Boss GT-8 Guitar Multi Effects Processor  

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The Boss GT-8 Guitar Effects Processor features a revolutionary dynamic sensitivity switching mode that switches between two effects. You can play in one amp model/effects patch when picking lightly a... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Boss GT-8 Guitar Effects Processor features a revolutionary dynamic sensitivity switching mode that switches between two effects. You can play in one amp model/effects patch when picking lightly and automatically switch into another configuration when you pick hard. Dual modeling engines let you layer and pan different amp models together. Seamless program change lets delays and 'verbs decay naturally when you switch channels.

46 amp models each have a solo mode for instant access to an optimized hi-gain soloing sound. 200 preset patches and 140 user patches give you miles of depth while an intuitive layout like that of the GT-6 keeps it all manageable.

44 effects types include compressors, reverbs, choruses, EQs, wah models, noise gates, and anything else you can imagine—such as synth waves, sitar, and acoustic models. Fully programmable routing lets you connect all 13 simultaneous effects in any order you wish.

30 OD/DS models let you choose your fuzz with great precision. Expansive I/O options include an external effects loop that enables you to add in that old favorite pedal you just can't let go of.

Features
  • 44 effects types including synth waves, sitar, and acoustic sounds
  • Up to 13 effects simultaneously
  • 200 preset patches
  • 140 user patches
  • Seamless program change
  • Fully programmable signal routing
  • Dual-engine COSM amp modeling
  • 46 amp models
  • 30 OD/DS models
  • Solo switch for each amp model
  • Layering/blending/panning of 2 amp models
  • Dynamic sensing mode for channel switching and control of effect parameters by varying pick attack
  • Effects loop
  • 15 knobs
  • Jog wheel
  • 26 finger buttons
  • 7 foot buttons
  • Expression pedal
  • Stereo analog outs
  • 24-bit coaxial digital out
  • Amp control jack
  • External expression pedal input
  • MIDI I/O
  • Headphone out
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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4.8

(based on 183 reviews)

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The BOSS of all processors!

If you got personality and creativity this is the one for you. It's possibilities are almost endless. I got mines last year and I'm still learning stuff about it. It's like the more...Read complete review

If you got personality and creativity this is the one for you. It's possibilities are almost endless. I got mines last year and I'm still learning stuff about it. It's like the more you dig in the more you'll find. It really doesn't matter what kind of amp you use as long as you mess with the EQ's. I use mine with a MESA/Boogie, and the sound quality of both is more than I can ask for. One of the features I love the most about it is that it contains almost every effect that Boss has ever made. If there's a beter effect processor out there let me know, although I doubt it.

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GT-8

I give the BOSS GT8 a three! The setup I used live to test is a 2X12 stereo cabinet with Jesen C12R speakers; 60 watt stereo amp. I compared to my previous purchased...Read complete review

I give the BOSS GT8 a three! The setup I used live to test is a 2X12 stereo cabinet with Jesen C12R speakers; 60 watt stereo amp. I compared to my previous purchased POD LINE6 Live which I have been using for few years and wanted to upgrade. Loop and Amp switch tested with a Carvin X100B hotrod head. I have been playing for 27 years and had build effects racks in the 80s and 90s for myself and other guitarists The GT-8 is a GREAT design but pricey for the quality. I bought it to replace my POD LINE6 live but I returned the GT8 and kept the POD. The Amp emulators and OD distortion blocks needs serious improvement, to fuzzy and lots of un-wanted noises. You can use it with a two channel tube amp (Like DSL) or �ۡ��̏other�ۡ�ݕ�_ amp emulator and skip the internal amp emulators via the amp switch and assignable effects loop using 4 cables to the amp(you can find this on the web.) And it does ok and that seems to be how most people use the GT8 these days. The internal patching of effects both pre and post is the greatest and sold me at first. It is all anyone would need and loads fast compared to the LINE6 LIVE. The GT8 allows you to build the signal path anyway you want it with two FX patches. The post digital effects(chorus, delay, reverb) are ok but didn�ۡ���t seem as wide and colorful as the LINE6. I played live with it once with some basic patches and it didn�ۡ���t seem to punch out and still has some unusual noises. The LINE6 LIVE was loud and distinctive. Overall, The sound, in my opinion, wasn�ۡ���t as good as the LINE6 LIVE but with 30 and 45 day trial periods you can take it home yourself and see what happens. Don�ۡ���t just try it in the store. Programming this unit was easy.

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3.0

Boss GT-8 guitar effects pedal

By Kman

from Greeley Colorado

The unit offers quite a few options and I was able to get a good dirty sound running directly into the P.A. without having to lug around an amp. However after 1 year and 3 months pedal number 1 stopped working. I use a line 6 foot pedal to help fatten up the clean channel. It does not have a usb out and I'm concerned about how long I will be without the unit once the battery goes out, but for the price not a bad pedal.

 
5.0

GT8 is b3st!

By Ste-Bo!

from Runcorn, United Kingdom

HeyI have wanted one of these pedals for absoloutly ages! When I finally got my hands on my own I was shocked at the great effects it contains!It works great with my Ibanez K7 and I have even put my Harley Benton bass into it a few times (risky move I know) and the sounds it has came out with are amazing!If you have the time to spend programing the different amp models and fine tuning effects then this is certainly a recommended pedal for you.It has some amazing sounds including Sitars, Synths and a sequencer! This is certainly a good pedal if you want to create masterpiecesYou will likely have fun creating strange sounds with this pedal

 
5.0

Boss GT 8 ROCKS

By Lone Wolf

from CO

I bought the GT 8 when it first came out. What a monster it is, solid and built to last. I don`t know how I ever got along with out it. I bought The SKB PS-45 Professional Pedalboard to put my GT 8 in it and it still looks Brand New. The GT 8 is easy to operate, the sky is the limit,all the pedal you will ever need!

 
4.0

Good for effect junkies

By Gary-qfCi-

from Charlotte NC

I got this a few years ago and have had a great time using it, but now I have to say goodbye. I've learned that I want to just stick with the basics of my tone and only have a few key effects in my chain. I'd only get this if you like to have ALOT of effects on all at once. There is alot you can do with this pedalboard, however, if you only want you main drive, some delay, and some chorus or something else, then just get the regular pedals.

 
4.0

Great multi-effect.

By Ariakas

from CO, ME.

I used this about 2 years. I can play this perfectly, But i never get the right sound. Its difficult to have a natural sound, all the effects sounds so digital. But its ok.

 
5.0

Best FX Best Prossesor

By Will O

from Bradford PA

I got this at the end of march and when it came I automatically started to use it. This thing is awesome. I would totaly recomend this unit. I also recommend that you take a trip to bossus.com just to take a better look at this thing. Also watch the video and watch Johny Demarco and Paul Hanson demonstrate this exellant peice of machine.

 
5.0

most excellent

By get_born41

from Cleveland

Perfect for experimental musicians or at the studio. The variety of tones is absolutely endless. It also has a strong outer layer that protects it from falls. Perfect for young, but dedicated guitarists.

 
5.0

Incredible, incredible pedal!

By EdgeMan87

from Philadelphia, PA

Honestly, this thing is amazing. Truly a must buy. I am not a company trying to fakely endorse this pedal, I am a real guitarist who knows the ins and outs of the effects world, and this pedal is a fantastic tool for any guitarist. I don't give out perfects 5s, but for this, I did.You won't be disapointed.

 
5.0

I have one

By Greg-nf-Ge

from Canada

Well te GT-8 is one no he best of its class all the effect reflect the classic specialy the distoriton classic mode they are true. But I defenetly recomand this one!!!! chek it out

 
5.0

The best

By BAH

from California/Missouri

This contraption is fantastic. If you want to get deep into the programmable aspect this thing offers you endless ability to morph sounds. if you want to just get'er and go, the presets sound great. I use an Ovation acoustic electric with this and a pretty big amp/speaker setup and produce SWANS style heaviness and then swap effects for some of the most beautiful thick layers of echo/feedback and chorus for pretty sounding stuff. This is better than most signle pedal set ups I've used, in fact I traded in all of mine but one, my BOSS pitch shifter/digital delay, when I got this as they were no longer needed. Get it, you won't be upset, well worth the money.

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