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BOSS GT-1000CORE Compact Guitar Effects Processor

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GT-1000CORE Compact Guitar Effects Processor

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The BOSS GT-1000CORE delivers the most complete guitar and bass processing experience available in a single stompbox. The full DSP muscle of the flagship GT-1000 lives inside this mini juggernaut, driving class-leading sound quality, advanced AIRD technology, 24 simultaneous effects blocks, and over 140 unique amp/effect types for unlimited creative expression. GT-1000CORE fits into any pedalboard setup and works equally well as a standalone processor for playing live and in the studio. And with flexible I/O and vast control support, it's right at home as the core of any rig.

Latest GT-1000CORE Update: Version 1.10 (January 2022)
The GT-1000CORE continues to evolve through ongoing firmware development that adds new features and functionality enhancements requested by users.
• Mastering FX - Eleven different Mastering FX allow you to shape the overall sound at the line output for different styles and playing situations.
• New Master Delay Types - Five delay algorithms from the historic BOSS/Roland library have been added: SDE-3000, DD-20 Standard and DD-20 Analog, and Warm and Glitch from the DD-8.
• More Onboard Speaker IRs for Recording - The speaker IR selection in Recording mode has been greatly expanded with the ability to use "Original" speaker types from different amplifiers.
• More Mic Types - A new RBN121 mic type and three mic blend types have been added to the Speaker Simulator block.

GT-1000CORE Features
• The complete internal tone processing of the GT-1000 in a compact and portable stompbox
• Unlimited sound creation with 24 simultaneous effects blocksincluding two different ampsand numerous series/parallel routing options
• Unmatched sound quality with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate
• AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) technology delivers natural feel and optimized integration with all types of external devices
• Includes classic BOSS effects, vintage stomps, MDP effects, and algorithms directly ported from the DD-500, MD-500, and RV-500 pedals
• Ultra-fast patch switching and delay carryover Innovative Stompbox feature simplifies using common effects settings in many different patches
• Looper for practicing, developing ideas, and enhancing live performances
• High-resolution tuner with mono and polyphonic displays
• Two send/return loops for external effects, four-cable method, or separate direct outputs
• 16 locations for loading WAV-format speaker impulse responses
• Supports external control via footswitches, expression pedals, USB, and TRS MIDI
• Control out function for switching amp channels
• USB audio/MIDI interface for computer-based recording and editing
• Dedicated mode for bass guitar applications

Supercharge Your Pedalboard
GT-1000CORE brings next-level creative versatility to any pedalboard, big or small. Toggle between Memory and Manual modes to recall presets or kick effects on/off, and easily integrate with other stomps via mono or stereo I/O. Use the dual send/return jacks for external effects, four-cable method, or separate feeds to a PA or recorder. Access deeper control with external footswitches and expressions pedals, or remotely switch channels on your amp. And with MIDI I/O on space-saving TRS jacks, GT-1000CORE can controlor be controlled byother MIDI devices in your rig.

Mega Stomp
Offering a complete sound processing solution in an ultra-portable package, GT-1000CORE lets you travel light and tackle any professional playing situation with no additional pedals. In a single patch, you have access to 24 simultaneous effects, including two amps at once. And with 250 user patches, theres ample room to store sound creations for every type of gig. The impressive DSP engine delivers on-demand power for all available effects, so youll never worry about running out of processing while building sounds.

The Hub of Your Home Studio
GT-1000CORE is a perfect companion for recording and playing at home. Its a multi-channel USB audio/MIDI interface for flexible DAW production and efficient re-amping. Recording mode allows you to choose from a variety of built-in speaker and microphone types, and its also possible to import 16 of your favorite WAV-format speaker impulse responses. The onboard looper is a great tool for practice, building sounds, and developing ideas. And with BOSS Tone Studios intuitive user interface, its easy to craft sounds on a Mac or Windows computer.

AIRD: A Revolution in Digital Amp Processing
GT-1000CORE harnesses BOSSs breakthrough AIRD technology for a new level of performance, flexibility, and usability. AIRD is an evolution of the comprehensive Tube Logic concept behind the Katana, Waza, and Blues Cube amplifiers, adapted to provide consistent response across the many different scenarios where an amp processor might be used.

AIRD enables GT-1000CORE to smoothly flow into any creative setup, providing great tone and natural tube amp feel with minimal adjustments. A large selection of AIRD Output Select types let you tailor the sound for any destination, whether its a guitar amp input, a power amp driving guitar speakers, or a full-range monitoring systemor all of them at once. AIRD is fully integrated into GT-1000COREs amps at every level, so youll always experience their authentic sound and response, no matter what youre plugged into.

Premium Amps and Effects
GT-1000CORE is loaded with expressive guitar amplifiers, all meticulously crafted with AIRD. There are BOSS original amps suitable for all guitar styles, plus famous tube amps from coveted vintage combos to modern high-gain heads. A massive range of effects options are also on board, including BOSS classics, retro stompboxes, MDP effects, and advanced algorithms from the BOSS 500 series. Multiple series and parallel routings are easy to set up with the intuitive interface. And with the clever Stompbox feature, commonly used amp and effects settings can be adjusted across multiple patches at once.

Top-Flight Bass Processor
GT-1000CORE is a bass processing powerhouse in a grab-and-go package. Three AIRD bass preamps are provided for shaping your core tone, and eight different overdrive/distortion effects are available for additional color. Theres an MDP bass compressor too, plus chorus, flanger, touch wah, and many other effects specially tuned for bass. And with GT-1000COREs versatile effects and output routing, you can deliver optimized sound to a stage amp or PA mixeror both at once.


RETURN 1, RETURN 2: 1 M ohm

Normal output level
SEND 1, SEND 2: -10 dBu

Maximum output level
SEND 1, SEND 2: +12 dBu

Output impedance
SEND 1, SEND 2: 1 k ohm

Recommended load impedance
OUTPUT L/PHONES, R/MONO: 10 k ohms or greater (Phones: 44 ohms or greater)
SEND 1, SEND 2: 10 k ohms or greater

• DOWN switch, UP switch, CTL 1 switch
• EFFECT button, MENU button, EXIT button, WRITE button, PAGE button
• 1-5 knobs, SELECT knob, OUTPUT LEVEL knob

Display: Graphic LCD 256 x 80 dots

Indicators: UP indicator, DOWN indicator, CTL 1 indicator

• INPUT (L/MONO, R), OUTPUT (R/MONO) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
• OUTPUT (L/PHONES) jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
• CTL 2, 3/EXP 1、CTL 4, 5/EXP 2 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
• MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors: Stereo miniature phone type
• USB COMPUTER port: USB Micro-B type
• DC IN jack

Power supply: AC adaptor
Current draw: 670 mA

Dimensions (including rubber foot): 173 (W) x 135 (D) x 65 (H) mm / 6-13/16 (W) x 5-3/8 (D) x 2-9/16 (H) inches
Weight: 920 g / 2 lbs 1 oz

- AC adaptor
- Owner's Manual
- Rubber foot x 4


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Very Nice ! 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Québec, Quebec
I use my GT1000 core with two PA speakers. It sounds really good! The IR are awesome! For me, i dont need tube amp anymore. I really love my GT1000 core!
Posted by Jon on Mar 9, 2024
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Posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2022
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Great pedal for the most part. 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
I've had this pedal for a couple of weeks now and I must say it sounds really good. The effects are absolutely the star of the show, most of them are the exact same as the standalone digital pedals. This thing is super powerful and can really be a fantastic standalone unit. The stock speaker Simulation sounds great and the amps are decent but it really sings when you put some 3rd party IRs in it. I wish auditioning IRs was better though you basically have to load them into a daw with IR loader to real time audition them. The UI is typical boss, not good, not terrible. Connecting to a computer and using the app is really the way to navigate it. The app on the phone would be useful but the lack of Bluetooth is a huge disappointment it seems like it wouldn't be that big of deal to have added that support. At least they could have added a USB cable in the box. Other than those slight problems it's really a great unit and perhaps some firmware updates down the road can make it even more impressive.
Posted by Ian on Aug 22, 2021
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