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Ultra-portable and easy to use, the GT-1 delivers pro-level tones everywhere you play. Driven by the powerful BOSS GT-series engine, it gives you access to a huge selection of world-class amps and effects for all types of music. A streamlined interface enables quick and intuitive sound creation, while an assignable control switch and expression pedal provide dynamic real-time effects adjustment. And by connecting to BOSS Tone Central, you can download free pro patches, editing software, and more. Equally suited for beginners, weekend warriors, and traveling players, the GT-1 packs premium sound in a compact and rugged package.

Flagship amps and effects in a portable, easy-to-use package.

• Flagship-class BOSS sound engine squeezed into a light and compact floor unit

• Modern design with no hard edges enables safe transport in a guitar bag

• Easy Select and Easy Edit functions for quickly choosing and tweaking patches

• Four AA batteries provide up to seven hours of playing time for busking and mobile gigs

• Onboard control switch and expression pedal; footswitch/expression pedal jack and USB

• Download ready-to-play pro patches for free at BOSS Tone Central

Great for Guitar Buskers0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
It's very hard to find a simple multi effect that runs on batteries, but this does the trick. Combined with a battery amp or PA and you're good to travel. Re-chargeable batteries (not included) get me about 12-16 hours of play time. It's a little weird to program, but once you have it figured, it's fast and easy. Also, all the knobs are digital, so if you have this in your travel bag or case and the knobs get turned, it doesn't change your preset sounds. Most electric buskers would want a minimum of reverb, drive and a tuner.. those three would cost this much, not match the versatility, take up the same space in a case, and take more batteries to run. It's good enough to use as a stage rig if you wanted, although if you have the money, tube amp and stomps are still better overall.
Posted by Pete on Dec 25, 2020
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Very Versatile, and Well worth the price0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
Had this unit for a few weeks now and have a little experience with using this thing in different ways. Works well with GarageBand as a recording device, only needed a $10 USB cable from a store nearby Works great as a standalone headphone amp, the amp and cab sims are nice and I really only just recently understood their ideal use. I am excited to get my hands on am FRFR and really hear the full potential of the signal from this pedal. Plays Really well with other pedals, and I'm currently using it as the end of a pedal board until I can get my drive stages set up outside of the GT-1. I have heard good things about its use in an effects loop, just haven't gotten there yet. All in all, in 15 years of playing guitar, this pedal really opened up my playing and gave me all the possibilities I can ask for.
Posted by Andy K on Nov 29, 2020
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
owned it for about 6 months now , still like it a lot ,light weight , sounds great , easy to use , i use the built in looper now more than my boss rc looper pedal . works well with all amps tube or not .
Posted by whiskey Steve on Sep 28, 2020
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Buskers dream pedal4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Royal Vista, Alberta
Because venues are in short supply, I’ve started converting to all battery setup so I can play at festivals and other busking locations. This pedal allows me to patch and save pretty decent Pink Floyd sounds, and I get about 10 hours from a charge on 4 AA battery’s. I like this pedal enough that I sold my Helix Floor... this in no way compares with the Helix...but there is just too much in the helix for me... I spend more time tweaking than playing and that’s just not right... another bonus of this pedal is if the dials and buttons get adjusted in transport it doesn’t matter as the presets take it back....something that can be an issue with analogue gear for busking... I pump this pedal into a Bose S1 Pro and the sound is excellent
Posted by Pete on Oct 12, 2019
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Boss GT 1 and Boss Tone Studio7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Purchased earlier this year and recently added Boss Tone Studio which really expanded the variety of tones available to the user. The Boss Tone Studio software is free and available by visiting the Boss website. Additionally the user can add other tones developed by professional musicians.
Posted by Allan on Nov 23, 2018
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This thing Rocks4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I have been shying away from going with a processor rather then individual pedals but I'm sure glad I did. I have had it for a few days, its easy to use and the tones are great.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2018
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Amazing guitar sounds for the money5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
Ive been playing for years but never talented enough to justify thousands on building a pedal board. I enjoy experiementing with guitar sounds and I thought I would give this multi FX a try after a bit of research. For the money the quality and quantity of sounds are amazing. The amount of customization is mind boggling. It sounds better through my Fender solid state amp than my AC15 tube. My only complaints are that the looper isnt the easiest to use, and I wish there was a simple stomp box mode function.
Posted by NCB on Oct 31, 2017
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Best of the little multi-pedals7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
I've had a bunch of guitar multi-effects over the years - lots of them in fact. The GT-1 is right up there with any I've owned. For the money, I doubt you'll find a better variety of usable effects in one unit. One thing I have noticed is that the sound is less transparent than my current main rig. This could be a good or bad thing, depending on your point of view. In my current setup, when I switch guitars, the difference in sound is hugely noticeable, to the point that I need to make different patches for different guitars. That said, I do love hearing the character of my guitars when I play. The GT-1, on the other hand, tends to make my guitars sound similar to one another. So, I hear less of my guitars' character but I don't need to modify the patches to go from one guitar to the next. And the sounds I've gotten from the GT-1 are excellent.
Posted by Marc Coté on Jan 9, 2017
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Awesome6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
This little unit is fantastic. They have the Slow Gear pedal and the Terra Echo among all the others. Delay ,reverb,chorus,tremolo, distortions. Even an organ sound. I made a nice ambient patch and put it on youtube.
Posted by Kevin on Nov 22, 2016
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L&M @ NAMM 2017: Boss GT-1 Demonstration
Description: Get guitar tones inspired by Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Page Stevie Ray Vaughan and more with the Boss GT-1! This is a fantastic demo of the Boss GT-1 guitar multi-effects processor pedal board at NAMM 2017 showcasing how accurately it can recreate classic tones from your favourite songs!
Sale Price: $199.00
Store Special Product - BOSS - GT-1
Model: GT-1
Serial: GOJ5390
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