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.