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G-System, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from TC Electronic in the G-System series.


16 user reviews
Prices starting at $1,000 average price: $1,000

TC Electronic G-System tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:TC Electronic
  • Model:G-System
  • Series:G-System
  • Category:Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar
  • Added in our database on:04/07/2005

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User Reviews TC Electronic G-System

Tonejunkie05/23/2011

Tonejunkie's review"Awesome unit for the right user"

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Great unit here! Lots of effects and options here. Legendary choruses, delays, reverbs, and more. Unit can be interfaced via USB to edit patches on your computer, as well as for firmware updates. The unit has a unique feature that allows it to be used totally as a floor processor, or the brains of the floorboard can be put in a rackcase for more complicated setups, however making stage setup easier at the sametime. I myself use this in a rack with a mesa mark IV head. The unit controls the amp switching for me as well as allows control of stompboxes via its built in effects loop. There are so many features here available its ridiculous. However some people still fail to see its usefullness, and I understand its not the right choice for everyone. For me personally i couldnt imagine any other way. All I need is this unit and an amp head of my choice and i have a world class rig ready to go in a tidy rackcase. When I get to the gig all i do is plug in the head to the speaker cab and run a cat5 cable from the gsystem brain to the floorboard. SETUP DONE!

UTILIZATION

Editing effects is a little complicated at first, but when you understand how the scrolling knobs work editing is a breeze. I find i like to edit by actually scrolling and twisting knobs rather then using the computer editor for some reason. The TC manual is ok, but an even better read is Laird's "White Pages", do a search on the TC forums and they are pretty easy to find. He guides you through the whole setup process very easily and methodically.

SOUND QUALITY

I primarily use this with my G&L legacy and a PRS CE22 and it sounds stellar with both. When this unit first hit the scene people swore they could hear the "digital converters" and all this other nonsense. I just hear a great product with a great rep buy a great company. Ive been using this live and in the studio for almost 6 years now and have never had a problem.

OVERALL OPINION

The only thing i feel TC shouldve added in this unit is overdrive/distortion. They even included that on the stripped down Novasystem. Another cool feature would be a looper of some sorts. With those things added i feel this unit could rule the world!!! If it did die...which it wont...i would get another in a heartbeat, would probably look into that newer Red version they are making now too.
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loudfunk03/27/2011

loudfunk's review"Jack of all trades...."

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Multi effects box/floor controller...that lets you use 9 build in effects simultaneously. Has 4 external loops with 9 volt power supply to use your own stomp boxes with it. And an insert loop for easy integration with amps with effects loops or pre/power amp set-ups with the 4 cable method.
Has the typical effects we've all come to expect like delay, verb, modulation, pitch, compression, filter, etc...
Has no overdrive effects. The only way to get a modulated delay is by using delay into chorus. Routing of effects are good, as in serial, parallel options. It's no Axe-Fx or Eventide H8000 in terms of routing but for it's price point it does a fine job.


UTILIZATION

I used it with 4 cable method and to relay switch between heads and channels of heads.

Guitar into the G-system, Insert loop sent to the amp, amp's effects loop back to the G-system, and its putout to the head's effects return jack. This way the compressor, modulation type effects as well as my external stomp boxes in the G-system's loops are in front of the amp, the delay, pitch, and reverb after the amp's pre-amp.
The G-systems relay switch is plugged into the amp's channel switching jack with one of the G-system's switches assigned to it. This way I can not only switch the channels of my amp, I can also have my preset where the amp's cannel is included. As in...a preset with the amps channel 1 and an external overdrive pedal, delay and reverb, and the next has amp channel B, a pitch shifter and so on....
Also the G-system gives you a boost which technically isn't a boost. The concept is the overall level gets reduced by whatever decibel amount you chose and when you need a boost you basically stomp on the switch and have unity gain....boosting your signal by what you previously cut it.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects were fine, I really like the pitch shifter actually preferred it to my Eventide Eclipse. The delays and verbs didn't do it for me. Compressor was nice, filter were also not my thing.


OVERALL OPINION

I loved the convenience and integration of the G system it is very well thought out, but ultimately I ended up rack mounting its brains and using it as a floor controller. And when I went back to racks I realized that an Eventide Eclipse and external midi controller worked much better for me, and ultimately the Fractal Axe-Fx retired both set-ups for me.

I guess my point is...if you set-up is a few stomp boxes and a channel switching amp this is a great way to make for less tap dancing during songs, but when you start extending the amount of gear you carry dedicated units are a better way to approach this.
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Thibault des Walker Texas Bang Bang06/08/2008

Thibault des Walker Texas Bang Bang's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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Reviews on this crankset are too divergent, indeed it is either 10 or 0.
The purpose of Reviews Audiofanzine is to get an idea on the quality of matrielle.
Diffrent opinion concerns my taste prejudice the integrity of this product, both for those who make the apology or lynching. It's against-productive to potential buyers, seller, and even screw screw brand that produces it. So I will wish that these DIFFERENT member Audiofanzine more explicit, more arguing on critical or lodges. This product is difficult to test in store for many of its possibilities. I myself am even Intress by it's my doubt is deep on the qualities of this crankset Introduced. I call the whole community Audiofanzine common sense and be part of a better use of "democracy" that gives them the right to speak on this matrielle. That is to say my great interest in this site and for the interest of all that I invite members better direct their arguments and their description and example through the use of sound example of their production or another in order to illustrate their opinion and give them tural value. Dj because it is an expensive product, it is true, so we do not buys on impulse head and, moreover, it is difficult to test in any prior notice or m me so given its capabilities. Biensur, This should apply all reviews audiofanzine. But Adi product Adi would be a big step. Voila, thank you. My name is in the good sense of team of moderation to not delete my topic because he listed his thinking in a fundamental duty of a member of the site, that of being protected in integrit of this website.

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NOTICE GLOBAL

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furrio06/09/2008

furrio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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Everything t say it.

USE

Yes recently thanks to the interface pc / mac or so prvoyez of knee pads.
The edition is not as simple as GT8, pod xt live or tonlabs vox that I've experienced.
English manual in tlchargeable franais on the site.

SOUND QUALITY

Then the c ... crap !!!! Apart from the delay (and still it is better on the tc nova delay) and reverb, you have to spend time.
Shabby and cold Chorus, impossible to heat.
Phaser, flanger, tremolo, compressor, gate, rsonnance, formants, etc ... everything is gadgets.
Wha-wha whammy, adpanne but has nothing to do with good pedal wha wha or whammy4.
Harmonizer not bad at all.
Used with a head marshall jcm 2000 Mesa Dual Rectifier, Laney VH100R on 4x12 vintage 30.
The conversion is zero (technical 4 cables) nothing is understood ALTR sound (breath, loss of power, a big sail on the sound).
For lovers of lamp amp is better forgotten.

NOTICE GLOBAL

How long have you use it?
I got used 1 year and 2 times.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Everything except the delay, the harmonizer, the robust cot of the machine, 4 pedal power supply, and loops.
Better to lose the practical side and replace them with good pedals.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes the list is too long.
How do you report qualitprix?

frankly 400 euros are sufficient.

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Mme not laugh.
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