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Boss GT-6B Bass Effects Processor

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The Boss GT-6B Bass Effects Processor lets you select programmed settings with the footswitch. This fully professional floor unit offers COSM bass am...Click To Read More About This Product

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High-end bass multi-effects.

The Boss GT-6B Bass Effects Processor lets you select programmed settings with the footswitch. This fully professional floor unit offers COSM bass amp modeling with modeled compression, plus other must-have effects such as overdrive/distortion, COSM wah, and reverb/delay. There's also a true analog bypass, plus XLR and digital outputs for recording applications.

FEATURES
  • Professional bass multi-effects processor with COSM technology
  • True analog bypass and 24-bit converters for uncompromised sound quality
  • COSM bass amp modeling re-creates the tone of many of the greatest bass amps and speaker cabinets
  • New COSM compression effects modeled after 4 well-known compressors
  • Ultra-intuitive interface with analog-style knobs, built-in expression, and control pedals
  • Versatile effects including Auto Slap and sound-on-sound looping
  • Boss' best synth bass sounds with incredible tracking
  • Balanced XLR output and coaxial digital output for recording

Step into the future of bass playing with the GT-6B.

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4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

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I think I finally found

This is a little long but worth the read if you are shopping. I have been searching for that elusive perfect tone/sound for 30+ years. I am playing a Warwick Corvette 6...Read complete review

This is a little long but worth the read if you are shopping. I have been searching for that elusive perfect tone/sound for 30+ years. I am playing a Warwick Corvette 6 string though a Peavey Mark VI XP with 4-10's and 1-15. I also have a Boss Limiter/Enhancer and a Boss Chorus. My sound is already 90% there and better that 90% of others I hear live locally. But, I want that other elusive 10%. I think I have found it. The combinations and potential of this product are almost limitless and I believe you can mimic a several thousand dollar rack effects system with a little trial and error. Regardless, here is what I have discovered.#1. The manual is sufficient and not as bad as some say.#2. The comp/limiter effects are very good, but I like my Boss Limiter/Enhancer a little better.#3. Distortion on a Bass?! Huh!? Been playing Blues R/B Southern Rock Jazz and even Country when someone twist my arm and have tried to clean up my sound and get rid of mud and distortion, why would I want it back? But, if you want distortion, it has some of the best I have ever heard.#4. All the Chourus, Phaser, Flanger, Reverb, Delay options are as good as I have heard.#5. PreAmp/Speaker combinations? I guess these would be alright if you were going direct without your own amp/speakers, but since it has anexcellent EQ on it, these PreAmp/Speaker combinations are basically useless if you have a decent amp already.#6. The EQ is great, once I read the manual enough to figure out how it works. It's a little different than a regular EQ, but you can EQ your guitar 20 ways from Sunday before you even get to your amp.#7. WAH ...... if you have a sound you like and you add WAH to it, it will SUCKKKKK. I heard this complaint a lot on the net, BUT ... with the fine EQ this thing has I am sure you can clean it up and fix it. You will just have to have a patch set up and designated for WAH.#8. Octave, Slow Gear, Harmonist, Tremelo, Vibrato, Pedal Bend, Syn Bass, all have potential.#9. Humanizer, Auto Slap, Pitch Shifter, Ring Modualtor, .... what the hell were they thinking?#10. The Enhancer does not work at all, well barely anyway. I would swear it's broke but I heard this same complaint from others. But once again, the EQ itself can over come this.Summary, The only thing that's a little overwhelming is all the potential combinations. So it is going to take weeks and weeks before I finally get through tweaking and building a small handful core patches. It is a bass after all, so I don't care if I wind up with only one patch and one setting and all I do is plug and play, if there is a sound you want, this will give it to you or else it doesn't exist. So, if I can find that one elusive perfect sound I have been searching 30 years for, the $ is a bargain.

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weak effects.....

i returned this thing less than a week after i bought it. the preset 'patches' are just plain stupid...cheesy sounding. i found maybe a handful that i was happy with. ...Read complete review

i returned this thing less than a week after i bought it. the preset 'patches' are just plain stupid...cheesy sounding. i found maybe a handful that i was happy with. about the only perk it has is being able to customize the patches in a couple of the banks....yet that turned out to be incredibly tedious. each individual effect in each bank has to be tweaked to find just the right sound. if you are picky about your sound you should be able to tell right off the bat that the preset 'levels' are way off. there wasn't one distortion worth a damn on it. the only effects i was happy with were the tremolo and the humanizer and a couple of the wah effects. i would rather pay more money for the individual effects that will actually be used to get better quality sound. buy MXR products instead.

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2.0

weak effects.....

By matt-h_Gz2

from Dallas, TX

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i returned this thing less than a week after i bought it. the preset 'patches' are just plain stupid...cheesy sounding. i found maybe a handful that i was happy with. about the only perk it has is being able to customize the patches in a couple of the banks....yet that turned out to be incredibly tedious. each individual effect in each bank has to be tweaked to find just the right sound. if you are picky about your sound you should be able to tell right off the bat that the preset 'levels' are way off. there wasn't one distortion worth a damn on it. the only effects i was happy with were the tremolo and the humanizer and a couple of the wah effects. i would rather pay more money for the individual effects that will actually be used to get better quality sound. buy MXR products instead.

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2.0

Overpriced

By mike-UDio6

from UK

I have owned the pedal for about 4 years. It has a lots of effects and can make some realy crazy sounds, however none of them realy sound good. The distortions sound very week, the amp modeling sound dull and lifless, and the chours sounds cheap. The delay effect is good, I like the tap tempo and midi sync. I have played with evry possible option on this pedal and have complete understanding on how it works but am not impresed. I currantly only use it in a studio as an A/D converter and a foot MIDI controller, as I do not feel the effects are up to scratch. If you want a bass multi effects save the money and buy a zoom, I'll sound just as good, or hold out and buy a pod. The gt6b is not in the same leauge as the line 6 pod for sound quility.Lots of fetures, none realy that good!

 
5.0

Great Effects Processor. Highly Recommended

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this board a few months back and I have to say it is a dream come true. I remember the original Boss GT-6B from a number of years ago. It was pained black and had yellow pin stripping. It was really an impressive then, but now it is far superior.The techology it uses is second to none, in fact a lot of the features you could only get from $2000 rack mount processors. The programming is really easy, you'll enjoy the versatility it offers.Boss makes some of the best processors ever for guitar and bass. One of my favorites was the Metal Zone 2 distortion pedal, that sound is the baddest distortion sound ever!! The Boss Compression effect is awesome, the Amp simulations are very impressive, the list goes on and on. I have not even scratched the surface with the versatility of the GT-6B.I have owned several stomp boxes from Boss, Ibenez, Digitech, and I even owned the ART SGX Studio Night Bass rack mount processor with MIDI pedal board, but, the GT-6B wins hands down. I highly recommend this processor to any serious musician, or anyone who loves to add color to their sound.

 
5.0

Most Versatile Pedal I've Seen

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is by far one of the best pedals I've worked with. I've had this effects pedal for half a year. There are so many different effect and each has several different "levels" that allow the user to adjust each variation. With this pedal I've been able to recreate all the tones I've heard almost exactly. The knobs really work well in adjusting the effects. I've heard a lot of complaints about how difficult it is to work with this pedal. But I've felt that after you work with the pedal for a while, adjusting the levels become pretty natural. I definetly recommend this pedal to all bassists.

 
5.0

Versatile

By Josh Davis-uO3Ep

from santa ana, CA

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I've owned this processor for about 8 months now, and I'm still discovering new and cool things about it. It can produce just about any sound on the planet. If I wrote about every function, this review would be a mile long list of positive comments. I love the integrated volumes/expression/wah pedal with toe switch. The modeling and EQ are amazing and very, very versatile. If you want to discover it full capability, your going to have to push your pride aside and pick up the manual, otherwise your in for ALOT of confusion. There is absolutley no restriction with this processor, Boss provides it with any possble output and connection including XLR ina dn out, Digital out, MIDI interface, and expression pedal input. Owning this processor is like owning hundereds of bass pedals. It is worth every penny.

 
5.0

I Love It !!!

By Carpedebass

from Brownwood, TX

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People who have any issues with this thing obviously need to read the manual. Practically everything is tweakable and adjustable. With 80 user-changable patches, you can program effects for each song you perform live and name them. Simply scroll up to the next song/effect and your set. Boss got it right with this one. I wouldn't change a thing.

 
5.0

one hot effect pedal

By darkart

from rapid city south dakota

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alot to learn but well worth the time and effort if you are into very cool and original sounds from your bass. to have all the effects at the touch of your foot is priceless...... i use only 6-7 different effects ranging from very heavy to very melodic but this pedal and my imagination made these sounds all mine.

 
5.0

it's totally worth buying

By D-man-g8jct

from Denver, Colorado

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It's awesomeHowever some of the presets are kind of retartedHowever you can make tons of your own original sounds!

 
5.0

Run Wild

By The Sleeper

from Elizabethtown, KY

This is possibly the best piece of equipment I own. I've had this for about three years and still learn new things I can do with it all the time. Without it I wouldn't have come up with most lines I play. So I say plug in and let your imagination run wild!

 
5.0

An absolute must have...

By Mickey D.

from NE PA

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I have owned this unit for about one week and I'm still in the learning curve. There is just so many cool things that you can do with this gadget. The presets are simple to use and well thought. The tweaking of sound to individual taste takes a few sessions, with the manual close by for referance. Once you get through the basics it gets really interesting. The potential for sound alteration is limited by two factors: your imagination and your patience. Prior to purchase, I had the advantage of playing with a number of Bass Multi-effect units. I like this one the best. The versitility is great, the sounds are great, the price is a little scary but I'm glad I made the investment. I have had a lot of fun using the distortion and octave settings. They give you range from this lowest growl to an insane guitar like metal lead. The slap functions have brightened up my sound. Trying to slap with a single fifteen is flat to say the least, but the slap presets allow the highs and mids to ring through. The cabinet and amp selection requires some getting used to. I find myself tweaking the presets and EQ to get the sound I want. To sum it up, would I buy it again? YES! YES! YES! Would I recomend it? It is an abdolute must have!

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