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#1 NoirBass

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:14 AM

Here it is:

https://youtu.be/g8T9HDg920I

https://www.boss.inf...products/gt-1b/

https://www.anderton...1092.1443700307

Available in July according to the Andertons website.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:31 PM

Is there a possibility that a GT 100B is on the cards...!?
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:58 PM

Not sure this excites me this much. Pr9bably Will sound decent enough but what's it doing that makes it a better option than a b3?

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:19 PM

Some more vids:

https://www.youtube....h?v=PwzN5BsMW3o

https://www.youtube....h?v=D20RIGV2fn8

Andertons have it on at about £190..

Demos are a bit iffy - some uninspiring squeelch-o-tones on offer. But looks worth a try.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:32 PM

Owner manuals and patch list up on the Boss site: https://static.rolan...ter_eng01_W.pdf

Looks like a good selection with the ability to change effect order.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:33 PM

Boss' preset tones are always OTT. I expect some under the hood tweaking will be needed to get useable patches. I have a soft spot for Boss/Roland, but agree they have stiff competition with the likes of Zoom.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

View Postvisog, on 23 June 2017 - 03:32 PM, said:

Owner manuals and patch list up on the Boss site: https://static.rolan...ter_eng01_W.pdf

Looks like a good selection with the ability to change effect order.

Looks pretty comprehensive, a scaled down GT-10B by the looks.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:14 PM

Came across this vid of some user created patches... best vid so far: https://www.youtube....h?v=IPMmiSS0pDk

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:05 AM

Looking at the manual, this has way more models of bass overdrive/distortion, and also lots of bass amp models - as far as I can tell, the MS-3 has no amp modelling whatsoever.

Shame, as a combo of the FX from the GT-1B but with the patching/routing options of the MS-3 sounds like the perfect combo.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:26 AM

View Postdannybuoy, on 25 June 2017 - 09:05 AM, said:

Looking at the manual, this has way more models of bass overdrive/distortion, and also lots of bass amp models - as far as I can tell, the MS-3 has no amp modelling whatsoever.

Shame, as a combo of the FX from the GT-1B but with the patching/routing options of the MS-3 sounds like the perfect combo.

How does the GT-1B stack up against the Zoom B3n both in terms of effect sims AND usability (scrolling between patches, having easy access to banks of patches)? Seems to me that is where the head to head is in terms of price point. I'm guessing that the GT-1B may just edge it over the Zoom on effect sims but the B3n easily win in terms of being a user-friendly live pedal.
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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:07 PM

View PostAl Krow, on 25 June 2017 - 09:26 AM, said:

How does the GT-1B stack up against the Zoom B3n both in terms of effect sims AND usability (scrolling between patches, having easy access to banks of patches)? Seems to me that is where the head to head is in terms of price point. I'm guessing that the GT-1B may just edge it over the Zoom on effect sims but the B3n easily win in terms of being a user-friendly live pedal.

I agree. The B3n and the GT-1B have totally different work flow/usage designs, where ZOOM seems more suited to simplicity of "hands-on" editing on the unit and better switching layout for performance, while BOSS has the edge in features "under the hood" and a really slick software editor. Both nice choices if you ask me, especially at the price point.

Still seems like nobody is willing to touch the next level of mid-priced bass modelers for some reason. =(

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:15 PM

So is this the end of the road for the ME-20B and the ME-50B? I've had both, many years ago. These two are ancient now and teh 50 is a generation behind the guitar version.
I found they were both ghastly especially the 20. I bought them after spending years gigging a Boss GT6 (guitar version) and loving it but I never found the bass stuff measured up.

Interesting that the GT-1B, like the B3n has eschewed the XLR balanced DI out. A cost issue, I guess and the fact that at this price point and target customer group it's not seen as essential.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:33 PM

 Sean, on 28 June 2017 - 06:15 PM, said:

So is this the end of the road for the ME-20B and the ME-50B? I've had both, many years ago. These two are ancient now and teh 50 is a generation behind the guitar version.
I found they were both ghastly especially the 20. I bought them after spending years gigging a Boss GT6 (guitar version) and loving it but I never found the bass stuff measured up.

Interesting that the GT-1B, like the B3n has eschewed the XLR balanced DI out. A cost issue, I guess and the fact that at this price point and target customer group it's not seen as essential.

What you talkin' 'bout Willis? The ME-50B was/is great. Solid useable sounds (apart from perhaps the 'synth' sounds), laid out like 3 analogue pedals, perfect :).
I only got rid of mine as it was a chunky unit, and I just didn't need the expression pedal. I'm hoping the MS-3 bass sounds are as good, and if the pitch stuff stands up to the Line6 M range, I'll be moving over to that (the MS-3).

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:52 PM

Chap here demo'ing some of the presets...

https://www.youtube....7tf7AZLKFA&t=5s

Can't say I'm terribly impressed... I wouldn't rush to use any of them out of the box...

Hoping the unit is better when effect chains set-up to individual preferences.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:06 AM

Good (but brief) demo from Dawsons... shows off a couple of patches and the looper: https://www.youtube....h?v=IwqwPsnvt0Y

I asked in Dawsons - in-store ETA in about a month (as of this post).

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:54 PM

Think a few people have been waiting for this... a first comparison with the Zoom B3: https://www.youtube....h?v=qcnF4tub84U

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 12:18 AM

 visog, on 05 July 2017 - 05:54 PM, said:

Think a few people have been waiting for this... a first comparison with the Zoom B3: https://www.youtube....h?v=qcnF4tub84U

Yes, and there should also be comparisons to the newer B3n, hopefully, especially since the quality of the amps, cabs and drive stomp emulations is much improved compared to the B3 IMHO...not to mention the B3n having improved footswitch navigation.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:57 PM

Yes agree with your B3n point. I'd also like to understand when I'd use the GT-1B and when the MS-3 would be better. Guess the answer is in incorporating external effects, although I'd hope you can do this with the GT1B to an extent.

Anyway some more info now up in the form of Boss's own 'Quick Start-up' videos: https://www.youtube....Schannel/videos

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:22 AM

In my on-going mission to post every page of the internet into Basschat, we have PMT's review of the unit which gets off to an iffy start but improves with some nice sounds on display.

https://www.youtube....h?v=NbZciLNDb-g

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 01:11 AM

View Postvisog, on 14 July 2017 - 06:22 AM, said:

In my on-going mission to post every page of the internet into Basschat, we have PMT's review of the unit which gets off to an iffy start but improves with some nice sounds on display.

https://www.youtube....h?v=NbZciLNDb-g

What a horrible review!
No-doubt this thing is powerful, why can't these places actually employ a bass player to really look at the unit properly?!

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:12 AM

View PostSibob, on 15 July 2017 - 01:11 AM, said:



What a horrible review!
No-doubt this thing is powerful, why can't these places actually employ a bass player to really look at the unit properly?!

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Edited by NoirBass, 15 July 2017 - 06:12 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:41 AM

GAK getting in on the act.... Come on Andertons...

https://www.youtube....h?v=f1g-f1MQj1o

And here's the start of a complete patch run through: https://www.youtube....h?v=nQH6mrkH3N8

Edited by visog, 16 July 2017 - 06:51 AM.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:53 AM

Anyone bought one of these yet, would also like to know how it compares to the GT-10B
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:00 AM

Anyone bought one of these yet? I'd love to read an unbiased review and/or a comparison to the Zoom B3n (which I currently use, but would change if the GT-1B is better)
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:48 PM

Not sure they're distributed yet. When I last looked... they were 'available to order' on most common outlet sites.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

Thomann, Richtone and various other places have had some for a week, or so. Maybe they sold out and have gone back to "on order." I suppose that it's early days for a review!
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:11 PM

Wanted to try before I buy so I was looking at Andertons, Dawsons or PMT etc.

Here's GuitarGuitar's review just out: https://www.youtube....h?v=nnSO2EWbtbc

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 12:04 AM

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:08 PM

Anyone picked one of these up yet?

Been looking the GT-1 vids online and they sound great so assuming the functionality's not been nerfed, it should be good fun. The deep editing afforded by the Tone Central also looks awesome. Here's a particularly good ambient patch with the Tone Central view of the entire signal chain, which in theory, should be possible with the bass version: https://www.youtube....mgtVKjJ7s&t=10s

Tone Central not released until September though so editing on the unit directly until then...





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