Submitted March 20, 2012 by Stacey N in Abilene, TX
"Excellent Practice Tool"
zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I love this bass trainer. I've only had it a week, and I can see that it's the beginning of a beautiful relationship. I'm so impressed with the number of features that it has for the money. It has several power options - 2 AA batteries, USB, or optional adapter. The sound is clean and crisp. I have had two Korg Pandoras and a Digitech Jamman in the past for practice purposes, but I am more pleased with the GB-10. The operation is more intuitive, the layout is very clear, and it includes more features for less than half the price of the other units. The ONLY thing that I wish Tascam would have done is included a back-lit screen. Other than that, I couldn't be happier with the Tascam GB-10.
The sound is full and rich. I use it for bass guitar, and I am very happy with the quality of my instrument sound. The mp3's sound like they do on a computer or an mp3 player. There is a small amount of hiss at high volumes, but it's not annoying. Good headphones increase the sound quality a great deal.
I like the fact that this has a USB connection jack, and it can also be used to power the GB-10. I also like the BALANCE feature, which balances the sound between my instrument and the mp3, wav file, or user-recorded sound files.
Ease of Use
The GB-10 is very intuitive. The layout is clear and easy to understand. The buttons are a good size, spaced apart, and for most part, each button has it's own function, which I prefer. Some units have a couple of buttons with 25 functions each. The GB-10 is simple.
It feels sturdy, like a durable, well-made unit. I expect to use the GB-10 for years to come. It's perfect for the desktop, and the large LCD display is easy to read. I wish that the screen was back-lit.
Absolutely worth every penny! There are many practice tools that cost twice the price that don't have the features that the GB-10 includes. I highly recommend it.
I have not needed to contact Tascam. However, the owner's manual is thorough (almost 100 pages, all in English), and the instructions are easy to implement.
The Wow Factor
There are many things that I love about the GB-10. It is everything that I have wanted in a practice tool. So far, I have enjoyed recording my own music, then being able to slow it down, change the key, etc. And for me, the price (less than $100) is a major WOW factor. I can't wait to learn how to overdub with the GB-10.
Jazz, pop, classic rock, funk, R&B, gospel, Broadway, big band, reggae
20 of 21 people (95%) people found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!