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DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor  

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The DigiTech GSP1101 Gutiar Effects Processor is not just any ordinary preamp; it is designed to work with external amplifiers and rigs to preserve y...Read More

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Among the most versatile rackmount guitar preamps on the planet.

The DigiTech GSP1101 Gutiar Effects Processor is not just any ordinary preamp; it is designed to work with external amplifiers and rigs to preserve your core tone. By allowing you to switch between external preamps and internal preamps, then adding internal stompboxes, wahs, effects, delays and lush Lexicon reverbs, the GSP1101 is the most versatile rackmount guitar preamp on the planet. The GSP1101 can also be used alone like a standard preamp / processor. It's simple to set up with the setup wizard and easy to dial in with the easy to use interface. 1-2-3-Play!

The GSP1101 features balanced XLR outputs for direct recording, USB for programming and direct to computer recording. A flexible preamp loop allows the GSP1101 to be easily connected into any rig.

FEATURES
  • Intuitive user interface with dedicated amp controls and LCD display
  • Over 120 amp, cabinet, preamp and effects models including vintage stompboxes and pickup modeling
  • Stereo effects loop
  • 40 Tone and 40 Effect Chain Libraries - 1600 exclusive DigiTech combinations
  • Global EQ
  • Balanced stereo XLR and 1/4" outputs
  • Chromatic tuner
  • USB with audio streaming Editor/Librarian software included
  • MIDI In / Thru
  • Internal power supply
  • Front panel guitar input and headphone output
  • Footswitch and expression inputs
  • Seamless preset changes

Order today and tie all your gear together into a single, easy-to-manage system with the GSP1101.

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DigiTechGSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Responsive (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Professional recording (8)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just buy one already...

    If you plan on using it for live performance, just buy it! Rather than write another review and repeat most of what's already been said about the GSP, I'll give you some...Read complete review

    If you plan on using it for live performance, just buy it! Rather than write another review and repeat most of what's already been said about the GSP, I'll give you some advice...

    1 - Buy the Control 2 floorboard controller... It's that good! (and yes, it's way better, more flexible and easier to use than mating an FCB1010 with the UnO chip to the GSP)

    As soon as you receive your GSP, immediately go to mustbebeta-dot-com and download the mustbebeta vC63 firmware for it. It not only adds additional amps, cabs & effects, it also contains a host of additional features and functionality that truly takes the GSP to another level... It even gives the GSP the ability to load up to 10 user cabinet IRs!

    If you're not familiar with the mustbebeta firmware upgrades for the GSP1101, do yourself a favor and google it... You'll thank me later, I promise!
    Had mine for almost a year now with no problems. I know others that have had theirs going on 3+ years without a hitch.
    I'd give it a "7" with Digitech's official firmware. Mustbebeta vC63 brings it up to a solid "9" in my opinion.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Just...O.K.

    For the price it is very hard to beat. Compared to other similar products Ive found the models in particular (both amp and stompbox) to be far superior to the units over at...Read complete review

    For the price it is very hard to beat. Compared to other similar products Ive found the models in particular (both amp and stompbox) to be far superior to the units over at line 6, sansamp, 11r, etc. HOWEVER! I cannot say to many good things about the mid gain low gain models (vintage marshalls, and fender amps) they all have an inherent "blanket" bass response that Ive spent and wasted hours trying to remove. (Ive come close! GSP1101 tip: on the Para EQ set the High at 8k with a narrow band) the Chorus flanger and phase effects are very good whereas some of the stomp emulations (digi death metal, grunge etc) are subpar. The harmonizer is also TERRIBLE! For my purposes the delays are OK and the reverbs aside from use on clean patches I find muddy up the distortion tones to heavily. As of right now Im only using this unit to supply FX for an Engl E530 and for that purpose its fine for now, although I am looking into TC electronic rack gear. One final positive note! I have found that in the FX loop of the ENGL it does not deteriorate the tone at all. Bottom line if your looking for a solid rack piece to fill in some pieces FX, amp modelling etc its does the job AND its made in the USA, noice! rock on!

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    5.0

    Works well and keeps going

    By SoundGuru

    from Utah

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

      The 1101 works really well. The noise floor is really good and the effects have a very nice stereo image. One of the few units out there with true seamless patch changes (it actually has two processors that trade off) The midi implementation is also really good. Works well either with or without an amp. There is even a wizard that sets all of the I/O and DSP options for you based on how you are using it. I have used this with a Sans Amp, Triaxsis, Mesaboogie and Marshall amps. On the Marshall there was a ground loop which is easily fixed my inserting an Ebtech transformer between the send of the amp and the unit. The system is Dead quiet and sound great. The must be beta firmware is great if you want more features than the stock unit and it is free. With that you can load speaker impulse responses and you get extensive midi control features... Things that you won't find on units twice it's price.

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      5.0

      Best Digitech of the 21st century.

      By Sweet Fancy Ketchup

      from Rockford, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

        When I want to rock an arena full of 30,000 screaming fans, there is only one piece of gear I reach for: my Digitech GSP 1101. Think about it- how many of your favorite Rock Gods are still using rack-mountable digital gear? Your mind is too blown to think of any off hand, but I'm sure there are several. Tis is the easiest way to get that warm, overdriven tube sound without having to use warm, overdriven tubes. Get real spring reverb without the spring! I plugged my Charvel Jackson into this bad boy and the tone... I mean tone! It's like surfing on a wave of hissy goodness. Don't take my word for it! Order your today and see what is revolutionizing the late 80's music scene. Digital- it's the future. I predict it.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Digitech disappointment

        By Tone police

        from Redding California

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

          Digitech blows it yet again. I remember the gsp2101 was their best rack preamp. They have been on a steady decline since. Every patch is virtually unusable, why turn everything on, within two minutes of scrolling through the presets I actually thought someone messed up the patches and sent to me as a joke. Turns out Digitech thought that those patches were actually perfect. For who?

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          4.0

          Hardware Excellent, software unusable

          By Chaz33

          from Asheville, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

            Excellent FX Unit, Has some great sounds and you can change and save any one of them. My Godin nylon sounds like a Les Paul or a Strat through this unit. The tuner is excellent and the sounds are more noise free than I have ever heard in any FX boxes. I have Windows 7 and the software will not work with it and evidently they stopped updating the software soon after it hit the market. A stupid thing to do with a product this good. So you just change the sounds on the unit and not in the computer and you will be fine. This box has superb sound and plenty of changeable parameters. It is geared for the professional but simple enough for anyone to be up and playing quickly. If they had maintained software support, it would easily be five stars.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than good

            By X

            from Lanka, I

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

                  Very clean with no noise. The defaults are fairly tame but they can be edited easily. All in all a very good unit.
                  Well worth the money and more. I can recommend this without hesitation.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  It's very good

                  By DwBrocks!

                  from Rochester, N.Y.

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Limited Selection Of Effects

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

                  After blowing up my digitech 2112, this one seemed like the natural choice. From the moment I plugged it in, it was doing exactly everything I wanted, but better. Best preamp I have owned to date, and all from digitech

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Digitech hit a home run with this unit

                  By John Ruszin III

                  from NJ

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

                  Very versatile unit, beautiful lush verbs and delays. I use this with an Engl e570 rack as the main preamp. However, this unit's preamp choices are amazing and will satisfy any shredder or mega-metal head. The cleans are nice and the AC30 models are really great for a good blues tone. MAKE sure you use the included software for getting the really custom settings and backing up your sounds. Mu only complaint is the WAH is kind of lame IF you are using an external preamp due to where it falls in the chain. There is also some short comings with the effects loop when using an external preamp. I would like to see the "wah" option button programmable so I could program another effect for quick access on/off in place of the WAH.

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Just...O.K.

                  By Lost In Oblivion

                  from Long Island, New York

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Not Responsive
                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

                  For the price it is very hard to beat. Compared to other similar products Ive found the models in particular (both amp and stompbox) to be far superior to the units over at line 6, sansamp, 11r, etc. HOWEVER! I cannot say to many good things about the mid gain low gain models (vintage marshalls, and fender amps) they all have an inherent "blanket" bass response that Ive spent and wasted hours trying to remove. (Ive come close! GSP1101 tip: on the Para EQ set the High at 8k with a narrow band) the Chorus flanger and phase effects are very good whereas some of the stomp emulations (digi death metal, grunge etc) are subpar. The harmonizer is also TERRIBLE! For my purposes the delays are OK and the reverbs aside from use on clean patches I find muddy up the distortion tones to heavily. As of right now Im only using this unit to supply FX for an Engl E530 and for that purpose its fine for now, although I am looking into TC electronic rack gear. One final positive note! I have found that in the FX loop of the ENGL it does not deteriorate the tone at all. Bottom line if your looking for a solid rack piece to fill in some pieces FX, amp modelling etc its does the job AND its made in the USA, noice! rock on!

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Preamp!

                  By DA_Guitar_Guy

                  from South Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Price

                  Cons

                  • Limited Selection Of Effects
                  • No More Internet Updates

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

                  First off I have to say the controll you have over your tone with this thing is amazing. However the prests sound horrible, and you really have to do some digging to find the sound you want. The effects are limited, has good delay, good enough to get a good strong Rock or Metal tone. I find that the acoustic modulators straight up suck but, for me I just wanted a down and Heavy tone that wouldn't feedback and hiss all stupid on stage or in the studio and I found it!!! P.s. BOOO about no more updates! come on digitech we love you, love us back!!!

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent from beginning to end!!

                  By Bob Holm

                  from South Dakota

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Guitar Preamp

                  Comments about DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

                  This is such a great box! It is easy to use and comes with excellent presets. I had a head, 4x12 cab and many stomp boxes but now I have the GSP1101, Control 2, Velocity 100 and 4X12 cab.

                  Talk about simple!
                  Wah pedal = gone
                  Noisegate = gone
                  Volume pedal = gone
                  distortion pedal = gone
                  chorus pedal = gone
                  delay pedal = gone
                  reverb pedal = gone

                  All that and more is wrapped in this box. I highly recommend this preamp. It is versatile and the modulation effects are superb.

                  Stop reading this and buy one. Remember to get the Contol 2 foot controller to compliment and utilize everything the GSP1101 offers.

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