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Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder  

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Based on its acclaimed line of instrument trainers, TASCAM's GB-10 is the ultimate tool for guitar and bass players to learn and record new music. Load up the SD card with your MP3 collection, then lo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Based on its acclaimed line of instrument trainers, TASCAM's GB-10 is the ultimate tool for guitar and bass players to learn and record new music. Load up the SD card with your MP3 collection, then loop and slow down licks without changing the pitch. Plug into the 1/4" input to play along through amp modeling, reverb and other effects. The GB-10 even records your music with an overdub mode to build up arrangements.

The GB-10 includes a 2GB SD card for loading in your music collection. Variable Speed Audition allows musicians to independently change the speed and pitch of MP3 or WAV playback. The tabletop design is perfect for practicing almost anywhere. A tuner and metronome are also built-in for precision playback, and a footswitch input allows hands-free control.

The TASCAM GB-10 is the ideal practice tool for musicians of any skill level to build their technique.

Features
  • Instrument trainer / recorder
  • 1/4" guitar/bass input
  • Guitar/bass effects including amp modelling, delay, reverb, chorus and more
  • Records 44.1kHz/16-bit WAV files
  • Playback 16 or 24-bit WAV files or MP3 files
  • SD/SDHC card media slot with included 2GB card
  • Overdub recording allows sound-on-sound build up of an arrangement
  • Loop playback using dedicated buttons
  • Variable Speed Audition speeds up or slows down playback without changing the pitch
  • Chromatic Tuner and Metronome
  • USB 2.0 jack for high-speed music transfer
  • Dedicated keys and large LCD display for easy operation
  • Angled desktop design
  • Includes 2GB SD card, AA batteries, USB cable
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TascamGB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder
 
3.9

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves musicianship (17)
  • Improves technique (13)
  • Easy to follow (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to follow (9)

Best Uses

  • Improving skills (15)
  • Learning to play (10)
  • Specific techniques (9)
  • Music lessons (8)
  • Learning songs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tascam GB-10 Guitar Trainer Bass Trainer

I purchased this and I really like it. Slowing down the songs definitely helps you hear every note that is being played. This product also features a looping device that is really cool for...Read complete review

I purchased this and I really like it. Slowing down the songs definitely helps you hear every note that is being played. This product also features a looping device that is really cool for figuring out a particular section of a song. If you want to use your Ipod songs on this unit you have to convert the files to a wav. file. Itunes has a built in convertor so you do not have to buy the program but it is a little tricky. To convert your Ipod songs go to the Itunes in the title select edit then click on preferences and click on the general tab and click the box import settings and in the import using menu select Wav Encoder then click on your song in a playlist and select advanced up to and click on the create wav version then it will put that file copy the file to a wav version so you can import it to your Tascam unit. Also, songs you purchased on I tunes will not let you convert just ones you copied from a cd.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I've owned two Tascam Trainers and this one needs some work

I bought this trainer to replace my Tascam CD-BT 1 bass trainer, which I've had since the late 1980s, a great product and the fact it's about 30 years old and was on the...Read complete review

I bought this trainer to replace my Tascam CD-BT 1 bass trainer, which I've had since the late 1980s, a great product and the fact it's about 30 years old and was on the road with me for many years. So my review of the GB-10 are based on positive and negative comparisons to that machine.

The pro's:
1. ability to load MP3s and therefore have lots of songs without having to carry CDs.

2. easily selected button pushable features (tuner, loop, etc)

3. If I used this 4 guitar, rather than bass, I would also like the different amp, speaker size, etc

4. recording feature might be nice, but haven't tried it

The Cons:
1. no bass boost feature & difficult to hear the bass line, even with excellent studio headphones. CD-BT1 bass trainer had 2 levels of bass boost and if the bass was buried in the mix, 1 of those would do the trick

2. it is too light weight, and that when it's sitting on a desk with an instrument cable and headphone jack plugged into it, the weight of those cables pulls it off the table. Only 3 ways to prevent that, none of which are very convenient: 1) use very short cables, which means you have to sit pretty still so you won't pull the device off the table just; 2) put it on some kind of slanted table with a lip that stops the trainer from falling off; 3) use a regular sized guitar cable, but then put enough of the cable, and enough of the headphone cable on the table so that you don't pull it off. Doing this creates a messy table that takes up the space for papers to chart songs on or make notes

3) the input jacks for the headphones and guitar/bass are on the same side, which means the device gets pulled to one side. Putting the jacks on opposite sides might help to create some kind of balance

4) there is no case for this device; old one came with a nice case

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5.0

One step closer to rockstardom!

By LJR

from Grand Rapids, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow

Best Uses

  • Improving Skills
  • Specific Techniques

Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

No comment yet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

50 years playing. I wish I had this when I was young.

By LUD

from Delaware

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

    In my 50 years of playing this is a tool I wish I had when I was younger this really helps develop your technique especially on the songs that you like, that you just can't get that lic right. This really helps. The FX for guitar are wonderful inside. If You're just learning to play this'll will improve your skills and playing ability in no time. Highly recommended for beginners and novice players.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very good unit and help to priactise with

    By Bob

    from Grants Pass, Oregon

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Technique
    • wished had it years ago

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Improving Skills

      Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

      A very good instrument to learn with and practice with. Should have had it years ago.

       
      4.0

      i would buy this again- only needs two upgrades

      By rob the non-robot

      from clarkston, mi

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • convienient
      • Easy To Follow
      • Improves Musicianship
      • Improves Technique
      • metronome!
      • portable

      Cons

      • i wore the print off the buttons
      • needs to support a larger memory card
      • no back light

      Best Uses

      • having fun
      • Improving Skills
      • learning songs
      • Learning To Play
      • practicing
      • Specific Techniques

      Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

      more convenient than breaking out my pro gear. does everything in one package. learn a song, play along, build chops, run it through some powered computer speakers or just headphones. i'm about to buy my second so i can have one at work and at home.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I've owned two Tascam Trainers and this one needs some work

      By Bass Playuh + Other instruments

      from Monterey, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Useful tool for learning songs and practicing

      Cons

      • Device is too light (see text of review)
      • No bass boost feature so can't hear bass
      • Poor locations for in and out inputs

      Best Uses

      • Learning Songs

      Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

      I bought this trainer to replace my Tascam CD-BT 1 bass trainer, which I've had since the late 1980s, a great product and the fact it's about 30 years old and was on the road with me for many years. So my review of the GB-10 are based on positive and negative comparisons to that machine.

      The pro's:
      1. ability to load MP3s and therefore have lots of songs without having to carry CDs.

      2. easily selected button pushable features (tuner, loop, etc)

      3. If I used this 4 guitar, rather than bass, I would also like the different amp, speaker size, etc

      4. recording feature might be nice, but haven't tried it

      The Cons:
      1. no bass boost feature & difficult to hear the bass line, even with excellent studio headphones. CD-BT1 bass trainer had 2 levels of bass boost and if the bass was buried in the mix, 1 of those would do the trick

      2. it is too light weight, and that when it's sitting on a desk with an instrument cable and headphone jack plugged into it, the weight of those cables pulls it off the table. Only 3 ways to prevent that, none of which are very convenient: 1) use very short cables, which means you have to sit pretty still so you won't pull the device off the table just; 2) put it on some kind of slanted table with a lip that stops the trainer from falling off; 3) use a regular sized guitar cable, but then put enough of the cable, and enough of the headphone cable on the table so that you don't pull it off. Doing this creates a messy table that takes up the space for papers to chart songs on or make notes

      3) the input jacks for the headphones and guitar/bass are on the same side, which means the device gets pulled to one side. Putting the jacks on opposite sides might help to create some kind of balance

      4) there is no case for this device; old one came with a nice case

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Do not buy this for Bass

      By Markymark

      from Phila, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Follow

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

          The guitar player in my band lent me the older version of this unit (it only plays CD's). It works great, but constantly swapping CD's in and out became a pain, so I bought the GB10 because it plays MP3's and has internal storage. Well, to be blunt, it is awful for bass. With all of the effects turned off (playing totally clean), the bass has to be at whisper level, because as soon as you turn up the volume it distorts horribly. I tried 2 of these hoping that the 1st one was defective, but sadly it is a poor design.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Overall a good product and would recommend

          By Fuzz

          from North Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Musicianship
          • Improves Technique

          Cons

          • No Back Light
          • Sometimes hard to hear guitar parts when slowed

          Best Uses

          • Improving Skills

          Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

          Overall this is a good product. The absence of a back light is an issue but wouldn't keep me from buying it again. If a song has a lot going on it is difficult to hear the guitar parts when slowed down. There are some songs however where this is not a problem. I have not read through the whole manual so I'm still a little unfamiliar with some of the features. I went through the quick start guide and have been able to use it just fine.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works Great For What I Wanted!

          By K.P.

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Improves Musicianship
          • Very Portable

          Cons

          • A little difficult to use at first
          • instructions are not really that great

          Best Uses

          • Improving Skills
          • Learning To Play
          • Music Lessons
          • Specific Techniques

          Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

          Overall I think this is a great device for learning new songs. I had some trouble loading songs to the trainer.
          I downloaded a whole cd to the device and only 3 songs were on the trainer. I tried it several times and finally all songs were loaded.
          I have not tried recording with this and it was not my reason for buying. I think there is a learning curve on how to use this trainer and it will get easier with time. I was impressed with the quality of sound even when slowing the songs down.
          The instructions are basic! You will have to play and practice with this device in order to get acquainted with it.
          My main reason for buying this trainer was for learning new songs. I love it for that!
          You can isolate a section of song and have it loop over and over again,slow it down,and learn it!
          I have read that some people are not happy about not having a backlit display. It would be nice but, not that big of deal.
          If you need a device to help you learn songs.....this is it. I gave it 4 stars for the instructions that it came with and the learning curve. It is a very cool learning tool!
          Definitely a must for anyone learning to play or helping more experienced players pick up new songs a lot quicker.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent training tool!

          By Rodney

          from Marion, IN.

          Site Member

          Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

          The GP-10 is a nice size. It works great for training with speed and key control. Lots of nice features. I would have rated it 5 stars except the instructions are some what confusing. It would be much easier to learn with a simple flow chart guild. The second issue is the fact that you can't use a USB hub, neither external or internal, to download files. It Must be connected directly to a USB port or you will get error messages. I like that you may download mp3 and/or WAV files and you can create separate folders for your files Folders may also be renamed as you wish. However, folders can only stack 2 deep. The SD card can be loaded directly to the GP-10 or removed and managed in a PC card slot. It will accept up to 32GB SD cards for very large file space. Another great feature, the GP-10 may be powered using 2 AA batteries, AC power converter or USB port. Overall, it's a great unit at a good price. GC shipping is fast!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          gb-10 GUITAR/BASS TRAINER

          By gman44

          from Severn,Md

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Challenging
          • Improves Musicianship
          • Improves Technique

          Cons

          • Difficult To Follow

          Best Uses

          • Improving Skills
          • Specific Techniques

          Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

          all songs that are downloaded must be in mp3 or wav format.

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