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  • MGR/BillyMGR/Billy

    Fender VG Stratocaster

    Fender G-5 VG-StratocasterPublished on 11/26/11 at 15:00
    The VG Stratocaster is Fender's take on a modeling guitar. Line 6 had a hit with the Variax and Fender fired back with the VG

    A friend of mine needed some PA gear. He had the Strat and I thought it'd be worth it in a trade. Used they go for around $900, brand new I am guessing they sold for $1300 or around there.

    There is no outboard gear or special cable needed to use this guitar. You can use any old instrument cable. I know how frustrating it is to get to a gig and realize you forgot your specialized midi cable!

    The Open G, drop D and Open D tuning modes are awesome. They are very accurate and you don't even have to touch the tuning gears.

    The modeled guitars are kind of lame …
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    The VG Stratocaster is Fender's take on a modeling guitar. Line 6 had a hit with the Variax and Fender fired back with the VG

    A friend of mine needed some PA gear. He had the Strat and I thought it'd be worth it in a trade. Used they go for around $900, brand new I am guessing they sold for $1300 or around there.

    There is no outboard gear or special cable needed to use this guitar. You can use any old instrument cable. I know how frustrating it is to get to a gig and realize you forgot your specialized midi cable!

    The Open G, drop D and Open D tuning modes are awesome. They are very accurate and you don't even have to touch the tuning gears.

    The modeled guitars are kind of lame in my opinion. The modeled strat vs. the bypassed strat is not very different. The Tele does not sound like a tele.

    The 12-string mode I cannot hear a darn thing when that is on!

    The body is ash, the neck is maple with a rosewood fretboard. It has all the regular features of a regular Strat; the 5-way switch, single coil pickups and standard American tremelo. The knobs are Master Volume, Master Tone, Tuning Mod button and Guitar Mod button.

    I would recommend buying this guitar to have a Strat and sort of treat the added features as a bonus, other than that I feel you may be a little let down as the modeling effects other than the handy tuning really didn't do anything for me.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • YoungerYounger

    Fender G-5 VG-StratocasterPublished on 09/16/07 at 04:08
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Fender VG Stratocaster American Deluxe
    22 frets with 3 single coil pickups and an American Deluxe Roland micro numrique.
    rglages, Volume, Tone tuning, guitar style
    handle C

    UTILIZATION

    Channel trs enjoyable and really fast.
    Access in an acute very easy as in many strata.
    perfect balance and form typical Start
    The sound is what is key in this instrument: stratocaster mode, there is absolutely quality micro deluxe with all their attack. Numrique mode, you can choose between: a stratocaster, a tlcaster, a HH, or fender acoustic.
    A modlisation types of guitar truly remarkable quality. trs a good job

    SOUNDS

    This guitar can play sounds really diffrent without c…
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    Fender VG Stratocaster American Deluxe
    22 frets with 3 single coil pickups and an American Deluxe Roland micro numrique.
    rglages, Volume, Tone tuning, guitar style
    handle C

    UTILIZATION

    Channel trs enjoyable and really fast.
    Access in an acute very easy as in many strata.
    perfect balance and form typical Start
    The sound is what is key in this instrument: stratocaster mode, there is absolutely quality micro deluxe with all their attack. Numrique mode, you can choose between: a stratocaster, a tlcaster, a HH, or fender acoustic.
    A modlisation types of guitar truly remarkable quality. trs a good job

    SOUNDS

    This guitar can play sounds really diffrent without changing its Manir play. Trs sound bold for HH, or his foil in the stratum. The numrisation also allows to Wipe grsillement electromagntique can be submitted at while recording.
    Trs more importantly, the tuning Systm. it can drop in to agree, but also in modal baritone which is a bonus monster. numrisation the 12-string is also trsraliste.
    I cheat a can for model amp because I use a line6 Vetta II which allows me to have all the sound I want!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for four months, I find this guitar like a Fender and Roland Russianness for returning to the field of numrique o dj Line6 had dvor the market. I think the fans will not be the fender by MODEL trs well finished with quality sound without Previous to a single instrument.
    A BMOL which does not allow me to give up, a battery operation that runs out rather quickly. galemenent Lumire blue and a really strong for a concert. inaperu it does not live for a black scne!
    For the price, it's an excellent quality price 2200 euros.
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  • philcl25philcl25

    Fender G-5 VG-StratocasterPublished on 09/16/07 at 23:58
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I bought the guitar fender vg since March 2007 and I give you my opinion.
    It is a wonder at all.
    The guitar in it even a Fender Start and the same the only diffrence the deluxe modlisation.
    Before j'tais have to have four guitars on scne today is no longer the case.
    Electro acoustic sounds are great but with a neutral amp.
    The sound of the tlcaster and perfect with an already overdriven amp for rock and blues.
    The only default of this guitar and the battery consumption and high 2 h together any more.
    I suggest you buy it if you like me to use double-quality capacitors (4x2) with a quick charger.
    The fender and manufactured in the United States

    UTILIZATION

    The hand…
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    I bought the guitar fender vg since March 2007 and I give you my opinion.
    It is a wonder at all.
    The guitar in it even a Fender Start and the same the only diffrence the deluxe modlisation.
    Before j'tais have to have four guitars on scne today is no longer the case.
    Electro acoustic sounds are great but with a neutral amp.
    The sound of the tlcaster and perfect with an already overdriven amp for rock and blues.
    The only default of this guitar and the battery consumption and high 2 h together any more.
    I suggest you buy it if you like me to use double-quality capacitors (4x2) with a quick charger.
    The fender and manufactured in the United States

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is nice but you have to rgler a luthier if you want a game enjoyable for a new guitar is not forcment rgler correctly.
    The sound of dpend rglage.

    SOUNDS

    All styles
    I play with a marshall 100 w lamp body double

    OVERALL OPINION

    I play on the fender vg since March 2007
    I love all the sounds of this guitar except the consumption of batteries rechargeable batteries do.
    Yes but the advantage is being able to replace my tlcaster my Ovation etc ...
    Trs CHRE not because when you have aprsrflexion test.
    Yes, without one second hsiter
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  • Anonymous

    Fender G-5 VG-StratocasterPublished on 03/06/09 at 08:31
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Short story: no need to introduce the Fender Telecaster Clarence Leonidas (Leo says), genius of violin musician but not a dollar! Roland is against most famous in the world of synthesizers. In the 70s, the idea occurs to them to develop a guitar synthesizer. They are therefore the guitar organ Godwin (1976) and in 1977 released the GS-500, Les Paul type guitar plugged into the GR-500, big synthesizer. In the early 80's, Roland recidivism four guitars, a bass and three pedals. Not yet fully developed (latency period between the attack of the strings and the emission of sound), the third gnération is the most complete ... and more futuristic: the G-707 and GR-700 pedal huge 12-kg lots in …
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    Short story: no need to introduce the Fender Telecaster Clarence Leonidas (Leo says), genius of violin musician but not a dollar! Roland is against most famous in the world of synthesizers. In the 70s, the idea occurs to them to develop a guitar synthesizer. They are therefore the guitar organ Godwin (1976) and in 1977 released the GS-500, Les Paul type guitar plugged into the GR-500, big synthesizer. In the early 80's, Roland recidivism four guitars, a bass and three pedals. Not yet fully developed (latency period between the attack of the strings and the emission of sound), the third gnération is the most complete ... and more futuristic: the G-707 and GR-700 pedal huge 12-kg lots in 1984. Success is not to go, but Roland has persisted for a simpler method: the Virtual Guitar (VG). A microphone pickup is placed just under the strings of any guitar and connects to a synthesizer. Roland, however, keeps the idea of ​​integrating the microphone to a guitar and VG approaches Fender. Will be born in the first Roland Ready Stratocaster ready to connect to a syhtétiseur Roland. Then the VG Stratocaster guitar modeling, which is strongly reminiscent of the Line 6 Variax, and offers different models of Fender guitars with alternate tunings.
    We keep of course the eternal line of Fender Stratocaster, released in 1954 with an ash body (alder and 1956) and a maple neck accompanied by his touch unreported (rosewood fingerboard appearing in 1959). The two-tone sunburst finish early will be complemented by colors "custom" in 1959. Drawing on original but not eternal ... head. In fact, hard to believe that Leo has not inspired on his head Telecaster guitar made by Paul Bigsby for Merle Travis in 1948! Bigsby has can also turn inspired the first of Martin guitars in the mid-19th century, before it adopts the heads that we know well today. CFMartin, meanwhile, was just copy the headers Johann Stauffer, a well-known German maker, with whom he worked before emigrating to the United States ... As for the body, its shape is actually due to the remarks of the guitarists on the Telecaster and Leo has taken into account: double cut for better access to acute bevel ergonomic ...

    BODY Alder (polyurethane varnish)
    NECK Maple, Modern profile "C", polyurethane varnish
    Rosewood or maple fingerboard, Radius 9.5 "(241mm)
    22 medium jumbo frets
    DIAPASON 25.5 "(648mm)
    Nut width 43mm
    MECHANICAL Fender ® bath oil staged
    BRIDGE Vibrato chrome with 2 anchors
    PLATE 3 Ply
    MICROS 3 American Start / Micro Roland GK
    STRINGS Fender ® Super Bullets ® 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 - .042)

    No complaints about build quality: it's great!

    UTILIZATION

    It's a stratocaster: everything has been said about the playing comfort, the handle, access to acute, shape, weight, content ...
    The sound? it's plug and play.

    SOUNDS

    I am also proud owner of a Line 6 Variax 700 with its indispensable workbench (customization tool).
    The sounds found on this layer are very honest modeled: Start, Tele, humbucking, 12-string, acoustic + alternate tunings. It's versatile high quality! You can play any style of music: pop, folk, rock, metal, blues, ...
    But the problem is not there. Indeed the comparison with the Variax needed.
    - The price: 2,000 euros for the strato, 1,500 euros for the Variax workbench +
    - Quality: the beautiful work of two sides, the layer has on the logo for it!
    - The models: many more on the Variax! Start, tele, les paul, firebird, ES-335, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, Martin, resonator, banjo, 12 string, Hawaiian, ... you can do everything (or almost). Moreover Fender does not specify exact models were modeled. Line 6 against with the originals are clearly detailed (although emulation is not always 100% true, this leaves dreaming about the different models and mythical).
    - Opportunities: no customization possible on the stratum. Against by the Variax, the workbench provides a virtual luthier shop where all combinations are possible (body microphones (positions, angles, types, output levels), fully customizable alternative tunings of 2 octaves, ...) and 100 memory available on the guitar! What extend to infinity and the models available with a quality appointment.
    - Much more than the stratum: this is a real stratocaster in liabilities associated with modeling. The mixture between tradition and modernity. By the Variax is against "a guitar modeling", without character. It sounds like whatever you want, but not as itself. This is not a "real" guitar in the traditional sense. No visible microphone (it's weird anyway). In short, is a "real" guitar? For me, yes, but not for everyone.
    - Other black dot next to Fender: power only by batteries (LR6 4) which is limited autonomy (4 hours) on the Variax can be fed via batteries or via transformer provided (jack-jack cable used for audio and power), in short demand.

    So for eight sound quality (except for some noise) but not 10, as a customization would have been welcome, and because the models are of unknown origin (the Line 6 Variax has been there and immediately set the bar very high) .

    OVERALL OPINION

    Recently acquired, I am delighted. It is a real liability in strata with character all its own, and active modeling are bluffing, to extend the spectrum of sounds and providing a welcome versatility.
    Unfortunately, the Line 6 Variax 700 has been through it before: cheaper, more modeling guitars, better identified (models accurately described), longer battery life and especially with the ability to fully customize his guitar!
    If this is your first or Fender Stratocaster, go for it! Otherwise try the Variax workbench, you'll be surprised and you will emerge probably more comprehensive and relevant!
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  • onelittlejogonelittlejog

    Fender G-5 VG-StratocasterPublished on 10/19/09 at 11:03
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    First, a link to the fixture by the AG guitare.com
    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.laguitare.com/2007/banc_essai_strat_vg.html" target="_blank">http://www.laguitare.com/2007/banc_essai_strat_vg.html

    </a> Then link to the article that the site dedicated to the GV guitariste.com (when Fender Line 6 tackles) <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.guitariste.com/articles/fender-stratocaster-vg,783,1.html" target="_blank">
    https://www.guitariste.com/articles/fender-stratocaster-vg, 783.1. html</a>
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Maple C profile
    Keys: maple or rosewood radius 9.5 "(241mm)
    Frets: 22 medium jumbo
    pitch 25.5 "(648mm)
    chrome hardware
    Fender mechanical oil bath storied
    Fender v…
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    First, a link to the fixture by the AG guitare.com
    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.laguitare.com/2007/banc_essai_strat_vg.html" target="_blank">http://www.laguitare.com/2007/banc_essai_strat_vg.html

    </a> Then link to the article that the site dedicated to the GV guitariste.com (when Fender Line 6 tackles) <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.guitariste.com/articles/fender-stratocaster-vg,783,1.html" target="_blank">
    https://www.guitariste.com/articles/fender-stratocaster-vg, 783.1. html</a>
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Maple C profile
    Keys: maple or rosewood radius 9.5 "(241mm)
    Frets: 22 medium jumbo
    pitch 25.5 "(648mm)
    chrome hardware
    Fender mechanical oil bath storied
    Fender vibrato bridge with 2 attachment points
    3-ply plate
    Pickups 3 American strat / 1 micro Roland GK
    5 position selector (works in all modes)
    1 knob overall volume
    Knob a general tone
    1 knob selector type of tuning
    A selector type of guitar


    UTILIZATION

    I own a Gibson Les Paul Standard and a custom 62 reissue Telecaster Japanese, I needed to be a tad more versatile guitar with a vibrato.
    My dream would have been a Les Paul Goldtop P90 and 56 equipped with a Bigsby vibrato (too expensive and too untraceable .. € 4500 and still counting).
    I also have a soft spot for TV DUSENBERG Starpayer also equipped with a bigsby type tremolo.
    The Telecaster Deluxe 72 with vibrato me also winks .... but made in Mexico .... no thank you.
    From link to link, bench tests testbeds I fell on the VG Stratocaster and have discovered its possibilities without knowing its price.
    I must confess that I felt no great love for the Stratocaster .... up there!

    And I took the risk to my eyes was ordered because they are no longer manufactured (since April 2009 he seems), and I found a amazing price ... New € 900 instead of 2300 € ..... the numbers speak for themselves.

    It is simply a killing that guitar.
    I use at home to making models in a studio environment, and of course to repeat in coming LIVE complement of my other guitars.

    The handle is very close to my Les Paul and my telecaster and I&#39;m happy, very pleasant to the touch with access to the acute facility Myself ... now we can say that the game is easy on the EU compared to the 2 others.
    It takes less tuning ... probably due to vibrato .... I hate to mount it delivered 9-42 10-46 because it is a bit lightweight.
    Access to volume and tone knobs are very easy too see it happen to me down the volume by accident.
    Finally the 2 small switches (type of tuning and type of guitar) are very discreet and demands attention when handling ... they are incremented.

    the different type of tuning and are bleufant magnifque ... long live the slide
    he did the same with the guitars modeled.


    SOUNDS

    The VG Stratocaster is a U.S. Standard Stratocaster, which was reported fairly discreet microphone Roland and all the electronics that goes with it.

    A first knob used to select the type of tuning
    N = normal
    D = rè.la.rè.sol.si.mi
    G = open floor (rè.sol.rè.sol.si.rè)
    d = reg modal (rè.la.rè.sol.la.rè)
    B = baritone (si.mi the rè.fa #. If) Ideal for metal, the atmosphere heavy and dark.
    12 = 12 strings ... sublime

    the second selects the guitars modeled for knob

    N = normal stratocaster .... ... the technology is at rest roland
    S = stratocaster ... we can then exploit the different type of tuning.
    T = telecaster
    H = humbucker
    A = acoustic
    that this works is the strat-consuming batteries (4LR6) empty in a few hours of play
    I quickly invested in a magazine that I ride with the guitar (4 batteries in the guitar and 4 more in the charger and never be stuck ... expect to fifteen euros).
    I would not return on different types of tunings that I find it perfect ... pity there have no more.
    I sometimes play regularly slide is really bluffing
    adjusted 12-string you&#39;re on your ass ... excuse me.
    Modelled on the guitar I can speak objectively because I have a few.

    * First, the Stratocaster is modeled as it is a stratocaster?? weird ... is not simply to access different tunings: the switch has five positions.

    * The telecaster (T) is very successful, we perceive the twang ... Soft neck position (neck), snapping and incisive in bridge position (bridge)
    5 positions become the selector 3 as a TV ... Let me explain,
    the first 2 positions = micromanche
    the 3 position in the center = bridge pickup + neck pickup
    4th and 5 = bridge pickup position

    * HH is the position humbucker is inevitably reminiscent of a Les Paul with the same qualifications but say more polished and less fat but very successful .... it can also get closer Stratocaster HH ... I don &#39; is unfortunately not had the opportunity to try these cases it modèles.en any serious tears.
    The selector then reacts as the Telecaster.

    Finally the sound position (A):
    when this mode is selected, the strat offers rich sound of an acoustic guitar.
    each position of selector = different Dreadnought guitar, nylon, Resonator ...
    in this mode, the button becomes a reverb tone!
    an electric amp is already very successful ... on an amp or acoustic live on a table mix is ​​sublime

    RMQ: when one goes into the simulation level is slightly more potent than the natural strat a slight boost ... just like active pickups ....

    OVERALL OPINION

    Very good ... very versatile guitar .... live studio she goes everywhere.
    representations of the games are very exciting, eyes closed it is embedded in the richness of its sound and audience impact is there.
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  • - Mimi -- Mimi -

    Bluffing!

    Fender G-5 VG-StratocasterPublished on 04/23/10 at 14:56
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    {EDIT: small revision late 2010}

    It should be clear: This is simply a standard U.S. Start (MODEL 2007) with an optional micro Roland supplmentaire very discreet, the possible cons that bridge if we can actively change sound or tuning in keeping the playing comfort of its stratum.

    Mine has the classic sunburst body with Rosewood handle professional standard and a true standard strat with three single coils and slecteur 5 position which the reputation of his legendary Stratocaster, sublimated by SRV -M-, clapton, dire straits, ...

    Bond to 9, a true strat 'BLEND a Variax, very good coupling idegniale!

    UTILIZATION

    For use, nothing to say is what a Start, one of the most versati…
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    {EDIT: small revision late 2010}

    It should be clear: This is simply a standard U.S. Start (MODEL 2007) with an optional micro Roland supplmentaire very discreet, the possible cons that bridge if we can actively change sound or tuning in keeping the playing comfort of its stratum.

    Mine has the classic sunburst body with Rosewood handle professional standard and a true standard strat with three single coils and slecteur 5 position which the reputation of his legendary Stratocaster, sublimated by SRV -M-, clapton, dire straits, ...

    Bond to 9, a true strat 'BLEND a Variax, very good coupling idegniale!

    UTILIZATION

    For use, nothing to say is what a Start, one of the most versatile guitars in the market of origin, which we added the possibility to combine ergonomics and its character tlcaster sounds, humbucker Les Paul type guitars acoustic and 5 by turning a button!

    Secondly we can change tuning a split second, turning a second knob, and even transform his 12-string guitar (very stunning!) A total of 36 possible combinations (HH Open soil, tl drop D, 12-string Stratocaster etc.)

    Negatives points:
    - Batteries wearing off too quickly without the circuit being used VG, it is better if we want rpter a classic strat remove. Specifies that it should be if we enlve batteries, or even if it tears the roland micro or circuit, the guitar is a strat U.S. classic.
    - The acoustic sounds are not exceptional, I use them mostly in the No. 12-string configuration is bluffing.
    - By changing the tuning, we sometimes hear in the ear a little tending the original sound of the chord on the strings dtone Aiges, Gnant a bit ...

    9 So on that point, I could put ten saw the ease of changing the configuration (1 knob more than a standard strat !!!), but the wear of the batteries is sometimes prmature g Nante.

    SOUNDS

    Ben sounds, nothing wrong, all sounds are very modliss thundering, micro Roland is exceptional, as dynamic as the magnetic classic.

    Configuration strat classical bin saying anything, is a strat the U.S. with its qualities and its defects.

    So 7 for acoustic sometimes unconvincing ... And I must admit that playing on a "modlisation tlcaster of" psychologically, it's different than playing on a real tl ... Even if the sound is very close, it seems that something is missing.

    The tunings are amazing, but not 100% perfect either ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    Soon, I've had a year she is no longer produced since April 2009. If it did not work is simply that the guitarists are sometimes too conservative, and that scratching a bit too revolutionized the middle ... I think.

    I've never seen any negatives reviews on this guitar from its users, it is a product of excellent quality despite the Ides reues.

    The other point that has slowed its sales, its price (2300 Official I think, so from 1800 to 1900 euros on the internet), but as I bought at stores dstockaient o (late production ) I had almost for the price of a standard strat U.S., so basically I had the free option Roland VG.

    I do not regret my purchase at all, this guitar will follow me all my life! So 9!
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