Boss GX-700

Boss GX-700

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GX-700, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Boss.

24 user reviews

Boss GX-700 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Boss
  • Model: GX-700
  • Category: Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/18/2004

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Boss GX-700 user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 24 reviews )
 7 reviews29 %
 12 reviews50 %
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 1 user review4 %
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Eulfred's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The good old GX 700 ..."

Boss GX-700
Needless to resubmit, so I will speak only of its advantages and disadvantages ...


starting with its quality / price secondhand report because it is not uncommon to find a GX700 less than 100 € now and sometimes with a MIDI pedal for 30-40 € more ... making it an excellent deal for those seeking a complete multi-effects and quality, also capable of beautiful cleans.

The effects are of good quality and comparable to Boss pedals: compressor, noise gate, reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, etc. ... anything goes and it sounds!

Against by the programming is a bit laborious, it is quite far from plug and play, but it is common to 95% of multi effects ... he will spend time there!


So let's be clear: the preamp is clearly exceeded in respect of saturated sounds, it turns quickly to nasal, with the exception of using the simulator baffles, in this case a very stereo but much less garish result we get.

The cleans against by sounds are clear and crystalline property, fenderien clean arpeggios on a Roland or adding a little chorus and delay is divine!

To overcome the saturation weaklings, so I used this multi effect with a preamp tube in the loop (Rocktron Piranha), the preamp therefore generates me the crunch and saturated, the cleans are operated directly from the GX700, all balanced DNAS a Peavey Triple XXX head and his big 4x12.


I use it for more than 15 years, but I'm now going to very heavy in terms of multi effects preamp (Fractal), he has made are working honestly and has followed me all this time in the studio and in concert without failing, which is significant for such a small price.

At the time of this purchase, it was in GT3 was its counterpart pedal format and you could find some stuff at Digitech and Zoom in the same category (above it was the Rocktron costing double), so value / excellent price, I've been thinking a long time ... a choice I would do it again without worries.

fench93's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A further reference in 2013"

Boss GX-700
compresseur-wah-OD/DIST- preamp-loop-Spsim-EQ-NS-mod-delay-chorus-reverb-tremolo-pan.
The machine is old so no way today on recent computer to obtain editor but we can manage easily. Rack unit. digital.


very easy to program. The manual is well done. The factory patches are quite zero as the most multi-effects purchased new.


Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Ibanez, etc. ....


I use it for almost fifteen years. I note that although the technology is changing much in some areas, in terms of his "guitar", we have, I think, reached a "plateau". Manufacturers offer constantly new products but nothing really amazing. I, at one point, tried to improve my sound. I invested in the POD XT Live, the Nova System, the axis ultra-FX, the Torpedo VB 101. Despite the "obvious quality of many of these machines, I always return to my Boss GX 700. I got her beautiful clean tones, nice crunch, nice warm and clear distortion. Course, I do go output in the V-Twin mesa boogie to add a little something heat. Anyway, if I had to keep a multi-effects, it would be this one! I record with the GX700 live in the console ( sound card). I also heads tube amp and very good combo fender "super field XD" with which I get good results. Especially classic jack (microphone in front of the HP) or so that the torpedo not bad but sounds digital still ... For less than 100 euros on occasion, you can get this fabulous little machine that far exceeds his successor BOSS GT pro. Take your time to adjust your sound and ideally to make it through a pedal lamp type AMT SS20 or mesa boogie V-twin (I prefer mesa boogie) clear channel with little gain and you still see that old means exceeded. Far from it!!

nitz31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 80's!"

Boss GX-700
This is a digital rack. See other reviews for the rest.


The config is pretty simple when you have already used to tweak multi-effects. The manual I have ever had. It publishes its easily after there are many parameters, it takes a lot of tests to find their sound.


Effects are typed 80's. I liked the compressor, noise gate / limiter, the reverbs and delays. The flanger is a little "rocket", the same for chorus, fairly average. The amp sims are good for the clean and crunch. One can easily find a good clear sound, but the guitar is fairly respected. Out of the crunch distos synthetic sound very cold and drafts are I think. Can not play with metal. Note that this is not really multi for beginners: every param (number) goes from 0 to 100, or to many of them over 60 is very risky ;)


I used around a year répets. I had other models, I just want something fairly advanced. I sold it because of distos that were unbearable despite weeks of careful adjustments.

I used with a MIDI pedal Boss FC-50 and an expression pedal. This is essential.

The price of occas' is certainly a good deal.

ronaldcowboy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Boss GX-700"

Boss GX-700
I buy around 1997 ... very easy to program.
I am serving with 2 Fender Hot Rod 1997 U.S. lamps
output "stereo" ... absolutely stunning ...
after having used many pedals, "Digiteck" etc ...
The GX-700 is by far the best ... I had at the beginning of my career
(35) like everyone else, the first Boss pedals ... but given time,
when you get 20 pedals ... is always a sacred!? & * (son of .. somewhere in
that "buzz" ... or background noise.
The "only" trouble I had ... which is still pretty bad ...
one time ... in the extensive show, the sound cut, nothing! ... what I fesait?
Instinctively turned off and on again .... the gaff!
It will re-initialize ... complete ... all sounds programmed for years
are missing in a second ... and no, I've never been able saugarder the bank of provided .... not that I did not try! but it never work ... try with MC-50 ... in a laptop ... niet! So, since 1997 .... I lost my sounds about 7 times ... most of the time, because the internal battery that keeps the sound in memory ... when it is exhausted ... I lost all my sounds ...
And I do not crank ... rack-mount only ...
BUT midi program .... what a joy!
all my sequences are set .... more worthwhile to dwell a look at what pedals to ...
I use some sound distortion ... with compressor .... ouff
A link, a room with my "mato"
but a shame that the sound is not "stereo" good listening:


The manual describes very well ...


I use a guit. Fender Tele U.S. 1994
and my 1977 Artist Goya


since 1997 ... I hope I get iem February 1 ...

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