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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‚ÄĚsuch 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
  • One-year warranty
Pro Coverage
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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4.6

(based on 33 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(24 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The BOSS of all processors!

By EddieBoy

from Los Angeles, CA

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.

(13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unparalleled awesomeness in a sexy lil box!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Ok...if you want mind spending the time tweaking the patch settings to get the tone of your dreams then this unit is for you. If you like simplicity and HATE tinkering with settings (i.e. you're a plug n' play person) then don't buy this sexy piece of hardware.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best, hands down!

By Alecs

from Overland Park, KS

The GT-8 is a beast of a pedal. It has everything you could hope to pull out of any pedal, and each effect is modifiable down to the most basic details. Worth its weight in gold

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing, enough said.

By guitarjunky420

from hudson new york

i just bought this and i could quite possibly be playing with it for the rest of my life lol. this things packs alot of power, combined with endless possibilities, personally, if you got the cash, buy it! you wont regret it. its well worth every penny.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Endless Possibilities!

By classicalrocker

from Ga

This thing will do everything but wash your dishes! It's actually not hard to use but it takes time to get use to it. Just make sure you turn your patch volume down and your amp up 'cause i've kinda blown an amp with my patch volume up.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boss GT-8 Guitar Effects Processor

By Custom24man2000

from Montana

Okay, this thing is very good! I personally have the GT-3, and I have used that at a lot of different gigs. Sounds Incredible, but keep in mind it does take some time to dial it in. The Dual Cosm Tech. is very good, almost perfected. One of the really cool things about this processor is you layer two amps at one time! It also have the Amp Models which is very nice.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Supports ALL Genres of music, Well worth it

By Fender101

from Colorado Springs, CO

I have owned this piece of clockwork since it was first released (I believe back in 03), and it has yet to fail my needs, my skills, and my wants. Set aside, the one quality of this processor (as with all boss products) is that the sound produced does not sound computerized, digitized, or degraded in any way! I owned a Pod XT live, and you will not believe the difference between that unit and this unit. Though it takes a little getting used to, once you figure it out and know what you want....it is quick, simple, and very effective. I play a Gretsch Pro Jet and a Fender American strat through this into a Marshall JCM2000 half stack, and it rocks the house down. After expanding my guitar interests into rockabilly, blues, and jazz...i was able to achieve the exact tones i never before heard! All in all, A+++++ This will allow you as a guitar player to acheive every different sound flawlessly. I HIGHLY SUGGEST BUYING THIS UNIT! The Boss GT-8 is highly durable, has never failed or glitched, and has every stop box made built in.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what the doctor ordered!

By workingman45

from N.C.

I got a chance to check out the GT-8 at a retailer in va.and man,I was hooked!For me to have the ability to dial in a night's worth of tones and effects,plug in and roll through a gig would be like a dream come true!.One pedal vs.laying out a pedal board..and too many chords to count!.. not to mention the power supplies. Another thing is the space is usually real limited. So to have one BOSS quality pedal Right at your feet taking up limited space,and get all the tones,effects etc..Wow!... Where was this when I was accumulating my endless bag of tricks!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREATEST PROCESSER EVER

By Classiclick88

from Aurora, Oh

I got the GT8 not to long ago and it is definately the best thing out there. I was worried whether it was worth the price and how hard it would be to use. It is worth every penny and could not be easier to use. This pedal has over 340 effects built in and has more preamps then you could ever want. This is a much better deal than buying seperate stomp boxes. My setup is a Vantage Les Paul style guitar with a Guitar Research 100 watt half stack. I use no other effects just in and out of the GT8. This pedal has it all and is a must for any musician.

 
5.0

Deep, deep editting, I drowned!

By Strat Matt

from Davenport, Iowa

This is a great modeler for those that like to tweak. I unfortunately just want to plug in a play without the headaches. This unit is top notch however, and can deliver great sounds, I just didn't have the patience for it. I loved the POD 2.0, turn the knobs and play. The Boss GT-8 had endless menus, and hours and hours of reading and tweaking. I'm a simpleton, so it wasn't for me. But it's a good unit, probably best in it's class.

 
5.0

Awesome Effects Processor!!!

By elopez2808

from El Paso, TX

Great Processor. It may be a bit hard for some to use at first, but after a day or two you can get some really great tones. It has a boat load of different effects and stompboxes so its really worth the money. You can even change the pedal chain to fit your needs and tastes!

 
5.0

A Little Pricy But Well Worth It

By Jeries2003

from Phoenix, AZ

I love this thing! Unlike anything else out there. Can fit well in any rig and with any level of experience. I used it with a MIDI interface with my computer to control all the parameters, and there are tons of software out there in forums to make using it very easy. Each setting has a separate A/B channel, and also works great with a stereo rig. If you are an amateur guitarist looking for a much more advanced rig I'd go with this thing and a crate power block, and a 4 x 12 cabinet. Its great for a gigging guitarist, you can program all of your songs by name into the pedal and scroll through on stage with remarkable simplicity. The most amusing part is the ability to act as your amps foot switch to change with certain patch changes. Overall, it is like everything boss makes put into one package. The Delay is as good as a DD-6, and all the other effects are just as good as their single stomp box competitors. I know for a fact you'll be happy with this pedal.

 
5.0

A lot for your money

By Dogstarr1

from Atlanta, GA

If you like Boss FX then you can't possibly hate the GT-8 from Boss, it captures most of them with true authenticity. I think the best feature is the ability to blend 2 amp channels in stereo or control them with dynamics; this can include controlling FX, so you could be playing a slightly overdriven passage and suddenly have a massive wall of reverb and distortion simply by playing harder, no tap dancing required. The editing is deep enough to keep you learning everything you can coax out of the GT-8 for years if you'd like; though the complexity of the menus might seem daunting to a new user at first, you'll find many of the presets are good, you can have fun experimenting and saving your sounds and as you learn to use the GT-8 to it's fullest you'll also be getting a better understanding of equipment and audio processing in general then you would from a more basic unit. When compared to the other major modelers, I think the Vox Tonelab better captures vintage vibe and feel as well as being the most convincing, I like the GT-8s distortion and FX the best, which the Vox is weak on. The Podxt falls in the middle. If you want lots of FX and good distortions as well as some new and very useful ntricks, go for the GT-8.

 
5.0

Loaded and ready to rock

By Fuzzball

from Ida, MI

This unit is amazing, first off this unit is built like a tank, it should last for many years of gigs. This thing has everything distortion, delay, amp simulation, you want it you got it. The GT8 has a solid expression pedal that is noiseless. I use this for gigs and in the studio. The GT8 has a great display that is very easy to use. I personally love that you can combine many effects to create exactly what you desire. If you get this unit you will not be disappointed. If you use this to record with or you want to warm up your tone just run it through a tube pre amp and you will be even more pleased with the GT8.

 
5.0

Worth every penny

By netskid82

from New Jersey

I just got this thing a week ago. It is such an amzing piece of equipment. It does everything I wanted to do as well as a bunch of things I didn't even know I could do. Fading in between settings is highly recommended.

 
5.0

Great foot pedal

By MCMusic

from miami

I own it and I recomend to buy it.I am very happy with my GT8. Very precise and excellent construction.

 
5.0

The unit I hate to love

By Doug P.

from Memphis Tennessee\,I have had this guitar for quite a while and I wouldn't trade it for anything it is a very good guitar you have (large) hands like I do. and if you want alot of room to play on then this is the guitar to bye

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try the Boss GT-8 thru it and take time to tweek as you try. If you already own the GT-8

 
5.0

Great Effects - Wise Investment!

By mstaaf

from Youngstown, Oh

Unbeliveable. I have just recently started playing guitar again and purchasing equipment. This system is a perfect combination of quality and technology. The effects are much cleaner than any of the "high end" equipment that I used to ownand the craftsmanship flawless. The possibilities are endless and the learning curve of this unit a bit steep but the presets are more than adequate to get you started. The price was more than I expected to spend but after an hour or two of play I was sold.

 
5.0

Wow. This thing blows... Away the Competiton!!!

By gay will

from camas WA

Man, this thing is such a great processor! The features on it are endless! It has a sweet array of effects and modulation devices to use, and it's a VERY EASY machine to use!!! I would reccommend

 
5.0

best one i've used

By suburbanrhythm

from Long Island, New York

i've used a bunch of different high-end pedals, mostly boss and digitech and this i have to say is the best one. it's suprisingly simple to get the hang of and the possibilities are endless. you could make your guitar sound even better than you expected (with the right effects of course.) with only an hour at guitarcenter i was sold on buying this. it's a bit pricey but it's worth it

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