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Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves musicianship (16)
  • Improves technique (10)
  • Easy to follow (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to follow (8)

Best Uses

  • Improving skills (13)
  • Learning to play (9)
  • Music lessons (8)
  • Specific techniques (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (8)

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

 

Pretty worthless for bass

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.
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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)

 
3.0

I've owned two Tascam Trainers and this one needs some work

By Bass Playuh + Other instruments

from Monterey, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Useful tool for learning songs and practicing

Cons

  • Device is too light (see text of review)
  • No bass boost feature so can't hear bass
  • Poor locations for in and out inputs

Best Uses

  • Learning Songs

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

I bought this trainer to replace my Tascam CD-BT 1 bass trainer, which I've had since the late 1980s, a great product and the fact it's about 30 years old and was on the road with me for many years. So my review of the GB-10 are based on positive and negative comparisons to that machine.

The pro's:
1. ability to load MP3s and therefore have lots of songs without having to carry CDs.

2. easily selected button pushable features (tuner, loop, etc)

3. If I used this 4 guitar, rather than bass, I would also like the different amp, speaker size, etc

4. recording feature might be nice, but haven't tried it

The Cons:
1. no bass boost feature & difficult to hear the bass line, even with excellent studio headphones. CD-BT1 bass trainer had 2 levels of bass boost and if the bass was buried in the mix, 1 of those would do the trick

2. it is too light weight, and that when it's sitting on a desk with an instrument cable and headphone jack plugged into it, the weight of those cables pulls it off the table. Only 3 ways to prevent that, none of which are very convenient: 1) use very short cables, which means you have to sit pretty still so you won't pull the device off the table just; 2) put it on some kind of slanted table with a lip that stops the trainer from falling off; 3) use a regular sized guitar cable, but then put enough of the cable, and enough of the headphone cable on the table so that you don't pull it off. Doing this creates a messy table that takes up the space for papers to chart songs on or make notes

3) the input jacks for the headphones and guitar/bass are on the same side, which means the device gets pulled to one side. Putting the jacks on opposite sides might help to create some kind of balance

4) there is no case for this device; old one came with a nice case

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not buy this for Bass

By Markymark

from Phila, PA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Follow

    Best Uses

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

      The guitar player in my band lent me the older version of this unit (it only plays CD's). It works great, but constantly swapping CD's in and out became a pain, so I bought the GB10 because it plays MP3's and has internal storage. Well, to be blunt, it is awful for bass. With all of the effects turned off (playing totally clean), the bass has to be at whisper level, because as soon as you turn up the volume it distorts horribly. I tried 2 of these hoping that the 1st one was defective, but sadly it is a poor design.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Essential Gear

      By Johnny

      from Virginia

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Follow
      • Improves Musicianship
      • Improves Technique
      • Learn lead parts fast

      Cons

      • No back lit display

      Best Uses

      • Improving Skills
      • Specific Techniques

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

      If you are if a cover band this is a must have . Cuts song learning time in half. Slow /speed up songs, change pitch in whole sets and in fine tune. has and amp with effects and a tuner. You can raise or lower your volume in conjugation with the song. I've had my unit for about five years and it is still working great. Best gear I have ever bought. Buy it!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Overall a good product and would recommend

      By Fuzz

      from North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Musicianship
      • Improves Technique

      Cons

      • No Back Light
      • Sometimes hard to hear guitar parts when slowed

      Best Uses

      • Improving Skills

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

      Overall this is a good product. The absence of a back light is an issue but wouldn't keep me from buying it again. If a song has a lot going on it is difficult to hear the guitar parts when slowed down. There are some songs however where this is not a problem. I have not read through the whole manual so I'm still a little unfamiliar with some of the features. I went through the quick start guide and have been able to use it just fine.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Hard work pays off

      By Norman

      from Mississippi

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Musicianship

      Cons

      • Too Easy

      Best Uses

      • Improving Skills
      • Specific Techniques

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

      Still have not used all its compacity

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works Great For What I Wanted!

      By K.P.

      from Wisconsin

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      Pros

      • Improves Musicianship
      • Very Portable

      Cons

      • A little difficult to use at first
      • instructions are not really that great

      Best Uses

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

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

      Overall I think this is a great device for learning new songs. I had some trouble loading songs to the trainer.
      I downloaded a whole cd to the device and only 3 songs were on the trainer. I tried it several times and finally all songs were loaded.
      I have not tried recording with this and it was not my reason for buying. I think there is a learning curve on how to use this trainer and it will get easier with time. I was impressed with the quality of sound even when slowing the songs down.
      The instructions are basic! You will have to play and practice with this device in order to get acquainted with it.
      My main reason for buying this trainer was for learning new songs. I love it for that!
      You can isolate a section of song and have it loop over and over again,slow it down,and learn it!
      I have read that some people are not happy about not having a backlit display. It would be nice but, not that big of deal.
      If you need a device to help you learn songs.....this is it. I gave it 4 stars for the instructions that it came with and the learning curve. It is a very cool learning tool!
      Definitely a must for anyone learning to play or helping more experienced players pick up new songs a lot quicker.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      gb-10 GUITAR/BASS TRAINER

      By gman44

      from Severn,Md

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Challenging
      • Improves Musicianship
      • Improves Technique

      Cons

      • Difficult To Follow

      Best Uses

      • Improving Skills
      • Specific Techniques

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

      all songs that are downloaded must be in mp3 or wav format.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      IT DOES WHAT I WANTED IT TO DO

      By The Oracle of Wilbur

      from Martinsville, Indiana

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Great Learning Tool
      • Improves Musicianship
      • Improves Technique
      • Works As Described
      • Works Well With Computer

      Cons

      • Difficult User Manual
      • Needs Backlit Screen
      • Screen Too Small
      • Too Many Features

      Best Uses

      • Change Song Key
      • Learn Difficul Licks
      • Loop Function Is Great

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

      This device works great for what i needed it to do. I can slow down difficult chops and licks to speeds that are perfect for learning. I can change the key of the song as necessary. I can loop any section to repeat itself over and over until I actually can play along with it. It is amazing in this regard. There are only a few things that could make it better. It needs a bigger screen, and it needs to be backlit as well. The user manual is sometimes difficult tonfollow because it keeps referring you to other sections, and is about 100 pages long. There are too many other functions that are really not necessary, if all you want to is slow things down so you can learn it and change the song key if you want to do so. Everything else is really not necessary.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      No drivers for OS Maverick

      By excelsior2

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      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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