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The GT-8 + Power Engine combo got a tryout in rehearsal last night. Verdict: thumbs up. It was sorta touch and go with levels and patches for a first try, so I don’t think I’ll be using it at tomorrow night’s show, but with some tweaking I think it’ll be a big improvement.

The 60 watt Power Engine puts out more than enough juice to keep up. At only half gain it’s as loud or maybe louder than I ever got my Delta Blues 210 up to (my loudness demands are not very high).

The biggest difference is the amount of tone control available. It’s wonderful and horrifying at the same time — so many choices! Also there’s a fair amount of difference between what the tones sound like at whatever level I can manage in my house and band levels. That’ll take some adjustment — as well as probably me sitting in the garage diddling with settings and being eaten by mosquitos.

Posted on - September 6, 2007 [at] 8:24 pm by Brad
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chronicon on GT-8 & Power Engine success
October 5, 2007 at 8:51 pm

Ah, the GT-8. The options are endless but sadly the price keeps it from my grasp.

So I am stuck with my little GNX2. It wasn’t long after that purchase that I came to feel that the presets were generally useless for the most part.

The saving grace for the GNX2 was finding someone on-line who really knew how to put together realistic sounding amp models for it–MFX Supermodels. I took the chance on the basic set offered for the GNX2 and it made all the difference in the world. Turned a toy into something musically useful. I don’t think they produce patches for the GT-8 but from what I have read & seen the GT-8 is the end-all, be-all of guitar effects processors anyway.


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