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Chris Tweed


From:
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Post Posted 23 Oct 2012 8:56 am     Reply with quote

I have seen a S/H Roland 80X advertised for roughly half price in the UK. I was wondering what the difference would be between this and an 80XL. I don't want to buy it and then find that it is severely limited in relation to the 80XL.

Can anyone tell me the difference?
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Roger Francis


From:
kokomo,Indiana, USA
Post Posted 23 Oct 2012 12:08 pm     Reply with quote

Chris i found this on the internet

The only other additions of the 80XL are:

1) an "extreme" model
2) a "heavy octave" effect
3) 80-second looper instead of 40
4) NOTE - the new 80XL's delay section only has "delay" and "looper," while the old 80X has both "warm" (analog) and "clear" (digital) delay, as well as a looper.

looks like there might have been a trade off as far as the delay and modeling,
hope this helps ya some but im not sure what the S/H is
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Michael Hummel


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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 23 Oct 2012 1:01 pm     Reply with quote

S/H is U.K.-speak for used (Second Hand).

Mike
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John LeMaster


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South Florida
Post Posted 23 Oct 2012 1:32 pm     80x Reply with quote

Chris,

I think Roger has it just right, as to the differences between the 80x and the 80xl.

After playing through an 80xl at a friend's home, and after reading all the comments here on the SGF, I decided to search for an 80xl on Craigslist, etc. There was an 80x in the ads one day, and I determined that the features that were on the xl but not on the x were features I did not need, i.e., the low octave and the 80 second vs. 40 second looper. I tried the amp out before buying, and it sounded exactly like the 80xl, to me. The price was a bit less than the used 80xls that I had seen on the internet.

I have played a couple of gigs with the 80x, and it has performed very well. The "string separation" or "clarity", for lack of better terms, seems excellent. It is plenty loud, too.

John L.
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Chris Tweed


From:
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Post Posted 23 Oct 2012 1:53 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks guys for your help. I think I might jump on this used (S/H) 80X.
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Roger Francis


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kokomo,Indiana, USA
Post Posted 25 Oct 2012 9:39 am     Reply with quote

Sorry Chris my stupidity you did say S/H I was just thinking of the
Roland SH-101 synthesizer, a little confused at first mixed with the cube Embarassed
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