#1
Hi, I play mainly Joe Satriani and music of that style, and I'm looking to buy a multi-effects processor, and I'm not sure which one to buy. I've looked at the digiTech GNX3 and 4, the Boss GT-8, and the Line6 POD xtLive. Any advice on which one is the best?
#4
I don't know anything about the other two, but I have a GT-8 and it's great for effects, it's got almost everything you could ever need. The only issue I have with it is that I can't get a tone that I really like. I don't know if that means that the distortion/overdrive is bad or just that I can't figure out a good setting... But it's great for everything else.
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#5
Never forget about Rack-Gear!

the best effect processers on the market are made for racks.
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#6
definitely go with GNX4 or GT-8

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#7
I just bought a gt 8 on Friday and I can't get enough of it. It is an amazing piece of equipment and has just about every effect you can ever need. It is worth every cent. I would definitely recommend the gt 8 but I haven't played any of the others. GEt it
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#8
I'm also gonna recommend a GT-8. Since you already have a good amp for what you play, you could just skip its pre-amp/speaker simulations and use it as an effects processor. This way you can set the tones with your amp but control the effects with the GT-8. I bought mine and I love it. Some I recommend you check out before buying:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=596400
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3sXlXtWC050

edit: http://youtube.com/watch?v=hV2wTxglAD0 this video is longer but does a better job of demonstrating the GT-8's individual effects capabilities.
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#9
The GT-8 sounds like the most versatile with the most choices. Has anyone used the GNX3? I've heard some good things about it and I'm curious what other people think.
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Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR / Fender American Strat
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#10
I have both a GT-8 and a GNX2. I like the GT-8 better but the GNX2 is very nice (and was cheap used... $75). Using MIDI and downloadable sw both units can be configured on the computer. The GNX2 has a rhythm/drum so it's nice to jam along with.
#12
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I'm also gonna recommend a GT-8. Since you already have a good amp for what you play, you could just skip its pre-amp/speaker simulations and use it as an effects processor. This way you can set the tones with your amp but control the effects with the GT-8. I bought mine and I love it. Some I recommend you check out before buying:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=596400
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3sXlXtWC050

edit: http://youtube.com/watch?v=hV2wTxglAD0 this video is longer but does a better job of demonstrating the GT-8's individual effects capabilities.


That video is pretty decent, but the guy is a tool for Roland/Boss...and he flops around like a muppet. Tian Jay over at the BossGTCentral forums gets better tones with the GT-8, and you can hear some examples of his direct recordings here and here. He is also kind enough to upload some of his patches every now and again on the GTCentral site.