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TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder  

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Based on its acclaimed line of instrument trainers, TASCAM's GB-10 is the ultimate tool for guitar and bass players to learn and record new music. Lo...Read More

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Load a tune, slow it down, add a track.

Based on its acclaimed line of instrument trainers, TASCAM's GB-10 is the ultimate tool for guitar and bass players to learn and record new music. Load up the SD card with your MP3 collection, then loop and slow down licks without changing the pitch. Plug into the 1/4" input to play along through amp modeling, reverb and other effects. The GB-10 even records your music with an overdub mode to build up arrangements.

The GB-10 includes a 2GB SD card for loading in your music collection. Variable Speed Audition allows musicians to independently change the speed and pitch of MP3 or WAV playback. The tabletop design is perfect for practicing almost anywhere. A tuner and metronome are also built-in for precision playback, and a footswitch input allows hands-free control.

The TASCAM GB-10 is the ideal practice tool for musicians of any skill level to build their technique.

FEATURES
  • Instrument trainer / recorder
  • 1/4" guitar/bass input
  • Guitar/bass effects including amp modelling, delay, reverb, chorus and more
  • Records 44.1kHz/16-bit WAV files
  • Playback 16 or 24-bit WAV files or MP3 files
  • SD/SDHC card media slot with included 2GB card
  • Overdub recording allows sound-on-sound build up of an arrangement
  • Loop playback using dedicated buttons
  • Variable Speed Audition speeds up or slows down playback without changing the pitch
  • Chromatic Tuner and Metronome
  • USB 2.0 jack for high-speed music transfer
  • Dedicated keys and large LCD display for easy operation
  • Angled desktop design
  • Includes 2GB SD card, AA batteries, USB cable

Make learning your favorite songs and instrument a whole lot easier. Order today!

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TASCAMGB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder
 
3.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves musicianship (10)
  • Improves technique (6)
  • Easy to follow (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to follow (6)

Best Uses

  • Improving skills (8)
  • Learning to play (8)
  • Music lessons (7)
  • Specific techniques (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best of all my devices!

I own this Guitar & Bass trainer. I owned prior models also both Guitar CD and Bass mp3. It's the absolute best tool for learning songs and playing along with songs. You can...Read complete review

I own this Guitar & Bass trainer. I owned prior models also both Guitar CD and Bass mp3. It's the absolute best tool for learning songs and playing along with songs. You can slow down songs without changing the pitch and work out difficult riffs and solos. If interfaces well with Windows Media player, you can just plug it into a usb port and sync your favorite playlists over real easy (If you use proprietary Apple/itunes you'll need to manually convert to MP3s and manually copy your songs). You can balance instrument volume vs. song volume. The only small issue is some mp3s with non standard hz rates may not play (that's been very rare for me). Like all Tascam devices there is a learning curve to get familiar with how to use all the features. Once learned Tascam devices are great. This one is the best! There's nothing better then being able to figure out your own songs. Most tabs are just wrong, even from the better sources. I play in 2 rock cover bands and this is my primary tool for learning songs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GB-10 room for improvement

See above remarks
Cuts the speed in half...was hoping it would slow it down even more.
The sound quality at the slower speeds is lacking and Tascam needs to update...Read complete review

See above remarks
Cuts the speed in half...was hoping it would slow it down even more.
The sound quality at the slower speeds is lacking and Tascam needs to update the software so it can use more of the programming that is available for music today, ie mp4, aac, etc. Just using mp3 and wma limits this device. At least use the same format that itunes uses since it is a popular music program.

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4.0

Great Tool

By SounDogTN

from Knoxville, TN

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy To Follow
  • Improves Musicianship

Cons

  • Poor Support From Tascam

Best Uses

  • Learning Songs
  • Learning To Play
  • Music Lessons

Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

It appears this item is no longer available and has been replaced with one that uses a CD instead of a SD Card, but I really like my GB10. It really helps me learn new songs on guitar and I love being able to plug in my guitar and play along with the song (adjusting the speed if needed). Built in tuner is great. Poor customer service from Tascam, I sent an email asking why I couldn't see wavfiles (can see MP3's fine) on the unit even though the files are on the sound card, and I never received a reply.

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1.0

No drivers for OS Maverick

By excelsior2

from Indiana

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        Can't get this to work with my USB using MAC OS Maverick. According to my luthier he had others with the same issue. Tascam/Teac have been unresponsive to my emails and hold times were over 20 minutes--no help. I can't verify when drivers might be released. It seems to be fine on a friends older MAC OS.

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        4.0

        Works for Me!

        By jazzguitar

        from sterling,VA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Musicianship

        Cons

        • No Guitar Cancelation
        • No Led Light

        Best Uses

        • Learning Fast And Tricky

        Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        The only downside to the Tascam GB-10 in comparison to the Mp-GT1 is that It doesn't have the guitar cancel function and that it also doesn't have a led light display. Other than that, it's very user friendly, has more storage capacity and the recording function is a very useful tool.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Instructions don't work

        By Doofus

        from Spring Branch, Tx.

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • None

        Cons

        • Difficult To Follow

        Best Uses

          Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

          I can't download from my computer to get started. It does not work as the insructions state.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best of all my devices!

          By Tony C

          from Plainview, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great For Learning Songs
          • Great For Playing Along

          Cons

          • Learning Curve

          Best Uses

            Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

            I own this Guitar & Bass trainer. I owned prior models also both Guitar CD and Bass mp3. It's the absolute best tool for learning songs and playing along with songs. You can slow down songs without changing the pitch and work out difficult riffs and solos. If interfaces well with Windows Media player, you can just plug it into a usb port and sync your favorite playlists over real easy (If you use proprietary Apple/itunes you'll need to manually convert to MP3s and manually copy your songs). You can balance instrument volume vs. song volume. The only small issue is some mp3s with non standard hz rates may not play (that's been very rare for me). Like all Tascam devices there is a learning curve to get familiar with how to use all the features. Once learned Tascam devices are great. This one is the best! There's nothing better then being able to figure out your own songs. Most tabs are just wrong, even from the better sources. I play in 2 rock cover bands and this is my primary tool for learning songs.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Useful tool - could be improved however

            By Ruppertjiles

            from Central Pennsylvania

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Good Learning Tool
            • Improves Musicianship
            • Intuitive Interface
            • Stores All Your Songs

            Cons

            • Difficult To Follow
            • Doesn't Save All Settings
            • Locks Up Sometimes
            • Must Ingest The Manual
            • Tiny Display Screen

            Best Uses

            • Improving Skills
            • Learning To Play
            • Learn New Or Hard Songs
            • Music Lessons
            • Specific Techniques

            Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

            I upgraded from a 9 yr old CD version of this box. I use it for bass guitar to learn new songs; period. I don't intend to use it for recording. I play in more than one band at a time and being able to store all my songs in separate folders is a big improvement over the CD version.

            The sound quality of the slowed and pitch adjusted songs is a little bit better but not significantly better than the CD unit. The display screen is very small. If you're over 40 and have close up vision issues this unit could challenge you. You might expect the interface to function like a PC, Mac or other application, but it has it's own quirks you'll have to learn. Reading and understanding the manual was a 'must' for me. When a power adapter, headphones, and an instrument are plugged in the unit is so light it makes it a little unstable and it can easily be pulled off of a desk or table. Balancing the volume of the recording and your instrument isn't hard but those settings are not saved and when you leave that song they'll need to be reentered.

            I locked up the unit twice. The 1st time resetting by hitting the on/off button worked, but the 2nd time I had to disconnect the power adapter 'and' remove the battery. Well, it's a computer that runs on software so this isn't totally unexpected. I looked at firmware updates but decided to leave it alone for now since it only happened twice.

            All the features I use work as advertised, but I only use a subset of what the unit will do. It's a useful song learning tool. My big pet peeve is the cost of power adapters and foot switches for Tascam products. Ouch!

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            About all you have to chosse from right

            By MIck

            from El Paso TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Improves Musicianship
            • Rich Sound Plenty Loud

            Cons

            • Difficult To Follow
            • No Back Light For Display

            Best Uses

            • Improving Skills
            • Learning To Play

            Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

            Hard to get started without really reading the manuel. Also I don't like the fact that it does not have backlighting on it is my only gripe

            Has good tone and once you get started has all the features you would wangt in a compact size. I owned the BT-1 and only sold it because it did not play WAV files and would still have it otherwise.

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            3 hours of my life I won't get back

            By Teleman78

            from Aspen, CO.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Found None

            Cons

            • Difficult To Follow
            • Horrible Manual

            Best Uses

            • None

            Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

            I spent 3 hours with the manual and couldn't manage to playback a single mp3 which which took less than a minute to drag and drop into the SD card of the unit.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Pretty worthless for bass

            By spindoc

            from USofA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • No Bass
              • Poor Tone

              Best Uses

                Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

                Had the previous model MP-BT1 (now discontinued) which, despite its imperfections, was better than this. If you're a bass player, skip this product - I ended up returning mine.

                Had used the previous one to learn songs, changing to the key we'd be playing them in, listening to them slowed down so I could figure out the bass part, then looping sections to practice. Unfortunately, you can't hear the bass with this one! And now there are apps (like JamUp) that will do the key changing, slowing and looping I need.

                So Tascam replaced an ok product with a poor one (for bass players). On top of that, after I ordered it last Fall, it kept being put on back order, so I didn't wind up getting it until three months after I'd ordered it. Good thing I could return it.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Improvement from model 7 years ago.

                By Charles Bradford

                from Onalaska Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Easy To Follow
                • Improves Musicianship
                • Improves Technique
                • Usable Tones

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Improving Skills
                  • Learning To Play
                  • Learn Songs By Ear
                  • Music Lessons
                  • Specific Techniques

                  Comments about TASCAM GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

                  I've played by ear since I was a teenager so I've always liked tools like this. The tone is better than 7 years ago. It's more solid state and less cheesy modeling. It's easier to find sounds. You have one amp. Almost as easy as turning knobs. I use a clean sound with a little delay, for reverb. I run my pedal board in front of it. It's great.

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