Exceptional Tone, usabillity and price!
By: Rod Venger from United States
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Excellent quality with no flaws that I can find. The display is easy to read and it's likely not possible to break it without trying to.
How has it stood up over time?
Only 2 months, but so far, no issues.
Your general opinion of this product.
Just an amazing piece of gear! I loved my GNX4 but this may be better still. It's certainly sturdier. A second expression pedal would have probably made it perfect.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
You'll notice that each bank has 4 patches, the first patch in any bank is the mildest while the 4th patch in any bank is the wildest. The "P" banks are the factory patches. The "U" banks and patches are all editable. Set them up as you see fit. Assigning functions to control pedals has a bit of a learning curve and while the manual tells you how to do it, it really doesn't tie it all together and tell you how it all works.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Depending on the patch you select, or make, the tone can be great or it can be rubbish. It's easy to take an excellent patch and quickly trash it. Know your EQ and the functions of all of the drives, reverbs, distortions, modulations, etc, and you'll do well. There are a LOT of options in there. Youtube has some excellent demos and tutorials on the GT-10 and there's a good forum out there with some really expert GT users as well. Suggest you make use of them all!
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish is handsome silver and black. Very professional looking.
How was the action out of the box?
Plug it in, plug your guitar in, attach it to an amp and do it to it. Word has it that the modeling is more true to life when used with headphones rather the a guitar amp, and some people prefer a PA or a keyboard amp because they deal with higher frequencies better than a guitar amp, but I have no issues with how it works as is, run through my Blackstar 40