Finally, bass guitarists everywhere are treated to the same world-class effects and amps offered by the superb BOSS GT-1B Bass Guitar Effects Processor. Designed to slip discreetly into your instrument bag or case, to be taken wherever your music takes you, delivering peerless tone control, and enviable effects that are perfect for stage and studio, the GT-1B deserves to be in every bassist's arsenal.
A world of effects at your feet
Whatever level you're at, the BOSS GT-1B is perfect for players of all abilities, ages, and experience. From beginners to seasoned pros, you'll be blown away by the sheer brilliance of this little unit. Packed with preamps for enhancing your core tone, premium effects for shaping and tweaking your output, and sublime advanced effects such as Harmonist, Synth, Defretter, everything you need is ready and waiting. Modulation, delays, reverbs, and a built-in looper too, what more could you want?!
Lightweight yet sturdy
As we've come to expect from BOSS, the GT-1B is built like a tank, yet is somehow still lightweight and compact. Slipping into the most crowded of setups is no problems at all, and if you're travelling light, then even better. Thanks to the softly rounded edges, you can rest assured that no damage will occur in transit. The seven-hour battery life powered by 4x AA size batteries makes it a perfect option for street performers, buskers or those who have a habit of forgetting their power supply (sold separately).
Intuitive control layout
Each of the three GT-1B footswitches have been carefully designed to provide intuitive functionality across patch selection, access to the tuner, looper control, and more in as compact a layout as possible. Assign the dedicated CTL1 switch to your preferred function, whether it's tap tempo, effects on/off, or a variety of others. The expression pedal and toe switch are perfect for volume, wah and a host of different effects parameters for real-time control. Those who record at home will appreciate the fact the GT-1’s USB jack will allow you to record and re-amp your tones with the DAW of your choice. Across the rear panel, a jack enables up to two additional external footswitches or expression pedals to be connected to expand the functionality of the GT-1B.
Access to BOSS Tone Central and BOSS Tone Studio
Visit BOSS Tone Central and access a myriad of free patch collections perfect for playing all types of music with the GT-1B. Each patch is created by professional guitarists and all are ready to use with your unit. For those who want superior access and control over their sound, the free BOSS Tone Studio software will provide the user with a full featured editor/librarian for the GT-1B and provides integrated access to the patch collections at BOSS Tone Central.
Manufacturer BOSS Model GT-1B Bass Guitar Effects Processor Dimensions (H x W x D) 74 x 305 x 152 mm Weight (excluding AC adaptor) 1.3 kg (including batteries) Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz AD Conversion 24 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 24 bits Effects 90 types Patches 99 (User) + 99 (Preset) Phrase Loop 32 sec. Nominal Input Level INPUT: -10 dBu, AUX IN: -20 dBu Maximum Input Level INPUT: +7 dBu, AUX IN: 0 dBu Input Impedance INPUT: 1 M ohm, AUX IN: 27 k ohms Nominal Output Level OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): -10 dBu, PHONES: -10 dBu Output Impedance OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 1 k ohm, PHONES: 44 ohms Recommended Load Impedance OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 10 k ohms or greater, PHONES: 44 ohms or greater Controls DOWN switch, UP switch CTL1 switch
EASY SELECT button, EASY EDIT button, FX1/LIMITER button, OD/DS button, PREAMP button, FX2/MOD button, DELAY button, REVERB button, MEMORY EDIT button, EXIT button, ENTER button, MENU button
1 knob, 2 knob, 3 knob
Display Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD) Connectors INPUT jack, OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL2, 3/EXP2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
DC IN jack
Power Supply Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor (sold separately) Current Draw 200 mA Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 7 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Options (sold separately) AC adaptor: PSA series
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5
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