Boss GT-001

Desktop guitar effects processor for electric guitar

  • Premium amps and effects including latest amp models
  • COSM amp models and MDP (multi dimensional processing) effects
  • Flexible amp- and effects routing via two effects chains
  • USB audio/MIDI interface with two internal ports for recording and re-amping (dry signal accessible)
  • Compatible with GT-100 sound patches
  • BOSS TONE STUDIO editor/librarian for Mac and Windows, as well as custom patches (available separately)
  • XLR microphone input with phantom power (specially designed effects patches for vocals and acoustic guitar)
  • AUX-in 3.5 mm mini-jack
  • Monophone guitar-to-MIDI conversion from guitar input
  • Jack for connecting an expression pedal or up to two footswitches for real time effects control
  • Powered by USB bus or power supply
  • Power supply included

Further information

Design Desktop
Tube(s) No
Amp Modeling Yes
Effects Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Direct Out No
MIDI Interface Yes
Integrated Expression Pedal No
Connections for Pedals or Switches Yes
Aux-Input Yes
Integrated Tuner Yes
USB-Port Yes
Drum-Computer No
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Bundle of joy..

Chris2807, 03.02.2017
I have owned the Axe FX II, Kemper Rack, and now use the Line 6 Helix, which suits me best..
The Boss GT-001 is a long way from being in the same price bracket, but don't let that put you off..
Of course, the previously mentioned models, do have an overall superior sound quality, notably in the high frequencies, where they sound more detailed, natural, and more ' hi-fi ', but the GT-001 stands head & shoulders over everything in terms of ease of use and value for money..
There's a vast choice of quality effects, preamps, cabs, mics, etc, and the display is so easy to understand. At a glance, and a twist of a knob, you can see which effects you have chosen, which are active, and the order they're in.. and that's a lot of fun, because you can let your imagination go wild with this thing.. You have a parallel routing option, where you can use 2 different amp combos, left & right for example, and you can chain the effects however you like, by moving their positions within the chain, and all the editing is so easy to do, you hardly have to move your hand, as all the buttons and knobs are in easy reach.. I don't bother with the PC editor.. No need.
I've read a couple of fairly negative reviews, notably from Tony McKenzie, who's online in-depth and informative reviews I greatly appreciate, and enjoy, but I have to disagree with Tony on this one.. I also own the GT-100, so I can compare the two easily.. I feel he did not
give the GT-001 enough attention. You really need to do a bit of deep tweaking to get the very best sounds out of it.. Forget the factory presets, they're just a starting point, and another important aspect is that it really sweetens up after a couple of months of normal use..
If you're a young musician, short of cash, or just looking for a preamp / effects unit, I can recommend the Boss GT-001 without hesitation, particularly for home studio use.. It's a little box of magic, and you can get some wonderful sounds out of it..
It also has a mic input with phantom power, ( you need to choose that OR the guitar input, you can't have both..) it doubles as a sound card, comes with a downloadable PC editor, has connectors for external pedals or switches, and you hardly need to read the manual, it's so easy to use, solidly built, and above all, great FUN, all at an incredibly cheap price..
Even though I've got some more top end stuff, I still find myself reaching for the Boss as 1st choice, when songwriting.. It's ready to go in seconds and it takes no time to find approximately the sound you're after, the sounds are musically convincing, and the parameters are numerous with great depth. Download the manual for more details, & watch Alex Hutchins demo it on YouTube..
Complaints.? I haven't really got any.. What more could you want at this price..? Brilliant.!
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Joseph8047, 02.09.2015
I have been using the Boss Gt-100 for nearly over a year now, and ever time I do it never fails to let me down. Great tones, effects, midi controls and a huge range of recording flexibility. I am a student at the moment in the field of Music Technology and have used this compact device for everyone of my assignments, and achieving high quality results each time.
The device is very small and compact, it will fit on almost any table or level surface. The ability to plug in an XLR / mic or a jack into the separate ports, means one can record literally anything respectively. Giving the owner great recording flexibility.

Also just jamming with headphones or loud speakers is just awesome. Saves me from dragging a massive amp around with me, instead I just slot the Gt-100 into my guitar case and away I go.

Really Great product and would highly recommend it to guitar players looking to do some high quality toned recordings at a great price!

Cheers :)
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