Anyone have experience with both?
The orig plan was to get a gmajor2, but the lack of a footswitch = need a midi controller, + a rack to hold it = broken budget. 11rack, axefx, etc etc are all well out of my price range as well.
Frankly, even the Even the hd500 is a bit steep for me. I'm trying to stay under 300 if at all possible.
I'm looking for 'live' use primarily, and while recording outs would be a 'nice to have' it's not a must have for me. delay, reverb and some chorus would be nice. that's all i'm really after.
both units seem to offer a ton of flexibility and have quick access to presets. the m13 might be better here with the 'scenes' feature or whatever its called.
Ultimately, i'll probably make 3 or so presets, something like:
a clean preset: a little shimmer and some verb
a high gain preset: noise gate, maybe a bit of compressor.
a solo preset on the high gain base: add delay/verb/boost
that will cover 98% of any tones i'll ever use when i'm not just 'messing around'.
I'll continue to use my bad monkey and gstring (currently in the fx loop, but will move to the pedal loop only) stomps in front, and likely throw whichever unit in the loop, so the gate is important to me to quiet the amp noise down and the drive/distortions of the unit won't be important at all as they won't be used in the loop (bad monkey + amp gain = fine)
Can either control amp channel changes via std TR cable? It would be cool to have it be able to change amp channel with 1 stomp from clean to lead without having to mess with the amp. I'm currently using a signal flex basic switcher as i don't have the amp's orig foot switch (2ch dual recto)
I'm open to other suggestions as well in the 300 price range. I'm hoping to sell my keeley 4-knob comp and modded ts-7 to fund the majority of this purchase, so i really can't go much above 3 bills. I currently have no rack gear at all, so consider a case/etc in the price point for anything like that.
I had a TC Nova:
NGD: TC Nova System
I liked it, and ended up selling it mostly because I wanted a Rack unit. My only gripe with it is that it's a tad cumbersome to program, but once you have your stuff dialed in it's a non-issue. It sounds great, and is built like a tank.