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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Roland VG-88 ver2.0 vs. Line 6 POD XT PRO

I got a GT3 now but it is not doing justice to my JEM 7vwh! i plug it to the return of my marshall vs102r (i use it as a power amp only) now i wana upgrade to get a better tone! what is ur advice?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-30-2003, 07:12 AM
 
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for better tone... buy a better all valve amp.. or, in response to your question about the two units, the VG88 doesnt give you any tone at all, its a midi based system, and highly useful in many situations for having range to a huge array of sounds and being able to use it as a guitar to midi convertor, but it essential turns your guitar into a MIDI keyboard, it is is not a multi effects processor like the GT-3 or the POD, if you want good tone, i wouldnt recomend a pod either, id get a couple keeley pedals , the combination of the keeley MT-2 twilight zone and the DS-1 ultra can get any lead sound or rythem sound you want, with great tone and response.
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I was willing to buy a JCM2000 or a Peavey 5150. but these amps are too heavy to carry, i know Digtial preamp emulations arent as good as the real thing, but i could sacrifice this for the easier transportation.
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Go for the Line6, they really are very good (and I'm not just saying that because I always do )
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The VG-88 is a modelling system, but works in a fundamentally different way from other modelling effects and amp systems, because it uses the Roland GK pickup to enable modelling of guitars, pickups, tunings, microphones, amps, etc.

To use the VG system, you either have to get a new guitar that has a Roland GK pickup installed, or you have to add the GK pickup to your existing guitar.

The GT3 is essentially just a collection of stomp boxes in one unit. And you're running into a solid-state amp. I'd say go for a better effects unit and a better amp. (Solid-state Marshalls are hit-and-miss... some sound really great, others don't.)
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Go for the Line6, they really are very good (and I'm not just saying that because I always do )
indeed they are unfortunately my rig cant do it any justice (havin to play it thru a combo amp)

hence why i put it back in the box and want to sell it (so its neeeeeeew)
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the VG88 doesnt give you any tone at all, its a midi based system, and highly useful in many situations for having range to a huge array of sounds and being able to use it as a guitar to midi convertor, but it essential turns your guitar into a MIDI keyboard
Erm, no. That's the GR-33 you're thinking of.

The VG-88 is a guitar modelling box that also has amp modelling (updated versions of the GT-6 amp models) and FX. To use the amp modelling (and the various synthy sounds - all Moog/FM style) you need a hex-pickup equipped guitar, as Mr Wilson says. To use the amp models and FX you just need an ordinary guitar - there's a 1/4" input too.

I've not heard the POD in question, but I do think the VG-88's amp models are very good with appropriate amplification.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2003, 02:52 PM
 
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I've just aqcuired a pod-xt pro, it's nice, and for someone who is a line6-phobic I am really liking it...
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d'ohhhhh!!!!!!!!! you coulda gotten mine new for cheaper man!

curse me for not bumping that classified enough
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 05:25 PM
 
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well, i didn't actually pay anything for it :/
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 09:17 PM
 
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Re: Roland VG-88 ver2.0 vs. Line 6 POD XT PRO

i own a vg-88 and you dont need a hex pixkup for the amp and effect tones u oonly need a hex pickup to change the tuning guitar tone what pickup is used (yes it can turn your 6 string into a evil sounding drop a tuning or any tuning yo ucan name but only with the hex pickup) so for the ampo sounds and effects u do not need a hex pickup
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