GT-10

GT-10: Guitar Effects Processor

Flagship Floorboard Multi-Effects

Features

Meet the new flagship of the BOSS multi-effects family. The GT-10, driven by BOSS’ latest custom-made DSP and proprietary sound-modeling COSM® engine, is a floorboard powerhouse that offers natural and musical response as well as a marked improvement in sound quality from previous generations. It’s also loaded with an innovative user interface, including EZ Tone, so guitarists can obtain the exact sound they desire in the most intuitive way imaginable.

  • Massive tone, advanced effects, and a more natural and musical response
  • EZ Tone wizard provides the ultimate easy-to-use, intuitive approach to sound creation based on graphic icons
  • Parallel effects chain offers two separate effects paths, including COSM® amp models
  • Create sound-on-sound loops with onboard Phrase Loop function
  • Large LCD and bright LED enable high visibility even in bright sunlight and difficult concert-stage lighting conditions
  • USB capability accommodates streaming audio and MIDI data in real time

Flagship Floorboard Multi-Effects

More Info

Advanced sound
Powered by BOSS custom-made new-generation processor and proprietary COSM® sound-modeling method, the GT-10 ushers in a new era of audio quality for guitarists. BOSS’ legendary know-how of effects and sound modeling are fully integrated into this new flagship floorboard multi-FX unit. As a result, tone quality is significantly higher, and response to playing dynamics is much more natural and musical. And not just for the stage — the GT-10 is also great in the studio thanks to its USB capability and digital output.

EZ Tone Wizard
The GT-10 is a pro player’s dream, but it’s also friendly enough for first timers. The innovative EZ Tone wizard helps you create top-quality sounds quickly. It offers an intuitive approach to sound design based on graphical icons to quickly realize the sounds that guitarists are imaging. No more struggling with parameters on the LCD. In addition to EZ Tone, general operation of GT-10 is truly intuitive. The Effects Select buttons, for example, enable instant access to the essential parameters of each effect. The values of the parameters shown can be increased/decreased immediately by turning four rotary encoder knobs below the LCD. Operation is as easy as compact pedals on a pedalboard, as you can quickly jump from any effect to any effect.

More Flexibility and Creative Possibilities
GT-10’s Parallel Chain feature provides two separate effects paths, including COSM® amp models for seamless switching from clean tone to lead and vice versa. The two channels can be used simultaneously, blended by expression pedal, or even switched based on your playing dynamics. The GT-10 also comes equipped with Phrase Loop. This inspiring feature is great for idea sketching and practice, as well as in performance with live sound-on-sound looping.

USB Connectivity
Connect the GT-10 to a wide range of external gear via its rear-panel USB port, where audio and MIDI data can be streamed digitally to computers, digital recorders, or other compatible devices. Safely transfer precious data to and from the GT-10 via USB as well.

Quality Construction
It’s a BOSS tradition to build gear that looks great, is friendly to use, and stands up to the rigors of the road. The GT-10 is no exception, with its strong, stylish design, and six dedicated footswitches plus built-in expression pedal. The high-contrast LCD and LED make using the GT-10 a breeze even on dark stages or in glaring sunlight.

Flagship Floorboard Multi-Effects

Specs

AD Conversion
24-bit + AF method (*1)
DA Conversion
24-bit
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Program Memories
400: 200 (user) + 200 (preset)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
RETURN: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 M ohm
RETURN: 220 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: -10 dBu / +4 dBu
SEND: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
SEND: 3 k ohms
Dynamic Range
100 dB or greater (IHF-A)
Digital Output
Coaxial type (conforms to IEC60958)
Display
132 x 64 dots graphic LCD with backlit
7 segments, 3 characters LED
Connectors
INPUT jack (1/4 inch phone type), OUTPUT L/MONO, R jacks (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), EXT LOOP jacks SEND, RETURN (1/4 inch phone type), AMP CONTROL jack (1/4 inch phone type), EXP PEDAL 2/CTL3,4 jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), USB connector, DIGITAL OUT jack, MIDI connectors IN, OUT, DC IN jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor: Roland PSB-1U)
Current Draw
800 mA
Accessories
AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-1U), Owner's Manual, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
Options
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Dual Footswitch: BOSS FS-6, Expression Pedal: BOSS FV-500L/500H, Roland EV-5, Footswitch Cable: Roland PCS-31 (1/4 inch phone plug (stereo) - 1/4, inch phone plug (mono) x2)
Size and Weight
Width
542 mm
21-3/8 inches
Depth
272 mm
10-3/4 inches
Height
77 mm
3-1/16 inches
Weight
4.9 kg
10 lbs. 13 oz.
Maximum height is 104 mm (4-1/8 inches) when pedal-up

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

*1 AF method (Adaptive Focus method)
This is a proprietary method from Roland
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Accessories

EV-5/-7

Expression Pedals

EV-5/-7

Durable pedals for controlling a wide range of effects parameters.

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FV-500H/-500L

Volume Pedal

FV-500H/-500L

Tank-tough diecast pedals designed to meet the needs of the most demanding players.

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FS-5U/-5L

Foot Switch

FS-5U/-5L

Durable metal footswitch available in latching and unlatching types.

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FS-6

Dual Footswitch

FS-6

Two switches in one, BOSS’s new FS-6 combines latch- and momentary-type switching into one unit.

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BOSS-BAG-L2

Carrying Bag

BOSS-BAG-L2

Durable, lightweight carrying for larger BOSS Loop Stations and multi-effects, such as RC-300, GT-100 and GR-55.

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Downloads & Updates

Downloads & Updates

GT-10 Paul Hanson Custom Patches
Custom GT-10 Patches created by Paul Hanson, BOSS Product Specialist and author of the top-selling book "Shred Guitar" from Warner Bros.
GT-10 System Update Version 1.02
Download this file for the PC update MIDI files for your GT-10. Please refer to the Read Me.PDF document for the update procedure.
GT-10 Librarian Version 1.00 (Mac)

GT-10 Librarian for OS X

  • GT-10 Librarian is an application that allows you to manage your GT-10 User patches efficiently as a library on your computer.
  • It is suited for collecting, organizing, copying, and reordering large amounts of data.
GT-10 Librarian Version 1.00 (PC)

GT-10 Librarian for Windows XP/Vista

  • GT-10 Librarian is an application that allows you to manage your GT-10 User patches efficiently as a library on your computer.
  • It is suited for collecting, organizing, copying, and reordering large amounts of data.
GT-10 USB Driver v1.0.1 for Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)
GT-10 USB Driver v1.0 for Mac OS 10.8
GT-10 USB Driver v1.0 for Mac OS 10.7
GT-10 USB Driver v1.0 for Mac OS 10.6
This is the USB driver for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
GT-10 USB Driver v1.0 for Mac OS 10.5 and Earlier
This is the USB driver for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and earlier.
GT-10 Driver Version 1.0.1 for Windows 8/8.1

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When the Windows SmartScreen is displayed upon installing the driver, please perform the following procedure:
1. Click [ More info ]
2. Click [ Run anyway ]
* Skip Step 1 If your PC is not connected to the internet.

GT-10 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 32-bit Edition
This is the BOSS GT-10 driver for Microsoft(R) Windows 7. This driver also supports ASIO (Steinberg Audio Stream I/O Interface).
GT-10 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition
This is the BOSS GT-10 driver for Microsoft(R) Windows 7 64-bit Edition. This driver also supports ASIO (Steinberg Audio Stream I/O Interface).
GT-10 USB Driver Version 1.00 for Windows Vista (PC)
GT-10 USB Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista 64-bit (PC)
GT-10 USB Driver Version 1.00 for Windows XP (PC)

Support

If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.

You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

In addition, we have a library of Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.

Support Documents

GT-10 Workshop 01: Realtime Effects Control
The GT-10 Guitar Effects Processor is packed with a huge array of pro BOSS effects and COSM® amps. Using foot switches, pedals, MIDI, and more, you can control this massive arsenal to an unprecedented degree, all in real time as you play. This booklet shows you how to make that happen.
GT-10 Q&A
A collection of popular articles from the GT-10 knowledge base.
GT-10 TurboStart
InFocus 02: Roland’s Librarian Software
If you’re the kind of person who digs into your Roland/BOSS gear, odds are you go way beyond factory patches and settings. It’s for users like you that we include a computer-based Librarian application for backing up and organizing your data. This booklet explains the Roland/BOSS Librarian.
BOSS Product Catalog 2008
Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.
GT-10 Brochure
BOSS Product Catalog 2012
BOSS Product Catalog 2011