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The GT-1000 is BOSS's most advanced amp/effects processor to date, built for no-compromise audio performance. To start, it's the first-ever guitar multi-effects unit with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate throughout. There's an all-new DSP engine as well, specially designed for music applications and featuring over three times the power of previous generations.

This immense processing muscle unlocks far greater sonic detail than ever before possible, making it quick and easy to get the sounds you're after without endless parameter tweaks and microscopic EQ adjustments. If you've shied away from other amp/effects processors because theyre hard to dial in and missing that "real deal" vibe, the GT-1000 is sure to change your mind.

At its core, the GT-1000 harnesses BOSS's breakthrough AIRD technology for previously unattained musical power. Based on the comprehensive Tube Logic concept behind the renowned Katana, Waza, and Blues Cube amplifiers, AIRD takes the amp processor to a new level of performance, flexibility, and practical usability.

Latest GT-1000 Update:
Version 3 (April 2019)

• Newly added bass support and enhanced performance functionality
• Three new AIRD bass preamps: NATURAL BASS, X-DRIVE BASS, and SVT BASS
• Sixteen newly added bass effects, including an MDP compressor, overdrives and distortions, touch wah, flanger, and more
• New Manual and Pedalboard modes for direct-access control
• New types added to the onboard AIRD Output Select library, including 11 guitar types and 2 bass types

Version 2 (January 2019)
• Four new AIRD preamps: MATCH COMBO, BG COMBO, ORNG STACK, BGNR UB METAL
• Three new OD/DS effects: CENTA OD, HM-2, METAL CORE
• Three new Master Delay types: SPACE ECHO, TAPE ECHO PX, BIN DRUM ECHO


Highly Musical Guitar Amplifiers, Crafted with AIRD
The GT-1000 is loaded with immensely expressive guitar amplifiers, all meticulously crafted with AIRD. In contrast to traditional modeling methods, AIRD reproduces the complex internal component interactions of tube amps in every way, from guitar input to speaker output and everything in-between. The result is a complete interactive system that's a living, breathing instrument, just like your favourite high-end tube amp.

The GT-1000 features a wide range of BOSS original amplifiers suitable for all guitar styles, from super-clean to ultra-heavy. A number of amp types employ Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology for dynamic, nuanced tone that reaches beyond the capabilities of analog designs. Classic tube amps throughout history are included as well, from coveted vintage combos to modern high-gain heads. Two amps can be used at once in a single patch, so you're able to switch between two sounds, blend amps for complex tones, or achieve big, expansive sound in stereo setups.

Extraordinary Effects
As you'd expect from a flagship BOSS processor, the GT-1000 is loaded with all types of outstanding effects, from overdrives and distortions to specialty effects like Slicer, Slow Gear, and a host of others. Many selections harness BOSS's MDP tech, which intelligently adapts to your dynamics and playing register to achieve the perfect sound. Advanced algorithms from the renowned DD-500 Digital Delay, MD-500 Modulation, and RV-500 Reverb pedals are included too, along with sophisticated Acoustic Resonance processing inherited from the AD-10 pedal for acoustic/electric guitar.

Intensive Performance Control
With its ten footswitches and expression pedal with toe switch, the GT-1000 gives you comprehensive creative control on stage and in the studio. And if you're a power user, there's support for additional control via external switches, pedals, MIDI, and USB.

USB Audio/MIDI and Wireless Editing via Bluetooth
The GT-1000 is equipped with onboard Bluetootha first for a pro-level amp/effects processorallowing you to wirelessly manage sounds from the dedicated BOSS Tone Studio app for iOS and Android. Whether at home, in rehearsal, or on stage, you can comfortably tweak the GT-1000 from your device without having to bend over and edit via the hardware. Its even possible to record a riff with the GT-1000s built-in looper, and then roam the venue and adjust tones from the audience position!

Features

  • Flagship guitar amp/effects processor with uncompromising sound quality and unmatched expressiveness

  • Industry-leading 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate throughout

  • Next-generation BOSS DSP engine, custom designed specifically for music applications

  • AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) technology realizes BOSSs acclaimed Tube Logic concept in a digital guitar processor, delivering natural feel and optimized integration with all types of external devices

  • Highly expressive amplifiers, meticulously crafted with AIRD

  • Massive selection of onboard effects, including BOSS MDP effects and algorithms directly ported from the DD-500, MD-500, and RV-500 pedals

  • Amps and effects can be routed in numerous series and parallel combinations

  • Ultra-fast patch switching and delay/reverb carryover

  • Innovative Stompbox feature greatly simplifies using common effects settings in many different patches

  • Easy operation with large display and six user-assignable switching knobs

  • Ten footswitches and integrated expression pedal with user-configurable assignments and LED colours

  • High-resolution tuner with two display modes and mono or polyphonic operation

  • 1/4-inch main outputs and XLR sub outputs with independent AIRD Output Select settings; loop for external stereo or mono effects

  • Support for external control via footswitches, expression pedals, MIDI, and USB

  • Built-in Bluetooth for wireless editing from iOS and Android mobile devices

  • USB audio/MIDI interface for computer-based recording and editing

Specifications

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: -10 dBu

Maximum Input Level:
• INPUT: +18 dBu
• RETURN1: +8 dBu
• RETURN2: +8 dBu

Input Impedance: 1 M ohm

Nominal Output Level
• MAIN OUTPUT (L/MONO, R), PHONES, SEND1, SEND2: -10 dBu
• SUB OUTPUT (L, R): +4 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
• USB COMPUTER port: USB B type
• DC IN jack
• MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors

Power Supply: AC adaptor
Current Draw: 1.2 A

Accessories: AC Adaptor, Owner's manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"

Size and Weight
Dimensions (W x D x H): 462 x 248 x 70 mm (18-3/16 x 9-13/16 x 2-13/16 inches
Maximum height: 95 mm (3-3/4 inches)
Weight: 3.6 kg (7 lbs 15 oz)

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Closest StoreVaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
I had the Headrush pedalboard. I loved their operating system that was very visual, but the sound quality left to be desired. The Boss GT-1000 delivered as far as sounds, amps, drives etc. The tone studio editor works great but the graphics are small (my only complaint).
Posted by JFB on May 15, 2019
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Boss GT-1000 Version 3, now for guitar and bass. Have two.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
Bought second GT-1000. Can use my Stratocaster and Precision Bass. Can now use full manual mode. AIRD bass preamps, bass effects. New manual and pedalboard modes for direct access control. New types added to AIRD Output Select library. Assigned tuner to external expression pedal. Added bank up/down function to external Boss FS-7 Footswitch. Renamed patches on second GT-1000 unit. Renamed GT-1000 units from * to 1 and 2 when using Boss Tone Studio. Boss blows away the competition. Double the learning but 100 times the enjoyment.
Posted by Gord Ahl on Apr 29, 2019
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
I bought the GT-6, the GT-10 but the exceptional GT-1000 is a game changer. Whether you need lots of professionally crafted pre-set sounds or you're a sound shaping wizard there's nothing that compares with the quality and ingenuity of this guitar pedal. An obvious choice for pros but I'm convinced that beginners and intermediate musicians should experience this truly remarkable technological advancement. Worth ever penny.
Posted by Geralyn Long on Apr 8, 2019
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Best unit for pros or guitar players who want the best to play with0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
Best effect unit for pros or guitar players who want best sound, ease, versatility. Liked the unit because: Brilliantly designed unit, the engineers who designed the unit listened to guitar players the way Leo Fender did when he designed the Stratocaster. I use a Boss ME-80 as an effect in one of the send/return loops of the GT-1000. The GT-1000 has extremely flexible routing and patch management. You can download dozens of great patches from Boss for free. The AIRD technology goes beyond traditional modelling, much more organic sounding, like the way a real tube amp sounds, feels and responds. This is the most advanced technology I have ever seen in an effects unit. But it requires dedication to learn the vast possibilities. Highly recommended. The 250 presets are not disappointing, you also have 250 user patches, they can be tweaked to your heart's content. Or just download a bunch of new patches for free. One feature that I like is being able to reassign buttons and express pedals. For example; to free up CTRL 3, use the heel down position of the expression pedal to engage the tuner when in any patch. Follow instructions listed in GT-1000 Guidelines on Boss site. I printed the guidelines to have quick access to dozens of useful tips. You can program patches from your computer via USB or tablet/phone via Bluetooth. No need to bend down to tweak dials. Just play a riff on the looper, let the loop play, and adjust sound options while walking around the room, with your tablet or phone, to see how it sounds, you can then hear what the audience would hear, no more blind guessing. Make sure you have the latest software update. As of today, 12 March 2019, the software version for the Boss GT-1000 is: 2.02. Use the unit for: Recording, practicing, playing live. As one of the pictures shows, the connections: Guitar Input, Main Out L/R, Phones Output, Send 1/2, Return 1/2, XLR out, CTRL 4/5/6/7, EXP 2/3, Amp CTRL 1/2, USB, MIDI In/Out, Power Switch, DC In. The other picture shows sample connections. The main picture shows a clean ergonomic interface. I use Stratocasters with floating tremolos, I use the whammy bar a lot, I need to micro-tune frequently. The EXP pedal heel down tuner option (instructions on Boss GT-1000 Guidelines site) gives me quick access to the great tuner, you can use it as a mono or polyphonic tuner, check your software version, latest update 2019, Version 2.02. Play clean, play dirty, have the expression pedal(s) vary the amount of any parameter. With my Strat, I get acoustic guitar sounds where you can't tell the difference. Since I like the long Strat neck and thin Strat body I don't have to sacrifice my easily playing high up on the neck. The GT-1000 gives me the sounds I like and need and I don't have to change guitars. I can play standing or sitting, and easily control the sound on the guitar with the GT-1000. Recording is the best thing about the GT-1000, so many good sound options. Trying to record with a guitar amp, microphones can be a hassle. The cabinet sounds are built into the GT-1000. Also AIRD, gives the feel of playing through the cabinet. I use Mesa Boogie guitar amps (Fillmore 50, TC-100) so I know what a high quality guitar amp sounds like. When recording, I can get those sounds with the GT-1000 plugged directly into the Tascam 32 channel recorder. Playing live or practicing, I plug the GT-1000 into the guitar amp. Thinking about getting a second Boss GT-1000. Have one set up in the studio ready to record and one in a transit case ready for gigs. I always want one wherever I am. It's that good.
Posted by Gord Ahl on Mar 15, 2019
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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
I?m no pro but I do know I love the sound of this thing and it motivares me to practice more than before. Sold all 9 pedals i had.Definitely no regrets on purchase.
Posted by Vern Hicks on Mar 9, 2019
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Boss GT-1000: Highest quality, best designed unit on the market0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
Zero latency, reverb spillover from patch to patch, no processor overload issues as on units from other companies. AIRD means the sounds feels like a tube amp because the speaker cabinet interacts with the processor as in a real tube amp. I use Fender and Mesa Boogie tube amps on stage and in practice so I compare the sounds all the time. But for recording, I need something practical and high quality such as the Boss GT-1000. Lots or versatility, routing options. The high quality sounds of the MD-500, RV-500 and DD-500 are in the GT-1000. Lots of CTRL and EXP pedal options. 96kHz sampling rate, 32 bit processing. Several effects can be used at the same time in parallel or in series. The positions of the effects are user assignable. I use a Boss ME-80 for simplicity in some cases but the Boss GT-1000 is the way of the future. I will be recording with the GT-1000. Check out Glenn DeLaune's web site for great patches and tips. The GT-1000 comes with 250 preset patches and there are 250 user patches. The unit has IR loading. Seamless switching. 116 different effects. Lots of great amps. Two effects sends and returns. MIDI, USB, Bluetooth. Practice with it, perform with it, learn it, evolve with it.
Posted by Gord Ahl on Feb 21, 2019
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It was the drives...1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePrince George, British Columbia
I had originally purchased a Boss MS-3 to have as a small control center for my board, while utilizing the 3 loops for my Wampler Ego Compressor, and Truetone VSXO drive pedal, and then sending MIDI control to my Eventide H9 MAX (delay, tremolo, verbs) at the end of my chain. I knew some of the built in modulation and delay effects would be more than usable, and had anticipated (as with most multi effect units, H9 included) that the overdrives would be lack luster. However, I was BLOWN AWAY and SO IMPRESSED with built in drive tones. Totally usable for me, at least in the low gain spectrum of tones, as I'm not much of a high gain player. So I went back to L&M, returned the MS-3 and bought its big brother, the GT-1000. Being a pedal guy I feel like I have committed guitar pedal blasphemy, but I just absolutely love how user friendly it is, in that it doesn't take long to dial up great usable and inspiring tones. There's plenty of support online, updates that add even more sounds and pedals too. My biggest piece of advice is, for someone who may be new to these, is don't solely rely on the factory presets for how good it can sound. Wipe a bank clean, and build your own pedal by pedal. you'll be surprised.
Posted by Keith David on Feb 7, 2019
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Listen to Rob, not David. GT-1000 is awesome0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
New GT-1000 does all the effects you would need. Versatile routing system for stage or studio. I also use a Boss ME-80, in manual mode. GT-1000 has many more options for sound. It is the quality of the sounds too.
Posted by Gord Ahl on Feb 4, 2019
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
Having previously purchased the GT-6, then the GT-10, the GT-1000 is more than just the natural successor in the Boss line of professional guitar foot pedals. The factory sounds are rich and lush. Of course, the ability to completely customize any sound is limitless and robust. It takes more than a quick tryout to learn how to manage this sophisticated tool but having some experience gained by using prior models eased the learning curve and within an hour I was modifying and saving sounds that are amazing. Five stars for this masterpiece of technology.
Posted by Geralyn Long on Jan 24, 2019
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Don't listen to this David fellow6 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
David is wrong on all counts. The Line 6 Helix was a fail? Laughable at best. Tony McKenzie? Laughable again. Tony McKenzie is an absolute joke of a reviewer. The Boss GT-1000 is a great unit. Try it, see what you think.
Posted by Rob on Jul 16, 2018
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GT1000 QUALITY ISSUES AND FAILS TO PRODUCE A SINGLE GOOD SOUND BUT CLEAN2 of 11 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
The Overdrive , Distortion and medium to high gain amp models are lack lustre. Theres a ton of unusable presets. The Output selector didn't work on the one I had, wouldn't connect USB - with the proper drivers-except to update, tone studio wouldn't find the device. Nothing about it comes close to tube sound as it is supposed to be. Then there is that processed envelope sound that boss cant seem to get away form. Too Bad. I really had High Hopes after seeing how badly line6 Helix and Headrush failed as well. Don't believe me, watch the Unbiased Tony Mackenzie review. He's not a stellar player but he has an ear for tone.
Posted by David on Jun 22, 2018
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I love this!7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
My background is as a player over 40 years a sound engineer and amp tech. What do I think of this after having owned many high end guitar processors? This thing is a giant leap forward in sound quality and fidelity for boss. The quality of the effects are extreamly good. I have owned many boss multi effects over the years. This blows them all away. The thing I love the most about this? It absolutely maintains the tone of your guitar. The overdrives and distortions delays reverbs and modulation effects are incredible. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Posted by Chris Church on May 26, 2018
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BOSS GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor
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