#1
Im looking to purchase a decent guitar effects processor that has goos sound quality nd will last me a while. bought my first electric (ESP EC-100QM) a year ago and have been playing with a friends cheap digitech so its time to buy something better.
im looking for something thats versatile and will satisfy my needs for the next few years. I basically play old school metal/hard rock but i also spend quite a bit of time on clean tones so i would hate to compromise them. again im just a beginner so no other pedal or anything of that sort, just this processor to the mixing board to the speakers !

1) HD 300 is limited with respect to presets, doesnt offer a lot of flexibility. how much of a problem is that..?? Is there any alternate way to assign presets to the FX Blocks ?

2) how does the TonelabEX fare with metal sounds in comparison to the HD ?
from what i'm clean tones are warmer and more full in the Tonelab EX...what of the line6?
any thing i need to know incase i were to gig with them ??

3) other than these are there any other major drawbacks or features in either that i should be aware of before making a decision ?

Basically i want something that gives a good overall sound quality and the ability to edit and create tones. Cant decide between the two...any help would be greatly appreciated !
yes i am a newbie so a lot of vague question are natural i guess :P!
Last edited by utkarsh\m/ at Jul 30, 2013,
#2
Not sure if either of those have one but if you're new, I recommend a multifx with a looper. (Zoom G3?). A looper makes a superb practice tool
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#3
zoom G3 is without the expression pedal so....im not exactly new..have been playing the guitar for almost 4 years now...but the i dont really know much about these floor boards !

Yeah loopers are great !!!! both of these have them ! as for the zoom i'm sorry but im not too sure...
how do i put this...im looking for a piece that will i wont out grow as a guitarist in a few years time you know ?
#4
The G5 has an expression pedal and I would rather have it than the HD300 or the EX. It's probably better that metal than either of those two.
#5
The HD300 is better quality sounds than anything in its price range.

Where are you located and are you willing to buy used? You can get a used HD500 for $300 the price of a new HD300.
If your in the USA go here you can find HD300 for $175+, HD400 $200+ and HD500 for $300+

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Quote by utkarsh\m/
zoom G3 is without the expression pedal so....im not exactly new..have been playing the guitar for almost 4 years now...but the i dont really know much about these floor boards !

Yeah loopers are great !!!! both of these have them ! as for the zoom i'm sorry but im not too sure...
how do i put this...im looking for a piece that will i wont out grow as a guitarist in a few years time you know ?

my bad for assuming.
Not sure about the HD but the tonelab is more of a toy than the G3. And I grew INTO a G3 for apartment practice.
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Last edited by lucky1978 at Jul 30, 2013,
#8
I'd definitely recommend finding a way to get the HD500 rather than the 300, even used.