Boss Unveils New GT-1000CORE Multi-Effects Pedal

Boss GT1000 CORE
(Image credit: Boss)

Boss has unveiled the GT-1000CORE multi-effects pedal, a downsized version of the company's flagship GT-1000.

Featuring all of the effects - from Boss's full range and entire history of pedals - amp models and processing power of the GT-1000, the GT-1000CORE comes loaded with Boss's AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) engine for amp and effects modeling. The GT-1000CORE's DSP engine also provides on-demand power for all effects blocks, meaning there won't be any limitations to your signal chain.

A single patch on the GT-1000CORE grants users access to 24 simultaneous effects, including two amps at once. 250 user patches, meanwhile, provide plenty of space for users to save sounds of all kinds.

The pedal features three onboard switches and dual send/return jacks to support external effects, the four-cable method with an amp’s effects loop, or separate feeds to a PA or recorder. Additionally, MIDI I/O is provided on the pedal's TRS jacks for integration with other MIDI devices.

The GT-1000CORE features a number of onboard impulse responses - plus the ability to import your own - an onboard looper, and the ability to create sounds using Boss's Tone Studio editor for Mac/PC.

The pedal can also function as a multi-channel USB audio/MIDI interface for DAW integration and re-amping.

The Boss GT-1000CORE multi-effects pedal can be used with a guitar or bass, and rings up at $699.

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Boss GT-1000CORE

(Image credit: Boss)
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