Poll: Which is best?
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View poll results: Which is best?
Line 6 Pod X3
10 33%
Boss GT-10
9 30%
Vox ToneLab LE
2 7%
Other
9 30%
Voters: 30.
#1
Which one is the most versatile, has the best tone (for both gigging, practice and if possible, recording) and the best durability?
#2
budget?

im going to assume $500 and below, so i'd say either the rackmount POD or the x3 live.
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#5
For those who vote other, help us out by putting what the "other" choice was.
#6
I'm going to have to say the POD

-Gibson LP VM
-Silvertone Kentucky Blue
-MXR CC Delay
-Ibanez TS-9
-Egnater Rebel 20
-Avatar 1x12

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#7
GT-10 ftw.

Its even better than the tonelab I must say. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more tweakable (is that a word?) and can get literally any sound.

Also the GT-10 ftw for having at least 50-60% actually useable and awesome sounding presets.
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#8
Boss offers a watered down version of all of its stompboxes and effects in one unit that it built like a tank.

It is perfect if you want a box with loads of sounds on tap.
#9
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For those who vote other, help us out by putting what the "other" choice was.

Fractal Audio Axe-FX. Pro level effects, the best you can get. A good friend has one & runs it through a VHT power amp. Just amazing.
They're not cheap, but you asked for the best with no budget stipulation.

Edit: Sorry, I didn't realize you said pedal. The Axe-FX is rack mount. Of the ones you listed, I think the Vox sounds pretty damn good for the money.
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#10
That depends on what you're looking for.
Tone over effects? I would go for the POD.
But, I've played through a GT-10 and it has a good sound to it.
For sale:
Schecter C1 Classic.
Schecter 007 Elite.
Randall G2 Head.
Crate 4x12 cab.
Line 6 POD XT.
Samson PG2200 power amp.
#11
I vote for the Digitech GNX series. Great tones that are tweekable and enough effects to do any sound. They even include a full version of the Whammy Pedal in there, that alone is worth $200.
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#13
I have a Tonelab LE and it's great the modeling is really good on it. But if I was in the market for a multifx again I would get the GT-10.
#15
K.O !
I was stuck with that question for a long time
I dont have any info about the Tone lab so ...
after doing lots of searching I came to these conclusions.
both GT 10 and Pod X3 ( in my case it was X3 Live! ) are GREAT !
GT 10 is more reliable
GT 10 is more user friendly and easier to use
X3/X3 Live have better amp simulators...
*Its said that GT 10 sounds are more versatile ( Im not sure about this one! )
IMO GT 10 is better

Consider that X3 Live is better than X3 and IMO GT 10 is even better than X3 live
* Tone Lab has a tube and i LOVE tubes
GT 10 FTW
Guitar : Cort X-TH ( EMG 81-85 )
Amp : Marshall TSL-602
Effects : Boss MT-2, Boss NS-2
#16
Don't the GNX series include a jam man too?
For sale:
Schecter C1 Classic.
Schecter 007 Elite.
Randall G2 Head.
Crate 4x12 cab.
Line 6 POD XT.
Samson PG2200 power amp.
#17
The GNX4 has a looper function. It doesn't work properly with the drum machine. But since the Jamman doesn't have a drum machine I guess it's still as good.
#18
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Somehow its the best but DUDE! its soooo expensive !
Guitar : Cort X-TH ( EMG 81-85 )
Amp : Marshall TSL-602
Effects : Boss MT-2, Boss NS-2
#20
Another question is, X3 or X3 Live?
Gear:
ESP LTD Les Paul (Blackouts)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (EMG 81/85)
Paul Reed Smith SE Single-Cut (Duncan Pickups)
Schecter C-1 Classic (Duncan Pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
Seagull Entourage (Acoustic-Electric)

Marshall JVM210H + 1960A Cab
#21
well, if you have the money, x3 live.


thats just IMO, but honestly, if it was my money, i would do that rackmount pod with the midi footswitch.
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#22
GT-10. I had the pleasure of using one of these during a jam session with a friend of mine. Really awesome pedal for the price. It's a little complicated at first, but just think, you'll have any tone you want from pretty much any genre. I play any rock from The Beatles to System of a Down, so this multi effects unit is awesome, but the other choices are good too, though I haven't tried a POD x3 yet.

A Tonelab is like a watered down GT-10, since you don't really have as much tweaking power as the GT-10, but it's compensated by having a 12ax7 tube in it to give it that "real tube tone," which, IMO, is just a marketing tactic. Anywho, you can pretty much cover all the bases with this guy too, only you can't tweak as much, like I already mentioned.

Glad I could be of some help. Happy playing!
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#23
The only nice thing about the pod version vs. the pedal version is that the Pod version allows for two inputs
Gear:
ESP LTD Les Paul (Blackouts)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (EMG 81/85)
Paul Reed Smith SE Single-Cut (Duncan Pickups)
Schecter C-1 Classic (Duncan Pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
Seagull Entourage (Acoustic-Electric)

Marshall JVM210H + 1960A Cab
#25
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Zoom g9.2tt, can be found for $300 and is a great piece of hardware

Agreed.
Beastliest pedal ever made.