Tc Electronics G-Force Review
Original Author: Muris Varajic
Weapon: Tc Electronics G-Force Effects Processor
Make: Tc Electronics
Price: 949 Euros at Thomann.De ,I got my for 950$ on eBay.
Connectors: 1/4" phone jack, unbalanced
Impedance: 1 MOhm
Max. Input Level: +22 dBu
Sensitivity: @ 16 dB headroom: -26 dBu to +6 dBu
A to D Conversion: 24 bit (1 bit, 128 times oversampling)
Dynamic Range: >105 dB
THD: 0.005% @ 1 kHz, 6 dB below full scale at 16 dBu max. full scale level
Frequency Response: +0/-0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)Crosstalk: <-60 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Connectors: 1/4" phone jack, balanced
Impedance: 100 Ohm (active transformer)
Max. Output Level: +22dBu
Full Scale Output Range: -10 dB to 22 dB
D to A Conversion: 24 bit (1 bit, 128 times oversampling)
Dynamic Range: >100 dB
THD: 0.005% @ 1 kHz,6 dB below full scale at 16 dBu max. full scale level
Frequency Response: +0/-0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Crosstalk: <-60 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
MIDI: In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN
External control: 1/4" phone jack
Dimensions: 19"x 1.75" x 8.2" (483 x 44 x 208 mm)
Weight: 5.0 lb. (2.25 kg)
Mains Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
Backup Battery Life: >10 years
9 Effects Blocks,Tuner,Billboard Display etc.
I read the manual before I got the unit and I was a bit concerned about too many option etc. But after only few minutes of messing with it I realized it's magical...really magical.
It's really top class. I had lots of problem with effects on some previous units, reverb sounds nice when I'm playing alone but it creates a whole mess inside of mix, when bend is playing etc. That's not the case when it comes to G-Force, effects sort of "vanish" in mix, leaving your tone untouched. By the way,effects are not ruining your tone like on many other units, per example reverb, you can hear your tone dry in the middle of picture while reverb is around it,awesome. Not to mention routing display, you can set order of effects,serial or parallel, sound options are endless here.
Ease Of Use
Having on mind all the options and possibilities,this unit is really easy to use. It has scrolling display which is major thing when it comes to editing, all you have to do is to enter the effect block and set everything you need by scrolling through parameters up or down,it's really easy. Another cool part is that you can recall single blocks from preset/user sounds you like. Per example,you take compressor block/settings from preset 89, chorus from preset 4, delay from preset 50 and reverb from preset 65. You put ALL that into user location you're making and voila...great tone in less than one minute.
The best guitar effects unit I've tried so far.