#1
Ok, so I'm looking at gettinga Boss GT-8 or GT-10 multi effects processor. I was wondering what others thoughts on it where, and if I could get feedback on them from someone who has one, or has used one, and can tell me what they think of it. I mean, I plan on trying them both out and comparing before I buy, but its still a ways away before I'll have the cash to get one.
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#2
Well I loved the GT-8 when I trying a friend's. Definitely needs tweaking in a lot of the settings but I was impressed by the sound of the GT-8.

But then again, I don't have experience of any other larger Multi-FX.
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#3
As FLCLcowdude, he just bought a GT-10.

I liked the GT-8 when I played it, was more userfriendly than the POD XT (imo).
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#4
If you want a Gt-8 I'm selling one at a pretty good price.

It's pretty good, The modeling isn't great, but the effects are pretty good.
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#5
I used a friend's gt-8 and it's pretty good though i personally didn't quite like it. I find it to be a bit sterile and digital sounding unless you do A LOT of tweeking. Also it tends to be kinda complicated to get used to and to edit.

I honestly prefer my PODX3 Live since it's way more user-friendly and lets you turn effects on/off without switching patches. It's also easier to get a good sound fast out of it. Plus, i even noticed that the new layout for the GT-10 looks very similar to the PODX3 Live... Boss probably realized that Line 6's processors a bit better in those aspects.
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#7
Look into Digitech GNX3000 or the RP500.

Ok. I used to have a Digitech GNX3 and I wanted to upgrade to something newer. About a year ago I bought the GT-8 and had it for a month before I traded it in for a GNX3000. The GT-8 has great sounding effects with great parameters and the dual amp thing was cool, but I just could not get good overdrive and distortion tones because of the limited selection of amp, distortion box and cab models and the eq was weak. Wheather I hooked it up to my amps or to a mixer it just sounded like crap and very unrealistic. Maybe I was doing something wrong or may I didn't give myself enough time to really try and tweak it, but I think I'm pretty good at that.

The GNX3000 is great at reproducing different amp types and the tone is awesome. Some of the effects are not as lush as the GT-8 but you probably don't use chorus, flanger or phaser all the time. So I stuck with the GNX3000 cause of the easy of use, the numerous amp, cab models and the parametric eq and lets me tweak the hell out of my tone on each preset. I love it for doing my cover band thing. The only addition I use to any modeler is my Bad Horsie II wah, I like that it turns on and off by me only putting my foot down or taking it off.

Try out the Digitech stuff for modelers and see the difference. It's funny, as for single effects I prefer BOSS and will not even look at Digitech for compact effects.
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#8
Bertallica has a point. Comparing the GT-8 and GT-10 is almost pointless since the GT-10 is bound be to better since it is an upgrade from the GT-8. Instead, why don't you compare the GT-10 to other processors by different companies such as Digitech, Line 6, Zoom, Tone Works, etc.?
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#9
Depends on what effects you are gonna use the most. Decide that and look for individual pedals, compare the prices. If it's relatively close, go with separate boxes.

The Digitech Digidelay is an awesome sounding pedal, regardless of what anybody says, or how bad some of the other Digitechs sound.
#10
Well, I've heard from friends that because they added so much more stuff to the GT-10 that it lost sound quality and the GT-8 was better, thats why I was comparing those, and I expected people to come in with suggestions for other stuff, so I didnt bother mentioning it, and mainly cause I didnt really know much about any other processors.
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#11
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Depends on what effects you are gonna use the most. Decide that and look for individual pedals, compare the prices. If it's relatively close, go with separate boxes.


The TS needs to decide what he is going to use it for not just what effects it has.

I think there are 4 main points of having a modeler:

1. That you have almost every effect in one unit
2. You can dial up different tones
3. Ease of putting those all together for performing
4. You can eliminate amps altogether if you needed to and go direct into a PA.
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#12
Yeah, I just bought the GT-10, and it was the best purchase I have made in a long time. Depending on your level of electronic intelegence and how fast of a learner you are, I would say that you can learn the ins and the outs of the GT-10 in about a week. I have used it to jam at school through one of the PA systems in the band room, and it sounds freaking awesome. I can't believe how realistic it sounds, especially for a digital modeler. I have to say, I use it more than my amp most of the time.
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#13
Modelers are great for players just starting out. It gives you a feel of what you might use for effects. Then it seems we move on to the floor stuff. I started with the old boss rack mount stuff 20 years ago. Wish I still had them.
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