New boss GT 1 MFX pedal

paulitk

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most demos i have heard have been decent for a unit this price
It really does sound great. I didn't expect to like the distortion, overdrive, or preamps at all, and those even impressed me. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for in a MFX, and I pondered taking it back, but it's so useful as a headphone practice tool, and interface, I'm keeping it. I just need to play around with it to get it to be more pedalboard friendly with my other stompboxes. I'll probably buy a LS-2 sometime soon to get past the bypass issues.
 

erikm5150

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Those tones in the OD vid are way better than they should be!
I'm assuming these are recorded direct with the stock cab sims?
 

jageya

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i just know that the sub 200.00 unit for what it offers is amazing value. I mean i hear line 6 go on and on about" we cant make the hd500 now for $500" and things like this yet the demos i have heard of the gt-1 are pretty decent-limited compared to the big boys but for what you get at that pricepoint is pretty impressive.

I should also say the same for the katana amps. ROLAND/Boss is on a roll. Line 6 has never had me this excited about products before. I am no fan boi and i know both gt-1 and katana have short comings and may not be the end all be all but my point is for a very minimal investment where even resale isnt that important its somewhat a no brainer to look at these products seriously and for FUN. To me thats the number 1 thing that holds my attention with products is the fun because of ease of use-decent tone and extreme value~
 
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joec63

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i just know that the sub 200.00 unit for what it offers is amazing value. I mean i hear line 6 go on and on about" we cant make the hd500 now for $500" and things like this yet the demos i have heard of the gt-1 are pretty decent-limited compared to the big boys but for what you get at that pricepoint is pretty impressive.

I like Boss gear but let's not lose sight of what the GT 1 is. Repackaged tech in a form factor with considerably less functionality than the GT-100 as one would expect. That's not a slight as it meets a demand for lower cost units. At the same time though L6 is taken to task for repackaging IP. Seems like a disconnect
 

jageya

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ok..what i meant is for the little cost if is likely a fun headphone unit to create with...like my adrenelinn3 or tonelab se....
 

mcfly85

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Boss tend to use some weird descriptions (to me) when it comes for labeling knobs. I wasn't aware what 'Direct level' means. It appears that this is famous dry/wet mix, but for some reason the only delay that has this option is the 'Sub delay' under FX1/2 category and Terra echo. I completely don't understand this decision as it is inconsistent with other delay types. Hope that they eventually release firmware update, very shortsighted IMO.
 

erikm5150

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I've been reading the manual and it seems that the 'up' and 'down' buttons cannot be reassigned to anything else.. is this true??
I am hoping i just missed something... is there a "stomp box mode' or something like that?
My grand plan is to get the GT-1 and the FS6 and have 5 pedals on/off for certain effects. This doesn't seem like a possibility though??
thanks in advance!
 

ksandvik

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I've been reading the manual and it seems that the 'up' and 'down' buttons cannot be reassigned to anything else.. is this true??
I am hoping i just missed something... is there a "stomp box mode' or something like that?
My grand plan is to get the GT-1 and the FS6 and have 5 pedals on/off for certain effects. This doesn't seem like a possibility though??
thanks in advance!
Only way I know of is to assign the foot pedal to turn on/off effects based on position. Or extend with more foot controllers. This is not a stomp box friendly model.
 

jageya

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jageya witch multifx do you own and owned?
i own the tonelab se- still like it with a sonic maximiser in the insert on it...Had the hd500x and me-80 and mustang floor in the past. Had a tonelab le but i thought the se sounded better even after tube changes. Had a boss gt-8 years ago. Have a vg-8ex and a vg-99...i had the zoom g5 and sold it last year in hopes to get the g5n but i am waiting to see if they will release more ambient effects from the cdr70( i use). And i have the gt-1 coming this week sometime. Had pod xt many years ago as well...v-amp...and a johnson model amp long ago...still have my cybertwin se combo and a line6 spidervalve mk2 2-12 combo i like as well as my older vox vtx150 and blue vtx120 head and combo(2) and ad60 vtx combo and my ad 4-12 cabs with neodogs( yea i really liked the old vtx amps and still do.
 

jageya

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Only way I know of is to assign the foot pedal to turn on/off effects based on position. Or extend with more foot controllers. This is not a stomp box friendly model.
wonder if it can be updated via software for it to be more stompbox friendly?
 

ksandvik

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wonder if it can be updated via software for it to be more stompbox friendly?
You need to talk to Boss about it, they seldom add new functionality to a new product. Get a used ME-80 or wait maybe 12 months for the ME-80 replacement that might or might not happen.
 

jageya

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or when the gt-2 comes out..lol....I would be curious to see hiw the g5n compares to the gt-1...overall
 

ksandvik

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or when the gt-2 comes out..lol....I would be curious to see hiw the g5n compares to the gt-1...overall
I think the GT products are designed for preset based setups and ME are for knob-tweaking systems similar to pedalboard/pedal setups. Doubt those two will merge.
 




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