Tascam GT-R1 Portable Guitar/Bass Recorder  

Product #247895

FREE SHIPPING on Almost Everything

Top Rated


Item Note:

This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

Similar Items

See All Tascam Portable & Field Recorders

A hand-held stereo digital recorder with handy song-learning functions.

The Tascam GT-R1 Portable Guitar and Bass Recorder is a hand-held stereo digital recorder with a built-in high-quality stereo condenser microphone. The A/B configuration stereo mic allows natural wide sound "near-to-human" listening and there is a variable-angle microphone mechanism to help you find the elusive "sweet spot" for the best recordings.

The GT-R1 recorder also accepts both direct guitar or bass input and has built-in multi effects and preset rhythm patterns. The overdub function lets you create perfect tracks. The GT-R1 allows MP3 and WAVE file recording/playback to/from memory. It performs 48/44.1kHz 24-bit (uncompressed) digital recording to SD/SDHC cards. Other features include analog auto gain control, limiter, and low cut filter. The GR-R1 also has a 1/8" powered external mic input for use with electret condenser mic such as the TASCAM TM-ST1, which adds mid-side stereo recording. (The TM-ST1 terminates to a 1/8" jack.)

The Tascam GT-R1 Portable Guitar and Bass Recorder also functions as a trainer. With variable speed playback the digital recorder gives you the ability to slow down the speed of a CD without changing the pitch and allows you to quickly learn rhythm, lead, or bass parts of your favorite artists. The GT-R1 can reduce Guitar or Bass tracks from the music so you can hear yourself as you play along. It has a built-in tuner and metronome.

The GT-R1 has user-friendly easy operation and has a 128 x 64 graphic LCD with backlight, USB 2.0 Mass Storage, and operates on a rechargeable removable battery. It can also be recharged like an iPod using the USB from a computer. It includes a soft case and a 2GB SD card.


  • Hand-held Recorder
  • Handheld stereo digital recorder
  • Built-in high-quality stereo condenser microphone
  • 48/44.1kHz 24-bit uncompressed digital recording
  • Records to SD/SDHC card
  • MP3 and WAVE file recording/playback to/from memory
  • Variable-angle microphone mechanism
  • A-B configuration stereo mic allows natural wide sound that resembles human hearing
  • Plug-in powered external mic input
  • Analog auto gain control and limiter
  • Low cut filter
  • Guitar/Bass Trainer
  • Guitar input (also accepts Bass guitar)
  • Built-in Guitar/Bass multi-effects
  • Preset rhythm patterns
  • Over-dub function
  • Variable speed playback without Changing the Pitch
  • Key control and Fine pitch
  • Reducing Guitar/Bass from the music
  • Built-in tuner and metronome
  • In/out loop
  • General
  • Rechargeable removable battery
  • 128 x 64 graphic LCD with backlight
  • User-friendly easy operation
  • USB2.0 Mass Storage Class
  • Soft case
  • Blister pack

A compact hand-held recorder loaded with tools for the working musician. Order today.


GT-R1 Portable Guitar/Bass Recorder Specifications:

  • Audio Input and Output:

    GUITAR IN input:
    Jack: 1/4", mono, unbalanced
    Input impedance: 1 Mohms or more
    Nominal input level: -26 dBV
    Maximum input level: -10 dBV

    MIC IN input
    Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo phone with 2.3V power
    Input impedance: 30 Kohms
    Nominal input level: -64 dBV (HIGH)
    -48 dBV (MID); -32 dBV (LOW)
    Maximum input level: -48 dBV (HIGH);-32 dBV (MID); -16 dBV (LOW)

    LINE IN input
    Jack: 3.5-mm phone (stereo)
    Input impedance: 23 kohms
    Nominal input level: -10 dBV
    Maximum input level : +6 dBV

    Phones/LINE OUT output
    Jack: 3.5-mm phone (stereo)
    Nominal line output : -14 dBV
    Maximum line output: +2 dBV
    Maximum headphones output: 15 mW + 15 mW (with 32 ohms)

    Audio performance
    Frequency response (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 20 Hz”20 kHz, +1/-3 dB
    Distortion (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 0.02% or less
    S/N ratio (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 90 dB or more

    Frequency response (GUITAR IN > /LINE OUT): 20 Hz”20 kHz, +1/-5 dB
    Distortion (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 0.07% or less
    S/N ratio (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 73 dB or more

    Other specifications
    Audio file compatibility: MP3 files: 32”320 kbps; 44.1/48 kHz sampling frequency; VBR (playback only); ID3 tag support up to Ver. 2.4
    WAV files: 44.1/48 kHz sampling frequency 16/24-bit rate
    Recording medium: SD card (64 MB”2 GB) or SD HC card (4”8 GB)
    File system: FAT16/32

    Lithium ion battery: 3.7 V, 1800 mAh
    Battery life: About 7 hours when recording MP3 format with the built-in mic (varies with operating conditions)
    Power consumption: 1 W (during MP3 playback)
    Dimensions: 70 (W) x 27 (H) x 135.3 (D) (mm)

    Weight: 208 g (including battery)
review resources
write a review


by PowerReviews
TASCAMGT-R1 Portable Guitar/Bass Recorder

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


OK practice machine

Comments about TASCAM GT-R1 Portable Guitar/Bass Recorder:

Easy to record songs to memory card via computor. Trainer Section works well .If you want something that can be used as a headphone amp that allows you to practice and learn your song list, then get it. It can be used to record your band with external mikes. You can listen for overall performance but sound quality not good for demo making.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon