It turns your computer into an amp! Very cool!
Before buying this, be sure that you have a Windows-based computer and the computer hardware meets the minimum requirements.
It has a volume knob, a USB port and connectors for your headphone, speakers and soundcard. It comes with a CD that installs the Guitar Port software.
It sounds really good. Enough said.
Just install the software from the CD, connect the cables to the right connectors, plug-in your guitar and you're ready to go.
It's good for practicing. It might be helpful for recording guitar tracks in your computer if you have audio recording software that supports this.
A must-buy for any guitarist with a computer.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $99.00 (new)
Where Obtained: CompUSA
This little box does a lot of things for such a low price. The best of which is Guitarport online which includes many great lessons and tracks. With the rca outputs, I run this through my Marshall AS50R for great tones at home or in the studio (outside, it's the PodXT).
The effects are good, but not quite up there with the original equipment (there's a shock -- the original equipment would costs thousands!) For the price, this thing comes so close that it's fantastic.
Couldn't be easier. The setup and use are simple.
Seems to be built like a rock and the software works flawlessly.
I would buy it again if I it got stolen. I expected it to come with the headphones that I read about in many reviews across the online. I also wish that the programmers would make it take up the entire screen, but I still love it!
Model Year: 2003
Price: $99.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Comp USA
The GP comes with software to load up on your PC. This software essentially becomes your effects chain, that gets fed (via USB cable) to the little red box you plug your guitar into.
It is AC powered only. It has a huge black knob on it for volume control, which is nice and handy. The box itself is about the same size as a stomp pedal. It has a stereo 1/8" output, as well as RCA left and right outputs.
The online service is great. There are so many tones to download, and then you can tweak 'em till the cows come home. You can also share your tones with others via an option called the 'tone locker'. In it, you have a private folder that only you can access, and a public folder that anyone can access.
The sounds that come from this thing are good enough to make even me sound better! This is great for any style of music, and for any level of experience as a musician.
Mine did not come with a manual, and I felt a little lost for abot 20 minutes, but I soon realized that it was a lot easier to use than I initially expected. Install the software, plugi-in, and start exploring. It's easy to get started. It comes with a ton of preset tones that span every genre of guitar style out there.
Line 6 has outdone them selves with this tech.
I love the Guitarport and highly recomend it.
Would I buy this again if it was stolen? - Without a doubt.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $200.00 (new)
Where Obtained: www.samedaymusic.com
I picked up the Line6 Guitarport in a package deal, an OLP MM4 guitar and the Guitarport for $200 from samedaymusic.com Good deal I can tell you that!
But back to the Guitarport, it is one of the coolest toys I have bought in a while. Great to practice with. If you know the Line6 POD, the GP has the same features with out any of the external knobs & switches. That means you have to control all the settings via the computer, but it's no big deal for me since I'm going to use this just for practice. If you do buy the GP, download the 2.0 upgrade, it's vastly improved. Also 1.4 is not WinXP compatable, so if you have XP you will need 2.0 to use it. I comes with all the cables you need to hook it up, even a crappy pair of headphones.
What do I wish it had? - INSTRUCTIONS! I know computers, but if I didn't I could see the GP being a pain to set up. Watch out. Have your 6 year old nephew set it up, he won't break anything :)
I couldn't have hoped for better sound. You want to sound like SRV? Click one link and Download his settings in about two seconds. I've only had the GP for a few days but it's going to take me a few more weeks to use all the options the GP has.
IF YOU BUY THIS DOWNLOAD THE 2.0 PATCH! VASTLY IMPROVMENT OVER THE PACKAGED CD VERSION 1.4
You need Win 98SE/XP/2000 no Mac support, sorry. I found it very easy to set up, but for the novice computer user, it could be a bit daunting. The options for the sound are endless.
It looks like it was made very well. The one big knob on the front of the GP feels very nice and sturdy. The bottom is a rubber non-slip pad.
I really like it. i think it will be the wave of the future for players to bring their Laptops!
Price: $156.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Multi Amp Settings-Record to COmputer
Great quality- NEEDS WINDOWS XP CERTIFICATION THOUG
OK not that great. You need to be comfy with your computer