Tech21 Sansamp GT2 vs Tri-AC

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by alpha1, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Which one is better deal for money?

    Retail: $195, Available: $165
    The GT2 has only two channels: stompbox engaged or disengaged
    It has micing emulation + emulation of modded amp (like hotwire, high gain)
    3 amp sims supported: Fender (Tweed), British (Marshall), California (Mesa/Boogie)
    The EQ does not have a mid control

    Retail: $225, Available: $145
    No micing or amp-mod emulation
    3 amp sims same as GT2
    EQ has mids control also :)
    Is programmable hence you can save 3 patches
  2. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    Though the saving the settings thing would be very useful the GT2 does seem to have more variations in sound so i guess i'd have to say the GT2 would be better for me atleast.
  3. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Had a nice demo of Tri Axis recently by KK's guitarist Kalyan. I was impressed.
  4. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    Isn't Triaxis the Mesa/Boogie studio preamp?:)
  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Tri Axis or Tri AC?

    Tri Axis is Mesa/Boogie rack preamp, whcih i cannot afford :cry2:
  6. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Sorry. I meant Tech21 Sans Amp Tri AC.
  7. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    I was wonderin bout the same thing and here's what I heard.....

    The GT-2 is better for really high gain sounds compared to the TRI - A.C.
    Both tend to be a little noisy if u crank up the gain (tri AC more than GT-2 :annoyed: )

    Neither of them sounds very good if u run it in front of a normal amp.

    BTW which amp r u plannin to use?

    Personally, I think i'd go with the Tri - A.C and a noise gate. I need more than one channel

    DISCLAIMER - All of this is based on what I've read in reviews. I have NOT tried out either of the pedals
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Yeah pretty much what I was thinking.

    Amp will be crappy Marshall MG series, or may be direct line-in/line-out. (Isnt the Tech21 Sansamp supposed to have cabinet emulator?)

    Fine, GT-2 is better with the high gain sounds, but what about low-gain ones?
    They are more important.
    Will they give the bluesy, slightly overdriven tone?

    b.t.w. I feel TriAC better because of "mids" control = The most important EQ control.
  9. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    From sound samples I found online, I'd say that both of them are good for blues. Although the Tri AC does seem to have a slightly more overdriven feel to it.

    I dont think the GT-2 or the Tri-AC have cab emulators, they are preamps.

    Neewayz, looks like both of us are goin to have a very similar setup ( I'm gettin the tri ac + mg combo too :beer: ).

    Which one of the mg's are you getting? I'll probably go for the mg50 and where are you getting the pedal from?

    One more have a korg processor right? How does it compare with the sansamps?
  10. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Actually this Marshall MG15CD has a killer overdrive dripping with tone. If you tweak it right it can beat your pedals easily in it's domain. Far superior overdrive than the Roland Cubes. I know you guys wont agree. Just go to a store and check it out again. You will agree to it. But Rolands clean sounds and especially the Jazz Chorus modelling is a killer.
  11. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Ronnie, pedalling MG15CD.

    I dunno about Roland overdrive, but I didnt mind the Marshall overdrive, as long as U use it like overdrive. The moment you use it like a distortion, whack! U realise that analog circuits can also sound crappy :p

    Doubleclick, I already have one MG10CD for practice sessions. 50W for me will be an overkill.
    About Korg: I kinda like their tones. But digital processors are not responsive.
    U turn up/down guitar volume, nothing great happens to the tone.
    U change the pikcing attack, u cannot make it out.
    If you wanna achive those things, U need to turn down the gain.

    The moment you turn down the gain, It sounds very weak. No sustain.

    OK enuff of processor bashing. The amp sims are nice.
    USHi sounds pretty much like a Mesa
    Brit sounds like Marshall
    Top Boost like VOX <--- this one is amazing vintage
    Overdrive decent
    Compressor - decent, but it shouldnt come under amp sim
    Fuzz is ok
    The EQs are weak.
    Wah Pedal - Lol, but ok for practice.
  12. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    and fomr where will I get the sansamp?
    am not sure, I have few frens in US who will come to India, but that will happen after the summers :cry2:
  13. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    Thanx for the info. I almost bought the Korg AX3000G before I saw the Tri-AC and was beginning to consider the korg again........... Trouble is if i get the tri ac I still need to get a chorus, delay & compressor and all of that will probably end up costing more than an AX3000G.... :cry2:

    The only reason i'm goin for the mg50 is cause it is the cheapest amp i could find with an effects loop

    U could try getting the sansamp from Thats what i'm doin.

    Let me know if you are buying it from Bajaao, mebbe we can get them to give us a discount if we buy 2 :)

    @ ronnie i'm guessing you still havent sold the marshall :)
  14. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Hey d00d
    am game for Bajaao.

    But I had sent a query on this long time back (guess December end 2005), no reply from them. :(
  15. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Nope. That Marshall is sold. I have another one, whose overdrive I use it these days.
  16. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    dont try to contact bajaao through the website......they take ages to respond. either pm knopfler on rsjonline or call them up.. pm me if u want their number. They already have the GT-2 in stock for Rs 9500/
  17. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    GT-2 $165 ---> Rs9500
    TriAC $145 ---> Rs8500 ?

    Knopfler? gimme some more info.
  18. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    @ alpha1 check pms....i have given u the number
  19. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    :nw: :nw: Knopfler is selling pedals. Dire Straits dont sell anymore so side business :p: .
  20. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    I really asked for that didnt I........... :annoyed:

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