GNX1 review by DigiTech

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.7 (35 votes)
DigiTech: GNX1

Purchased from: 2nd hand

Sound — 8
Sounds great. I have a crap guitar and a crap amp and this really saves the day. But I've heard it on other guitars and amps and it sounds brilliant. It has a noise gate built in that sorts out the noise inthe system. It has lots of effects; Whammy, wah, ya-ya, reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, flange, vibrato, tremolo, the list goes on. Some of them can be used at the same time, the more obscure ones like yaya, chorus and phaser you have to chose one. The Whammy sounds too crap to ever use but if you have a floyd rose tremolo, why would you use it.

Overall Impression — 10
It has 49 presets, in sets of 3 based on genre. It has 17 amp models and 9 cabinet models aswell as a "direct" (just hear your amp with the effects). You Pick 2 of each and set the balance between them. You can save this to an amp model, there are lots of empty slots. Once you have the perfect sound, you can save it over a factory preset. There are no empty slots for the overall setup, which is annoying. When you're gigging, you can get the right sound for every song you have planned, backup the factory presets to your PC with the MIDI cable, save over the presets, then you can switch between your customised presets in the push of one button on stage. That's what makes multieffects processors so great and this is no exception. It also has 2 outputs so you can output to 2 amps or recording devises (L & R). It's just like the others in the GNX series, but with a couple fewer presets, no drum Machine and no digital 4-track. It has the same sound quality and works in the same way.

Reliability & Durability — 10
It has never let me down in the year and a half I've had it. I even put some headphones in the input and used them as a microphone and put lots of effects on my voice. That's not advisable though. This is second hand, so it's over 3 years since it was first bought, yet it has never let me or the other guy down.

Ease of Use — 7
There are 49 presets. Only a handful you will ever use. Just turn it on, find a preset you like and you're away.

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