Boss GT-1000CORE Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
Boss packed the FX and amp-modeling power of their flagship GT-1000 into a mini package with 3 footswitches, dual FX loops, MIDI, USB audio output, and more.
Overall User Ratings (based on 2 ratings)
Submitted July 13, 2021 by Jerry R in Springfield, OR
"Boss GT 1000 Core"
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After purchasing - and being mostly disappointed with - modelers from other brands I was hesitant to spend the considerable sum on the GT 1000 core. But after extensive review of specs and sounds on Youtube and a good deal from zZounds I went for it. I purchased it solely for the presets because my past ventures into programming haven't been good. I haven't gotten through all of them yet but unlike all the other units I've tried that have only a very few actually useful preset patches, the GT-1000 has a considerable number of them, going straight into my studio console, flat EQ, no additional processing or effects. The verdict so far: I don't think I'll ever again have to use a microphone to record most guitar parts. Additionally, Boss has kept the noise levels surprisingly down on the hard overdriven patches, also unlike the other units I've mentioned. The only drawback I've found - and it isn't major - is that there is a dearth of straightforward Fender clean sounds without effects. I'm sure there's a way in the internal programming to deal with that but I haven't found it necessary yet. The effects are pristine - very well done. All-in-all, worth the money.
50 years musician, producer, engineer
Classic rock, European female-fronted rock and symphonic metal
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Submitted May 9, 2022 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Not nearly worth the price"
For all the things you CAN do with this pedal (if you're already a pedal techno-geek, or once you spend an inordinate amount of time trying to make sense of this thing), the things you most WANT to do, like manage the contents of the sets you create, or easily move things around, or even getting the darn thing up and running out-of-the-box (which I had to be on the phone with a support person to accomplish), are hair-pullingly complex, if not impossible. There are comically few amp models to choose from (when compared to pedals costing a quarter of the price). Even switching from one tone to the next is hampered by the fact that each one takes at least a few seconds to fully load, so good luck using this on the fly in a live setting. If you intend to use this for anything other than home recording, it is not nearly worth the cost, when there are more than a few pedals out there that cost far less, perform far better, are way more intuitive, and don't make you want to scream when you try to do the simplest things.
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