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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
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves technique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Improving skills (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

 

Voice-cancelling MP3 playback

I agree with most of the favorable comments about portability, convenience, but, besides the lack of a backlight (just stupid!) I am not at all impressed with the MP3 playback on this...Read complete review

I agree with most of the favorable comments about portability, convenience, but, besides the lack of a backlight (just stupid!) I am not at all impressed with the MP3 playback on this unit. No one has yet mentioned that the MP3 playback has undefeatable voice-cancelling processing which virtually eliminates center tracks in the MP3 mix. Try Skynyrd's "I know A Little" and you'll hear that some of the centered solo parts are also eliminated. Guess what also happens to (commonly) centered bass lines! This really cheapens the quality of the MP3 playback and it gets worse when the speed is reduced. Compared to a program like BestPractice, the playback is decidedly inferior. Still, it is usable, compact & portable, convenient, and easy to use. I'm just disappointed at the imposed lack of fidelity (it would have been a great option to toggle on/off) by the voice-cencelling processing---especially from Tascam, a company noted for recording fidelity. The fact that the voice-cancelling is not mentioned anywhere on the box, in the manual, or in advertising, also irks the consumer in me. If the voice-cancelling feature would have been an on/off option and it would have been mentioned/advertised, I would give the unit 5 stars. I'm glad I also purchased a Vox Amplug for times when I need the vocals or the fidelity.

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3.0

Useful Gizmo

By PrairieGuy

from Oklahoma City

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:

The 100 page GB-10 manual was a tip off that this trainer has many, many features, and is, at first, a little complicated to navigate. Mac users note that the GB-10 is not plug-n-play if you are drawing from your
i-tunes library, in which case, you'll have to convert the music files before you can move them into the
GB-10. The small, dim screen displays a lot of info in a small area which may require at least good light and possibly reading glasses. Oh, and it be a great if it were Wi/FI ready, which would make much, much easier to handle without having to work around the headphone and guitar cables. These are really suggestions to Tascam for their next gen trainer. Still, this is a useful product at a decent price.

 
5.0

One step closer to rockstardom!

By LJR

from Grand Rapids, MI

About Me Experienced

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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 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.

    (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!!

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pros & Cons

    By STANLEY BOREK

    from Philly area (PA)

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

    Pros: Good sound, good features, tuner works well, more-than-adequate memory expansion/storage, decent battery life, straight-forward Plug-n-Play USB features, does what it was designed for rather well. I havent used the recording feature. Cons: BIG ONE and very irritating: No backlight! No excuse for this in a unit of this price. If I lost the unit, I would replace it. If the next version came with a backlight, I would buy a second one.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Voice-cancelling MP3 playback

    By STANLEY BOREK

    from Suburban Philly (PA)

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

    I agree with most of the favorable comments about portability, convenience, but, besides the lack of a backlight (just stupid!) I am not at all impressed with the MP3 playback on this unit. No one has yet mentioned that the MP3 playback has undefeatable voice-cancelling processing which virtually eliminates center tracks in the MP3 mix. Try Skynyrd's "I know A Little" and you'll hear that some of the centered solo parts are also eliminated. Guess what also happens to (commonly) centered bass lines! This really cheapens the quality of the MP3 playback and it gets worse when the speed is reduced. Compared to a program like BestPractice, the playback is decidedly inferior. Still, it is usable, compact & portable, convenient, and easy to use. I'm just disappointed at the imposed lack of fidelity (it would have been a great option to toggle on/off) by the voice-cencelling processing---especially from Tascam, a company noted for recording fidelity. The fact that the voice-cancelling is not mentioned anywhere on the box, in the manual, or in advertising, also irks the consumer in me. If the voice-cancelling feature would have been an on/off option and it would have been mentioned/advertised, I would give the unit 5 stars. I'm glad I also purchased a Vox Amplug for times when I need the vocals or the fidelity.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product.....BUT

    By Danny Bell

    from Pelahatchie, MS

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

    I bought the unit in May 2012. I only used it about once a week and in March 2013 the volume control quit working. I had purchased an extended warranty for $24.99. I gave them a call, they emailed a RMA label and I had a gift card to replace the unit within 10 days. Warranty is definitely worth paying for!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Upgrade on a Great Product

    By David Courtemanche

    from Buffalo, NY

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

    I have used the old Cd based version of the bass trainer for years to learn songs. For Christmas I received the current MP3 based version. Wow! They took a product I loved and upgraded it in so many ways. First off, once you have loaded up your songs (very easy, by the way) it is so much easier to practice without having to switch between multiple CDs to work through your whole set list. The interface is much simpler to understand, with dedicated buttons versus the old scrolling method. I really just glanced at the instructions, most of the steps (changing the key and setting up loops, for instance) are so intuitive the instruction book is not needed. I haven't even used the new features like recording yet, but they will be useful, I am sure. Finally the reduced size makes it so much easier to carry around. This is a must have for anyone who needs to practice silently or who has a lot of songs to learn.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product!

    By JOSE RIVERA

    from Cleveland, OH

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

    I recently ordered the TASCAM GB-10 and this is a great product! The GB-10 has tons of features and is an excellent tool for learning phrases and riffs. The effects and amp modeling offers a lot of options and great sound from a little electronic device. The ability to over-dub and manage files via SD card is a plus. Looping function is responsive and easy to use. Overall, interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. Highly recommended!

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just what I was looking for

    By Steve Woerner

    from Terre Haute, Indiana

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

    I am a solo guitar player and I was looking for a unit that would play backing tracks with hands free operation. This was the only unit I could find that would operate with a footswitch. The footswitch operates on batteries, I would prefer AC power. You can play, stop, FF, and Rewind with the footswitch. When you FF and Rewind you have to listen to the music, which is just noise. I would prefer that it be muted but you can do that yourself by turning the volume down. I would also prefer that you could skip songs with the footswitch but it won't allow you to do that. You have to do that manually with the main unit. The SD card holds plenty of music, I loaded 34 mp3 files and it barely put a dent in the memory. The card is loaded from inside the battery compartment and is a little hard to get to. Loading music on the card was simple using a card reader. I was able to convert my wav. files to mp3's using itunes. Then it was just a drag and drop procedure to load them. If you want to load a play list you have to number each file, otherwise they get jumbled when loaded. You can change your playlist within the system but it only lets you start at a different song. You can't move songs around once they've been loaded. You can create folders to separate your music into subfiles. It's very easy. I bought extra SD cards to separate all my music and just change cards for different genres and recording. If you are using the GB10 to learn songs, it will allow you to slow the music down. It doesn't slow it down a lot but probably enough. You can change keys with just a push of a button. It will change a half step up or down, with each push, and is remarkably clean. A half step down is just right for my vocals with a lot of my music. I haven't tried recording yet, but I didn't buy it for recording. I plan on mounting it on my mic boom with velcro. It would be nice if Tascam would make a factory mount for it. I bought mine with the AC adapter and footswitch and got a package deal. All and all, the positives outweigh the negatives and I am very happy with the unit. I think it is going to be perfect for what I want. I have my playlist loaded and the footswitch with my pedal board. All I have to do is hit the pedal and play along, it's great. Thanks to Tascam I don't have to deal with trying to keep a band together.

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