From Winter Namm -- New Affordable Modeler?

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  1. Rollin Hand

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    It looks like a Chinese knockoff of the Line 6 Helix. If it is any good it may find a market, but my feeling on modeling is that there is a very narrow margin between good and don’t bother.
     
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    The good news is that it has a GREAT set of HW inside 4 SHARC CPUs

    bad news is they started "pre sales" in Aug and haven't shipped yet

    worse news? no retail presence in the US YET, BUT

    That leaves all the middling stuff - pre sale price was $599

    MSRP is $900

    given that the MSRP is so rarely adhered to cost is a GUESS

    POSSIBLE NEWS - They had a big presence at the guitar show in Orlando ast year. o MAYBE by 2nd week in feb Ill have something to report (show got moved back, too many gun/cat and reptile shows in 18.....
     
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    amazon gas the ge200 for $399
     
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    It's got a long way to go to win me away from the Helix. Then again, it's not at the same price point, either.
     
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    Thanks @Rollin Hand

    I do like modelling pedals (amps/effects). Nowadays there are more names than before, and different flavors to almost suite anyone.

    I haven´t tried any, I´ve just watched lots of youtube videos and read lots of reviews, and I´ve narrowed my options to four: Digitech RP500, Boss ME80, Digitech RP360XP, and Digitech RP1000, in that order.

    Mooer and Nux have interesting units, but lack some features I´d want/need.

    Of course, I´m not in position to get any of those, but those are my options, feature and price wise.

    Regarding that GE300, it looks interesting, but the price is well away of what I´d be willing to pay.
     
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    It all depends on price for me. For eaxple, there is/was an Axe Fx Ultra for sale near me for $800. That is a tad rich for my blood for older tech. Now if this could match it for, say, $500, I would be interested.

    I don't use modelers enough to make a big money rig like a Fractal or a Kemper worthwhile.

    EDIT: I should also add that my Eleven Rack is still working fine for me.
     
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    I tried the GE-200 here in Bangkok and it was not too bad. I thought the models in the Zoom G3n were more authentic (I really only use clean with slight breakup tones mostly).

    I actually bought a Mooer PE 100 handheld Unit just for some effects and while it pales in comparison to a floor pedal based solution....for thr $40 bucks I paid for it the effects are pretty decent and it is very portable. I'll likely carry it with me on all trips just to test out Guitars if I see something I like.
     
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    I've looked at a lot of these Units and while my first choice would have been a Zoom G3N (based upon previously owning a G3 which was stellar), they crippled it and made it exponentially more difficult than its predecessor, even if the models have improved.


    The Digitech Rp360 seems to have all the basics for what I need now but I am reluctant to buy what amounts to tech that is several years old...I keep waiting for some new issue before I jump in. But if I get one of those 15% Ebay coupons when I am back in the States...it's a no brainer.
     
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    I think those RP360 units are a good all in one package. Yes, they are old by now, but they seem to do the job well for bedroom players like us. Nevertheless, I´m curious about Digitech coming out with a new RP500/1000 style pedal. Being as good as they are, I do think they could use a renovation process.
     
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