Now That NAMM is Over...

Wesman61

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As I've mentioned in other threads I was waiting to see what NAMM brought before making up my mind about what to do since getting rid of an RP1000. The big choices now seem to be Line6, Boss, Zoom and Fender (Mustang Floor). So now the research begins. I was curious to hear how NAMM has affected anyone's purchase plans?
 

Wesman61

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I envy you LOL I'd love to get a Kemper or Axe II but I just can't justify the cost. The Wife and I are coming out a very bad ordeal financially. We're on top of things now and I want to get a nice little rig going for home use that I can also take to a jam if the opportunity comes up.
 

guitarnet70

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On budget the G3 is insanely good but you still need to amplify it, same for the other units. What about a Mustang?
 

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Funny, I was waiting for something new from Digitech and it didn't happen.
I just bought a used RP1000 (at a killer price) for my back up/small gig/practice rig.

I'm sticking with the GSP1101 until something new comes out.
 

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Another RP is a possibility. If I ran it with amps/cabs bypassed and used my HW Valve Distortion in the stomp loop I'd have what I need. I'm having a hard time convincing myself I need anything from this NAMM.
 

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If I decided to go with a GT100 I'd definitely wait. Boss makes a mean M/E unit but unless the amp sims are in a league with Zoom and L6 I just can't see spending that kind of money. I don't have much experience with Mustang amps but I had a Cyber Deluxe that was really impressive. Seems like The Mustang Floor into a tube amp could be a real winner.
 

Will Chen

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If I decided to go with a GT100 I'd definitely wait. Boss makes a mean M/E unit but unless the amp sims are in a league with Zoom and L6 I just can't see spending that kind of money. I don't have much experience with Mustang amps but I had a Cyber Deluxe that was really impressive. Seems like The Mustang Floor into a tube amp could be a real winner.
I'm very familiar with the COSM haters, had a GT-10 and honestly have missed the effects on the GT-10 since I sold it. For me personally, the effects are just as important as the amp sims and IMHO, no one matches Boss in the effects game. I have an HD500. It fills a niche but really doesn't deliver in the effects area for my personal usage. Had a Cyber Champ as well as a Super Champ XD and have auditioned a Mustang amp. Some very good modeling (in certain areas), but again doesn't deliver on the effects front. Have a G3 and have owned older Zoom units. Better competition for Boss effects than Line 6 in some areas, but fails in the pitch processing area. Obtaining a GT-100 will allow me to make a head to head (to head...) comparison of what's on the market and see what works best for me in my performance scenarios. GT-100 can go back if it doesn't cut the mustard. If I get frustrated enough, may just have to move up a price bracket, but that's something I really, really don't want to do. I have no issue being the guinea pig so folks like you can get a better impression of the unit, that's what I built my site for.
 

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So Will, it seems as though maybe you would put the G3 out "front" of the amp and then it sounds like maybe you are hoping the GT-100 will have all the effects that you would place in the amps loop..? Or are you hoping the GT-100 will be an "all-in-one" solution for you..?
 

Will Chen

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So Will, it seems as though maybe you would put the G3 out "front" of the amp and then it sounds like maybe you are hoping the GT-100 will have all the effects that you would place in the amps loop..? Or are you hoping the GT-100 will be an "all-in-one" solution for you..?
I'm hoping the GT-100 would be an all in one solution. My primary tones are more on the cleaner side of things, think Bassman or Deluxe just starting to break up. IME, the GT series does clean tones well and the dirtbox modeling ain't bad. Its in the higher gain area which Boss has traditionally been not as strong. But honestly, I'm not a huge fan of the higer gain stuff on the HD either preferring Digitech in that area as the low end is super tight in the RP. I've said it before, but if I could combine the GT clean amps with the HD edge of break up amps and the RP high gain amps, I'd have the perfect modeler! Such is life. From the GT-100 clips I've heard in the jazz/fusion style I think it will work fine for my needs modeling wise and open up my effects pallet significantly vs anything in a similar price range.
 

Wesman61

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I'm very familiar with the COSM haters, had a GT-10 and honestly have missed the effects on the GT-10 since I sold it. For me personally, the effects are just as important as the amp sims and IMHO, no one matches Boss in the effects game. I have an HD500. It fills a niche but really doesn't deliver in the effects area for my personal usage. Had a Cyber Champ as well as a Super Champ XD and have auditioned a Mustang amp. Some very good modeling (in certain areas), but again doesn't deliver on the effects front. Have a G3 and have owned older Zoom units. Better competition for Boss effects than Line 6 in some areas, but fails in the pitch processing area. Obtaining a GT-100 will allow me to make a head to head (to head...) comparison of what's on the market and see what works best for me in my performance scenarios. GT-100 can go back if it doesn't cut the mustard. If I get frustrated enough, may just have to move up a price bracket, but that's something I really, really don't want to do. I have no issue being the guinea pig so folks like you can get a better impression of the unit, that's what I built my site for.
I don't consider myself a COSM hater. I had a GT8 that was great. I think the RP1000 has a warmer, more organic sound overall. However I'm also impressed by the clean tone samples of the GT100. I'm glad you'll be giving us a review and hopefully some sound samples. If I decide to get a GT100 I'll need to start selling some gear that I don't need anyway. I just hate selling gear anymore.
 




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