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TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer   

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The TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer gives you the ability to slow down the speed of a CD without changing the pitch. Now artists, musicians,...Read More

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Portable, powerful learning tool for guitar.

The TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer gives you the ability to slow down the speed of a CD without changing the pitch. Now artists, musicians, students, and music teachers can practice, learn and teach fast licks, rhythm parts and solos from their favorite artists.

The CD-GT2 guitar trainer features an all new improved ultra compact design, comprehensive LCD display with graphical user interface, album title/track title indication by CD-text, expanded effect banks for user preset, 3 octaves tone oscillator, and TASCAM'S pioneering VSA (Variable Speed Audition, pitch control without affecting key) feature lets you learn up a continuous mix of their favorite songs anywhere you go.

Features include integrated pitch and key control, instrument canceler with selectable canceling pan point and selectable frequency range, and seamless integration with CD-DA/CD-R/CD-RW disc playback. You can now discover the licks your favorite artist really played.

Runs on 4 AA batteries or optional power supply.

FEATURES
  • Portable CD guitar trainer
  • CD-DA/CD-R/CD-RW disc playback
  • 10 second anti-shock memory
  • Comprehensive 128 x 64 dot matrix LCD display with graphical user interface
  • Album title/Track title indication by CD-Text

SPECIFICATIONS

CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer

  • Disc Type: 8cm and 12cm CD
  • Line Output Connector: 1/8" Stereo mini connector
  • Nominal Stereo Output Level: -10dBV
  • Output Impedance: 600ohm (2V RMS)
  • Maximum Output Level (LINE OUT): +6dBV
  • Headphone Output Connector: 1/8" Stereo mini connector
  • Maximum Output Level (PHONES): 15mW (at 32ohm loaded)
  • Guitar/Mic Input Connector: 1/4" Phone Connector
  • Nominal Guitar Input: -15dBV
  • Nominal Mic Input: -40dBV
  • Maximum Guitar Input: +6dBV
  • Maximum Mic Input: -19dBV
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (-3/+1dB)
  • (A weight filter + 20KHz LPF)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: Better than 85 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.03% (200Hz HPF + 20KHzLPF)
  • Channel Separation: Better than 80dB (A weight filter + 20KHz LPF)
  • Power Requirements: DC 5V (Optional AC adapter PS-P520); AA batteries x 4
  • Power Consumption: 4W (with PS-P520)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 194 x 38.7 x 138(mm)
  • Weight (excluding batteries): 550g
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TASCAMCD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer
 
4.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves technique (4)
  • Improves musicianship (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Improving skills (3)
  • Specific techniques (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The most important tool for practice since the metronome!

I've been teaching guitar lessons professionally for over 25 years to more than 400 students. I think this is such an essential tool, I most of the time recommend it to the parents to...Read complete review

I've been teaching guitar lessons professionally for over 25 years to more than 400 students. I think this is such an essential tool, I most of the time recommend it to the parents to buy rather than a first amp. It is cheaper than an amp, yet it is able to recreate most any sounds you can hear on every recording. The CD function allows the students to play along the music, and the loop function allows them to single out select passages and really practice them. The 1/2 speed function is something I wish I had had when I was starting out as a kid (it's infinitely easier than slowing down a record turntable with your thumb :-). It's easy to use, and doesn't require a whole computer setup to be started up if you want to start a quick practice session with a recording. All in all: I love it. In the last fifteen years I went through about three of them (yes I also always pack one when I'm touring), and I guess I'll keep buying them in the future.
Essential practice features. Loop play, slow down, guitar headphone amp with distortion and (a lot of) effects.
Sometimes flimsily made. I go through one about every five years.
The power supply is very expensive and NOT INCLUDED! It is essential, however, because this machine will burn through a set of batteries in about 3 hours.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth it.

I've playing for about 40 yrs now, I bought the Tascam GT2 to help keep my skills sharp. Spent about 150 bucks on it, hoping that it would last a couple of yrs,...Read complete review

I've playing for about 40 yrs now, I bought the Tascam GT2 to help keep my skills sharp. Spent about 150 bucks on it, hoping that it would last a couple of yrs, didn't last 3 months. I used it everyday for about 3 hrs a day, plugged it in the other day and it crapped out, wouldn't even power up. Called it everything under the sun. Taking it back for a refund.

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5.0

Essential for me playing in a cover band

By pollms

from St Louis

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Follow
  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Learning To Play
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

    I have been playing guitar for 45 years, and am actively gigging. I need to learn all guitar parts on several new songs quickly. This is my essential tool for learning songs and practice. I'm old school, so I prefer this version, to play along with the CD, rather than I pod technology. I plug in my guitar and I'm part of the band, playing next to Page, Clapton or Hendrix. When I need help with their solos, I loop that section and play it over and over, until my fingers play it naturally. Occasionally, I have to slow tempo down, if I can't get it at regular speed. Also, having the ability to adjust the key either in a half step, or in fractions to match a song that was recorded out of key, is really helpful. This is such an essential tool, I have purchased three, one for two areas where I practice and a backup. I will use this for as long as CDs are available to burn.

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    4.0

    A great deal but needed a tweak first

    By artq

    from DeMotte, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Technique

    Cons

    • Difficult To Follow

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

    Buying a used/return item risky -but not much - given you have a return window. Someone had pushed very hard on the disc holder/spindle, sliding it down on the motor shaft until it was binding on the housing. So this unit did not work at all on arrival. But I've been repairing everything electronic and mechanical for about 55 years so had this sorted in short order. This is like new condition now and I love it.

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Beware computer updates.

    By CD

    from Elsewhere

    Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

    You'll spend this money, and then the next time Apple has an update, it won't work. Kiss your money goodbye.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great tool for guitarist

    By MAS

    from Tulsa, Ok

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Be Creative
    • Improves Musicianship
    • Improves Technique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

        It took awhile for me to figure out the machine but once I started it became easier.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it!!!

        By Fiddlefellow

        from Austin, TX

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        Pros

        • I Love It

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

            I love it!!!

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Disappointed with Musician's Friend

            By Dub

            from North Carolina

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

                  The second unit I received works fine. I was extremely dissapointed with Musician's Friend for sending me a defective unit to start with. It was clearly a used unit because the former receipent had made a hand written note on the front of the owner's manual. This was a clear indication that it was a returned unit and should not have been shipped out again as a new one.
                  The second unit I received is doing what I purchased it for.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best guitar gadget!

                  By Mr flash

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Follow
                  • Improves Musicianship
                  • Improves Technique

                  Cons

                  • Batteries run out fast

                  Best Uses

                  • Improving Skills
                  • Learning To Play
                  • Music Lessons
                  • Specific Techniques

                  Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

                  This thing is amazing. If you are serious about your guitar playing get it.

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  CD-GT2

                  By Dom Pirro

                  from New York Florida

                  Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

                  This replaces a CD-GT1 that I have had for years. I love it. It's easy t use. I don't use most of it's features but uses iit every day to practice Improv.
                  I only wish the display was backlit. Otherwise perfedt.

                  Comment on this review

                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The most important tool for practice since the metronome!

                  By Wilfried Geck

                  from Los Angeles

                  Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

                  I've been teaching guitar lessons professionally for over 25 years to more than 400 students. I think this is such an essential tool, I most of the time recommend it to the parents to buy rather than a first amp. It is cheaper than an amp, yet it is able to recreate most any sounds you can hear on every recording. The CD function allows the students to play along the music, and the loop function allows them to single out select passages and really practice them. The 1/2 speed function is something I wish I had had when I was starting out as a kid (it's infinitely easier than slowing down a record turntable with your thumb :-). It's easy to use, and doesn't require a whole computer setup to be started up if you want to start a quick practice session with a recording. All in all: I love it. In the last fifteen years I went through about three of them (yes I also always pack one when I'm touring), and I guess I'll keep buying them in the future.
                  Essential practice features. Loop play, slow down, guitar headphone amp with distortion and (a lot of) effects.
                  Sometimes flimsily made. I go through one about every five years.
                  The power supply is very expensive and NOT INCLUDED! It is essential, however, because this machine will burn through a set of batteries in about 3 hours.

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not worth it.

                  By Epiphone Black Beauty3

                  from Jefferson City, MO

                  Comments about TASCAM CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

                  I've playing for about 40 yrs now, I bought the Tascam GT2 to help keep my skills sharp. Spent about 150 bucks on it, hoping that it would last a couple of yrs, didn't last 3 months. I used it everyday for about 3 hrs a day, plugged it in the other day and it crapped out, wouldn't even power up. Called it everything under the sun. Taking it back for a refund.

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