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By gibsonnight, 22/08/2011
In fact my having purchased the chorus, which is superb, and I have a trs Discoveries good compressor, a trs good distortion / overdrive, delay a little behind but can d panner, no tap tempo, it's analog, it's hot & c does the job, in a variation on rock band for years, this has taken a prominent place in my rack and especially the chorus

UTILIZATION

ok

SOUND QUALITY

trs good

OVERALL OPINION

1 year
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El_Becko's review

By El_Becko, 05/12/2009
Everything has been said

UTILIZATION

configuration, editing, various settings are very intuitive ... no need to book.

SOUND QUALITY

I'm hard pressed to live without my old GP8:
Because the compressor is a fantastic
Because the two effects (except delay) are analog and very hot
3 because he has connections to change channel amp, a function so obvious and practical that I wonder why at bosses and other brands they do not put all the multis

The overdrive is great. The ideal is to use the GP8 as a pedalboard base input of a tube amp, and then insert into the loop of the amp or effects a multi-type reverb and delay qialité good as we found today.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 20 years, it was my first multi-purpose, and is the only one I kept.
saw the price of the opportunity I strongly advises novices multi and all guitarists from beginner to professional as it contains all the basic effects.
Provide just the acquisition of a module delay / reverb
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MetallicRiffer's review

By MetallicRiffer, 06/01/2007
- What are the effects or types of effects available?

Autowah - Comp - OD - Disto - Phaser - EQ - Delay - Chorus

- What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)

Analog transistor except Delay and Chorus (stereo of course) digital pedals like following each other.

- Are they edited? Via an editor Mac / PC?

Yes with Emagic SoundDiver I think ...

- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)

Extensive connections: 2 in (one front and one rear), send, Return (I return), stereo out, stereo line out, 2 relay switch (for switching amp channels ), MIDI in out and through, making for FC100 pedals.

- Is this a rack or rack-mount model?

Yes, 19 "1U, internal power supply.

8 / 10 still lacks a reverb and a tap tempo to make it perfect! At the same time in 1987 was the high end and it is pretty well supplied, even now.

UTILIZATION

- The general configuration is it simple?

Could not be more simple! You take the pedals Boss, you put them in a row and you got a GP-8!
Top Notch is the preamp insert (send / return), which allows the use of effects autoq / Comp / OD / Disto / Phaser / EQ prégain (before preamp) and Delay / Chorus postgain (after preamp), and it There's very few who do multis (TC G-System and Lexicon MPX G2 for ex.), it allows you to use all aspects of the device.

- Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?

It is not hard to understand, but it is annoying to use (must do a lot of manipulations to adjust preset). With an editor's faster.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

I have English and French and that's enough (I almost never read)

Go, I put 9 / 10 because it is a bit long to use

SOUND QUALITY

- Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?

Well here we are clearly in the 80's! It has a grain of Californians style studios Lukather. Perso j'adore! The compressor is very thick and the stereo chorus is beautiful.
To the sounds modern and transparent is not for, should look elsewhere, that's not what's missing ... The GP-8 has a strong personality that like it or not and that's very typical 80 years.

- Which instruments do you use?

I use it with a JMP-1 as an insert, as explained above, and my multi EST for my pregain effects (especially the compressor and the OD that I use as a boost for the JMP-1), the phase pregain (EVH as the master) is also nice (especially since it is successful).
And since I really did not want me out of this super Chorus I put in the loop of my JMP-1! It makes the cable but it's worth it!

I put 9 / 10 because the delay is useless without Tap Tempo and the couple OD / Disto could have been based on a SD-1 and DS-1 that have proven themselves!

OVERALL OPINION

I have 2 years

Most:
Grain, preamp insert, the channel switching, compressor, phaser and chorus
The -:
No reverb, delay too simple, and OD Disto some limits

Knowing that I paid 90 € the report Qulité / and unbeatable price!
If it again, I do it again the same choice and if I take two pedals (CS-2 and SD-1) instead ...

I put 8 / 10 because it is not perfect, but despite its age it provides really good and it is far from being completely overwhelmed.
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carapuce's review

By carapuce, 18/02/2005
Multi-effects rack

compressor
Q-filter
overdrive
distortion
phaser
equalizer
delay
chorus

technology is analog except the delay and chorus are analog

Stereo Output
effects loop (I think)
noon
Expression pedal jack
the connection is complete. I insist on the presence of the effects loop that is too often overlooked on the current multi-effects

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use as the pedals boss made the chain.
facilitates the display is very clear
the manual is basic but sufficient. some gems from the Japanese translation :-)
The expression pedal can be assigned to any of the parameters.

SOUND QUALITY

I use a fender princeton silver face to be 1978 and a telecaster
Contrary to what I read in another review, the sounds are very good qualities. the multi-effects do not meet current standards in terms of sound, but offer the bare necessities for a guitarist in his basic parameters are adjustable choisis.le GP8 would leave a lot to the sound of the pedals boss of the era . the overdrive is pretty good on a tube amp, nice chorus, compressor very effective, I have a little trouble adjusting to a proper phasing. personally I find the delay a little cold but it has no particular stigma. is an analog multi-effects to get the best I think we play hard with a tube amp, it also seems to react better with double coils. it is clear that this device does not leave a stack of its low volume or with headphones like a modern amp modeling. Luis I put 7 but that does not mean much. You can not compare it to what is done now.

OVERALL OPINION

I have since qq months because I wanted an easy to use analog effects
He faults and qualities of products namely one boss neutral, great personality. it colors nicely sounds of a guitar plugged into an amp correct correct. If you keep the one that you do not have to buy a modeling effect that mimics the sound of the GP8
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Roland GP-8 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Roland
  • Model:GP-8
  • Series:GP
  • Category:Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/03/2004

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