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TC Electronic unleashes G-System, a floor-based unit ever that offers both guitar effects and advanced loop/routing facilities for external pedals and preamps.
With a unique combination of 2 DSP sections, analog loops, amp switching, and 9VDC power outputs for external pedals, G-System is aimed at the experienced guitar player looking to complete his setup with the integration and flexibility. G-System features 8 effect blocks divided into a pre effects section with Filter and Compression, and a post effects section with Noise Gate, Modulation, Pitch, Delay, Reverb, and EQ. Also included are Chromatic Tuner, Tap Tempo and Boost function. G-System's heavy duty 10 mm aluminium face plate and 18 giant chrome switches ensure mechanical stability, and protection against dust or liquid.
The philosophy behind the G-System is that the internal effects can be blended with one or several external effects at the flick of a footswitch. G-System allows for rack or floor based set-ups, flexible routing of external effects, custom-made footswitch layout, and up to 8 effects simultaneously. The 4 analog loops enable "true bypass" of any pedal, thus preventing disengaged pedals from eating into the guitar tone. The 5th loop is custom designed for pre-amp inserting, and the 4 relay switches give analog control of preamps and amps. Also included are 2 x 2 expression pedal inputs. All functions of the G-System are directly accessible via the 18 chrome footswitches, 6 of which serve as integrated encoders. The new VPD1 Vintage Pre Drive Pedal from TC Electronic was specifically designed to complement the G-System, featuring classic tube amp dynamics and a special boost section for additional overdrive.
G-System is expected to ship in June 2005 at EUR 1395 retail ex. VAT.
For more information, visit their web site at www.tcelectronic.com