The TASCAM GA-30CD is a 30W guitar combo amp with killer guitar tone, effects, and a built-in CD trainer. Now you can play with all the tone you want while the TASCAM GA-30CD helps you learn your favo... Click To Read More About This Product
The TASCAM GA-30CD is a 30W guitar combo amp with killer guitar tone, effects, and a built-in CD trainer. Now you can play with all the tone you want while the TASCAM GA-30CD helps you learn your favorite licks and songs.
The TASCAM GA-30CD's amplification section is all analog for great amp sounds while the multi-effects processor gives you delay, chorus, phasing, and more great-sounding tones. Along with being a flexible guitar amp, the GA-30CD has a built-in CD trainer with its own stereo sound system for playing CDs at virtually any speed and pitch without compromising the amp tone. The TASCAM GA-30CD has a dedicated guitar speaker and 2 additional speakers for stereo CD playback, optimizing the sound for both systems.
Like the acclaimed CD-GT1mkII, the TASCAM GA-30CD plays back CDs with Variable Speed Audition so you can learn licks at slower speeds without changing the pitch. CDs can also be pitched to match the tuning of an instrument, and a built-in tuner is provided. There is also a Guitar Cancel feature for playing along with CDs. Use the line input to play back your MP3 player, microphone preamp, mixer or other audio source.
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Why I Bought It: I recently took up guitar again after a 15 year hiatus. I have some excellent self-study programs for blues and jazz, most all of which involve CD�ۡ���s. Here is what I like about the GA-30CD. 1) The CD trainer allows repeat playback of selected loops or entire tracks. Also, the variable speed audition allows tempo adjustments while preserving pitch. These features make it easy to study and learn each exercise. 2) Guitar sounds on the CD can be "suppressed" leaving you with good jam tracks for practice. (I say suppressed because it is not completely cancelled.) 3) The amplifier includes a 1/8�ۡ�ݕ�_ input jack allowing easy input from a recording device. Most recording devices have unamplified output requiring headphones or amplified speakers for play back. I have a Micro BR to record lessons with my instructor. The recorder plugs directly into this amp. Another great practice tool! 4) Connection of head phones to the phones jack mutes the amp�ۡ���s speakers. My wife loves this feature! What It Is and Is Not: This is not a performance amplifier. The 15 watt 6.5�ۡ�ݕ�_ speaker it is not going to stand out in the crowd and at 30 pounds this is not a portable trainer. I also never had high expectations about the quality of the effects. However, as a trainer it is extremely user friendly and fun to use. It WILL facilitate learning the guitar. Purchase it for what it is and you will be very happy with the GA-30CD.
This amp is the best out there for the price. It can blow your ears off! The effects on this thing are the best. You will never need to hook up an effects pedal. The distortion is great. Although I am thinking about hooking up a distortion pedal for that extra kick. The CD trainer is great. The best part of it is that you can speed up or slow down a CD without changing the pitch. The only downside to this amp is the metronome . For me it was hard to play along to. Overall, this is a must buy!! Especially for the price!!!!
Hey guy's just to let you know, two times I received the Tascam GA-30CD. And both times the CD player did not play back. All the other features seemed to work ok. I purchased this amp because you are able to slow down the cd so you can listen for parts. It seemed as though they returned the same amp to me the second time. I did not go for three' a charm and got my momey back. Never had a problem with Tascam before this. By the way, the customer service was great.Too bad the amp wasn't.