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boss GT-5 vs Zoom G7 Vs digitech GNX3

satch24

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hi,

i was until last week a proud owner of an old boss Gt-5 but sadly it is out of order now.

So my questions are simple.

i dunno if i get another one or if i get something new.

In the subject you can see the choice i would make:

- ZOOM G7
-Digitech GNX-3 (or 4)
- tonelab SE.

i won't use it to record just to play at home (not professionnally)

i choose a multiFx because i don't like rack, pedalboard and i like to make one sound/one preset per style of music.

for example on my Gt-5 it was like:

bank 1:preset 1
marshall/vintage OD for Zz top

bank 1 preset 2:
5150/MTé2 for death MEtal.

bank1 preset 3:
Soldano/DS1+chorus for Hard rock 80's.

i think you have all understand what i mean now.

so help me to make a right choice and to make clear the quality of Fx is as important as the quality of amp/cab simulation to me.


thanks for all,
 

satch24

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your answer is welcome.
really? i heard the g5 was not very good but it surely depend taste and ears.
I also check the g3 (or G3X with exp pedal)but there is no as much buttons i would like.
I was used to have a 5 patchs pedals under my feet on the GT-5.
on the G3 there only 2 buttons to scroll patchs.
 

mikah912

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The G7 had great 5150 and Hughes and Kettner Triamp sims that inexplicably didn't make it onto the G3 and G5. I think the tube in the G7 sounds better than the crackly G5 tube as well. But it's definitely not a better unit. G3 is super duper versatile, cheap, and pretty reliable. As long as you don't need to switch patches midsong, it's probably your best bet.
 

mikah912

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Uh, then you respectfully agree, Toneseek.

The G3/5 is absolutely a better unit in almost every way, but I happen to personally prefer the coloring of the tube on the G7. My G5 tube was crackly and harsh like a great many others on this forum. Maybe it can be fixed with a tube swap or opening it up and dialing down the gain to the tube, but nonetheless...it's flawed for a lot of people out of the box.

Never had that problem with a G7. I also happen to really like the two high-gain amp sims on the G7 that didn't make it over to the new series.

Those things aside, it's a lesser unit and I wouldn't buy another G7. G3/G5 is absolutely the way to go if you want their tech. Honestly, my favorite low-end modeler high-gain sims are still on the Johnson J-Station. I've tried Boss, Digitech, Line 6 old and new, etc., etc. That J-Solo model is some kind of amazing.

But I digress.....
 

JCW308

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All three of the products you listed here are slightly outdated and sound inferior to the inexpensive Zoom G3. I think the G3 would meet your needs better than any of the effects units listed.

hi,



- ZOOM G7
-Digitech GNX-3 (or 4)
- tonelab SE.


thanks for all,
 

satch24

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All three of the products you listed here are slightly outdated and sound inferior to the inexpensive Zoom G3. I think the G3 would meet your needs better than any of the effects units listed.
i know my friend but i've always like the oldies stuff.;)
and it is easier to find old stuff in classified ads.
 

fly135

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Out of the ones you listed I would get the GNX4 because of the onboard looper/8 track recorder/MP3 Player/MIDI drum machine. Although I would expect the Tonelab SE may have the best overall tone.
 

gumtown

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If you liked the GT-5 (which is nearly 20 years old), maybe you might like to try the GT-100.
There are many possibilities to try out, each MFX unit has it's own pro's & con's, and each does it's own signature thing.
Try out as many units as you can find, it will come down to what YOU prefer.
 

satch24

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it a fine advice but it s not easy to try each one.
I have called all shop around me and no one have any of them.
they have digitech RP100, zoom G2 but nothing better
 
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G3 new is now only $169 new, G5 new is $300, G7 new is $250 and the G7 might be the only one someone might be selling used. G7 gets great BIG tube amp sound.
I have all 3. G7 is semi-retired. G5 sees more action, but G3 is great for 2nd guitar player live-off-the floor via XLR into the board, or my (supposed to be) Acoustic gigs. We record 2 guitars & bass through my Zoom units & drum tracks in one shot, live off the floor, and using headphones. Bass gets re-amps with ampliTube Free's bass amp.
 

satch24

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G3 new is now only 130€ new, G5 new is 231€, G7 new is 192€ and the G7 might be the only one someone might be selling used. G7 gets great BIG tube amp sound.
I have all 3. G7 is semi-retired. G5 sees more action, but G3 is great for 2nd guitar player live-off-the floor via XLR into the board, or my (supposed to be) Acoustic gigs. We record 2 guitars & bass through my Zoom units & drum tracks in one shot, live off the floor, and using headphones. Bass gets re-amps with ampliTube Free's bass amp.
You have all 3.To you which one sounds best? G3 or G7 for amps sim?
 

Flogger59

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GFX-8?!?!? 32k chip, busting switches and all? We are talking about the G7.1tt, right? With the 24/96 chip and all?
A G7 or G9.2tt has basic models like a JCM800 that you can use naked and still gig with.
 






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