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Tascam CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer   

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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)

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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)
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    • Experienced (5)

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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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(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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Modern Magic

By MRCPIANOCOACH

from Asheville, NC

Comments about Tascam CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

How I use this unit: After attending the Jamey Aebersold summer jazz camp (2010), I got this unit for the purpose of helping me play faster tempos in straight-ahead jazz. Basically, (1) putting in either an Aebersold play-a-long, or CD/transcription (Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, etc., etc.), (2) mastering at slow speed, and then incrementally increasing tempo (same way you'd use a metronome) to speeds faster than I was capable of playing before. Works great.

(6 of 9 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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't live without it!

By ObsessedGuitarPlayer

from The waves of Montana

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Comments about Tascam CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

MY wife bought the TASCAM CD-GT2 from this site for me as a gift based upon my best friend's 40 years of guitar experience recommendation. As a first year guitar player, it had become my main tool to learn new cover songs, slowly ramp up play-a-longs, and learn rhythms. Now in my second year of playing, I use it daily! I have improved dramatically faster than I thought possible because of this product. The instructions are very well complete with respect to the myriad of features. I have not tried any of the effects yet. I've noticed that if you download music from iTunes onto a CD, the pitch will not stay true when significantly slowing down the tempo (although, it might have to do with the '57 -'64 genre recordings that I'm focused on). The 3.0 on quality is based upon two issues: First, it appears to be very fragile and I feel that you have to treat it like a baby. Second, I recently purchased a foot switch for "flash" rewind to catch a phrase without taking my hands off the guitar (which is an awesome feature and BTW, you can switch polarity for the switch internally), but when I tried to program the foot switch to rewind back to the beginning of the track, the CD just sits there and skips. I hope that this is how it worked new and not a sign of the unit starting to fail. I recommend that you hook up a foot switch at day of purchase to check this one feature, otherwise, this is a lifetime tool if it lives that long.

(5 of 9 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.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poorly made crap

By Gordy!

from NorCal

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Comments about Tascam CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

First one didnt work at all.Second one, 1/4in. jacks came loose and shorted after a short time.Also sounds like a great deal 99 bucks until you have to spend another $26.00 for a power supply.Batteries last less then 2 hours.I exchanged it for store credit

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Disappointed with Musician's Friend

By Dub

from North Carolina

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Verified Buyer

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have !!!!

By AJ6stringsting.....AKA Maugwara

from Central California

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Comments about Tascam CD-GT2 Portable CD Guitar Trainer:

This machine is a must for those who want to learn those complex guitar parts, jam along with C.D. and to analize every nuance of their guitar hero. Heck , you can slow down Yngwie or DiMeola to a crawl and not have to figure it twice. When slow it down past 35%, the sound will warble, but you can still distiguish the guitar parts. The efx are okay but I had to add a old Hot Watt to give the distortion more punch. The tuner works fine and does the job. When you get this unit and use it well, your musicianship will grow from learning from the masters !!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great tool for guitarist

By Mas

from Tulsa, OK

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  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

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      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best guitar gadget!

      By Mr Flash

      from San Diego, CA

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      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.

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