Guitar Modelers, which one and why?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by jfavela, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    If possible would you rate the following: Boss GT-8, Line 6 PodXT Live, Vox Tonelab SE, Johnson J-station

    Im after the most, like anyone else is, I guess. The most/nicest clean and distortion sounds. Think AudioSlave/System of a Down crunch.
    Think Gavin DeGraw/Cold Play clean/ambient sounds.

    If possible give any pros/cons to look out/listen for.

    You people rock. Look forward to your replies.

    :? :wink:
  2. tonybran

    tonybran Guest

    Gt-8 is pretty impressive...lotttttts of features, boss keeps improving on the GT series......ive heard good things about line 6 as well, cant comment on the rest, not familiar with them
  3. Digger

    Digger Guest

    In terms of Software I love working Amplitube for it's simplcitiy and outstanding amp models. I have played songs with Amplitube Guitar sounds where the guitar player compliments the guitar sound. I also own Guitar Rig which is way more robust but I don't like it as much and it is an absolute pig on my CPU. Hope that helps.
  4. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    A lot of the decision comes down to personal preference. They are all great products and you could be happy with any of them.

    My opinion:

    Boss GT-8 - lots of features, decent sound quality
    Line 6 Pod XT - best sound quality/versatility out of the bunch
    Tonelab SE - great sound quality, not as many options/features
    Johnson J-station - great product, but no support

    I'll rank them in the order I'd choose them (personally, sound quality is top priority)

    1) Line 6 Pod XT Live
    2) Vox Tonelab SE
    3) Boss GT-8
    4) Johnson J-station

    Good Luck,
  5. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    I liked the up to date overdriven tones in the VOX unit. They have some nice bite and good sustain. Some fuzzier ones were good too. Didn't care for the clean tones.

    The J-Station does the best old school tones, clean and driven Blackface and JCM800 tones are my favs in that box. Touch dynamic like they should be. Had to do some tweaking to get there.

    Didn't spend too much time with anything else except the Behringer V-Amp, which I returned for a refund after a few days.
  6. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    I have a Line 6 Pod.
    I can't wait until I get a real amp. (a tube one)
    The modelers are fun and creative, but for sounds like AudioSlave and System of a down...IMHO you need a Marshall head.
    The Line 6 sounds like a toy.
    I can say that because I own one.
    I still funk around with it, but it has major limitations for anyone looking to recreate "analog" tube drive.
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