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“To be or not to be? That is the question” wrote Shakespeare. But I am not Hamlet, I am a modern guitarist, and my dilemma today is: “BOSS GT-10 or BOSS gt-100? That is the question“.
I want to share with you this “dilemma”, and ask you to offer your contribution to solve it.
I am actually a satisfied user of a BOSS GT-10 guitar effects pedal, but since the new model BOSS GT-100 has been around for a couple of years, I am asking myself if I should adopt it as an improvement of my gear. So, since we are living in the IT era, I started to gather information in Internet reading forums and listening to various demos and videos.
After this, I am still not able to make a decision about keeping my GT-10 or substitute it with a new GT-100.
So I will gather into this post all the questions, pros and cons that I have collected at the date of writing, and will keep it updated with the new information that I will find, closing it hopefully with my final decision .
Any comment about your experiences on this matter will be welcome.
The open questions
- the BOSS GT-10 offers into its OD/DS (Overdrive/Distortion) effect 25 types of distortion while the BOSS GT-100 offers 21. Are we sure that this is an improvement?
- the BOSS GT-10 offers into its COSM Preamp effect 39 types of guitar preamplifiers while the BOSS GT-100 offers 25. Are we sure that this is an improvement?
- the biggest headache would be recreating all the tones that I have on the GT-10 into the GT-100. Is there a way to transfer these tones between the two devices?
BOSS GT-10 pros and cons
PRO: I have tens of good tones made for my guitars and playing styles
BOSS GT-100 pros and cons
PRO: Its programming interface is simpler than the GT-10 one, less changes of pages are necessary in order to reach the parameters
CON: Even if somebody into some forums state that the sound of the modeled preamplifiers is better compared to the GT-10 ones, the tonal possibilities seem to be basically the same. The GT-100 seems to be just a restyle of the GT-10 motivated only by the necessity of satisfy the market with a new device. This wouldn’t justify the effort of learning how to use a new device and recreate the tones in case that there wasn’t the possibility to migrate them between the two devices
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