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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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G-major vs G-force.

Does it worth to pay the (big) difference inb price between this two? All i heard from the g-major is good.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 01:27 PM
 
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I have the G-Major and a friend of mine has the G-Force... The G-Force is significantly more configurable than the G-Major, and the smart harmonist on the G-Force is a lot more sophisticated than the limited capabilities of the G-Major, but for the most part the two units sound equally good - at least, we can't hear a difference and we've done some casual comparing... I find that the only thing the G-Major lacks is a "configurable" master volume (setting your volume so that the pedal sweep goes from 100% to 80% volume over the first half of the pedal's travel, and then runs down from 80% - zero volume over the last half of the pedal's travel, for example) Anyway, as nice as the G-Force is, I don't think I'd use what it offers over the G-Major enough to justify the added cost... I'm very happy with my G-Major (but Greg's very happy with his G-Force, as well)
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Maybe I'm a "golden ear" or something, but the reverbs in the G-Force sounded MUCH more natural to me. Reverbs and delays are only 2 effects I use all the time. Harmonizer is cool. Compressor is USABLE (!!!). Five-band parametric is good, too. Freeform routing is a very powerful thing for those who know how to use it. I haven't yet tapped into the external controllability features, but what I know from the manual, you can control everything, everywhere in the chain.

I think T.C. Electronic demo CDs reflect the difference pretty good.

On top of all that you can spend $100 and get Steve's presets.

If you ask me whether all the additional stuff I got is worth 2 times the money I paid for G-Major, I'd say yes. If you have an extra $400, buy the G-Force (I bought mine for $800). If you don't - G-Major will do it for you until there's a need for those additional features (most notably, compressor and harmonizer) or until your ears grow sophisticated in reverbs.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 01:33 AM
 
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Or do what I did... get a G-Major and Digitech IPS-33 pitch shifter, get all the FX with intelligent pitch shifting, and still come out several hundred dollars ahead.

I really like the G-Major--I recognize that it may not have as many tweakable parameters, but I'd rather keep it simple these days. I think the chorus and delays are great, flange & phaser are okay. I rarely use the G-Major reverb any more (prefer the spring reverb in my combo), but when I was using it with my Triaxis I thought it was pretty good. Has some pretty nice autowah/filter sounds, too.

Overall, for the money, I still think the G-Major is a great value. MIDI programmability is pretty good for a mid-range unit, has a nice display, and controls are generally well laid out.

--B
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