Boss has announced the release of a powerful new electric guitar and bass amp-cum-effects unit called the GX-100 Guitar Effects Processor.
Featuring Boss’s groundbreaking AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) technology that debuted with the highly acclaimed GT-1000 in 2018, the GX-100 is fitted with an intuitive color graphic LCD touchscreen, making programming a cinch.
Boasting over 150 effects and 23 AIRD amplifiers originating from Boss’s flagship GT-1000 unit, the new GX-100 offers a huge range of sound packed into a modern, durable design that effectively condenses a vanload of gear into a single floor device measuring little more than a foot-and-a-half in width.
Designed to be used in virtually any situation, the Boss GX-100 is primed for hooking up to regular amps, FRFR (full range, flat response) monitors, or a PA.
A selection of speaker sim options are available to choose from, and you can import WAV speaker IRs via USB if desired.
The GX-100’s exciting library of 154 guitar effects types includes some classic Boss stompboxes you would hope to see, such as the Slow Gear, Octave, Tera Echo and Harmonist.
There are, of course, a plethora of gain sounds to choose – from Booster and Over Drive to Metal Distortion and Fuzz – while modulation effects incorporate phasing, flanging, chorus, vibrato, tremolo and more.
Among various other options, delays and reverbs include Analog Delay, Twist, Warp, Shimmer Reverb and Space Echo.
Sporting eight footswitches along with an expression pedal, the GX-100’s controls can be customized to suit your playing needs.
While the GX-100 can seamlessly change from one of 300 memory presets to another using either the touchscreen or footswitches, Manual mode allows a more traditional stompbox-style interaction if preferred. External controls are also supported (including MIDI).
Among various other handy functions the GX-100 features a USB audio interface; an effects loop; a stereo headphone jack; a tuner (accurate to +/-0.1 per cent); and a 38-second looper (19 seconds stereo).
Visit Boss for more information.
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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
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