Mooer GE200....'Micro Helix'?

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  1. op1e

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    Man they need to make a GE-300 or whatever they'll call it with more I/O and midi out. I'd finally have something to retire the 1101 for.
     
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    A built in poweramp section like the powerstage 170 too
     
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    As an optional "Deluxe Model" that would be dope. That would be the GE-500.
     
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    Somehow, I can't see that happening. $299 seems to be the 'upper limit' of what their effects are going for (kinda like Zoom). If they were to put something out that was more expensive, people would probably go for Boss, Atomic Amplifire, etc.. instead.
     
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    and with dual amps chain and patch change effects spillover carryover trail
     
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    All these 'add ons' being mentioned would raise the price considerably, to the point where you'd be contemplating Helix LT etc.

    And truth be told, these requests really miss the point of this product. It's sits on its own within the $299 price tag as a great purchase. Basic outputs at this price point is fine. Custom IR loading is a great bonus.
     
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    This is I why I went for one over a helix. Since I’m not in a band situation currently this is solely a practice and light duty recording solution. If I feel shortchanged by this thing, I may spring for one of the more exspensive options. However this seems like a good deal for what it is, when considering the prices of comparable units
     
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    This review here just got online. It was the in-depth review I was missing so far. However, the switch latency kinda bugs me.

     
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    I've got one arriving tomorrow. I'll let you know what I think of it after I have it a few days.

    I recently got their 005 micro preamp and am extremely impressed with it. If it's on that same level I will be very happy.
     
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    Best video so far. Last 2 month I tried 2 different units. Would like to ad the following:
    - The build quality of the internals differ.
    First unit had trouble with the bridge Nailbomb signal. A lot of digital clipping. Had to turn the signal back to minus 20 dB. The second unit did not have this problem and the input signal was set to minus -0,5 dB BUT had a bad tuning feature that did not work and causes a lot of noise and the tempo light was with the signal by adding rhytmic noise..
    - The playing feel
    Did not like the feel of the unit. It feels unconnected and cold and you really have to work to get an expressive attack. Totally different with my 5153 50 where the playing feel is butterly and natural.

    For me enough reason to sent both units back. The sounds where not bad at all with a tiny bit of squirels. But these can be killed with a good IR or some work on the EQ's. I hope the future GE300 will solve the issues so I decided for home use to go back to my Friedman BE-OD with the Fender amp and MS cabinet in the Zoom MS-50G. The GE200 sounds better but the BE-OD/MS-50G feels waaaay better.
     
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    I know next to nothing about IRs. Any good free ones or even reasonably priced ones I should check out? I’ve got a few decent sounding patches on my GE-200 but I think some different Impulses will help me get the most out of the unit.
     
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    I received mine yesterday. So far I’ve tried running it into the effects return of a 6505mh/5153 4x12. It’s really easy to dial in a good high gain tone. I need to delve deeper but it’s really promising.
     
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    This site is a pretty cool resource that you can use to find out exactly what impulses are, how they work and links to tons of free ones you can download & try out.
    Personally, the ones I've had the best results from are Ownhammer and another called GuitarHacks.

    http://www.guitarampmodeling.com/index.php
     
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    Thanks! I’ll check those out when I get a minute.
     
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    I need more "into a real cabinet" tone/vid demos.
    Im so out of love with IRs these days and Im on a "AIR PUSH" cabinet fix that its the only way I would go at least atm.

    Need to hear how killer this thing sounds into some cabs.
    If it sounds great, I would be willing to sell my Pod X3 live and replace it with this instead for those "fly gigs"
     
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    I’ll record it in the next day or two out of an actual cabinet using an actual sm57.
     
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    thanks man!
    I was not specifically asking anyone to do one, so its awesome you will! :)
    nice one
     
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    So is the general consensus on this thing that it is solid? (ge200) I'm looking for something fun to noodle and practice (with headphones) on. And maybe gig who knows. Price point and custom ir loading sounds great.
     
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    I recommend an analog overdrive / distorsion before the GE200.
    I use an Analog Drive of course. :-D
     

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