1 - I have to thank ALL the guys in the Forum; but I have to name a few of them as Gumtown, Glenn Delaune, Alex Machado, Ricig, lp Bruce, FFries, Karl Houseknecht... thanks indeed!
2 - I am using the new black GT 99% live for Pink Floyd (ish...) tones, then no interest for me in the high gain or direct recording realms.
3 - I will use GT100, in the next 2/3 months, as a stand alone unit, only a booster in front of the input, because I want to set up a live rig for small venues (i.e. miserable budget, obsolete PA, dumb sound guys, if any, and so forth...).
Next step will be the interaction between GT100, Rocktron Patchmate 8 floor and a bunch of stompboxes.
4 - I go stereo in the return of a JC-120, in the hope of the arrival of a pair of Tech 21 PE60.
Well, I traded my GT10 for the 100 on may 9th. Since then I have been following the Forum and tweaking a lot, maybe not as much as I wished, but enough to share my first impressions.
Something strange... amp sims sound usable for my purposes; surprise... the same for cab sims, I use amp sims which I never used before (GT6,8 and 10).
Natural Clean - Twin - Dluxe are my favs; +1 for T-comp; but I am getting very good results, totally unexpected, from Power Drive and even SLO...
OD-DIST are very usable. I like to have a Dist coupled with an OD, in front or after, and having 2 OD/DIST banks is something which was on my wishlist for a new GT...
I use Fuzzes, Rat, Dist+ and others, and I use them with non-extreme drive settings expecially when the amp sim is a Soldano set to low gain. I have nice fat tones, sometime aggressive (Rat and Muff...) but cutting through the mix (as from my bandmates reports) and less noise. Good, less stomps in the S/R.
I also waited for the first gig en-plein-air, before writing any comments, but the response of many people was, Luca, the sound was great.
Compared to GT-10 modulation fxs as phaser and flanger sound more "intense", more deep and more sensitive to minor changes in parameters, on the other hand Uni-vibe sounds too dark... forget about nasal Rotary! Compressors are excellent. Less stomps, indeed.
That's why I started to think to use GT-100 alone, and that's what I am doing.
I think the black one is a good improvement, not a revolution, but, for my purposes, really rocks
I cannot expect that, on that price basis, an mfx could also serve a good espresso, I think it does what it's made for: a great, great, job on stage!!!
With some fine tuning, a few pedals to help, and the passion of all the guys in this Forum, GT 100 will be on our side along the road for, at least, 2 or three years
Only my very personal first observation.
Going to share my patches in a week or two (fine tuning...).