need help in choosing a processor.....plz

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by fearofthedark, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. fearofthedark

    fearofthedark New Member

    hey people i need your help in choosing a guitar processor for me, i already own ibanez grg121 & roland cube 15x (hope this helps u out in choosing a processor) and my options for a processor are zoom g2.1u,line 6 floor pod and digitech rp90..........so guys please help!!!
     
  2. fearofthedark

    fearofthedark New Member

    i need sum1 help here.....................
     
  3. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    i have not used it but i have heard that Zoom g2.1u is better than RP90..
    it'll be better if u go to a shop and try all of them out..
     
  4. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    go for the Line 6.....
     
  5. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    has Line 6 taken out a new series yet????
     
  6. distorted

    distorted satan

    Line 6 is THE best.
    @angel : no new versions of floor pod i guess... they got X3 for XT.
     
  7. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    hmmm......ohk...i heard a rumour flying somewhere last november that Line6 is gonna take out a new series......
     
  8. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    So I hear.
     
  9. Saptashaw

    Saptashaw PRO Tabber

    Among those 3, the Floor POD is the best.

    You might also consider one of the Boss ME processors.
     
  10. distorted

    distorted satan

    @ultrabot: dats just personal opinion man...
    I find line 6 better...
    newys, u r an analog fan, how does it matter to u?
    N hws the ibanez, got any demo videos?
     
  11. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    I've been recommended Line6 a lot. And Boss is played by lots of pros (Opeth, for instance =P). Cant really judge, cos all I got is just me old Digitech. Works out for me fine (except for a wah with pathetic sweep). Aint got no cash for analogs, but someday...

    The Ibanez is great, everything I could ask for at this stage, including a great deal (21k @_@). As of now I'm learning my first song ("Constant Motion" Dream Theater. Shock, horror.), and tinkering with tone and FX...video, maybe in a month or so xD
     
  12. lazy_headbanger

    lazy_headbanger New Member

    @fearofthedark

    I am in the same dilema mate. But it might matter on the type of music you play. From the research I did, i made the following observations :- (it seems I am writting a report but the hell, hope it helps)

    1.you can get better sounds from the G2.1u than the RP90
    2.the POD plus doesn't match upto its beasty successors namely the XT and X3. Not good for high gain settings,and sounds not as good either.
    3.the ME series is sounds good but requires tweaking. Besides the ME-70 has a preamp setting (considering that one)- can sustain to high gain but no footswitch to change banks :(
    4.the Korg AX3000g has loads of effects and is cheap. got the worthless ESS thing which I can't imagine using it EVER if I get one.

    I suggest you go check them out like I will pretty soon.
     
  13. fearofthedark

    fearofthedark New Member

    is the me-20 any good and i am not buying rp 90 so it is just
    floor pod vs g2.1u vs me-20
     
  14. lazy_headbanger

    lazy_headbanger New Member

    dude, the floor POD is pretty decent i would say and line6 IS better than the zoom.
    What i observed is that the lower end line6 doesn't give as much flexibility as the boss counterpart.
    If your not into too much tweaking to get your sound right, i say go for the Floor POD
    else, Boss products are quite good too.
     
  15. ToneZappa

    ToneZappa New Member

    Zoom, Line 6 and Digitech all make some fine products but you have to think what you really need. Is it just for playing at home, gigs or recording, do you need different outputs or an FX loop etc. I think the three products you mention each have there own sound really. If I was you I,d buy something second hand and when you are familiar with programming your own sounds (the factory presets in all these products are useless) look for something new ........ but new dosen,t mean its better !!!

    Just remember when trying them out in a shop don,t be to impressed with the effects as they are the iceing on the cake the meat and potatoes are the preamps. If you can,t get a decent guitar sound with the preamp it will never sound good even with studio effects on it.

    Good luck,

    -TZ-
     
  16. fearofthedark

    fearofthedark New Member

    so tonezappa you tell that i should pick up 2nd hand rite?
     
  17. ToneZappa

    ToneZappa New Member

    Thats right...... I have many old ones that in some ways are better than the new models. I would learn how to program a multi effects unit before getting a really good one. I have a Roland GP8, BOSS GT-5, GT-8 and SE-70, Yamaha FX 770, Yamaha Magic Stomp, DigiTech RP350 and Line 6 pocket Pod and they are all good for something but you have to program them.

    Most of the units above you can hear on my ToneZappa sounclick sound page.
     
  18. lazy_headbanger

    lazy_headbanger New Member

    dude, its not necessary that you buy a second hand to get used to one. buy a decent processor and play around with it. There is nothing to LEARN, its all experimentation

    I may not be as experienced as "ToneZappa" but thats my opinion.

    @ToneZappa-You have a killer collection of tones.cheers!
     
  19. fearofthedark

    fearofthedark New Member

    hey everybody i have a friend coming from u.s afta 1-2 months so its cheap out there
    so in the prize of line 6 floor pod i can get line 6 floor pod plus so it is now lol
    line 6 floor pod vs pod plus vs boss me-20 vs me-50
    lol help me i am shit confused..........
     
  20. ToneZappa

    ToneZappa New Member

    Congrats..... In that case I would go for the Line6 pod or pod plus. Good luck and have fun.
     

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