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  • Digitech GSP1101 vs. Lexicon MPX G2

    I have the opportunity to buy either of these.

    The GSP1101 is brand new. The MPX is secondhand & comes with its own pedalboard controller.

    But I want to use my own MIDI controller as it'll be controlling more than just a rack effects unit.


    They both do effects, their own unique effects (Digitech Whammy, synths etc., Lexicon's top-of-the-world reverb), amp modelling, stompbox fx, guitar input.

    They are pretty much the same thing.

    But which would be better? I want to be able to programme whatever I want, and without too much difficulty. I can handle a Mesa/Boogie MarkIV rather well, compared to heaps that complain of too many controls.

    I want to use this effects rack with another amp, in a wet/dry setup. I might slave in a signal from the MarkIV for stereo stuff too for a mix of sounds. And also I want to use the amp models as a temporary/emergency preamp.


    I can get the GSP1101 for $1,100 I think, maybe $1,200.

    The MPX G2 with the pedalboard (can't buy them separately), is $1,650.


    I don't have much money right now. I have a tiny bit saved up, big credit card debt, and only earn $100 a week while looking for work in an industry that has crashed. But after a month I could be earning enough to buy it straightaway.


    Money aside, which would be more suitable? Which would be more flexible? Which has a larger range of good-quality effects? (rather than just a few excellent effects?) Which is more adaptable? Which can be used with any MIDI system?

    Please answer soon, thank you.
    Originally Posted by Spacehog26


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    Originally Posted by lfrz93


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    Are those the prices where your at? Ouch.
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    • #3
      If you just need the effect, I think Lexicon MPX G2 more suitable to you....

      But if you also need the amp models, you should pick GSP1101 'coz there's no preamp section on MPX G2.

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      • #4
        Are those the prices where your at? Ouch.


        Australian dollars...but still.
        Null.

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        • #5
          i will probably be getting a gsp 1101. i like the computer software and multiple set up options. i will probably be running into a power amp and cabs but i like the idea of tweaking this on my computer as well as being able to record direct. i have heard some awesome created patches and heard some good things about this unit. sad to see digitech ignoring this product and focusing on the rp series. there are alot of pros using this unit in their setup.

          queensryche uses these units direct when doing live shows. glen tipton of Judas priest used these on his last tour for his preamps.... and the guitarist for drowning pool uses these as well. there are others just cant remember them.....

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          • #6
            I'm liking the 1101 too. I like the idea that I can use my MP-1 in the loop as the pre-amp and shut down the digital modeling stuff.
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            • #7
              i like that idea too. that if i get sick of all the presets and tweaking i can use it only for effects and get a new or different preamp. cool idea. and you can put effects before or after the unit when you run the preamp into the digitechs loop.

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              • #8
                I don't really need amp models, but I thought it'd help save some space rather than have a separate preamp.

                Although, I REALLY like the Engl sound, so would probably get an Engl preamp anyway. I already have a Fireball amp head but if I get a rack then it would take up too much space. Everything has to fit on two 4x12 cabs side by side, and I already have a combo amp sitting on top of one of them.
                Originally Posted by Spacehog26


                Sonic Maximisers are...the musical equivalent
                of a turd polisher.




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                Originally Posted by lfrz93


                btw petejt,
                is that you in your avatar?









                Originally Posted by petejt







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                • #9
                  Are those the prices where your at? Ouch.


                  Yep, sad to say.
                  Originally Posted by Spacehog26


                  Sonic Maximisers are...the musical equivalent
                  of a turd polisher.




                  "This isn't 4chan you idiot"- anon.






                  Originally Posted by lfrz93


                  btw petejt,
                  is that you in your avatar?









                  Originally Posted by petejt







                  -----
                  My list of gear is here
                  Mesa/Boogie Mob

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                  • #10
                    I don't really need amp models, but I thought it'd help save some space rather than have a separate preamp.

                    Although, I REALLY like the Engl sound, so would probably get an Engl preamp anyway. I already have a Fireball amp head but if I get a rack then it would take up too much space. Everything has to fit on two 4x12 cabs side by side, and I already have a combo amp sitting on top of one of them.


                    with the digitech you can put your amp in the loop and use it for effects only and have the effects either before or after the amp head.

                    and you wont even need to get a rack preamp.... your head can be used! or you could just put the digitech in the loop of your amp and use the digitech as preamp while using the tube power section of your amp... that would be a sweet set up..... and no need to buy the other engl.

                    you can also set it up via the software that you use some of the digitech preamps on some settings and the engl preamp on other settings. this digitech is an awesomely versatile piece of equipment.

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                    • #11
                      I have two GSP1101s, they're really flexible. I've used them as a standalone preamp, with a head as a basic effects processor, direct for recording, with a head for w/d/w, and as part of a bigger rack system. I've not tried the Lex, but the GSP's a great bit of kit, really reliable. Considering they're only about $500US ($785AUS), or
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                      • #12
                        I have two GSP1101s, they're really flexible. I've used them as a standalone preamp, with a head as a basic effects processor, direct for recording, with a head for w/d/w, and as part of a bigger rack system. I've not tried the Lex, but the GSP's a great bit of kit, really reliable. Considering they're only about $500US ($785AUS), or
                        Originally Posted by Spacehog26


                        Sonic Maximisers are...the musical equivalent
                        of a turd polisher.




                        "This isn't 4chan you idiot"- anon.






                        Originally Posted by lfrz93


                        btw petejt,
                        is that you in your avatar?









                        Originally Posted by petejt







                        -----
                        My list of gear is here
                        Mesa/Boogie Mob

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                        • #13
                          hey petejt

                          I am in Perth also, I'm running a GSP1101 with a mesa 20/20 poweramp, absolutley love it !!!!

                          Go the GSP1101 for sure.

                          Also , dont pay the $1200 retail for it, prices here in Oz are bullsh*t

                          I bought mine on Ebay from a company called Gigasonic, ended up getting the Gsp1101 and the control2 footswitch shipped for about $750 (thats right
                          for both). Mind you this was when Aus$ was about $0.85US., but would still be way cheaper.

                          And dont be scared about warranty or whatever, mine had a small glitch about a month after I got it, and I just contacted Gigasonic and freighted it back to them and they sent it to Digitech and it got repaired. Cost me about $50 in freight.

                          The only thing you will have to get is a stepdown transformer, about $90 from Dick smith.

                          Sir riff

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                          • #14
                            ^^ G'day mate!

                            Are you north or south of the river?


                            I already do have a step-down transformer, I use it to run my Electro Harmonix and TC Electronic pedals that I bought from America. And my GCX Switcher & Switchblade once I finish off some other stuff.


                            I'm not ready to buy now, just can't afford it. Hopefully in a few months though, and hopefully the dollar rate will go up then. It's just that I saw the Lexicon in a shop one day and remembered seeing it there a few months ago, so it got me thinking. I was shocked at how much it cost. I'm hoping that when the Gmajor2 comes out in Australia they'll lower the prices on all the other rack effects to sell 'em off so there's plenty of room.


                            Where did you get your Mesa/Boogie 20/20 from? Locally, or overseas too?
                            Originally Posted by Spacehog26


                            Sonic Maximisers are...the musical equivalent
                            of a turd polisher.




                            "This isn't 4chan you idiot"- anon.






                            Originally Posted by lfrz93


                            btw petejt,
                            is that you in your avatar?









                            Originally Posted by petejt







                            -----
                            My list of gear is here
                            Mesa/Boogie Mob

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                            • #15
                              Im North of river.

                              got the 20/20 2nd hand off Ebay (240v model)


                              have you been working on the mines or something ?

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