Is the Boss GT-10 capable of doing Shimmer like tones made famous by Brian Eno and Edge of U2? At first glance it is not. It definitely does not have a dedicated effect that produces this sound like the Line 6 Octo effect. With the quality and selection of effects, as well as the deep editing and effects chain route ability, the GT-10 is very capable to produce these tones. All you need is the knowledge to actually create these sounds by using the right effects set the right way and in the right order.


Here is a brief description of how to dial in a shimmer like tone. This list will get you in the ballpark, but it is best that you learn exactly what each of these effects and settings do so you can properly tweak and create your own sound.

2 different signal chains, both clean preamps, Boss clean and the clean twin, or bypass the preamps and run this directly into your favorite amp. The comp goes before both chains, one chain use the Harmonist into the delay. The other chain the chorus, then both chains run into the reverb.

Comp: sus:70, att:50 lvl:30

Harmonist: 2mono, HRm1+2oct, pre delay 0, fbk 10%,

HRM2 +1oct, pre 0, lvl 50, direct lvl 100

This feeds? into the delay: single, 400ms, fbk 58, lvl 100, direct lvl 100

Reverb: plate,5.6 fx lvl76 density 7

nothing special with chorus

This same concept will work just the same with individual pedals of the same effects.

If you have any questions or desire to learn more about effects or the GT-10 please feel free to contact me. Enjoy these video I slapped together.







Ivan Rivera · September 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Hi!!! it would be possible to make these effects in GT8?? Thanks a lot!!!

Greetings from Ecuador

    Guy Capuano · September 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I have a friend in Brazil i did help get these tones with the GT-8

Moza · December 26, 2011 at 11:22 am

Can ME70 produce shimmer sound?
If can,can you give detail parameter in each effect.

    Guy Capuano · December 26, 2011 at 11:28 am

    No a chance, sorry, the ME70 is ALOT less of a unit

thanos · October 20, 2012 at 5:58 am

great sound!!! Thanx!
i also put an octaver before chorus with this settings Range:3 Oct.level: 65 Direct:50. Sounds great(assing on ctl1)

also a slow gear FX could help but cant used 3 fx at a time and i prefer the octaver been in my pach!

Thank you a lot!

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