GT-1

Guitar Effects Processor

GT-1

Premium Tone for Players On the Go

Ultra-portable and easy to use, the GT-1 delivers pro-level tones everywhere you play. Driven by the powerful BOSS GT-series engine, it gives you access to a huge selection of world-class amps and effects for all types of music. A streamlined interface enables quick and intuitive sound creation, while an assignable control switch and expression pedal provide dynamic real-time effects adjustment. And by connecting to BOSS TONE CENTRAL, you can download free pro patches, editing software, and more. Equally suited for beginners, weekend warriors, and traveling players, the GT-1 packs premium sound in a compact and rugged package.

Exceptional Sound

Thanks to its flagship-class GT sound engine, the GT-1 provides tone quality and sound-shaping ability that far exceeds typical compact multi-effects. A history of BOSS processing is at your fingers, from classics such as the OD-1 Overdrive to modern effects powered by innovative MDP technology. There’s a huge selection of COSM amp tones on tap too, including vintage legends and BOSS original amps optimized for ideal tone and response. Specialized effects like Acoustic Simulator, Guitar Simulator, and others provide numerous tonal options, and there’s even a looper to enhance your practice sessions and stage performances.

Portable Tone Partner

The GT-1 was designed for musicians on the move. It’s surprisingly lightweight and compact, yet still delivers the rugged durability that BOSS is famous for. The modern design is easy to slip in and out of a guitar bag’s accessory compartment, with no worries of hard edges causing damage to your axe. AC or battery power provides flexibility for any performing situation, and up to seven hours of battery life is available for street performing and other mobile gigs.

Easy Patch Selection and Sound Creation

With the GT-1, it’s simple to find fantastic tones for your style, and just as simple to customize them to taste. Beginners can get great sounds right away, while more experienced players will appreciate how quick and intuitive it is to adjust sounds. The Easy Select function allows you to choose patches by genre, distortion, or effect type, while Easy Edit lets you tweak drive, modulation, and echo tones to perfection with little effort. Dedicated panel buttons provide quick on/off switches for effect groups, and also unlock deep-dive parameters for microscopic fine-tuning.

BOSS Tone Central and BOSS Tone Studio

At BOSS Tone Central, you’ll find tons of free patch collections for playing all types of music with the GT-1. Created by pro guitarists, these patches are dialed-in and ready to use, and make great starting points for advanced players who like to create their own custom sounds. The free BOSS Tone Studio software provides a full-featured editor/librarian for the GT-1, as well as integrated access to all the patch collections at BOSS Tone Central.

Maximum Control in a Small Space

The GT-1’s three footswitches are smartly designed to provide patch selection, tuner access, looper control, and more in a minimal footprint. The dedicated CTL1 switch is freely assignable to functions like tap tempo, effects on/off, and numerous others, while the expression pedal and toe switch are assignable to volume, wah, and various effects parameters. If you crave more control, there’s even a jack for connecting up to two external footswitches or an expression pedal. And in addition to providing access to BOSS Tone Central and BOSS Tone Studio, the GT-1’s USB jack lets you record tones with your favorite DAW.

Specifications
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
AD Conversion
24 bits + AF method
* AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.
DA Conversion
24 bits
Effects
108 types
Patches
99 (User) + 99 (Preset)
Phrase Loop
32 sec
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu, AUX IN: -20 dBu
Maximum Input Level
INPUT: +7 dBu, AUX IN: 0 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 M ohm, AUX IN: 27 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): -10 dBu, PHONES: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 1 k ohm, PHONES: 44 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R): 10 k ohms or greater, PHONES: 44 ohms or greater
Controls
DOWN switch, UP switch CTL1 switch
EASY SELECT button, EASY EDIT button, FX1/COMP button, OD/DS button, PREAMP button, FX2/MOD button, DELAY button, REVERB button, MEMORY EDIT button, EXIT button, ENTER button, MENU button
1 knob, 2 knob, 3 knob
Expression pedal
Display
Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)
Connectors
INPUT jack, OUTPUT (L/MONO, R)
jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL2, 3/EXP2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
DC IN jack
Power Supply
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw
200 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline: Approx. 7 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA series
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
305 mm
12-1/16 inches
Depth
152 mm
6 inches
Height
56 mm
2-1/4 inches
Maximum height
74 mm
2-15/16 inches
Weight (including battery)
1.3 kg
2 lbs 14 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
GT-1 Quick Start Video

GT-1 Quick Start VideoStep-by-step instructions

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

Owner's Manuals