Thoughts on Modern Pedal Boards

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Jfriley
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Thoughts on Modern Pedal Boards

Post by Jfriley » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:20 am

I've had my Mark V 35 almost three years now, I have the saturation mod installed and a pretty cool pedal board set up that I really love. I have the tone I've been chasing for years. My first few months with the amp were not as successful, but someone on here wisely told me to dump my 15-year-old Boss multi-effects board for real pedals and they were 100% correct.

Technology has come a long way though. Does anyone have experience with this new generation of amp modeling pedalboards? The Headrush or Line 6 Helix seems to be doing things the old Boss and Digitech multi-effects boards couldn't do. While I love the tone my Mark V gives me...I'm wondering how one of those new boards, hooked up in 4CM would sound.

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Re: Thoughts on Modern Pedal Boards

Post by Wayno » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:33 pm

Hi,

I run a gsp1101 with my 90w and she sings. Not the most feature packed unit but 1u rack space and very transparent. Used to run a gt8 and it sucked the life out of the amp. The gsp1101 does the few things I need it to very well.
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Re: Thoughts on Modern Pedal Boards

Post by flip33 » Wed May 01, 2019 12:36 am

I'd like to validate the GSP1101. Sure sounds good to me with Mark V25. Lots of control flexibility for tones and effects.
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Re: Thoughts on Modern Pedal Boards

Post by Wayno » Fri May 03, 2019 10:28 am

Yeah the GSP1101 really does sound good with the MARK 5. Granted, it's no AXEFX but what it does do it does very well. It can also be tweaked to run a modeled amp sim in parallel with the MARK 5 preamp so i get some really thick crunch tones! Happy days!!!
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(Mark V/V4 & V7 12AT7 Combo)

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GSP1101

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Jackson Dinky XL with Duncan designed???
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Re: Thoughts on Modern Pedal Boards

Post by Voron » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:33 am

I was using a Fractal AX8 in 4 cable with my MarkV:25 and it was very cool, but recently switched back to a classic pedalboard and a switcher and it sounds way more clear and responsive. Take in consideration that Fractal is better in converters and overall transparency than Line6 and Headrush units (tested them side by side).

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Re: Thoughts on Modern Pedal Boards

Post by ned » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:17 pm

I have a GSP1101 that I used direct to the board when playing live, great unit.

Recently I got the Line 6 HX Effects. Super easy to program and it replaced my midi controller as well. Using it 7 cable maybe... in front of the amp and sending wet effects to a separate power amp in the WDW rig. Does everything I need plus change channels on the amp and selecting patches on my H9 - and bypassing the H9 as well.

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