Musikmesse Frankfurt: TC Electronic has introduced G-System, a floor-based unit that offers both studio-quality 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 ultimate in quality, 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 unsurpassed mechanical stability, and protection against dust or liquid. G-System is expected to ship in June 2005 at EUR 1395 retail ex. VAT.
Combining state-of-the-art guitar effects with unique loop switching in a revolutionary design, G-System is the new flagship guitar processor from TC Electronic. 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.
Commenting on the new flagship guitar product from TC Electronic, Uffe Kjems Hansen, VP of Product Management, stated: “The G-System is an all-in-one solution that allows the quality-conscious guitar player to combine his favorite stompboxes and preamps with top-notch effect processing from TC Electronic. We believe in the freedom of choice, when it comes to distortion and expression pedals, and have therefore decided to put our focus on flexible loop-switching and superior effects based on TC’s widely acclaimed algorithms. We venture to say that our new product will initiate a paradigm shift in the world of guitar processing.”