I am a Line 6 user and have enjoyed my HD500 board for many years. I realize though I only use about 10% of its capability and I'd like to downsize to something smaller. Im also a Variax owner, but I am considering selling it and moving back to a traditional classic electric.
Here is my typical set up on the HD500 in a live setting (church). I primarily focus on 2 banks with 4 tones (acoustic, clean electric, electric with more drive and effects, and then a solo). I also occasionally use another bank with all acoustic effects, and then one with all electric effects. I love how my HD500 allows me to easily use the foot switches to bounce between the different banks.
I would love to get a Stomp, however Im unclear how I can obtain a similar set up where I can change between banks without bending down in a live setting.
Im also toying with a Gigboard. I like it that it has 4 foot switches. The touch screen menu driven interface seems to be more intuitive then the Stomp. Im not sure how it allows you to move between banks either though.
Your help is appreciated. Thanks