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Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Boss belonging to the GT series

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  • moosehermanmooseherman

    Not worth it's relatively low price

    Boss GT-3Published on 10/13/10 at 12:07
    This is a multi-effects pedal made by Boss. I don't know why I ever bought it, to be honest. I was young, I guess, is my only excuse. There are two 1/4" connections, a direct out, and a MIDI out. It is 100% digital. This pedal can be edited with MIDI though I don't really do that much at all, so I can't comment on how well it works compared to other pedals with this feature. It doesn't really need it so much as there are presets available on the pedal.

    UTILIZATION

    The one cool thing about this pedal is that it's pretty great to use if you put some time into programming it. There are 4 presets that are available by simply pressing the corresponding switch on the board. There are al…
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    This is a multi-effects pedal made by Boss. I don't know why I ever bought it, to be honest. I was young, I guess, is my only excuse. There are two 1/4" connections, a direct out, and a MIDI out. It is 100% digital. This pedal can be edited with MIDI though I don't really do that much at all, so I can't comment on how well it works compared to other pedals with this feature. It doesn't really need it so much as there are presets available on the pedal.

    UTILIZATION

    The one cool thing about this pedal is that it's pretty great to use if you put some time into programming it. There are 4 presets that are available by simply pressing the corresponding switch on the board. There are also two other switches that can be programmed to make other changes, like triggering specific effects. Last but not least, there is an expression pedal which can be used to adjust the effects settings in real time.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This pedal has very bad sound quality, in my honest opinion. I try to see the good in pedals, even if they aren't suitable for my taste, but I just find that this pedal doesn't really have any sounds that are good. The wah-wah effect is really weak, anemic, and boring. The chorus and flanger effects are really bad at coloring the tone badly, and the effects don't really cut through the mix. The distortions are god-awful, to be honest, as is to be expected of digital distortions. Only the delay is tolerable, and even then, it's digital, which will not be a good bet for fans of analog.

    OVERALL OPINION

    While the interface is great, and it's easy to switch between effects and to adjust them with the expression pedal, I really do not think that this pedal is worth it for anybody except maybe a beginner who has no effects. Some people just play for the fun of it, and aren't that worried about tone, but for anybody who takes tone remotely seriously, this pedal (along with many others like it) are not going to be appealing. I know that there are other guys who disagree, but being a studio musician as well as a recording engineer (and therefore seeing it from both angles), I happen to think that these multi-effects pedals are a perfect example of quantity far outweighing quantity. As someone who performs live, I can see that the tone simply doesn't do my playing justice, and I don't think that anybody should buy a pedal that makes them sound worse than they are.
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  • myriam63660_enmyriam63660_en

    Boss GT-3Published on 02/04/08 at 13:29
    - a great bunch of effects

    UTILIZATION

    - Présets configuration is really easy. There's is also an EZ edit for even more quickness.
    - The LCD screen and the effect chain diagram are well designed: in one look you see the active effects

    SOUND QUALITY

    - classic effects are ok, but it seemed to me that they sounded différent than the boss pédals.
    - you can also find some "exotic" effects like the feedbacker, accoustic simulator etc. Some of them are cheap and some are really interesting (like the accoustic simulator used with the pickup simulator)
    - Hated the "tube heads distorsions simulators", sounded thin and lifeless to me (Probably my fault: at that ti…
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    - a great bunch of effects

    UTILIZATION

    - Présets configuration is really easy. There's is also an EZ edit for even more quickness.
    - The LCD screen and the effect chain diagram are well designed: in one look you see the active effects

    SOUND QUALITY

    - classic effects are ok, but it seemed to me that they sounded différent than the boss pédals.
    - you can also find some "exotic" effects like the feedbacker, accoustic simulator etc. Some of them are cheap and some are really interesting (like the accoustic simulator used with the pickup simulator)
    - Hated the "tube heads distorsions simulators", sounded thin and lifeless to me (Probably my fault: at that time i connected the GT3 in front of a transistor amp but didn't set the 3 band EQ as the manual advice)

    OVERALL OPINION

    - been using it for 2 years
    - clearly designed for live applications, built like a tank.
    - a cool all-in-one multifx, cheap nowadays
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