Gakken synth guitar mod


YouTuber Startwave’s SX-150 guitar is rather excellent –

a quick and terrible demonstration of my modded sx-150. i replaced the original slide thingy with a softpot from trossen robotics and i added an fsr (force sensitive resistor) to control volume or crazy resonance distortion (if the res is switched on). sounds nice, very expressive and fun to play. this is recorded dry, with no fx.

The ribbon controller neck looks quite playable – gig-worthy even. This mod is somewhat similar to one featured in the volume of ‘Otona No Kogaku’ included with the kit. I just wish he demoed a bit more riffing as the little we did hear seemed to hold much potential.

In the Maker Shed:
SX-150 Analog Synthesizer Kit

2 thoughts on “Gakken synth guitar mod

  1. Mig says:

    Top stuff, I have been waiting for someone to do something to kick me out of my state of inertia with that thing just sitting on my table doing nothing.

    They say it has good bending potential and there is already a lot of good stuff out there for modding but this seems to have a real “pick it up and give it a go” factor.

    Good job.

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