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Roland STK-1 GR Guitar Controller Assembly

Roland STK-1 GR Guitar Controller Assembly

Features and Specifications:

  • Divided Pickup #610
  • Pre-Amp Board STK-1 (G-707)
  • Back Panel STK
  • 3 Knobs (Large) 3 Knobs (Small)
  • Touch Plate (with vinyl wire)
  • Pickup base
  • 24P Connector 2324M-K with Lock Shell 24 L1
  • Jack SG-7713
  • Binding screw M3 x 10 (2), Oval-headed screw 3 x 20 mm (2), Self-tapping screw (flat-headed) (9) 2.6 x 10 mm, flat-headed
  • Washer M3 (4), lock nut M3 (4), Volume Washer (6), Volume Nut (6)
  • Spring 0.6 x 3.2 x 18 mm (2)
  • Shielded wire, Vinyl wire (black)
  • Jack washer
  • Template STK-1, STK-2, STK-3
Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler with Roland STK-1 Modified Custom Strat

Introduction to the Roland STK-1 GR Guitar Controller Assembly:

Roland sought to increase the user base of their guitar synthesizer players with the release of the STK-1, LPK-1 and BAK-1 retrofit kits. Up until this point, the only guitars or basses that worked with the vintage Roland 24-pin synths like the GR-300 or GR-33B were produced by the Fuji Roland partnership.

The STK-1 is a kit consisting of the electronic components from the Roland G-707 guitar synthesizer controller, plus additional knobs, guitar back panel hardware, templates for guitar routing and miscellaneous wiring. The STK-1 was specifically designed to work with Strat type guitars, though it can be installed in any guitar. The STK-1 has a smaller footprint than the larger LPK-1 kit which used the G-303/G-808 electronics card.

Because the STK-1 is smaller, it required less routing of the guitar to install. Subsequently, the STK-1 is more commonly found in third-party guitars than the LPK-1. This was the electronics system in most of the Roland-Ready vintage 24-pin guitars, like the Zion Turbo Synth. Hamer A7 or the Gibson Explorer.

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