Boss GT-1 Guitar Multi-FX Pedal

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Great unit for the price
06.04.2017
I'm really happy with new Boss GT-1. I also own Boss ME-25 (previous generation of compact processor in the same price range). The new unit give you much better sounds and functionalities.
- The biggest improvement in my opinion is a lot of various amplifiers with usable overdriven/distortion tones. ME-25 only had few usable amp models.
- Main speaker types available. Speaker simulation is engaged when using headphones of if you choose line output in settings (there's no dedicated line output, but you can simply turn it on/off in Output options). If connected to real amp, then speaker simulation is off but you still can select the type of amp you're connected to.
- All stompboxes models are on decent level - no complains. Modulation is great as usual.
- Different types of delays: analog, digital, reverse, tera echo. This is another huge improvement for me.
- The device is really compact and light. It fits to my guitar gigbag.
- New types of patches switching buttons with lighting. CTL1 button can be used to switch on/off stompboxes meaning you kinda have two patches in one.
- Boss tone studio is very straightforward for patches' editing.

There're only a couple of downsides:
- Wah sounds somehow plastic with overdriven tones but I guess it's quite typical issue in this price range.
- No power supply included.

Overall, great unit for the price - highly recommended. Just read manual before using, especially Output settings chapter (on third page of the manual). Also update system version to fix some program bugs. Upgrade instructions are available on Boss web-site.
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Pro: quick setup, nice possibilities Cons: Too digital
markkus, 14.07.2019
There are useful sounds in this little multi-fx part, it's complete and I've used it to start my pedal journey, experimenting with pedals and settings and easily discovering ways types of pedals can influence each other depending on their position. Battery powered it lasts a long time, the only gripe is that it didn't come with power unit, which when you buy the supported boss/roland ones will set you back another ~25Euro's. I do like most of my other non-multi-fx pedals better, but still use it on occasion and also for other instruments, which works fine (electronic piano and electric violin).
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Full of suprises!
Marmit, 17.05.2019
I've purchased this pedal to use it in front of my amp or in FX loop for a variety of different effects which I do not use frequently so I do not need to go and buy every one of them individually and I lack of space on stages to squeeze them in. Also I knew it could be a amp substitute in case of a emergency.
The interface alone is very intuitive and easy to understand, works like a pedalboard FX chain and you can choose and setup every segment of the chain individually. The effects are outstanding and beyond all expectatioins, but once you step into the amps models and drive pedals thats when you really drop your jaw!
Simulations are remarkable, as well are the pedals, and they do behave like an amp on your volume pot, it clears nicely and you can stack your gain stage and achive every possible sound imaginable!
I ended up using it straight into mix board every time we travel, have a smaller stage or couple of guest on it.
When conditions are right ofc I prefer my Egnater Rebel or Laney Lionheart and my all analog pedals, but this MFX is a bang for the buck!!!
No brainer!!!
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Great value for money
Paulcha, 06.07.2021
The GT-1 is great value for money for two reasons.
Firstly, for under €200 (if you ignore the power supply you have to buy extra) it has a tonne of options that sound good (some great, some not so good... but you can't win them all).

Secondly I bought it to stop me going into pedal hell, where I constantly get pedal envy and keep buying more and more.

Buying this ( considering I play at home 99% of the time) has saved me on both fronts...

Also sounds good through headphones or plugged into the FX loop of my amp.
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Very nice entry level multi-fx
AugaDrummer, 17.03.2020
Got this for my girlfriend a few days ago.
It has all the sounds she needs and the best thing - the looper.
Nice and easy interface, easy to use and great features for the price.
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DannyDeepo, 12.08.2019
Pro: Great pedal for starting off with. Nice amount of signal chain and fx parameters settings options. Con: Expression Pedal is a little fragile and plastic feeling
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Great Multi FX for home and stage (even without amp)
jvanillah, 19.04.2018
I bought this unit to use primarily for rehearsals but I have ended up using it for small/medium gigs as well. I use the pedal straight into the mixer and monitor through in ears, and the sound is wonderful. The amp and speaker sims work a treat for all kinds of music.

Very little to no delay between switching patches, and all mod, delay and distortion effects work brilliantly. The only drawback is the slightly fiddly nature of adjusting individual FX parameters, but this is mostly due to the limited size of the unit. The expression pedal was initially hard to engage but the required pressure can be adjusted in the settings.

Speaking of size, this unit works perfectly for me as a vocalist/guitarist as it sits nicely between the legs of the mic stand.

Highly recommended.
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Very good pedals
30.03.2017
I am very impressed with these pedals. It has lots and lots of different built-in effects for some quick laughs/entertainment, and also has a bunch of effects that you can use day-to-day.
I especially like the looper and wah-wah functionalities on this unit.
The only thing I dislike a bit is the size of it - looking at the pictures, it seemed a bit bigger to me. However, size doesn't matter - it's how you use it :)
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love it love it love it
13.03.2017
best multi effects ever
here's why:

multiple output modes, including "phones/PA mixer" which is awesome, i use it with electric guitar, as well as my Takamine Dreadnought guitar and acoustic violin with pickup. i'm selling my 80watts guitar amp, i no longer need it. i can go directly in the PA live.

good sounding effects. i use compression, limiter, delay and reverb for my acoustic instruments and its great.

i connect my netbook to it via USB and save my patches using the Boss Tone Studio, rename patches easily, select and finetune effects parameters, so much more control !!!

Con: i sometimes notice the latency. I could be wrong, it might be just the compression/limiter side effects.
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Great Product
clydew, 07.03.2021
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Plug it in and it works
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I brought this as a stop back while my marshal was being repaired. I liked the different pre-amps. The preamps options allowed me to try different amp types I would not have tried. I love the orange amp models. I have not used the other effects.
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Great value for the money
Ijuncher, 31.03.2020
Tons of effects and possibilities, it works as an audio interface and you can program it via PC. I'm using it at 10% of its capabilities. I suggest to buy the bundle with headphones, charger and bag. You can learn to set all the effects if you're not an expert, there's tons of tutorial online, and you can exercise your're playing with headphones and backing tracks from any device, thanks to the aux in input.
The only thing I find a bit annoying is the light screen, it could be quite blinding sometimes.
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PFBC, 05.01.2018
Amazing pedal. Great sounds, nice finish, feels and looks fancy, and it is. Even with a shitty amp and shitty guitar you sound amazing, this thing is pure magic.
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Nice guitar effect
Tomy Ho, 06.06.2017
I use this mainly on home practice

To be honest, it is just a thing under 200 GBP. But it is incredibly good for the sound, effects and stuff.

It is easily adjusting the effects and sounds. Nice user interface. But worth to mention, it use the bank up and down buttons. So if you like to have many buttons to change your sound, this is not the thing.

For me, boss have improved lots for the drive sound since GT-100 (i have used boss since GT6). And this stuff is convenient with most common effects and settings.

If you looking for something that is light, good for gigs and demos or any light usage, it is the good choice.
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super sound
19.03.2017
Super sound, effects, clean, drive and high gain.
Some say that high gain sound a bit artificial but it depends very much on the output settings. For me it sounds the best on head phones/line output setting.
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Good multi effects unit for the price.
theSimon, 25.07.2019
The boss gt-1 is a good sounding multi effects unit for its price. I find the clean sounds great. The driven sounds are a little artificial, but usable.
It is really easy to use and its smaller size makes it very light and easy to transport. On the other hand, because of this, the pedals are a little to close to another (what can make you accidentally press something you don't want).

I would say it is great for practicing and using at home or even recording (since it works has a audio interface), but for live use i would recommend to invest some money on something a little bit superior.
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Recommdned
Shark75, 30.03.2018
If you are looking for something compact and lightweight, or simply something to play at home or even in a small gig, give it a try.
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A very good product in this price level
Elio Motta, 13.09.2017
Good sound quality with nice facilities!!! Easy to use e good presets.
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Good product low price
jimmy mj, 16.02.2018
A wide range of sounds, good functionality, good quality.
Only downside is they should include a power supply.
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Guitarist6, 17.05.2017
Perfect for practice and nothing else...
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Good product ..
Raimonds, 18.09.2018
I order it as fisrt guitar processr. Very good frist impression ...
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Missing power and output cable
TyroneSlothrop, 26.12.2017
Would probably rate this higher but as there is no power cable (delivered with batteries at least) and no output cable, I'll have to run out tomorrow to buy one.
I would have preferred it if I had known this before buying.
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Boss GT-1 Guitar Multi-FX Pedal

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