Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Gear & Accessories
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 02-05-2013, 03:35 AM   #1
omertaxtasy
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
GT-100. Worth It?

I'm getting a Fender MIA Standard Strat and a Vox Valvetronix VT80+. All I want is another good processor, considering the fact that I already own a Korg AX3000G. Two choices in mind, which is better?

1. Line 6 POD HD500
2. Boss GT-100
omertaxtasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 03:38 AM   #2
Eppicurt
Don't even like pedals.
 
Eppicurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sydney
The POD is easily the better option. Much better processing, sounds, effects, etc, etc.

Why do you want a multi-fx when you're getting a modelling amp?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyBen
That's the advantage of being such a distance from Yianni. I can continue to live my life without fear of stumbling upon his dark terror.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Toppscore
NakedInTheRain aka "Naked with shriveled pencil sized bacon In The Rain"
Eppicurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
omertaxtasy
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
What should I get then? Analog pedals ? (Compacts)
omertaxtasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 03:45 AM   #4
Eppicurt
Don't even like pedals.
 
Eppicurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sydney
Well, I don't know. What sort of sounds do you want to achieve? What's your budget? Have you thought of getting an amp other than the VT80?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyBen
That's the advantage of being such a distance from Yianni. I can continue to live my life without fear of stumbling upon his dark terror.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Toppscore
NakedInTheRain aka "Naked with shriveled pencil sized bacon In The Rain"
Eppicurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 03:53 AM   #5
omertaxtasy
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
I want to achieve good bluesy and overdrive tones. Plus, I would like raw distortion. My budget is $600.

No, I really like that amp.
omertaxtasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 03:58 AM   #6
trashedlostfdup
land of white cannibals
 
trashedlostfdup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: deep south
Quote:
Originally Posted by omertaxtasy
I want to achieve good bluesy and overdrive tones. Plus, I would like raw distortion. My budget is $600.

No, I really like that amp.


i am not sure you know what you are doing. you are putting a very nice effects processor in front of a modeling amp.

the POD is far superior in quality effects, the amp may have different tones, but the pedal has more,and really better effects.

also MFX systems don't always work well with a modeling amp.
__________________

Gibsons
USA Teles
Ibanez Prestiges
Wolfgangs

amps. lots.

5F1 parts on the way
finding a AVRI Strat
looking for an attenuator.
trashedlostfdup is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 04:00 AM   #7
Eppicurt
Don't even like pedals.
 
Eppicurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sydney
Well, the amp is fairly versatile on its own. I don't see the need to add pedals to it at all really. It should be fine for getting good blues and overdriven tones.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyBen
That's the advantage of being such a distance from Yianni. I can continue to live my life without fear of stumbling upon his dark terror.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Toppscore
NakedInTheRain aka "Naked with shriveled pencil sized bacon In The Rain"
Eppicurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 04:01 AM   #8
Offworld92
One among the fence.
 
Offworld92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern California, USA
You have to listen to them both, really. While I think and state quite often that the POD HD has far superior amp models, I think the Boss beats it in FX (as does the GT-10). So IMO, it depends on what you want to use the unit for.

In any case, neither will work well with a Vox VT. Using a MFX with a modeling amp will almost never grant you good results - your gear should compliment all the rest of your gear. Each piece of gear you have in your chain should bring something to the table that nothing else you're running can. With a modeler and an MFX, you have two units trying to do the same thing. There's a conflict there.

More practically, that modeler (and most modelers) don't have FX loops, so you're not really going to be able to take advantage of the MFX all - these big $500 units are basically designed to be used in the Four Cable Method, to place FX and models both in front of your amp and in it's FX loop, so everything sounds as optimal as it can.

TL;DR if you're going to get a big floor MFX, get an amp that you can use it properly with. If you want a modeling amp, get a good one like a Peavey Vypyr Tube or a Line 6 Vetta II and get the dedicated floorboard for it (Sanpera or FBV, respectively).
__________________
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

Epiphone Firebird VII
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Peavey Predator USA
Ibanez RG520
Line 6 Pod HD500X
VHT Special 6 Ultra
Pedulz
Offworld92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 04:04 AM   #9
trashedlostfdup
land of white cannibals
 
trashedlostfdup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: deep south
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eppicurt
Well, the amp is fairly versatile on its own. I don't see the need to add pedals to it at all really. It should be fine for getting good blues and overdriven tones.


yea, or get a different amp that doesn't have any modeling and put a MFX until in front of it.

the pod could get amazing cleans and be pretty solid rock/metal tunes.

and if you want a modeling amp, i would pick up a vypyr tube 60 or 120. especially with the sanpera controller.

or if you like the amp get it.
__________________

Gibsons
USA Teles
Ibanez Prestiges
Wolfgangs

amps. lots.

5F1 parts on the way
finding a AVRI Strat
looking for an attenuator.
trashedlostfdup is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 04:18 AM   #10
chatterbox272
Registered User
 
chatterbox272's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Perth, Western Australia
The idea around a modelling amp like the valvetronix is that your signal chain is pretty much Guitar -> Amp. They often don't take to well to pedals (although I have a friend who does great on his VT40+ with various boss pedals), and it's probably just easier to get the foot controller for your amp unless you have a specific reason for wanting pedals/multieffects.
__________________
Masquerade: #19


Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael J. Caboose
Time isn't made out of lines, it is made out of circles. That is why clocks are round.
chatterbox272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 06:45 AM   #11
omertaxtasy
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Offworld92
You have to listen to them both, really. While I think and state quite often that the POD HD has far superior amp models, I think the Boss beats it in FX (as does the GT-10). So IMO, it depends on what you want to use the unit for.



What is FX? The Boss beats the POD in FX?
omertaxtasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 06:46 AM   #12
omertaxtasy
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
And I think I'm gonna chuck the idea for a valvetronix, getting a straight amp rather than a modeling amp and connecting it with a multi fx machine would be a lot better.
omertaxtasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #13
Offworld92
One among the fence.
 
Offworld92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern California, USA
FX = effects
__________________
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

Epiphone Firebird VII
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Peavey Predator USA
Ibanez RG520
Line 6 Pod HD500X
VHT Special 6 Ultra
Pedulz
Offworld92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.