GT-6B vs. BP8

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Rusty Chainsaw, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    I am currently the proud owner of the big red behemoth known as the Boss GT-6B. Lots of cool tones reside in that big red box...

    But... I used to own a Digitech BP8 - less features, less intuitive controls... but there was something about it, the effects somehow sounded "smoother"... maybe it was the built-in preamp valve, or just my taste in sounds.

    So, I'm actually very close to punting on the GT-6B in favour of another BP8... does anyone have any thoughts on my dilemma?

    Russ :bassist:
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I totally agree with you. I went to individual pedals last year, and I'm definitely happier with my overall sound.

    Prior to that, I'd used a BP-8 for two-three years. Despite it's non-intuitive interface, to my ears it was a much nicer sound than the gt-6b which I also owned for a while. I'm certain it had a lot to do with the tube. I still think about getting another BP8 for small gigs sometimes, whereas I never think about the GT6B - that says it all to me.

    All multi effects boxes are a compromise, and the best (for example) overdrive pedal will almost always be better than the best overdrive patch on a multi fx box. But for me the BP-8 was the best compromise between the multi-fx box world and the multi pedal world.