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Re: Getting rid of the Vortex...

I've owned a Vortex and I kind of agree, though I'd change what you 
said about it's operating system.  The OS is fine, it's the display 
that sucks.  I've got other Lexicon gear that is programmed in a 
somewhat similar way but is much easier to get around in.  The Line6 
stuff does look great and is priced right for sure.... except that you 
can get a Vortex for less than the price of one of the Line6 pedals.  
Do the Line6 pedals let you save presets?  Also, you can still find 
Electrix gear on Ebay for about $150 that has an amazing layout in 
terms of tweakability.

Mark Sottilaro

On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 10:20 AM, Jair-Rohm wrote:

> High;
> Well, after considerable experimentation i've decided to get rid of 
> the Vortex and get a Line 6 Filter Modeler to go along with my Line 6 
> Delay Modeler and Jamman. The Vortex is cool. Deep in fact. Really 
> deep. After investigating it and reading everything i could find on 
> the subject (here's an especially nice page 
> http://members.aol.com/soundfnr/vortecho.htm) i've concluded that i 
> could do anything that the Vortex offers with the two Line 6 boxes and 
> expression pedals. A lot easier also. I found the Vortex operating 
> system to be less intuitive than the Line 6 devices. Plus, stomp boxes 
> are much more immediate than rack mounts (when you're working live).
> So what's the point of this post? Well, if anyone has any compelling 
> arguments for the Vortex over the Delay Mod/Filter Mod combination i'd 
> like to hear them.
> Thanks and happy looping.
> Jair-Rhm Parker Wells
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