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Re: GP-100 vs. Line 6

In a message dated 4/12/00 11:42:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Loopers-Delight-d-request@annihilist.com writes:

<< >I'm contemplating replacing my GP-100 with a Line 6 Flextone II and I
 >wondered if anyone on this list had any comments in this regard. >>

I don't own either but have used them both in the studio.  IMHO, the Boss 
the superior sounding (and more exhaustive selection of) effects, and the 
Line 6 has the (far, far) superior sounding amp models.  If I did a ton of 
studio work, I'd invest in GP-100 as well as a POD and take both.    

As far as live applications go, I think the Flextone II (or even the 
Flextone) sounds great, but is much more useful live if you replace the 
speaker with a Celestion or something similar that fattens the mids and 
it up a bit.  A  Vintage 30 or Black Shadow can usually be found for 
$100 brand new and each handles the 60 watts easily.  I'm very seriously 
considering doing this myself as we speak.  I've experimented with someone 
else's and was pretty pleased with the results.  Using the GP-100 live 
depends a lot on the kind of power amp and speakers you choose, but my 
personal taste with the preamp section and amp models is that they're 
poor sounding.  It does sound great, however, if you just bypass the 
section entirely and use it as a programmable multi-effect.  I have owned 
GX-700 and did exactly that with excellent results.  However, I sold the 
GX-700 when the Line 6 pedals came out.


Ken R