Boss GT-10
Boss GT-10

GT-10, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Boss in the GT series.

Mattfig 06/22/2012

Boss GT-10 : Mattfig's user review

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OK, before I get into specs, I should tell you I almost sold this thing about three or four the point of accepting money for it (which I returned promptly) and bailing out....It's been a love/hate affair but I've learned a lot and can speak intelligently about its use...


AD Conversion
24-bit + AF method (*1)

DA Conversion

Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz

Program Memories
400: 200 (user) + 200 (preset)

Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
RETURN: -10 dBu

Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 M ohm
RETURN: 220 k ohms

Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: -10 dBu / +4 dBu
SEND: -10 dBu

Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
SEND: 3 k ohms

Dynamic Range
100 dB or greater (IHF-A)

Digital Output
Coaxial type (conforms to IEC60958)

132 x 64 dots graphic LCD with backlit
7 segments, 3 characters LED

INPUT jack (1/4 inch phone type), OUTPUT L/MONO, R jacks (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), EXT LOOP jacks SEND, RETURN (1/4 inch phone type), AMP CONTROL jack (1/4 inch phone type), EXP PEDAL 2/CTL3,4 jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), USB connector, DIGITAL OUT jack, MIDI connectors IN, OUT, DC IN jack

Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor: Roland PSB-1U)

Current Draw
800 mA

AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-1U), Owner's Manual, Roland Service (Information Sheet)

Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Dual Footswitch: BOSS FS-6, Expression Pedal: BOSS FV-500L/500H, Roland EV-5, Footswitch Cable: Roland PCS-31L (1/4 inch phone plug (stereo) - 1/4, inch phone plug (mono) x2)

System Requirements

OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft® Windows® 7
CPU/Clock: Pentium®/Celeron® or Pentium compatible processor 1 GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk: 190 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768/65,536 colors (16 bit High Color) or more

OS: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later
CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4, G5 1 GHz or higher/Intel processor
RAM: 512 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768/32,000 colors or more

Size and Weight

542 mm
21-3/8 inches

272 mm
10-3/4 inches

77 mm
3-1/16 inches

4.9 kg
10 lbs. 13 oz.

Maximum height is 104 mm (4-1/8 inches) when pedal-up


This thing is hard to use, let's be frank...Especially if you plan to utilize the GT-10's loop and the 4 cable method...That's why I got it...The FX, the loop, and the MIDI control....I use Egnater/Randall MTS amps and wanted an all in one solution....In short the 4CM didn't work for me...I couldn't get the send/return levels set up despite my attempts at standard "unity gain" applications...I have wound up using it to switch channels on my MTS amps as well as run inline effects...No 4CM....And it works great....The Noise Suppressor is weak after I've become accustomed to ISP G series products...

The manual is clear but if you are a beginner, you're gonna need help...There's an easy to find forum with tons of helpful people....That's how I have survived....


The amp models are something I don't use...I don't care for them but to be fair, I don't care for any digital models...Anyway, the FX are great and you have many options that are all fully tweak able....This thing sounds excellent when used in conjunction with a great amp....

The FX can be wet or transparent....The MIDI control is great....You have a TON of EQ options as well as any effect you could imagine...Wah, volume, shifter, etc...All here...


I really like this thing, you can arrange your effects any way you want...Order them any way you want....It gives you a lot of control in one box....It really can function the same as an expensive pedal board...It just takes a bit to get to know it and how to use it....Ask questions online and get answers...Dive in, this one is great!