Remember that scene in Mary Poppins
, wherein the magical British nanny unloads from her carpet-bag a seemingly unending number of household items and room appointments, including a full-length mirror, a floor lamp, and some sort of potted fern, even though there was no physical possibility of all those things fitting into a single carry-on? That's sorta what the BOSS GT-10 Multi-Effects Floorboard is like with guitar effects, except it rocks way harder than even Feed The Birds
Simply put, why build your stompbox collection piece by piece when you can grab the GT-10 and get hundreds of BOSS-quality guitar effects--including distortions, wah-wahs, reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, and even a phrase looper--instantly? We have no idea!
Only The Best Tone
Some guitarists may fear that the sheer quantity of tones in multi-effects floorboard trumps the quality of said tones, but not so with the GT-10. As BOSS's flagship multi-effect, the GT-10 is powered by Roland-developed COSM digital processing architecture, or Composite Object Sound Modeling. This revolutionary technology yields effects, amp models and cabinet simulations that not only sound more like the real thing, but respond to your playing dynamics with uncanny realism. Layer on thick distortions without losing pick attack and dynamics; luxuriate in thick choruses, flangers, and rotary speaker effects; experiment with how different effects interact with different amp and speaker cabinet designs. Composite Object Sound Modeling models circuit components, not end sounds, so mixed-and-matched effects modules will interact with each other in realistic ways. Compare the overall flexibility and each individual effect quality on the GT-10 to a board full of standalone effects pedals, and you'll realize that with COSM, you lose nothing and gain everything. Plus, with digital output and USB connectivity, the GT-10 is equally suited to live performance or in the recording studio.
A Virtual Effects Sandbox
COSM processing enables some pretty impressive sonic sculpting. The GT-10 lets you set up dual, parallel signal paths, plus it lets you save and recall patches for instant virtual rig switching. You can even have each signal path running into a different amp model, and use the expression pedal to seamlessly blend the two sources--all in stereo. Do you know how much cable patching, MIDI programming, and troubleshooting you'd have to do to set up the same thing with individual pedals? You know what, don't even think about it--it's not worth it. Just let COSM deal with the details, and you keep coming up with crazy ideas.
You're Off To See The Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard Of BOSS
With so many effects at your disposal and so much routing flexibility, you might worry about feeling overwhelmed. Worry not: the GT-10's big, easy-to-read interface is graphically-based, so a simple glance is all it takes to know exactly what's going on. Not only that, but creating your own custom patches is painless with the EZ Tone Wizard, which takes you step by step through assembling the guitar tones and textures of your dreams.
Don't settle for just a few of your favorite things, get the whole kit 'n kaboodle in one amazing-sounding unit that's as rugged as it is flexible. The BOSS GT-10 will make all your wildest guitar effects dreams come true.
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AD Conversion: 24-bit + AF method (*1)
DA Conversion: 24-bit
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Program Memories: 400 = 200 (user) + 200 (preset)
Nominal Input Level:
- INPUT: -10 dBu
- RETURN: -10 dBu
- INPUT: 1 M ohm
- RETURN: 220 k ohms
Nominal Output Level:
- OUTPUT: -10 dBu / +4 dBu
- SEND: -10 dBu
- OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
- SEND: 3 k ohms
Dynamic Range: 100 dB or greater (IHF-A)
Digital Output: Coaxial type (conforms to IEC60958)
Display: 132 x 64 dots graphic LCD with backlit - 7 segments, 3 characters LED
- INPUT jack (1/4 inch phone type), OUTPUT L/MONO, R jacks (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), EXT LOOP jacks SEND, RETURN (1/4 inch phone type), AMP CONTROL jack (1/4 inch phone type), EXP PEDAL 2/CTL3,4 jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), USB connector, DIGITAL OUT jack, MIDI connectors IN, OUT, DC IN jack
Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC Adaptor: Roland PSB-1U)
Current Draw: 800 mA
Accessories: AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-1U), Owner's Manual, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
- Footswitch: BOSS FS5U, Dual Footswitch: BOSS FS6, Expression Pedal: BOSS FV500L/500H, Roland EV5, Footswitch Cable: Roland PCS31 (1/4 inch phone plug (stereo) - 1/4, inch phone plug (mono) x2)
Size and Weight
Dimensions (WxDxH): (542 mm, 21 3/8 in.) x (272 mm x 10 3/4 in.) x (77 mm, 3 1/16 in.)
Weight: 4.9 kg, 10 lbs. 13 oz.
If you have additional warranty questions,
please call the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
Meet the new flagship of the Boss multi-effects family. The GT10, driven by Boss' latest custom-made DSP and proprietary sound-modeling COSM engine, is a floorboard powerhouse that offers natural and musical response as well as a marked improvement in sound quality from previous generations. It's also loaded with an innovative user interface, including EZ Tone, so guitarists can obtain the exact sound they desire in the most intuitive way imaginable.
- Massive tone, advanced effects, and a more natural and musical response
- EZ Tone wizard provides the ultimate easy-to-use, intuitive approach to sound creation based on graphic icons
- Parallel effects chain offers two separate effects paths, including COSM amp models
- Create sound-on-sound loops with onboard Phrase Loop function
- Large LCD and bright LED enable high visibility even in bright sunlight and difficult concert-stage lighting conditions
- USB capability accommodates streaming audio and MIDI data in real time
Powered by Boss custom-made new-generation processor and proprietary COSM sound-modeling method, the GT10 ushers in a new era of audio quality for guitarists. Boss' legendary know-how of effects and sound modeling are fully integrated into this new flagship floorboard multi-FX unit. As a result, tone quality is significantly higher, and response to playing dynamics is much more natural and musical. And not just for the stage - the GT10 is also great in the studio thanks to its USB capability and digital output.
EZ Tone Wizard
The GT10 is a pro player's dream, but it's also friendly enough for first timers. The innovative EZ Tone wizard helps you create top-quality sounds quickly. It offers an intuitive approach to sound design based on graphical icons to quickly realize the sounds that guitarists are imaging. No more struggling with parameters on the LCD. In addition to EZ Tone, general operation of GT10 is truly intuitive. The Effects Select buttons, for example, enable instant access to the essential parameters of each effect. The values of the parameters shown can be increased/decreased immediately by turning four rotary encoder knobs below the LCD. Operation is as easy as compact pedals on a pedalboard, as you can quickly jump from any effect to any effect.
More Flexibility and Creative Possibilities
GT10's Parallel Chain feature provides two separate effects paths, including COSM amp models for seamless switching from clean tone to lead and vice versa. The two channels can be used simultaneously, blended by expression pedal, or even switched based on your playing dynamics. The GT10 also comes equipped with Phrase Loop. This inspiring feature is great for idea sketching and practice, as well as in performance with live sound-on-sound looping.
Connect the GT10 to a wide range of external gear via its rear-panel USB port, where audio and MIDI data can be streamed digitally to computers, digital recorders, or other compatible devices. Safely transfer precious data to and from the GT10 via USB as well.
It's a Boss tradition to build gear that looks great, is friendly to use, and stands up to the rigors of the road. The GT10 is no exception, with its strong, stylish design, and six dedicated footswitches plus built-in expression pedal. The high-contrast LCD and LED make using the GT10 a breeze even on dark stages or in glaring sunlight.