Price paid: $ 400
Sound — 10
What can I say, just about everything in a box, you choose the sound. Loaded with twin Cosm modeling engines, it brings unprecedented performance and tonal control to the stage and studio. The Dual Cosm amp section provides two discrete amp channels; you can layer and manipulate each engine independently to create wildly expressive sounds. Thanks to the Solo Switch function, ripping lead sounds can be immediately activated ? perfect for cutting through the mix. Boss' mega-popular GT-6 was a smash hit with guitarists, now the GT-8 is destined to become the go-to box for gigging and recording guitarists alike. Forty four effects categories are built into the GT-8. Up to 13 effects can be used simultaneously to create complex textures and routings. All of your basic effects and much more are covered ? compressors, reverbs, choruses, EQs, Cosm -modeled wahs, and much more. There are 200 preset patches built into the GT-8, plus 140 user patches for storing your custom amp/effects creations. As a special bonus, there's a selection of synth waves and instrument simulations onboard, including sitar, plus acoustic simulators and an acoustic processor. From subtle to sizzling, where will you take your tone?
Overall Impression — 10
The FX-1 and FX-2 switching has now been sorted so the previous problem was sorted. The whole concept of dynamic changing is superb, just by strumming/picking a little harder can change your amp type or effects. The processor is faster then the ancestor GT-6. I can't see what can be improved on this piece of godliness. It's just everything you need.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Boss built, virtually unbreakable.
Ease of Use — 8
If you have used any multi-effects kits by Boss, it's the same as before, to Pick up from the start creating new patches can be a nightmare simply because there is soo much variation, taking a preset patch and editing it has a massive range of diversity. My brother who has no idea about the GT-8 can even get some good sounds out of it, therefore proving its not to hard to use.