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post Jul 2 2010, 02:39 PM
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Hello everyone...i want to just get straight to the point. I have a Line 6 spider 4 75w amplifier and i do not use it a lot. therefore, i plan to sell it away and buy either a boss me 50 or 70 and plan to just use it through my 10 watt amplifier which only has bass, middle and treble equalizers...is it a good idea to do so? I heard that the the boss me processors are easy to use, that is why i plan to buy them. I would be glad to hear your views or opinions on this. I am currently using an Ibanez rg 370dx and have been practicing a lot of lead playing recently(hopefully this information helps). Recommendation of other gears will also be useful to me...thanks in advance! biggrin.gif
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post Jul 2 2010, 05:20 PM
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ME-70 is great for the money, here are a couple reviews from our knowledge base:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Boss_ME-70
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...-70_Mini_Review


That 10Watt amp you are planning to use along with it, is it any good?
If the amp is not good (decent speaker & cleans) it won't matter what you plug into it, it won't sound good.

I'd suggest you get an amp with a 12'' speaker and nice cleans to run a ME unit through.


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post Jul 2 2010, 05:38 PM
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Have you considered line6 pod xt instead?


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post Jul 3 2010, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jul 2 2010, 04:20 PM) *
ME-70 is great for the money, here are a couple reviews from our knowledge base:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Boss_ME-70
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...-70_Mini_Review


That 10Watt amp you are planning to use along with it, is it any good?
If the amp is not good (decent speaker & cleans) it won't matter what you plug into it, it won't sound good.

I'd suggest you get an amp with a 12'' speaker and nice cleans to run a ME unit through.


Hi fran...thanks for replying...my 10-watt amplifier is actually an ESP amp which comes with the ESP M-10 guitar i bought (my first guitar). It comes in a package with the amp....I'm not sure what speakers they use but the cleans seem to sound okay (not sure how a good amp sounds like)...but the overdrive channel sounds "dry" if i'm not using any pedals or effects...so again do u think i should sell off my Line 6 spider 4 75 watt to get an ME-70? and any suggestions on alternative ways to use the ME-70 or maybe i should get another decent amp to use it with? Thanks a lot Fran, i appreciate it...

QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Jul 2 2010, 04:38 PM) *
Have you considered line6 pod xt instead?

Hi Vasilije, thanks for replying...i heard that the line 6 pod xt is more expensive? Some also said that it does not sound good live...From reviews i've seen, the boss ME-50 or 70 seems to be easier to use and more affordable. And i'm looking for just a decent processer to practice, bring it to jamming sessions or small gigs and hopefully get a nice tone for lead practicing. Thanks in advance man... really appreciate if u have any suggestions regarding other equipments etc. biggrin.gif
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post Jul 3 2010, 11:26 AM
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For practice you can also use ME-70 through any speakers or even headphones, I plug it into 2.1 laptop speakers or a Hi-FI system when I travel, depending on what I have wherever I go and it sounds really good. Turn on the amp simulation on ME-70 when you do so, and switch it off if you use it with an amp.


Pod-XT is really good too, and it can be used to record through USB.



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It depends what you want to do with your gear. If you don't plan to play in studio, or play some gigs, then selling that 75W amp is a good option. However, if you do plan to play rehearsals and gigs, selliing it wouldn't be that bad.

If you plan to practice at home, that 10W amp seems like a good choice. But, perhaps you will have ambition to record yourself. I used to play at home on an amp, now I use only software. If you ask me, I would invest in decent 2.1 PC speakers (if you have one already - great), and some decent audio card. Then you can use all effects you want and still make it sound good. Software came a long way, and sounds pretty good now.

Getting ME70 seems like a good choice too. It is a good device, and you can definitely make a nice smooth lead sound on it with some tweaking. I think it's a great device to have, and tool for every musician. It can potentially have multiple purposes. My advice is to get one, play with it, and see if in the near future you would like to shift towards PC modeling software sound (if the goal is to play guitar at home, and record it).


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post Jul 4 2010, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jul 3 2010, 10:26 AM) *
For practice you can also use ME-70 through any speakers or even headphones, I plug it into 2.1 laptop speakers or a Hi-FI system when I travel, depending on what I have wherever I go and it sounds really good. Turn on the amp simulation on ME-70 when you do so, and switch it off if you use it with an amp.


Pod-XT is really good too, and it can be used to record through USB.

Hiya fran...thanks again for the help man...i think i'll save up to get an Me-70...i have seen ME-50 being used live just yesterday in a gig and sounds awesome! I'm sure the me-70 will fit the bill.. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Fran @ Jul 3 2010, 10:26 AM) *
For practice you can also use ME-70 through any speakers or even headphones, I plug it into 2.1 laptop speakers or a Hi-FI system when I travel, depending on what I have wherever I go and it sounds really good. Turn on the amp simulation on ME-70 when you do so, and switch it off if you use it with an amp.


Pod-XT is really good too, and it can be used to record through USB.

Hiya fran...thanks again for the help man...i think i'll save up to get an Me-70...i have seen ME-50 being used live just yesterday in a gig and sounds awesome! I'm sure the me-70 will fit the bill.. biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jul 3 2010, 03:05 PM) *
It depends what you want to do with your gear. If you don't plan to play in studio, or play some gigs, then selling that 75W amp is a good option. However, if you do plan to play rehearsals and gigs, selliing it wouldn't be that bad.

If you plan to practice at home, that 10W amp seems like a good choice. But, perhaps you will have ambition to record yourself. I used to play at home on an amp, now I use only software. If you ask me, I would invest in decent 2.1 PC speakers (if you have one already - great), and some decent audio card. Then you can use all effects you want and still make it sound good. Software came a long way, and sounds pretty good now.

Getting ME70 seems like a good choice too. It is a good device, and you can definitely make a nice smooth lead sound on it with some tweaking. I think it's a great device to have, and tool for every musician. It can potentially have multiple purposes. My advice is to get one, play with it, and see if in the near future you would like to shift towards PC modeling software sound (if the goal is to play guitar at home, and record it).

Thanks ivan for the help...i really appreciate it...i think i'll buy an ME-70 after seeing the me-50 being used live... About selling the 75 watt amp, i'm not sure yet. Just one question, i'm currently using a macbook with logic to record my music, i can just connect the me-70 straight to the macbook to record right (with logic)? and at the same time use a headphone to hear myself play?
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QUOTE (badfingers93 @ Jul 4 2010, 05:53 PM) *
Just one question, i'm currently using a macbook with logic to record my music, i can just connect the me-70 straight to the macbook to record right (with logic)? and at the same time use a headphone to hear myself play?


ME-70 can't record through USB, which means that unless your sound card is great (and 99% aren't great enough) you'll have huge latency problems when you record (you'll hear what you play with a huge delay while you record).

That's why many use a USB sound card such as a Pod Studio or POD XT/X3 to record, because those have a very low latency.


Edit: Just noticed you say you are currently recording using your mac, so I guess you don't have latency even without a USB interface. ME-70 should work fine to record too then smile.gif

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QUOTE (badfingers93 @ Jul 4 2010, 05:53 PM) *
Hiya fran...thanks again for the help man...i think i'll save up to get an Me-70...i have seen ME-50 being used live just yesterday in a gig and sounds awesome! I'm sure the me-70 will fit the bill.. biggrin.gif


Hiya fran...thanks again for the help man...i think i'll save up to get an Me-70...i have seen ME-50 being used live just yesterday in a gig and sounds awesome! I'm sure the me-70 will fit the bill.. biggrin.gif


Thanks ivan for the help...i really appreciate it...i think i'll buy an ME-70 after seeing the me-50 being used live... About selling the 75 watt amp, i'm not sure yet. Just one question, i'm currently using a macbook with logic to record my music, i can just connect the me-70 straight to the macbook to record right (with logic)? and at the same time use a headphone to hear myself play?


Glad if I could help. As Fran said, there is no problem using ME70 with Macbook. You just need a cable that will go from Rec/Phones Output on the ME70 into your line input on Macbook.


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So would this work for my jamming at home through my Vox VT 30? And could I hook the ME70 straight to my computer as well and record? When i do it with my ME20 it sounds too digital. I have to run it through my Vox first. But i have to hook a line-in cable from the Vox's headphone jack to the computer's mic to do it. I use another small amp for a monitor. I want to get away from that and hook a pedal straight to a computer. I don't want an interface device if I can help it. Can i get away with this with a ME70?

EDIT: cuz i'm torn between an ME70 and a GT10. I don't know which would fit my purpose better. The effects is not really what I'm worried about. It's pretty universal sounds with Boss. It's multi-effects after all. Even the the GT10 looks flashier and stuff, if an ME70 would work better for my purposes, I'd rather go with it instead of the GT10.

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I used an Me70 on this collab:


I ran the headphone/rec-out directly into my AI (Firestudio mobile) using a 1/4" adapter. Like all things, the ME70 has a learning curve to it, but not at all as bad as some of its counterparts. You'll need a noise gate too IMO as it does have a slight hum (could be my guitar tho). The nice thing about the ME70, is that you can pull up a preset, then swtich it into manual mode, and tweak the sound using knobs and buttons - I mean, you really can multi-task in dinking with tone - the down side is there are sooooo many things that affect tone, you'll spend quite some time "fine tuning" any one aspect to get a tone you like. But you can save everything you do!

I've tried using the ME70 with a micro-cube, and let me forewarn you - nothing guitar-related sounds good on a small speaker. You absolutely need at least a 10" speaker if you want any real tone coming out. Little 10Watt speakers sound like a cat in heat - headphones it sounds awesome, but get it onto those little speakers outside the can and the "umph" just drops right out from under you.


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Hi there,

I bought a ME-70 about a year ago and I didn't regret it for one second. I'm not as experienced as lots of other people who posted before me and I haven't tested much other multi effect devices, but the ME-70 is a stable solid device that always helped me during rehearsals, gigs and on my room with or without headphones.

You can define lots of different tones with this easy to use device. I can recommend it


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