BOSS GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor

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  • Bleeding-edge technology puts incredible power at your feet
  • Craft and shape your tones with exceptional dexterity
  • Next-gen DSP engine and AIRD technology for exceptional sound quality
  • Vast selection of onboard effects, with powerful algorithms borrowed from DD-500, MD-500, and RV-500 pedals
  • Fully customisable pedalboard with limitless routing combinations
  • Easy to read and intuitive to use display with user-assignable knobs
  • Innovative features designed to make stage- and studio-life easier
  • High-res tuner with dual display modes, as well as mono and poly modes
  • Wide range of connectivity options, plus external control support
  • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless editing or USB audio/MIDI interface for computer-based recording and editing using BOSS' Tone Studio


The BOSS GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor is the next stage in BOSS' amp/effects processing evolution. Introducing BOSS' ground-breaking AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) technology, the GT-1000 benefits from a wealth of experience combined with bleeding-edge tech to create an exceptional unit that puts total creative control at your feet.

Advanced processing power

The BOSS GT-1000 boasts the first-ever guitar multi FX unit equipped with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96kHz sampling rate for peerless accuracy. The newly built Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engine is three times as powerful as before and is specially designed for audio and music applications. The increased power means that finer detail within the tones you create can be focused and refined with greater ease.

AIRD technology

The GT-1000 boasts BOSS' AIRD technology, which borrows from their Tube Logic concept (as seen across KATANA, Waza, and Blues Cube amps) to heighten the built-in amp processor's performance. The subtle nuances of a tube amp's character are recreated with stunning efficacy. Focusing on the special relationship between amp and speaker, the breadth and depth of each amp's dynamics are beautifully translated. From the wide range of amplifiers available, you can tweak each one to achieve the amp sound of your dreams.

Another outstanding feature of AIRD is in its ability to allow the GT-1000 to merge seamlessly with any audio equipment. Whether you're integrating the unit into a highly complex stage- or studio-setup, or simply going from guitar to GT-1000 to amp, you have a plethora of connections that all feature independent ground lift functions to remove any unwanted hum issues for pristine signal fidelity.

Exemplary effects

The GT-1000 bears the BOSS name proudly and is well equipped with a vast selection of effects, many of which utilise BOSS' Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) tech for intelligent dynamic control. Borrowing advanced algorithms for BOSS' DD-/MD-/RV- 500 units, as well as sophisticated Acoustic Resonance for electro-acoustic performance, you can rest assured that immaculate effects await you.


As we've come to expect from the team at BOSS, the GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor is built like a tank, and ready for action straight out of the box. The controller interface is uncluttered, whilst the overall size is delightfully compact. The newly developed low-profile footswitches reduce size and weight but retain the same responsiveness and durability we know and love.

The GT-1000 has an ample display screen, which allows sounds to be created and adjusted easily. Whether you're setting up individual effects, amp settings, creating chains, or changing order, everything is displayed in an easy to read manner for a smooth workflow.

There's an impressive ten footswitches and an expression pedal with toe switch to use. But should you wish to, control can be expanded further via external switches, pedals, MIDI, and USB. The footswitches can all be reassigned to control any function you desire, allowing you to completely customize the unit.

Further editing capabilities - Bluetooth

The BOSS GT-1000 has built-in Bluetooth connectivity, which enables your smartphone or tablet to get involved by managing sounds using BOSS' Tone Studio app for iOS and Android. You can edit and adjust your sounds without having touch the GT-1000 directly. You can even record and play a loop, then listen to it back whilst wandering the venue, making tonal adjustments on the fly.

There is even a built-in USB audio/MIDI interface with multi-channel audio recording support, as well as efficient re-amping. If you don't fancy going wireless, you can use the USB to access the desktop version of the BOSS Tone Studio Editor for Mac and Windows.

The BOSS GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor is an outstanding unit, which has everything that you could want - and more!

Model GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor
Dimensions (H x W x D) 95 x 462 x 248 mm
Weight 3.6 kg
Sampling Frequency 96 kHz
AD Conversion 32 bits + AF method
* AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.
DA Conversion 32 bits
Effects 116 types
Patches 250 (User) + 250 (Preset)
Phrase Loop 38 sec. (MONO)
19 sec. (STEREO)
Tuner Internal Detection +/-0.1 cent
Nominal Input Level INPUT: -10 dBu
RETURN1: -10 dBu
RETURN2: -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level INPUT: +18 dBu
RETURN1: +8 dBu
RETURN2: +8 dBu
Input Impedance INPUT: 1 M ohm
RETURN1: 1 M ohm
RETURN2: 1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level MAIN OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): -10 dBu
SUB OUTPUT (L, R): +4 dBu
PHONES: -10 dBu
SEND1: -10 dBu
SEND2: -10 dBu
Output Impedance MAIN OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 1 k ohm
SUB OUTPUT (L, R): 600 ohms
PHONES: 20 ohms
SEND1: 1 k ohm
SEND2: 1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance MAIN OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 10 k ohms or greater
SUB OUTPUT (L, R): 600 ohms or greater
PHONES: 44 ohms or greater
SEND1: 10 k ohms or greater
SEND2: 10 k ohms or greater
Controls DOWN switch, UP switch CTL1--3 switches, 1--5 switches, POWER switch
EFFECT button, MENU button, EXIT button, WRITE button, PAGE button
1--6 knobs, OUTPUT LEVEL knob
Expression pedal
Display Graphic LCD (512 x 160 dots, backlit LCD)
Connectors INPUT jack, MAIN OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks, SEND1 jack, RETURN1 jack, SEND2 jack, RETURN2 jack: 1/4-inch phone type
SUB OUTPUT (L, R) connectors: XLR type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
CTL4, 5/EXP2 jack, CTL6, 7/EXP3 jack, AMP CTL1, 2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
DC IN jack
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
Power Supply AC adaptor
Current Draw1.2 A
Accessories AC Adaptor
Owner's manual
Options (sold separately) Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: EV-30, FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5

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