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Pedalboard friendly amp/cab modeler?

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by fishman919, May 19, 2011.

  1. fishman919

    fishman919 Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for suggestions for a board-friendly (PT Jr) unit mostly for amp and cab modeling. I'm pretty happy with my current pedal set up. I have a Tech21 Blonde but would like a little more versatility without chucking the entire board and going to a all-in-one modeler. I'm also working toward going direct more often. Options I've come up with so far:

    - Get another Tech21 character pedal but I would only have room for one more, plus there's not a way to switch between multiple settings (except between pedals)
    - Go with a smaller multi-fx like the Digitech RP155 or Zoom G2nu and only use the amp/cab modeling

    The Tech21 Tri-AC looks the closest but I don't think it's at the same level as the current character pedals.

    Any other ideas or feedback is appreciated.
     
  2. burningyen

    burningyen Vendor

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    Within your PT Jr. constraints, it sounds like you've narrowed it down to the right options. At this point it's just a matter of auditioning each option and seeing what works best for you.
     
  3. rsm

    rsm Member

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    I've been asking this same question for years! I have several posts on this.

    I'm using an old Tonelab desktop or Liverpool pedal with my G-System for a direct board. The Zoom G2Nu may work; I have a G2.1Nu which is too big. I plan to get the G3 if the manual / specs indicate it may work for me.

    Another option may be one of the smaller Digitech RP units?

    I ordered a V-Machine for this, but it was backordered for so long I got tired of waiting.

    Then there's the Ethos pedal.

    In one of my topics on this subject, someone provided a link to a amp modeling pedal (with tubes) from DAR amps in the works...IIRC it also supports 3rd party IRs?

    I'm open to other options...what are they?


    Edit: Here is the post / link from one of my topics on this:

     
  4. lspaulsp

    lspaulsp Gold Supporting Member

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    OK, Ill bite......why not a POD 500 or an11R?
     
  5. fishman919

    fishman919 Supporting Member

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    Because I like my current pedals and a POD or 11R is overkill for just amp/cab modeling.

    Like the post above it seems like there would be market for someone who only wants to add amp/cab modeling so they can go direct without ditching their current pedals. I'm asking the question to see if anyone else knows of a solution. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  6. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Fwiw, the HD-300 is fairly small no bs modeller. I think it would fit on your PT Jr andit would be all that you would need.. The amp models are quite good as are the fx. Has a built in volume/wah pedal as well...
    The HD-500 is overkill for me, the 300 is not
     
  7. uglybassplayer

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    Unfortunately not quite... The HD300 dimensions are 18.29"L x 9.56"w. The PT Jr. is 17"L x 12.5"w.
     
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  8. burningyen

    burningyen Vendor

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    You mean these dimensions are wrong?

    http://line6.com/community/docs/DOC-2054

    But I agree that none of the HDs will fit a PT Jr.
     
  9. hippietim

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    Boss GP-20 Amp Factory - it was actually a pretty good sounding little box.
     
  10. uglybassplayer

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    Interesting... I just did a quick google search of "HD300 Dimensions" and found the ones I posted above listed on several sites. Should have known better to trust the interwebz :bonk
     
  11. fishman919

    fishman919 Supporting Member

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    This GP-20 might do the trick, used it looks like they go for less than $100. Thanks!
     
  12. hippietim

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    you should look at the line 6 am4 as well.
     
  13. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh well....I guess my point still is that the 300 is fairly small...I know it will fit the next size up PT....Mine was one that with room to spare for a while till I realized I just didn't need it..
     

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