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What are your thoughts on the Boss GT-10?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by dmarkj22, May 17, 2011.

  1. dmarkj22

    dmarkj22 Member

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    As you may know from another thread, I am in the process of building a pedal board but I am also considering just buying a mulit-affects unit like the Boss GT 10. I was wondering, what are your thoughts on it? Is it good? Or do you think it's better to just build my own pedal board?
     
  2. keepingitweird

    keepingitweird Member

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    If it suits your needs and the sound is to your liking, go for it. I have had several multi effect processors in the past...been thru racks, boards, etc...now I prefer the pedal board thing...if there is something in the chain I dont like...swap. Not confined to the limits of one unit. Of course YMMV...
     
  3. Mr Boggie

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    started with pedals, went to a G system, went to a GT10, went to a Nova System, back to pedals. Pedals are just easier for me to get my head around. it was ok as i recall, distortions nothing to great, the looper was useless, too many menu's for my taste.

    your mileage may vary
     
  4. Heady Jam Fan

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    Not a fan on MFX, I think it is limiting and the effects don't always match the individual pedals, for better or worse. I cannot imagine being happy with a pedal board full of stock pedals from any company (boss would be up on the list of ones I might not be happy with). I does make things easier and some people swear by them, but I would suggest that you will get the best sound by having a few pedals that work well with a really nice tube amp. Your sound will only be good if your amp is good. MFX also limit your ability to send your time based (wet) effects to a separate PA usually, which makes a huge difference for your sound.

    If you care more about saving money and having versatility, go MFX, if you want best tone, start with the guitar and amp and buy a few nice pedals here and there.
     
  5. Bucksears

    Bucksears Silver Supporting Member

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    About to sell mine - mint in box - going back to pedals.
    I just like being able to turn on/off effects individually and don't like messing with menus. Not to mention, it's pretty large.

    For those that like to create whole patches, it can do SO much.
     

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