GT-10B

Bass Effects Processor

GT-10B
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Top-of-the-Line Bass Station

Bass players can enjoy the same core processing muscle and flexibility of the GT-10 in a specially made sibling: the GT-10B, optimized for the low-frequency domain. The massive power of BOSS’ latest DSP engine and COSM sound-modeling know-how are integrated to provide the most creative and essential features for bass. With Parallel Chain, Phrase Loop and EZ Tone onboard, the GT-10B takes its place as the most advanced-yet-friendly bass station on the market.

Bass Tone Factory

Powered by BOSS’ latest custom-made sound processor, the GT-10B provides dozens of stunning effects algorithms and COSM amp models to explore, combine, and customize, but with careful attention given to the needs of bass players. Indispensable effects for bass, including pro-grade Comp/Limiter, EQ and OD/DS, compliment the full range of effects offerings onboard, from essential to esoteric.

EZ Tone Wizard

Tone creation is more than easy with the GT-10B. The amazing, intuitive EZ Tone wizard lets bass players unlock their full creative potential with its unique interactive approach to programming. The 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 bassists are imaging. No more struggling with parameters on the LCD.

Truly Intuitive Operation

In addition to EZ Tone, general operation of GT-10B 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.

Parallel Chain

Parallel Chain is an ideal feature for bass performance. Complex effects sound can be blended with powerful, pure tones. Switching or blending these two paths according to your playing intensity offers more dynamic and impressive bass performances than ever.
GT-10B'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. GT-10B is equipped with three new Parallel Chain modes to add unique accent to the powerful bass tone according to your playing dynamics.
The GT-10B 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. You can place the Phrase Loop before or after the effects. Placing the Phrase Loop after the effects lets you achieve a rich variety of performances by combining different tones. Placing the Phrase Loop before the effects, you can apply the effects during loop play. This enables you to adjust effects or compare patch tones.

USB Connectivity

Connect the GT-10B 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-10B 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-10B 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-10B a breeze even on dark stages or in glaring sunlight.

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
SUB OUTPUT: 600 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
SUB OUTPUT jacks L, R (XLR type), 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, FS-7, 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)
System Requirements
Windows
OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows Vista™, Microsoft® Windows® 7
CPU/Clock: Pentium®/Celeron® or Pentium compatible processor 1 GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk: 190 MB or more
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768/65,536 colors (16 bit High Color) or more
Macintosh
OS: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later<
CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4, G5 1 GHz or higher / Intel processor<
RAM: 512 MB or more<
Hard Disk: 190 MB or more<
Display/Colors: 1024 x 768or higher/32,000 colors or higher
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 & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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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 Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner's Manuals

Support Documents

  • GT-10B TurboStart
  • 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.

  • 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.