G2 is the industry standard effects pedal board switching system. Born of an obsession for tone, it's beautiful, powerful, compact, and unbelievably simple to use. Most important of all: it has the cleanest, most transparent audio possible. You simply won't believe your sound.
G2 is born of an obsession for preserving and optimising every single tonal nuance of vintage and modern guitars, amps and effects. It offers ultimate control over your whole rig without tying your feet or your brain up in knots. G2 is beautiful, compact, unbelievably simple to use and has the cleanest, most transparent audio possible.
G2 takes true-bypass switching to an entirely new level using technology never seen before on a pedalboard switcher. The most important difference is our 'Passive True Bypass Matrix'. This guarantees the most direct signal path possible with no loading of your guitar signal. It's a game changer – you simply won't believe your tone.
G2 is an obsession realised; a professional solution used by some of the world's leading players. We know you're going to love it.
10 Passive True Bypass Matrix Effects Loops
10 Passive True Bypass Matrix effects loops including 2 stereo loops. You'll hear your effects like you've never heard them before. Your whole rig for that matter!
Delay spillover between presets, even with your old analogue delays.
Programmable Pre Gain on every preset which can buffer, attenuate or boost the input to your effects. Can be switched entirely out too.
2 separate outputs. One is isolated and phase reversible so you'll have no earth hum or phase issues between your amps.
Select a preset switch, choose your effects, outputs, pre/post gain, additional control switching if you want… Done! No menus, no save button. What you see is what you get.
120 presets (8 banks of 15), each of which can be configured for Preset or Stomp Box mode. That means unparalleled flexibility and control.
A movable insert point to connect your amp's FX loop, volume pedal – anything you like – and then place it anywhere in your signal path.
Programmable Post Gain giving complete control over the master volume output of each preset.
GigRig Designed Optical Footswitches
Milled from stainless steel, our own-design OptoKick footswitch uses light instead of mechanics to do the foot switching, so there's nothing to break. We believe these are the most reliable footswitches in the world
Full MIDI In and Out
Full MIDI in & out so G2 can control, or be controlled by, external MIDI devices.
WHAT THE PRESS SAY
Superb switching flexibility, exceptional tonal integrity, sensible price: gold! The really surprising bit? It's all blissfully simple to operate. It ticks two outwardly contradictory boxes. First, it provides total flexibility yet is simple to use; second, it sounds fantastic without having any sound at all. There's no programming, no patch saving, no endless menus: everything G2 is doing is right there in real time, in front of you. Considerably better value than a custom-built rig system.
GigRig’s G2 blasts past the basics—and does so in remarkably intuitive ways. I fired up G2 without cracking the manual, and within five minutes, I’d programmed half a dozen presets. Looper/switchers are new technology for many players, but GigRig’s Daniel Steinhardt has been building them for a decade, and the experience shows. It’s a big investment. But that buys you serious hardware suitable for pro tours, and innovative software with unique and meaningful features. But G2’s ultimate feat may be the way it makes these complex functions so disarmingly simple.
G2 Passive True Bypass Matrix Effects Loops
TRS Remote Switching for Other Gear
Full MIDI in and out
W: 44cm x D:13cm x H:( Back) 7.8cm / 17.3" x 5.1" x 3.07" (Front Height: 5.5cm/2.2" including footswitches)
2kgs / 4.40lbs
What's the voltage and how much current does it need?
G2 uses 9V DC - 650mA of current
G2 is designed to run with TheGigRig Generator power supply, which is included with the G2.
Can I use G2 with the FX loop of my amp?
You can use any loop you like but another great way to do this is with the Volume Loop insert. Use the send from this to go to the input of a HumDinger, then the Isolated out to the front of your amp. Then take the amps's FX send to the volume insert return, then out1 from G2 to the FX return of your amp. Turn on the POST GAIN on all your presets and set the level and you're done.
What patch cable do you recommend for G2?
Daniel says: I have my personal faves, but all the common solderless types will fit nicely including Lava Cable, Evidence SIS and George L's. If you want to use soldered connections I suggest straight Switchcraft jacks. My favourites are the new solderless types from Lava and Evidence audio. We sell these and can ofer you a bundle deal including all the patch cable and connectors you need to set up your entire board.
Can I have more effects loops?
G2 has 10 effects loops, but there are ways to add more. For example, you can add a Remote Loopy2 before the input and control it by the G2 Remote Switches, or if you want another 10 you can actually connect two G2s together and have one controlling the other. Press a preset on one G2 and control all 20 effects loops!
What are the dimensions?
44cm x 13cm x 7.8cm or 17.3" x 5.1" x 3.07"
If I buy the GigRig G2, is the GigRig Generator is included?
Sure is ;)
How much does it weigh?
1.9 KGS - 4.2 pounds
How do I use G2 with my amp FX loop?
G2 works brilliantly with your amp's FX loop. You can place your amp's preamp anywhere in your signal path without sacrificing one of G2's effects loops to do it. It's all explained here...
What is the StompBox button?
G2's StompBox feature give you incredible flexibility with your presets allowing you to add and subtract effects on the fly just like you would with normal stompboxes.