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  • #16
    Im North of river.

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


    have you been working on the mines or something ?



    Yep I was in the Pilbara for two years. Then this economic crash came
    Apart from the flies, I miss it.


    Hopefully I'll be back there soon.
    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







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    • #17
      I had issues with the lag in switching between presets on the MPX.
      The GSP1101 is a great unit - especially being able to split up the unit to have some effects before your amp and some after...only downfall of the GSP1101 is that if you use an external amp in the loop of it - the noise gate comes BEFORE the loop, so if you have a noisy amp or preamp, the gate in the 1101 won't help you at all -- some people don't mind, but to a lot of people that want that functionality - it's a show stopper.
      Digitech had promised a firmware update to allow the gate to be moved; but they have failed to deliver. HOWEVER, there is an unofficial firmware update available for it that not only allows the gate to be moved, but also gives you more effects, amps and cabinets...awesome unit... I parted with mine once after I got my AxeFX thinking I wouldn't miss it...but quickly obtained another because it's just a great little unit.
      Jim Rodgers
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      http://www.r3fx.com
      jim@r3fx.com
      Custom built pedals and mods. Ask me about Line 6 mods!

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      • #18
        How reliable are the unoffical firmware updates.

        Im picking up a 1101 in a few weeks and the control 2 also. Im just gonna build a small rack with a SS poweramp and probably a 1x12 cabinet just for bedroom jamming.

        I dont wanna blow up my unit if i grab something im not supposed to

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        • #19
          How reliable are the unofficial firmware updates

          ...and if they are fairly reliable, where would one find them?
          Every time the server crashed over the last ten years, my post count got wiped out...

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          • #20
            I just bought a new GSP 1101 on eBay for $374 USD from an authorized dealer who will ship to Australia. Unless my currency converter is screwed up, that's $575 Australian dollars, no?

            Here's a link to his auction...


            Should be close to that. Is the rate currently $0.68 US cents per Aussie Dollar?
            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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            • #21
              I had issues with the lag in switching between presets on the MPX.


              That bothered me before, but I'm think now if it's really such an issue when run alongside a dry sound.
              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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              • #22
                get the GSP...it sounds great and is very easy to setup and operate. i use the 4-cable method with my elmwood modena and it sounds great. i can setup preset for FX only, slip in a clean model, or even an OD pedal in front of my elmwood...great design!!!

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                • #23
                  get the GSP...it sounds great and is very easy to setup and operate. i use the 4-cable method with my elmwood modena and it sounds great. i can setup preset for FX only, slip in a clean model, or even an OD pedal in front of my elmwood...great design!!!


                  Any clips?


                  If so are they on http://www.netmusicians.org ?
                  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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                  • #24
                    you can check out www.lowmansjoe.com

                    there are 3 tunes on the website from our CD.

                    again, i use pretty minimal FX...and none of the modeling in the GSP. i only use it for FX.

                    you can also search for "low man's joe" on itunes.

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                    • #25
                      I've had my GSP1101 for a year. It is fabulous. Get the Control 2 floor unit, and you can set it up how you like it.

                      Sometimes at home, I don't want to turn my amp on, so I bought a nice headphone set. Very good sound into the headphone, and less annoying for the family. (Or for some people, neighbors).

                      I use it with a Mesa Boogie Mark III head and 2x12 cab. I use the 4 cable method (4CM) because I can get my original amp tone if I want. To tell you the truth, I like the modeled sounds too for some variety.

                      With the control 2, I have set up the "control" switch as a solo boost. On various patches, I set it up to include delay, reverb, an effect, modeled distortion pedal, EQ change, or wah. One push, and viola! It is seamless too. No abrupt changes because the delay and reverb spill over to the next patch smoothly before stopping.

                      I like the ducking delay function. I set up my delays so that when my playing gets busy, the delay is diminished. This offers a less mushy sound if I want a less mushy sound.

                      Many people do not like reverb because they have never heard good reverb. These are Lexicon reverbs and do what I want them to do.

                      I love the GSP1101.

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                      • #26
                        Well, at least for six months I'm putting all gear purchases on hold. This recession is gutting me worse than a dolphin caught in a ship propeller.
                        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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                        • #27
                          I don't really need amp models, but I thought it'd help save some space rather than have a separate preamp.


                          If you don't need the amp models why are you looking at this? This unit played through a pair of power engines is amazing. If you're not going to use the amp models/cabinet sims you should be looking at something else.
                          I put my pants on just like the rest of you - one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records.

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                          • #28
                            If you don't need the amp models why are you looking at this? This unit played through a pair of power engines is amazing. If you're not going to use the amp models/cabinet sims you should be looking at something else.


                            Not necessarily. It's a great effects processor in its own right. I don't often use the amp models at all, but I have two GSPs in my rig that get used all the time for effects.
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                            • #29
                              Not necessarily. It's a great effects processor in its own right. I don't often use the amp models at all, but I have two GSPs in my rig that get used all the time for effects.

                              Spacehog is probably right about this. Over the last couple of years I've had Digitech GNX400(guitar) and VX400(vocals). They both were very flexible but also VERY thin sounding. Their higher end stuff like what you are looking at should be a MUCH better sounding product. My favorite guitar processor EVER was a Digitech GSP2101 that someone stole from me in 2001. At that time it was STILL(circa 1994) an awesome FX machine. I've played through a LOT of FX units since then but few could match it for certain THICK sounds.

                              The biggest thing to me about buying either of these(besides the sound) is the ease of programmability using the computer. I assume that the Digitech and Lexicon both can be programmed extensively using the computer as a graphic user interface. It's much easier for me to program my patches and patch lists/order via a large screen versus twiddling with knobs and buttons while navigating through layer after layer of submenus. Good luck! They are both great boxes.
                              I put my pants on just like the rest of you - one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records.

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                              • #30
                                I had the GSP for a while, but could never really dig it... just didn't feel right. It was my first modeler though, so I might just not be used to it.

                                Andy

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