04-14-2008 11:29 PM
04-15-2008 06:44 AM
Digirira, Fair enough questions.... Here's my response.... 1. Sadly enough, it appears to be the same. But, I don't use bypass. The only time I've ever used anything like it was my tuner, but I re-set that from bypass to mute. I think it's completely unprofessional to see a show and hear the guitar(s) tuning unmuted. But, that's me. Including drummers for pointless and stray drum hits.... Aaaaaaaaanyways.... 2. The overdrive/distortion on the GT-10 is MUCH better. And the ability to "create" the sound you want? Invaluable. I've created 4 patches that I love. and walking through the create funtion, you start with picking your pickup arrangement and amplification/cab type, then genre-type (blues, metal, jazz, etc) with multiple choices to test, next comes drive (soft/hard, solo/backing), then the efx grid (wet/dry, short/long). Then when that's done, you can even use the edit button and tweak the drive, delay (time/level) and chorus (if applicable).... It's very simple to use and easy to build a sound that YOU like. Also, remember you can set the looper to Patch Edit and record up to 40 seconds and you can tweak that loop in real-time to mold the sound/tone you want instead of going back and forth between playing and tweaking the variables. Remember everyone, this unit has been redesigned and I have to tell you that it is more powerful than you previous ones. You have to just get used to the new system. It didn't take me long and I am completely satisfied with this release! If you just want all the knobs to make you feel comfy, stay with the 8 and earlier. You want a powerful, almost limitless (disclaimer, hehe), processor - this is the one! And I'm thankful it's silver/gray, instead of that horrid blue that were showing early on.... :blah: Ok, i'm done.... -S-
Hello, thank you for a very comprehensive review. I'm deciding between GT-10 and the new TC Electronic Nova System, with analog overdrive. I have two questions, 1: Does it have true(or something close) bypass? My dissapointments with multi-effect units have been how the signal changes to cold, sterile, digital-like sound. I'm wondering how it is on GT-10 2: How is the overdrive and distortion on these? Thanks!
04-15-2008 02:21 PM
04-22-2008 07:56 PM
04-24-2008 08:32 AM
Currently looking into getting a GT-10. Was just curious about this:
"The two channels can be used simultaneously, blended by expression pedal, or even switched based on your playing dynamics."
Is that the same feature from the GT-8, where you can.. say, pick lightly for clean and pick hard for distortion?
04-24-2008 08:39 AM
You're crazy! I've gotten into conversations about such products with multiple people and albeit this is a nice controller, not even CLOSE to being the processor that the 10 is. I'm sorry, but I totally disagree. I'm working up some recorded sounds and well I'm doing a recording project for a former band. Once that's done, I'll be able to truly report on the usb recording (which we're going to give a hard test to) and also standard recording w/mics. I'll try and get copies of the raw files out to mp3 samples and mixed versions when they're available. May be a little while. We're not slated to do the next round until May 5th. People can argue that "this processor is better" or "that processor is better", but until you TRULY spend some time with the GT-10, you will not be able to get the full effect of the power of this processor. I've had it for a while now and I KNOW I haven't really gotten into everything this processor can do. But, the sounds are better, cleaner and quieter. You have such a finite control over everything.... -S- Ok, my diatribe is over for this round.... :blah:
The boss gt 10 doesnt even touch the carl martin quattro. the simplest, greatest multi pedal i have ever used.
04-24-2008 08:41 AM
Good points all around from Shashiaj. Agree with all of it.
I've had my GT-10 for just under a week now. I've spent some time running it stereo into a pair of EL84 based British style combos. That's my primary application, for live gigging. Spent several nights programming tones with headphones as well. I can't find anything to complain about at all. The feel and touch response are very good. The modulation and delay FX sound really good. Lots of good distortion sounds, both medium and uber gain as well. The wahs are pretty decent too. I've barely put one foot in the water as far as what this box can do. It took me a while to figure out how to set up the assigns to the CTL 1 and 2 switches but other than that it is easy to navigate. I prefer "list view" as far as display modes go, as I'm all about the deep editing pretty early on. I suspect the GT-10 would even be pretty decent for direct recording applications, although I currently use a POD XT Live for that sort of thing.
04-27-2008 08:04 PM
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06-04-2008 03:32 AM
Ok, I did buy the GT-10 and have the GT-8 currently. I've owned the previous models and it IS just what I was hoping for.... After getting used to the new interface (about 45mins to an hour of poking around and seeing where everything is now), it's actually a lot easier!
Here's some answers to your Q's....
- They specifically mentioned the feel of the models
Response - Much better than it used to be. Easier to manipulate and better sounds. A lot closer to the sounds, but there's sooooo much more to it.
You can really dig deeper into the models.
- There appears to be an mode to easily get you in the ball park when creating a new tone
Response - Yes. They have the Create/Edit and with that you can choose via a bunch of different genres to put you in the right direction, then you can start dialing in deeper to what YOU want it to sound like for yourself. Or, you can chase the sound of the artist you're trying to replicate (if you're doing a covers gig). Also, I found the 40 second loop helped me develop the sounds soooo much easier. You can change it from Performance (normal mode) to patch edit and manipulate the sounds/efx's/etc and it will update the loop in real time so you don't have to keep jockying back and forth between changes and testing/playing.
- They demonstrated an easy use feature which selects what you will be plugging the unit into
Response - Yes, you can define full featured stacks, combos, line, etc.... Takes only a min to select what you're using. And the other cool thing is you can set this globally. Also, you can save efx's that you've created and use/dispurse them to other banks.... That cool delay, chorus, reverb (or whatever) can be pushed to other banks easily instead of having to replicate it manually everytime.
- There was a dialog box which asks if you are using single coils or humbuckers
Response - yep, and you can do that in the GT-8 as well. I don't remember doing that in the 6, but yes, you can manipulate that. Another note to add on this is - You DON'T have to use their gui-like interface, you can change it to more of a slider/numerical notation like most would be familiar with on the previous models. I like that feature, as you can get close with the new interface and switch over and tweak it more specific with the slider/numerical approach.
- It includes a 40 second looper
Response - yes it has a cool looper that you can manipulate just like most saw on the video. I did a little messing around with that and it works just fine. You don't have to do a tap dance on the board to get it to work. Plus, the patch edit feature is invaluable. At least to me it is.... I can focus more on the sound that I want instead of going back and forth with changes and playing/testing....
I'm hoping that the unit isn't just for full-range amplification systems - because most guitarists have a guitar amp.- They specifically mentioned the feel of the models
Response - Answered in the 3rd question....
I hope this helps. NO, I don't work or am sponsored by Boss/Roland in any way. Just an artist that bought one to see if it was going to be a reliable studio unit or all-around. I like it. Some may not, but that's for those that didn't want to put the effort into getting familiar with the way it was redesigned. I think it's more intuitive than you think! Just not completely like it used to be. Another example, the tuner - you had to press a million buttons and navigate to change it from bypass to mute. You just push the tuner button and turn the dial and you change it globally from bypass to mute. Done in 5 seconds, vice 2-5 mins.... Plus, you can't argue that having an additional CTL pedal isn't a bonus and useful!
Ok, if you have any other Q's about it, let me know and I'll be happy to jump back up on my soapbox.
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