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That also has really good distortion, i played a Line 6 HD500 before, the mods and effects were amazing but i didn't like the distortion at all
#2
As far as amp modelling goes for modellers in that price range, you won't get much better than a HD500 tbh.
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Maybe you weren't doing it right. The Tube Driver stomp is really good on the HD. With amp models you need to focus on the cabinet selection or it may sound bad. What you play it through makes a big difference. And it also affects the cabinet selection.

Check out... RP1000/500 and Zoom G3
#5
HD500 is prolly the bst overall.

If thats out of your range, RP1000.

@Fly: With a 400 pound budget, he really shouldnt looking at a relatively low end unit like a G3. Not that its bad, its pretty nice, but why spend less when you get more by properly using your budget?
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If your looking for FX only and no amp sims, the Line 6 M9/M13 are about the best in there price range.
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If you want really good distortion, you could be better off buying a pedal specifically for that - multi-fx pedals are good, but as a rule (I'm not saying there aren't exceptions) single purpose pedals are better.

With a £400 budget, that should be enough to get a really good distortion pedal as well as a multi-fx pedal for everything else you want. For the multi-fx unit I always recommend Boss - I have the ME-50 and it does everything I need it to.

I don't use the distortions in it though, all my distortion is created by my amp so I don't have any recommendations for that part of your purchase.
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@Fly: With a 400 pound budget, he really shouldnt looking at a relatively low end unit like a G3. Not that its bad, its pretty nice, but why spend less when you get more by properly using your budget?
Because the only thing low end about it is it's price. The distortion and amp models are on par with either the RP or the HD, and many would say better. The FX are IMO better than the RP1000. The feature list is obviously different, but the OP can figure out how that relates to his needs.
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Because the only thing low end about it is it's price. The distortion and amp models are on par with either the RP or the HD, and many would say better. The FX are IMO better than the RP1000. The feature list is obviously different, but the OP can figure out how that relates to his needs.

I wasnt referring to the amp modelling or the effects quality as low end. I was referring to the feature set. The RP has dual FX loops, and allows far more effects than the G3. The HD has much more effects routability, not to mention bi amping and bi cabing which can really allow you to create your own signature tone. And both allow simultaneous stomp and bank operation which the G3 doesnt have. Also, the G3's lack of patch change switches may be a problem live, unless youre the type you sticks to one or two core tones.

At 200 pounds, HD300 vs G3 would be a good match- both are evenly specced out. But HD500 vs G3 is a win for the HD IMO.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, the G3 would have been a match for the HD tone wise till the new variable impedance firmware update. I recently got to try an HD500 with the new firmware, and it makes a pretty big difference to low-mid gain tones responsiveness wise (though high gain pretty much sounded the same). The HD400 with the older firmware which I compared to my RP a few months ago wasnt quite as responsive.
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TC Gmaj in the loop, and a dirt pedal out front? only bad thing is that you would need the midi controller for the TC. this depends on the price of everything else. just a thought. it has impressed me more than the other units i have tried, however, i haven't played an HD500 yet.
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