#1
As my last thread has confirmed that I would benefit from multi-effects pedal, the big question is now.. what one?

My budget isn't epic, unemployed 17 year old at college should give you a rough idea.

Seen a GT-8 goign for £70 second hand in my local area, also seen some ME-50s on ebay for like £100.

Are there any major differences between the two? I can admit i'm being abit lazy, not really researching this myself... I guess I like being told what to do/buy. Bit of an information slut.

Anything else worth considering?
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Last edited by ADSr at Sep 11, 2011,
#2
You can also consider the digitech rp series.
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#3
the gt-8 is harder to use and has around the same number of effects but slightly better tone, neither have a looper if that matters to you, if you want a good multi effects pedal, way better tone and way more effects (and a looper) for a similar price - with a usb output for recording - get the Zoom G3. its easier to use than the GT-8 and slightly harder than the ME-50 and slightly more expensive (around $50 new, thats 30 pounds) but its well worth it and it doesnt sound as digitalized as the boss pedals.
#4
A zoom G3 is £150, not £30 :p
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#5
Quote by kutless999
You can also consider the digitech rp series.

The digitech rp series is also good but for a similar number of effects and a similar tone it is way more expensive than the zoom and way above TS's budget. even used. the zoom g3 is a much better option but out of the gt-8 and me-50 i would go for the me-50, its simpler than the gt-8, same number of effects, lighter and looks nicer plus you can be lazy enough to not read the manual and get the hang of the me-50 because its so simple BUT I WILL SAY IT AGAIN - THE ZOOM G3 IS MUCH BETTER AND ONLY SLIGHTLY MORE EXPENSIVE.
#6
Quote by ADSr
A zoom G3 is £150, not £30 :p


i meant 30 Pounds more expensive than the boss products i know that its 150 pounds but used you can get it for around 100-110 pounds
#7
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The digitech rp series is also good but for a similar number of effects and a similar tone it is way more expensive than the zoom and way above TS's budget. even used. the zoom g3 is a much better option but out of the gt-8 and me-50 i would go for the me-50, its simpler than the gt-8, same number of effects, lighter and looks nicer plus you can be lazy enough to not read the manual and get the hang of the me-50 because its so simple BUT I WILL SAY IT AGAIN - THE ZOOM G3 IS MUCH BETTER AND ONLY SLIGHTLY MORE EXPENSIVE.
The zoom g3 and the rp355 are both $200 new.
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#8
GT and ME are not in the same league. ME is like a bedroom player's pedal, whereas the GT is more like a professional pedal.

I would definitely take the GT in that situation, the ME50 doesn't sound that great. If you do want an ME (they are a lot easier to use), try to find an ME70. If you want the sound quality and customizablility of a GT, try to find a GT10.
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#9
I did think the GT-8 looked alot more complex, I'd enjoy sitting for hours playing with everything. At that price, It's really taken my interest.

More likely to choose a BOSS branded pedal, because I just hear everywhere how reliable, robust and flexible they are, where as people aren't as confident with the other brands.

Think I've made my decision, thanks guys.
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#10
Quote by ADSr
I did think the GT-8 looked alot more complex, I'd enjoy sitting for hours playing with everything. At that price, It's really taken my interest.

More likely to choose a BOSS branded pedal, because I just hear everywhere how reliable, robust and flexible they are, where as people aren't as confident with the other brands.

Think I've made my decision, thanks guys.

Boss aren't the be all, end all of pedals.
Saying that, the GT-8 isn't bad. I'd recommend it over the zoom, the ME series, or probably the digitech.

Saying that, have you looked at any of the line 6 pedals? I don't know what there prices are like
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#11
Definitely go with the GT-8, it can get some very good tones. The ME always sounded really fake to me, and I've never been impressed with Zoom products.
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#12
That's a great deal on the GT8. But the amp sims on the Zoom G3 are far better. The GT8 is a powerful pedal in terms of control assignment, midi, and quality FX.
#13
^ Good point. If you're actually using the amp sims on the pedal, stay away from Boss. Their sims are pretty poor. Where they really excel is FX.

If you need amp sims, try to find a used POD HD300.
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#14
Quote by Offworld92
^ Good point. If you're actually using the amp sims on the pedal, stay away from Boss. Their sims are pretty poor. Where they really excel is FX..

I dunno...

I'm mixing a song for a band right now and until I asked them what they used for guitars, I thought it was an actual amp, but nope - it was a Boss GT-8. It required some slight, but odd EQing on post-processing, but it sounds way more real than POD Farm Platinum does. I'm actually quite intrigued now...
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#15
The GT-8 suffers from way too much fizz. There are tales of people getting good tones out of the amp sims, and I'm sure there are some sims where you can get a great tone. But it's no job for mere mortals. Regardless, for the price that's a good deal.
#16
Much as I think the amp models in the GT8 to be rather lacking, at 80 bones, it's well worth the money. It's definitely a great deal, go for it.
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#17
Also, if you plan to use the GT-8 for recording you can find cheap audio cards with coax S/PDIF input. You get a direct digital recording just like USB on other units. I did find it a bit tricky to get my audio card to record. It's been a while but there are some clock issues that you have to figure out in the settings of the audio card.
#18
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I dunno...

I'm mixing a song for a band right now and until I asked them what they used for guitars, I thought it was an actual amp, but nope - it was a Boss GT-8. It required some slight, but odd EQing on post-processing, but it sounds way more real than POD Farm Platinum does. I'm actually quite intrigued now...


Actually, now that I think of it, the lead guitarist of a local band I'm friends with (Ana Kefr) uses a Boss GT-8 into a Marshall Valvestate of some sort, bypassing the preamp, and he gets better tone than the rhythm guitarist who plays through a Line 6 HD147. It's much more cutting in their mix.
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Line 6 Pod HD500X
#19
Offworld92 I am thinking of buying the GT-8 as I am after a Slash (GnR) tone. Is it possible with a single coil (telecaster) or I have to use Les Paul? I also have a Marshall Valvestate AVT20.
Last edited by richardbenkovic1 at Jul 4, 2016,
#20
Quote by Offworld92
GT and ME are not in the same league. ME is like a bedroom player's pedal, whereas the GT is more like a professional pedal.

I would definitely take the GT in that situation, the ME50 doesn't sound that great. If you do want an ME (they are a lot easier to use), try to find an ME70. If you want the sound quality and customizablility of a GT, try to find a GT10.


errm the ME and the equivalent GT have the same chip inside them - eg the ME 80 and GT 100 are the same chip and software but the GT is much more flexible and has much more effects and amp sims
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