Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by boarderbassist1, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. boarderbassist1


    Nov 11, 2012
    Hi i am considering purchasing a multi effects unit and my two competitors are the BOSS GT-6B and the Line 6 BASS POD XT. i'd like to know the pro's and con's for each, which is more bang for your buck and which one would best suit a bassist who likes to slap, play funk and lay down a great groove. :hyper: Artists like: RHCP, Stevie Wonder, Victor Wooten or Jaco.:bassist:
  2. NiteFury


    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    I use a Boss ME50b and love it for slap, dial in the bass driver on it just right and it dominates IMO. I know its not one of your choices but its brand related.
  3. boarderbassist1


    Nov 11, 2012
    thankyou, will check it out.
  4. mgalat


    Dec 5, 2011
    I know it's not completely helpful, but Victor Wooten used a GT-6B up until the 10b came out.

    I haven't used the Line 6 stuff, but I have been very pleased with the GT-10b that I own.
  5. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    i dig my gt-6b. i especially like the octave (by itself or paired with touch wah and/or fuzz). plus the looper is a lot of fun.

    it's nice having pedals to change the effects. the interface is a bit daunting, but that's because you can make it do pretty much anything once you learn enough.

    more importantly though, the gt-6b is a great way to learn about effects. i no longer use mine, but that's because i know what i like, and i've started buying individual pedals that do those sounds better than any multi-effect could ever do them. this point will apply to any multi-effect, including any pod (which i've never actually played)
  6. bill reed

    bill reed

    Apr 2, 2012
    have a look at the line 6 pod x3 as it comes with all the bass packs, i think it better than the pod xt. it has a lot more bass downloads on the line 6 site too. there are over three pagers of downloads. i think the pod x3 is really good for the bass and you also get line 6 pod farm 2.5 for the computer too.
  7. I have the GT-10B and have the Line 6 POD HD 500 for guitar. The 10B is okay, but I prefer Line 6's modeling. Plus, Line 6 has a much better toolset for managing your POD directly from your computer. This makes it very easy to experiment with different effects without having to do it directly on the unit itself (I assume, but don't know for certain, that the bass pod uses a similar management tool).