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    Anyone use these?

    I am thinking of getting the Blues Drive Classic, Pro Chorus, Pro Delay, Sweet Sparkle Comp as the basis of my pedal board. Any thoughts would be great.

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    Line 6 M9 or m13 ???

    Some videos:

    M13
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVE308yT7tE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYsjeyWrvuQ

    M9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV-pHZRydxw

    Not affiliated in any way but I have the M9...its works great for me.

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    I suppose I can understand why the M13 is $500, but why is the M9 $400!? Damn that is expensive! I have always liked the inovation that Line 6 have come out with (Echo Park, etc.), and the great sound they produce, but wow, are they proud of their stuff.

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    It seems (by the look and by posts on other forums) that the GFS pedals are re-branded BiYang (sold mostly on eBay) pedals. The price/feature point on them is very attractive. I have been tempted on several occations to buy one (BiYang) from a seller on eBay, but never did. The one that caught my eye the most was one that had a user-replaceable op amp chip (thru a hatch on the bottom), and even came with several different ones, including a 4558 "Tube Screamer" chip. Let us know if you take the plunge on one of them.

    By the way, my pedal collection includes some Behringer stompers, which also have a very nice price/feature point.

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    You know Dean at first I thought 500 bucks thats alot for a pedal board,but think about it a good pedal is over 100 bucks each and (I have the M13) this has more than I will use,I haven't even put a bent in this puppy yet and I feel I saved over 500 bucks by buying it.Sumi

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    We've been through that discussion...lol

    check:

    http://www.thefret.net/showthread.php?t=14063
    http://www.thefret.net/showthread.php?t=13090
    http://www.thefret.net/showthread.php?t=8090

    If you search for M9 or M13 there's all kinds of info on the fret.

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    Just as a reminder, our thread starter here was asking about the GFS pedals, not the Line 6 multi-effects modelers.

    I'm not personally familiar with the GFS pedals, which definitely appear to be rebranded BiYang pedals. Plenty of sound clips available on the GFS site, though. Certainly nicely priced. No idea what the build quality is like. You might want to rummage through the Harmony Central reviews and see how people like 'em.
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    my apologies.... I have no experience with the GFS pedals, maybe someone else?

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Regarding the Line6 products, besides my Blues Junior, I also have a Line 6 Spider Jam and love that amp too. I have been looking over the M3 and M9 and I think I would jump on those if I felt I needed or wanted a larger number of pedals.

    I believe that what I need at the moment for my style (blues and classic rock) and level (self taught playing for three years) is a bluesy distortion pedal, delay, possibly a comp (I am trying to understand exactly what they do) and a tuner, although the tuner does not have to be a pedal, could be something like an intelitouch.

    I don't gig and have no plans on making a living or charging to play anywhere, so I don't want to spend a ton of money, this is what first drew me to the GFS pedals.

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    Under the category of inexpensive "bluesy distortion pedal" options, I would strongly recommend you considering either of these:


    Both are good sounding overdrives and excellent values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duhvoodooman
    Just as a reminder, our thread starter here was asking about the GFS pedals, not the Line 6 multi-effects modelers.

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    Sorry voodoo, got a little carried away.

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    No problem, guys--we all wander off topic here from time to time. Just trying to make sure the original question got some attention....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanEVO_Dude
    Sorry voodoo, got a little carried away.
    I had no problem with the deviation either, although I appreciate Voodoo's intervention. I actually welcome alternate opionions especially when I am seeking advice that seems to be zeroing in on a specific ending.

    Even though I am a Line6 amp owner, I had not considered other options from their product line. In fact, the post made me see if I could run my Spider Jam into my Blues Junior and use the effects on board the Spider Jam along with my FBV Shortboard.

    The only way I can see doing it easily would be to use the headphone out on the Spider Jam. Is this possible? I can't seem to find any information on doing that. Then again, all that would acomplish is move the Spider Jam tone from it's speaker to the BJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose
    I had no problem with the deviation either, although I appreciate Voodoo's intervention. I actually welcome alternate opionions especially when I am seeking advice that seems to be zeroing in on a specific ending.

    Even though I am a Line6 amp owner, I had not considered other options from their product line. In fact, the post made me see if I could run my Spider Jam into my Blues Junior and use the effects on board the Spider Jam along with my FBV Shortboard.

    The only way I can see doing it easily would be to use the headphone out on the Spider Jam. Is this possible? I can't seem to find any information on doing that. Then again, all that would acomplish is move the Spider Jam tone from it's speaker to the BJ
    Well, that is an interesting idea... Typically, the way you use part (preamp) of one amp with part (power amp) of another is thru an effects loop, somtimes called line-in and line-out (such as on my Hughes & Kettner). There might be an impedance miss-match using a headphone output into an instrument input. Alass, I am no expert, though I have put the line-out on my H & K into my Marshall... didn't like the tone much, though.

    If budget is your concern, Behringer makes many, many stompers modeled after more famous incarnations with low pricing. I personally have the VP1 (Small Stone Phaser clone), EM600 (Echo Park clone), PH9 (Phase 90 clone), and have had the TM300 (Sansamp GT-2 clone), UM300 (Ultra Metal clone), and DM100 (DS1/Distortion+/Rat clone). The BiYang/GFS pedals are more robust (made from metal instead of plastic) and feature "true-bypass" and all, so it kinda makes them a little more attractive due to the durability. Plus, with the "generic" form factor the cases have, if you "grow out of it", you can alway gut it and make something else with all the build-your-owns available out there (I personally like Tonepad.com). Just some thoughts...

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