GT-6 Guitar Effects Processor review by Boss

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.9 (103 votes)
Boss: GT-6 Guitar Effects Processor
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Sound — 10
EASY to use, but you have to get your hands dirty, and put the manual down. The effects are pretty endless, the moron that I got this from only used delays, so he probably didn't get theuse out of it, that he could've. Shoulda Woulda Coulda. Too late now, I'm all over this thing like a pitbull on a poodle. EASY TO USE!

Overall Impression — 10
Killer, awesome, unreal, I would definitely get another one. I'm endorsed with ESP, Dunlop, Mesa Boogie. I play Peaveys amps, because they simply sound better. Got a TripleXXX, and Classic 50 4x10, I use the GT-6 with the Classic 50. Great, freaking great!

Reliability & Durability — 9
Built like a tank, the footswitches seem very durable. I will take this one the road for damn certain. I play with a major band that you have heard of, and played SNL, Conan O Brien, Fuel and Spike TV and would feel comfortable bringing this to all those gigs, ozzfest and Warped tour without thinking twice.

Ease of Use — 10
This unit is great. I play in a progressive rock band, and I needed something very versatile. I had a pedalboard, but many songs require adjusting my delay pedal, the reverb holy grail, and chorus between songs, which meant stooping down and moving knobs. The GT-6 has presets, and can name presets, and tweek to my liking. I got the GT-6 yesterday, no manual. Its a simple pedal to use, I already have 8 presets dialed in and named them too. I was suprised how easy it was to use. Find your sound and push write twice. Watch the screen when you push FX1 or FX2, push it again to change it to on or off. I use this with a tweed Peavey Classic 50 and this combo with the GT6 sounds mean, and the Acoustic sounds are VERY nice. The cabinet settings: a knob that goes from 1x10, 1x12, 2x12, 4x12, 8x12 gets deeper the bigger you go. 1x10 very trebly, 8x12 very deep. The synth sound is great, a friend played some Chuck Mangione with this setting, freaking great. Many many effects, just tinker with it and you'll find out how easy it is to master. I traded a pedalboard for this and am extremely happy. I bought a twin tube Zoom 9.2tt and returned it after 3 days. That thing sucks, the sounds are UN-useable, the thing is hard to adjust, I was pissed the whole time trying to find a sound I liked. Stick with the Boss GT-6. No manual. Easy to edit. Probably will never hook it up to my computer. The sounds are great, but I would anyone with this to run it through a tube amp, and run it through the clean channel. The tubes give it warmth, and the sounds are believeable, not processed sounding. Any questions?

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    shredfester1
    Huh? The boss GT-6 smokes the competition. I've had top of the line Digitechs and the new Zoom 9.2tt, and they pale in comparison. I have a very Gilmour sounding preset I made, a classic rock preset like Skynyrd, some over the top high gain presets, and a few crystal clean presets. I heard the valvetronix sound good, but I havent tried for myself. I use esp eclipses and tube amps. Mahagony and tubes.
    shredfester1
    Digitech sucks! Line 6 is mostly trash, but I do kinda like the xt live, but I think its sounds are very processed sounding. All my GT6 presets sound real, so I'm content.
    laklok
    I have a GT-8. It was given to me as a gift for my bday and I have to say. I'd rather trade it for a good tube head+cab. I don't see the point in all those effects when all I use is distortion. Despite that. A solid machine.
    NHECOS
    The ME-70 is now much better than the GT6... IT'S EVOLUTION BABY!!!! Oh yeah... don't even compare Digitechs with Boss.
    shredfester1
    I need the text cuz my band has alot of songs with various styles, so a unit with only numbers wouldnt work out too well.
    milwaukeerocker
    Although amp/stompbox modeling has certainly come a long way, neither Digitech nor Line 6 are the answer. The BOSS processors have gotten so much better in the last few years. The VOX tonelabs are great, i recorded with one once and i was scoffing at the idea of using an effect processor, but the enginner suggested it, it was one of the tonelabs with the 12ax7 preamp tubes, i was so impressed. I've tried some of the BOSS stuff, it's fairly comparable to the VOX processors. Stay away from Line 6 and especially anything Digitech, they pale in comparison.
    shredfester1
    Ive been using the BOSS GT-6 wigh a tube combo, but am looking to try it with a poweramp. Im wondering how good it sounds without the help of a tube amp.
    mayoman09
    i have just bought a gt-6 for my Marshall AVT 100 which is amazing but as soon as i try using any effect there is a large amount of buzzing and if i turn the gain down i cant here any guitar any tips???
    Smiwy
    Ive owned this pedal for around a year now. When i started out i hooked it straight into my fender 212's input jack and it sounded descent. After some research i figured out the. 4-cable method and now the pedal can get some beeeeaaautiful sounds. If you don't know how to dial this pedal in, you will end up like telecaster84 who thinks that shitty line 6 pedals can do better. Line 6 is good for computer recording and thats it. I love you boss!!!
    1neeto
    Technology gets better and makes old technology obsolete. The GT-8 and 10 have much better features. With that said, I got my GT-6 about a month ago as a gift from a very good friend, and that thing makes my practice amp come to life! The models are very good and the effects are even better.
    Chedmus
    Had my GT6 for many years now. Couldn't get on with presets: found amp modelling and OD too digital sounding. I persevered and decided to start building my patches from a blank canvas. I started with choosing an amp, playing with gain and tone then looked at adding OD / Boost. I then fine tuned the sounds using the EQ module - slicing the very top frequencies to warm things up a bit. Only then would i look at Reverb / Delay / Compression and seldom use fancy effects such as Phase and Flange. Reverb is particularly adjustable apart from revrb time, it can be delayed and EQ's seperately - mixing this with some stereo delay fills any room with my tiny rig (two sessionette 75s from 1985). Can't see me swapping it for anything else.