On Sep 16, 2011 1:58 PM, "Per Boysen" <email@example.com
> Thanks, Dustie. Good to get some perspective on this. I just found a
> cable locally here that I will buy tomorrow morning at a local music
> store. Learning the GR-55 is second priority now since I just picked
> up a composing engagement that I want to do max-time, but it's great
> anyway to have a cable so I can fiddle on the GR at free time now and
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
internet music hub
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Dust Bunnies <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Per Boysen wrote:
>>> I just passed by a place to pick up my Roland GR-55 but unfortunately
>>> the GK cable was missing (the 13 pin cable to plug into the mic on the
>>> instrument). One person I was talking to here says he did not get a GK
>>> cable either with his GR-55. I thought it would come with the GR-55
>>> packaged because the PDF manual says so.
>> Almost every piece of VG/GR-based gear I've gotten has included at least one
>> 13-pin cable (even second hand ones; usually someone selling their gear used
>> even throws one in for free). Every new piece has had one thrown in.
>> I'd contact the local Roland rep about this immediately.
>> I've heard a few reports of this elsewhere. Every once in a blue moon, it's
>> simply a QC oversight. In many cases, however, it's due to an unscrupulous
>> retailer or distributor who is separating the cable from the gear, then
>> resealing the box. They then sell the cable for an extra $50 or so off the
>> top -- pure profit.
>> If there are other reports of this sort of thing occurring, I'd definitely
>> run it up to the Roland rep. There's a very good chance that somebody in
>> the supply chain is skimming.
>> If Roland says you should get a free 13-pin cable, contact Roland and get
>> it. Even if you have to get a new cable yourself in the meantime, get the
>> replacement so that you have a backup.