The YRG <Gen2> is a MIDI guitar for recording, composing, and creating Tablature via MIDI. It can also be used stand-alone with its internal sounds.
This YRG <Gen2> marks the next evolution of the ever popular YRG-1000 by Inspired Instruments Inc., also known as YouRock Guitar. It is yet to be beat as the first fast tracking, no latency, affordable digital MIDI guitar on the market. Its price point is unheard of, its technology is unmatched.
The RADIUS neck has a redesigned fingerboard with a comfortable 13" radius. The contour has been slimmed down to a traditional 'C' style measuring 1-11/16" at the nut. The RADIUS neck has 22 frets and uses standard fret spacing. Inspired Instruments has enhanced the fingerboard playability by increasing the sensitivity and improving the shape of the strings and frets.
* Compatible with all YRG-1000 units (both Gen1 and Gen2)
** Not Compatible with current Headway and Redhead Headstocks
Posted by Michael Semmler on 14th Jul 2014
This neck upgrade makes the YRG into a serious instrument.
The feel and response of the neck is really good.
Easier to play and more responsive.
I recommend this to musicians who intend to use this as a midi controller.
Works well with Ableton, Mainstage, Kontakt and Sampletank.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jun 2014
Read the other reviews and I thought this product would be good for me so I tried to order. You don't ship to to APO's but I found a work around. It cost a little more but when I got the neck within seconds I realized it was worth it. barre chords are easier and there fewer dead notes while playing. The feel is really great. YOU guys ROCK!!!
Posted by Jim on 24th May 2014
This neck is more responsive and looks far more professional than the stock neck. Worth the upgrade price if you use your YRG regularly.
Posted by Waqidi Falicoff on 9th May 2014
I was pleasantly surprised when I replaced the original neck from my Limited Edition guitar with the new radius neck. With the original I never could trust the sound from barre chords, as the guitar would almost always choose one or more wrong frets. This one works perfectly. I was able to use a wide range of barre chords all over the neck. And there is increased sensitivity, which results for me, in a better tone on single notes or chords. With the original if I did not press cleanly I would sometime get a sound that had a warble. The new neck makes my job much easier, and this problem is now a rare occurrence.
I also like the look of the neck. The feel is also better as a consequence of the more familiar spacing and an increase in height of the "simulating" strings on the fretboard.
If you play finger style you will enjoy this upgrade.
Posted by Dave Thayer on 31st Mar 2014
First off I bought the Radius neck assy from "You Rock Guitar" and got the package very quickly within in 5-6 days after my order was placed. The Neck was well packed and packaged and got it in great shape.
After getting the Radius setup on the YRG guitar, I then compared it to my Yamaha Electric Guitar, since it is my only other standard guitar I have, and the lower Frets seemed to be a bit wider on the Radius than my Yamaha guitar. The Radius neck is significantly longer than original GEN 2 Neck. I have a picture of the difference between them in the forum FAQ.
I have the YRG guitar connected to my Windows 7 computer via a MIDI to USB cable and I am using either Kontakt 5 standalone program or my Acoustica Mixcraft DAW for testing/playing the Guitar.
Playability is much better for me with the Radius neck. The simulated strings on the Radius stand up/out a little more and easier to know where I am on the on the fretboard. Still playing around with the Config settings, but overall playabililty of virtual instruments on the computer that have shorter duration note times seem to play better now with the Radius. One thing I find while playing/switching Barre type chords is when I go from one chord to the next, seems I get a couple extra notes to play during my lift/release of the first chord to go to the 2nd chord(does not do it on all chord changes, just certain ones). Again probably a config setting somewhere. Playing solo note passages has excelant response and there is no latency that I can hear when playing to computer. Never did fingertapping before, but the YRG is awesome for doing figgertapping, not that I am any good at it, but it follows what I try to play.
Overall, I really enjoy playing the YRG midi guitar and now with the added new Radius neck. The Radius fretboard is easy to play and is very easy on the fingers and I can play the guitar for longer periods of time. I have been a converted keyboardist since the 1990's and the YRG guitar has gotten me back into playing/learning the guitar again. I have other midi guitar items,one is software and one older hardware, and the YRG guitar out performs them both.
One last thing, I have also added a sustain foot pedal to help my playing for the YRG guitar which now makes me play the guitar like a keyboard and be able to hold any notes on the guitar for special effects, etc. This is explained in the forum.
Back to playing/learning the YRG, take care,