Vox Tonelab SE vs. something around $200

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  1. lasido

    lasido Member

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    Hey all,

    New to the modeling scene. I recall the Vox Tonelab SE were pretty good for their day. I can get one for around $200, or maybe something else. The Line 6 HD500 at $400 would be too much outlay right now.

    Is there something "better" than the Tonelab for around the same price?
     
  2. scotchtape800

    scotchtape800 Member

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    I had the SE... I personally think the HD500 is 100x better...
     
  3. mattball826

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    rp500, zoom g3

    tonelab ex

    tonelab le used should be good deal.
     
  4. evildik

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    I tried a Tonelab SE and just couldn't bond with it through either headphones or the effects return of my Classic 30. I was really bummed, but perhaps my expectations were too high.
     
  5. rsm

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    +1 for the Zoom G3. If you can wait a few months, the G5 should be available.
     
  6. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I think, for 200 clams, the ToneLab SE is pretty bawss...
     
  7. Adman103

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    For the price, it's not bad. I really dug mine back in the day, so if $200 is your top, that's about as good as it gets- although there is a big leap between that and the next gen stuff (pod x3).
     
  8. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I GREATLY preferred the ToneLab SE to the X3Live, myself... but do admit that the HD blows both away...
     
  9. 78deluxe

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    HD300 used. You should be able to score one for around $250. Well worth the slight price difference IMO.
     
  10. Milo

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    If it is good amps and good FX you want - Zoom G3. It also has drums and a very good looper - its super when trying new ideas. Or you could buy a used L6HD.
     
  11. burningyen

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    Try out a bunch of different units and let your hands and ears decide.
     
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  14. birdie_in_texas

    birdie_in_texas I can haz virgins? Silver Supporting Member

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    What about one of the smaller Mustang amps?
     

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