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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi dudes (and dudettes lol :P), hope ur all well. This question has been bugging me as my uncle bought a GT 8 for himself a short while back and I have an ME 50- we have had many discussions involving the two. What I'm asking is- is the GT8 really so much better than the ME 50? Would using the GT8 have an affect on the clarity of a sound as there's alot more 'cable' and chips that the sound has to travel through? Is the distortion hundreds of leaps ahead of the ME 50? I think you get where I'm going hehe, please help dudes . All the best.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 01:31 AM
 
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Re: Boss GT8-Boss ME 50

As I understand it, the primary difference is that the ME-50 doesn't do any modeling, so it's better in my book because I already have a killer sounding amp, I just want some effects to run in the loop.
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The GT-8 is miles ahead of the ME-50 for the sole reason that it has more effects than the ME-50. As far as the clarity is concerned, you can run the GT-8 in the loop as well and the quality of your sound won't be degraded.

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/\ yeah. the gt-8 has so many more effects and some really cool features. i have a gt-8 and love it. the effects sound killer and it has saved me hundreds than buiying the single pedals. i don't generally use the modelling, but it's still pretty good to fool around with
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/\ yeah. the gt-8 has so many more effects and some really cool features. i have a gt-8 and love it. the effects sound killer and it has saved me hundreds than buiying the single pedals. i don't generally use the modelling, but it's still pretty good to fool around with
I love my GT 8 too - pretty much every effect you could ever want !! It's easier to use than it looks too

You can pick them up new for £249 in the UK now - Bargain !!!!
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i got mine on a bargain for $400... not bad... i tried to get a 2 foot cable thrown in free lol , the guy wouldn't do it!
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The GT-8 allows complete control of literally every aspect of an effects sound. It is far more versatile than the ME-50. I'm not a multi-effects fan myself; but as someone who has owned both, I would strongly recommend the GT-8 over the ME-50.
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Re: Boss GT8-Boss ME 50

I just bought an ME-50 after having played a GT-8 in a local shop. I'm sort of a hobby player - and the ME-50 is loads of fun. I just didn't want to spend the extra cash for the GT-8 and the time fiddling with all it's possibilities. I'm sure the GT-8 sounds better, and has infinitely more possibilities, but the ME-50 sounds good and is a lot of fun to play around with. If I was playing gigs all the time I'd pick up a GT-8 though after playing around with the ME-50 for a while. I'm loving the "hold" setting - where you loop two seconds of playing and then play over top of it. I'm sure the GT-8 gives you, like 4 seconds though.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 09:22 PM
 
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the gt-8 doersn't have a "hold" setting
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so if the me50 isnt an amp modelor, what is it.. the sounds of a bunch of boss pedals in one?? i always thought they were just a simpler version of the gt
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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I read somewhere that the ME-50 is a bunch of Boss pedals in one- I'd agree too. It's great too coz u can save effect combos to different patches in its memory lol sounds pretty n00by but I don't take really handy things like that for granted! I love the ME-50- I'm gona ask my uncle to bring his GT-8 wen he visits- I'll definatly post my opinions after we've compared them thoroughly !
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Jonny,

I'm sure your uncle knows this already but, there's some free software out there for GT-8 owners that allows them to plug it into their computer and edit their patches just like the GT-Pro. Although the software is third party (not a Boss officially licensed software), it gives you more flexibility to edit and create patches like the GT-Pro.

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Jonny,

I'm sure your uncle knows this already but, there's some free software out there for GT-8 owners that allows them to plug it into their computer and edit their patches just like the GT-Pro. Although the software is third party (not a Boss officially licensed software), it gives you more flexibility to edit and create patches like the GT-Pro.

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You'll to connect your GT8 to your computure via a MIDI interface. Check out www.bossgtcentral.com for the software
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The GT-8 is miles ahead of the ME-50 for the sole reason that it has more effects than the ME-50. As far as the clarity is concerned, you can run the GT-8 in the loop as well and the quality of your sound won't be degraded.

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That's really only semi-true. Not all loops are created equal, so definitely putting the GT8 in some loops will cause a lot of tone suck from the amp's sound. Put out front though, the GT8 is a great unit. I'm not sure how the GT8 handles the 4 cable method, but I assume it would be great right into a PA as well. If I weren't so busy these days I'd sell my XTL and get one myself.
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teh gt-8 was made for the 4 cable method and to run into a PA. so it sounds best in a PA
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