In part one we went over some basic yet crucial keys for getting the best tone out of your GT-10. Now we will dig deeper and I will share with you the GREATEST tweak I have found with the GT-10, dual signal chains on at all times!

Dual Signal Chains

The GT-10 has the option of dual signal chains running in parallel! This is such a beautiful thing as it allows for setting up delays in parallel for two completely separate signals both meeting together and coming out of the same output. It also allows for setting up one signal clean and the other dirty and blending them as you see fit. There are also tons of other possibilities and variations that can be done with this. Your creativity can really take the front seat with this method. But the HUGE secret that I found utilizing the signal chain option is always having them both on, preamp A/B “Dual mono” or “Dual Stereo” options. From there you can go into master effect>Fx Chain> then set up the two different signals with effects however you please. But the important thing here is that they are both on. This seemingly little thing will make all the difference in the world. The tone then becomes full, fat and much nicer.

Here are some pictures of my signal chain starting from the front to the end. The “Dual Mono” or “Dual Stereo” options are under the preamp section, but as you can see I have channel A and B off, since I am just utilizing the GT-10 for effects and not amp models. But this trick is just as pertinent if you are using the amp models, the only little catch with that is you will lose the useability of having dual channels to choose from. But this compromise is well worth it if you are going for the biggest tone possible. Also the option then opens for you of blending different tones and can really crack opened a whole new realm of possibilities. Try blending a perfectly clean “Twin” with a dirty “Tweed” and tell us what you think.

Drop A Comment If You Have Some Tips

Please feel free to share some tips or tricks you may have in the comments below. Also feel free to ask any questions you may have or contact me through the website, skype, or the contact page. If you are new to the GT-10 try not to get discouraged or overwhelmed, take it slow, and read the manual as much as you can, at least once if you have the attention span, multiple times if you are serious about the unit! And if you have no attention span try to scan the whole manual as best as you can. Another quick tip is to use the manual in a pdf and type keyword searches to help with quick navigation’s of the manual.

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Cris · October 23, 2011 at 6:04 am

ey bro. i bought a gt-10 but i dont really know how to use it ^^ and im pretty newbie at effects and how to use it.. when i set up a tone or combi of effects it will rather do a dirty sound or distorted xD hehe but thanks to this site i might learn more..

Niklas · January 15, 2013 at 5:12 am

Hey, and thanks for making some lessons on the GT-10.
I’ve been using it for a while and I’m very satisfied with its effects and possibilities.
I wonder if you got any more tips on ambient/spacey effects? or tips about the basics to create such effects?
I’ve come up with a few really nice sounds using stereo delays, stereo chorus and tons of reverb, but now I feel for something new.
If you can help me in this search of grate, deep sounding guitar soundscapes, I would be very thankful 🙂

    Guy Capuano · January 15, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I do have a good bit of that kind of thing, not GT-10 specific, but you can apply that to the GT-10, check out my video on the Zoom G3 and the Shimmer.

Denis · October 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I agree with “dual all the time”, and it’s an option I had neglected until recently, but now I can’t seem to go back to using only one amp… furthermore I have been simplifying, a lot, in terms of EQ and tweaks, and leave all that at 50, at least in my starting patches. I choose the original speakers, mic flat, BUT I’ll have amp A at center ON, and amp B mic at position 10 and off distance. Amp A bright on, amp B bright off. Also I’ll use amp A with little gain, like 10, and amp B with more gain, like 30, and adjust so they have the same volume, and also the same volume with the amps off. Now I have a machine where I can make patches with all the amps and REALLY compare them, and instead of tweaking and “LOOSING” clarity and messing up the gain structure, I can simply choose the amps that sound the closest to what I want at that time. So far it’s working really well and many of the amp models I had never used or been interested in are coming to life… either that, or I am dreaming and will wake up in bed with a new tube amp… it seems the more I used the tweaks, the more I was chasing something that I could not attain, I find it now more satisfying to let the amp models do the work for me, sound is balanced and thick, I prefer to focus on the gain structure and blending the amps to make a full sound, and the difference in their mic positions let’s them blend together in a subtle but effective way. Them I can start mixing up the amps for more options, infinite options, and that don’t account yet for all the effects and OD pedals, so there you have it, that’s my theory on the gt-10 at this point in time, after 5 years of use.

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