AC adapter (optional)
- Swith to a program selection to fly.
- 6.5 mm stereo output jack for connection to amplifier or headphones - Weight: 3.4 kg.

The handle is very nice, it has a super flat profile, with a super low string action home, perfect for solos. Access to acute no problem.
One of the shortcomings of this guitar is the finish:
this model has a recurring problem: green spots appear behind the handle, this is due to the poor quality of the varnish.
Sanding the varnish on the body was made to arachée of large irregularities when there is good!
Start the form is nice, the guitar is not too heavy, it must be fed four LR6 with all 30 hours, you can buy rechargeable batteries and super powerful was a self-doubled.
For navigation in multi effect is represented by one letter and one number, one must understand the concept by reading the manual and you can do anything with, but I can understand that some people are lost in the many banks effect.
To get a good sound through headphones is easy, 80 programs are integrated, but with an amp ... I will explain this in the next section ...

When you play with headphones with the multi-effect is wonderful, moving from a blues sound has a big sound is beautiful, it's powerful, has an acoustic simulation breathtaking!
Super realistic sounds too good, deadly!
But when you play with an amp and with the multi purpose by connecting the normal input, is shit canned:
sounds have nothing to do with what you have heard through headphones, one for his drinking, it must be plugged into a stereo.
Problem is solved by connecting the CD input of your amp for the sound as realistic as possible without the bass, treble and midrange are not to mix your sound.
When you cut the multi effects, guitar works like a normal electric guitar:
the bridge pickup lacks a bit of fishing, but it was a very decent sound for a guitar of this price. On this guitar, all pickups are double, well, do not expect to get the sound of an EMG 81 or 60 with microphones like that, but by the sounds clean and distortion are honorable despite their low power: one day I took out my old Cort X-2 and I was amazed by the difference in power, the mics are really Xguitar weaklings ... Finally no background noise is well.
The 5-way switch allows you to make it completely versatile.
You can also use the multi purpose as a multi effect with the normal distortion of the amp, multi effect is very good.
Go 8 / 10, she's an honorable in all areas.

I use it for 4 months is the perfect guitar to work with headphones.
This guitar will amaze any beginner:
"Yeah sounds too much killing in the headphones"
"Ptain the ball the tuner"
The sound in the headphones is great, the amp such a condition of connecting to the entry CD
So for me it's the guitar that I needed, I use it only with a headphone or without multi effect, I can work alone without shit person because of noise, it's perfect.
Is not to € 349 El Dorado, it can be found around € 200 on the internet, multi effect is reliable and convenient.
A guitar for everyone, beginner or advanced, but only with headphones!!
I think Alesis has dropped the case on their site it went in the "discontinued products".
So if you want to bump on headphones, buy it immediately, it will fill you.
I blame the price of the Alesis adapter: € 39!
If you had to do it again, I remake, I like the idea of ​​Xguitar, everything is integrated and above all it is autonomous.

Goodies: keg sounds on CD input and onboard tuner
effects and disto everywhere.
Cons:
finishing a two balls: the varnish
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  • Manufacturer: Alesis
  • Model: XGuitar
  • Category: Electric solidbody guitars with modeling
  • Added in our database on: 08/05/2004

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