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carapuce 02/18/2005

Roland GP-8 : carapuce's user review

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Multi-effects rack

compressor
Q-filter
overdrive
distortion
phaser
equalizer
delay
chorus

technology is analog except the delay and chorus are analog

Stereo Output
effects loop (I think)
noon
Expression pedal jack
the connection is complete. I insist on the presence of the effects loop that is too often overlooked on the current multi-effects

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use as the pedals boss made the chain.
facilitates the display is very clear
the manual is basic but sufficient. some gems from the Japanese translation :-)
The expression pedal can be assigned to any of the parameters.

SOUND QUALITY

I use a fender princeton silver face to be 1978 and a telecaster
Contrary to what I read in another review, the sounds are very good qualities. the multi-effects do not meet current standards in terms of sound, but offer the bare necessities for a guitarist in his basic parameters are adjustable choisis.le GP8 would leave a lot to the sound of the pedals boss of the era . the overdrive is pretty good on a tube amp, nice chorus, compressor very effective, I have a little trouble adjusting to a proper phasing. personally I find the delay a little cold but it has no particular stigma. is an analog multi-effects to get the best I think we play hard with a tube amp, it also seems to react better with double coils. it is clear that this device does not leave a stack of its low volume or with headphones like a modern amp modeling. Luis I put 7 but that does not mean much. You can not compare it to what is done now.

OVERALL OPINION

I have since qq months because I wanted an easy to use analog effects
He faults and qualities of products namely one boss neutral, great personality. it colors nicely sounds of a guitar plugged into an amp correct correct. If you keep the one that you do not have to buy a modeling effect that mimics the sound of the GP8