NAMM06: World's First Guitar Amp & CD Trainer Combo
TASCAM announces the GA-100CD 24/01/06
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Now guitarists can learn their favorite licks from CDs,
play those CDs as backing tracks while playing along, and amplify the whole shebang in one unit, with TASCAM's new GA-100CD. Tascam have identified a range of possible users - singer/songwriters can play along to CD backing tracks, guitarists can learn tunes with the whole band in tow, and beginners can have a Trainer and an amp in one.
Basically, the GA-100CD is a 100-watt combo that allows the guitarist to play along to any CD without the need for additional amplification. Tascam have taken their CD-GT1MkII â€“ the CD Trainer that lets you slow down a song without changing the pitch, making it easy to learn licks and phrases â€“ and added a 2-channel guitar amp. With a 12" custom-voiced RockReady speaker for the amp section and two 5" speakers for the CD Trainer section.
Tascam say that what sets this combo apart from others is its Neo Tubeâ„¢ technology - An analog, solid state circuit has been created that works the way tubes work â€“ and sounds the way tubes sound. Not digital modeling but what Tascam say is a painstakingly researched and designed circuitry with the fast, natural response of tubes and the tried and true durability of solid state.
Main Features Guitar Amplifier Section:
2 channels (clean and distortion) with master volume
60 watts RMS
12" custom-voiced RockReady speaker
Dedicated gain, volume and tone controls for each channel
Neo Tubeâ„¢ solid state circuitry for natural tube tone
Footswitchable channel select and effects CD Trainer Section:
2 - 5" speakers for stereo output of the CD
Change tempo without changing pitch
Built-in DSP effects
RCA line input and output (mix of amp and CD sections)
Headphone output Effects Section:
DSP-based effects for the guitar amplifier section, including:
Delay, Chorus, Phase, Flanger, Tremolo, Vibrato
60 banks for storing effects settings (switchable via footswitch)
Dedicated knob for setting effects parameters