Is anyone still using the GT-8 regularly?

Started by ambience, September 01, 2022, 07:25:32 AM

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ambience

The old GT-8 multi-effects pedal contained the same analog circuitry as an Ibanez TubeScreamer. Most of its digital counterparts available today emulate this circuit digitally.

Is anyone still using a GT-8 today? (A pedal that's now 15 years old!)

Pete1959

While I sold my GT-8 years ago, my singer/guitarist still uses his and most recently, in July for a gig.

Being a total Luddite, I have always set up his presets for years.

ambience

Any tips worth mentioning for getting a good lead sound? (Maybe a particular favorite amp model or setting?)

Worth mentioning that the assign section on the GT-8 is still very robust. For example, you can even use the input level of your guitar to adjust various parameters (like a compression setting.)

gumtown

There is very little analog cicuitry in the GT-8, all the amps and effects are digital DSP.
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Quote from: ambience on September 01, 2022, 07:25:32 AMThe old GT-8 multi-effects pedal contained the same analog circuitry as an Ibanez TubeScreamer. Most of its digital counterparts available today emulate this circuit digitally.


Thats incorrect

Older GT-5 and 1980s rack GP-100 do employ analog processing

https://www.synthxl.com/roland-gp-100/

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ambience

Quote from: admin on September 01, 2022, 01:35:37 PMThats incorrect

Older GT-5 and 1980s rack GP-100 do employ analog processing

https://www.synthxl.com/roland-gp-100/

My understanding was that the GT-8 had more or less the same circuitry as the GT-5, which was only discontinued after the GT-8. I stand corrected, however.

gumtown

GT-5 was first in 1995 with analog preamps and distortions.

Next was the GT-3 in 1998, a cost reduced version, still with some analog, but it was only the preamp or distortion, but not both.

Then the GT-6 arrived in 2002, and from there on, no more analog, DsP COSM modeling only.
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Pete1959

I set my singer up with the GT-8 using the stack return output into a Peavey Classic 50/50 rack mount amp (mono)
Output from the Peavey goes into a Tech 21 cab equipped with 2 x 12 EV speakers (vintage 70's era)

Amps on the GT-8 are usually the Marshall types (varies) and he uses a Boss OD which is assigned to the CTRL pedal when doing solos.
Presets will vary with amp selected and how wet the delay/modulation effects and of course reverb. No outboard pedals.

Clean sound is almost exclusively JC120

Hope that helps.


 

ambience

Quote from: gumtown on September 01, 2022, 04:32:13 PMGT-5 was first in 1995 with analog preamps and distortions.

Next was the GT-3 in 1998, a cost reduced version, still with some analog, but it was only the preamp or distortion, but not both.

Then the GT-6 arrived in 2002, and from there on, no more analog, DsP COSM modeling only.


Thanks for clarifying.

I remember seeing a schematic for the GT-8 which showed some digital>analog>digital conversation, but my memory is obviously serving me badly.

Quote from: Pete1959 on September 01, 2022, 07:34:34 PMI set my singer up with the GT-8 using the stack return output into a Peavey Classic 50/50 rack mount amp (mono)
Output from the Peavey goes into a Tech 21 cab equipped with 2 x 12 EV speakers (vintage 70's era)

Amps on the GT-8 are usually the Marshall types (varies) and he uses a Boss OD which is assigned to the CTRL pedal when doing solos.
Presets will vary with amp selected and how wet the delay/modulation effects and of course reverb. No outboard pedals.

Clean sound is almost exclusively JC120

Hope that helps.


Great, thanks.


gumtown

The digital > analog > digital conversion would be for the analog out/in for the Send/Return loop
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