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Roland Store at GAK

GAK is proudly partnered with Roland to include a Roland Store within the GAK Megastore. The Roland Store is a hub primarily located in our guitar shop featuring an interactive display and demo area for a massive range of Roland and Boss' award winning products. Roland, Boss and V-Drums are also featured in our Piano, Pro-Audio, and Drum shop, enjoying comprehensive displays throughout.

The most exciting feature of our Roland Store is the addition of our own dedicated Roland product specialist, James Purvis. James has been comprehensively trained by Roland UK HQ, to not only offer an encyclopaedic knowledge of Roland and Boss, but also to provide Roland’s professional, award-winning customer service and aftercare.

James is available 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) in-store, over the phone and via email. He is on hand to answer any queries, offer support for preexisting purchases, advise you on any product in the substantial Roland, Boss and V-Drum range, as well as demonstrate any product in-store.

I’m James – your local Roland Store product specialist at GAK in Brighton. With my BTEC in Music Performance and BA (Hons) degree in Commercial Music – plus a decade’s retail experience and many years as an active musician and sound engineer – I’m able to give you expert advice on all the Roland and BOSS products.

Being a musician helps me give you better advice. I play the guitar and keys, while the majority of my experience comes from playing as a session drummer. I’m currently involved with five different artists, ranging from electronic house music and ambient electronica to folk and trip-hop. I also have wide experience playing in different function and tribute bands – so whatever instrument you play or scene you’re involved with, I know which Roland gear will work for you.

Roland has always been a huge part of my career. I’ve been using hybrid V-Drums setups for over ten years and have always chosen Roland keys for producing and songwriting – I also love the reliability of having BOSS on my pedalboard. I’ve been working for Roland since December 2014, so I know all the ins and outs of the gear.

Come down to the store and let’s talk through your needs. Or, if you prefer, simply request a 1-2-1 presales demonstration right here and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours. You can also pick my brains with an aftercare appointment – where I’ll walk you through your new purchase and help you get the best from it – or ask me for any product or tech support after you’ve got your product home.

Why should you shop at a Roland Store?


James is a highly trained Planet Product Specialist and knows all the latest Roland gear inside-out. He's always on-hand to help you find the product that’s right for you. Instead of giving you the hard-sell, he’ll let you hang out and try the gear, listen to your ambitions and give you honest musician-to-musician advice.

Due to being an active musician and gear expert, James knows which products are best for your gig, whether you’re planning to write, record or perform. James is your point of contact for presales advice, aftercare and tech support – and will soon be a familiar face.


Customers can book 1-2-1 sessions with James in store completely free-of-charge. If you can't make it to Brighton, he can also set up Skype calls and demo your product of choice to you remotely.

Book your very own 1-2-1 demonstration by clicking here.


With every Roland/Boss purchase from GAK, you are entitled to free tech support for the lifetime of your product. You can book 1-2-1 tech support sessions in store, via Skype as well as requesting remote control of your computer to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Book your very own 1-2-1 tech support session by clicking here.

*Remember, if you are potentially trying return/get something repaired and you suspect it may be faulty, make sure you contact James first. Whether you have ordered through the shop, over the phone or via website, he can help prevent any unnecessary collections being set up, meaning you aren't without your gear for that all important gig/recording session.


All items purchased from GAK are covered by a UK warranty. If your product is faulty, we can arrange for the collection of the item and send it off to Roland on your behalf.

The warranties available are:

10 Years:

- Roland HP702 and HP704 digital pianos

- Roland LX705, LX706 and LX708 digital pianos

- Roland DP603 digital pianos

- Roland GP607 digital grand pianos

5 Years

- Boss compacts

3 Year Warranty

- Boss recorders

- Amplifiers / Monitors

- V-Guitars

- Roland Digital Pianos

- Keyboards

- Drum modules

- Drum machines

- Atelier

- Sampling / Percussion / Dance / DJ machines

- Audio Interfaces

1 Year

- Bags

- Tuners / metronomes / expression pedals

- Stands sold separately (not part of package)

- Drum head triggers and mesh heads, cymbals, kick triggers, SPD-ONE percussion pads, clamps and drum accessories including additional triggers

- Stools

- Headphones

- Microphones

- Cables

- Mats

- Accessories

Please note: Ex-Demo products receive a standard one-year warranty, apart from; ex demo cymbals, drum heads, SPD-ONE percussion pads and triggers, which only have a 3 month warranty.

You can find the full details on Roland's UK warranty by clicking here.


As above, rather than having to arrange to send off your piano to be repaired, Roland can arrange for an engineer to visit your house. You will need to have registered your piano on Roland Backstage, then customer provide your proof of purchase (sales receipt), Roland Registered User number and a clear description of the fault before anything can be authorised.

*This service is available on RP, HP or LX pianos or V-Piano only.


This is integral to a customer's journey with Roland. You can use it to register your extended warranty, log tech support enquiries, qualify for Roland exclusive offers, book 1-2-1s, book repairs and find spares for discontinued products.

You can Sign up for Roland Backstage and join Roland's ever-growing community of audio experts, musicians, and gear fanatics by clicking here.

Some additional benefits to creating Roland Backstage account include:

- Email Roland's product support team

- Register / view your new products

- Enquire about a product repair

- Enquire about spare parts

- Access to the booking system for 1-2-1 demonstrations and aftercare appointments

- Sign up to Roland newsletters

- Update your personal info including contact details and how you'd like them to contact you

James is in-store 5 days week and is there to help you with any product queries. If you would like to contact him please call 01273 665400

To book a one-to-one or for any advice/support, just contact him via email: [email protected]