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Old 2005-07-07, 14:53
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Recommend a multi-effects pedal?

Hi, I'm finally looking to pick up a multi-fx unit after years of a "guitar -cord - amp" set-up, and I'd really appreciate recommendations from any experienced players on which units offer the most versatility/overall quality. It'll be used primarily for recording, and ease of use is a huge issue for me. I've messed around with a P.O.D., albeit briefly, and not thoroughly enough to get a sense of whether it's what I'm looking for.

Even if you have suggestions of which units to flat-out avoid, those are appreciated too.

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Old 2005-07-07, 15:23
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Old 2005-07-07, 15:24
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I have the Digitech RP200 Effect Processor. I'm very satisfied with it. It also has preamp out for digital recording with your PC. I like the RP200 for its compact size and ease of use, only 3 buttons and 3 knobs. If your more heavily relying on it for recording you may want to check out the Digitech GENETX series, their some bad-to-the-bone floor processors. They even have one that's a 8 track recorder, labeled the "workstation." I also believe Boss processors and the infamous Pod are great as well. You can check www.musiciansfriend.com they'll have loads of user reviews who bought and wrote good/bad about any particular product. Hope this helps
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Old 2005-07-07, 15:35
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If your looking for an FX unit, just go for rack. A g-major or intellifex will suit you just fine.
But if you are looking for an FX/amp-modeler unit to record straight to PC/analog recorder, try line6 POD XT LIVE. It's an XT in a floor board unit. I tried one out a few weeks ago and the amp models on there are very nice. Many tones to be had out of this unit.
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Old 2005-07-07, 16:18
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It may not be the best, but I realy like my Boss GT-6
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Old 2005-07-07, 16:29
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thanks

Awesome - thanks for the suggestions, all of them are very appreciated. The Digitech & POD XT sound especially interesting. I'm a little wary of the Boss GTs, only because the other guitarist in my band had an older model (the GT-3 maybe?) that was the most incredibly complicated, un-intuitive machine that I could have sworn it was designed purely out of spite for any guitarist without an engineering degree (which, incidentally, the other guitarist had - and he STILL hated the fucker.) Thanks again for all the advice!
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Old 2005-07-07, 16:30
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Digitech GNX series. I had the GNX3 and loved it. But sold it for new rig money.
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Old 2005-07-07, 16:36
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dont underestimate the guitar-cord-amp setup :P

As with multieffects:

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id say the V-Amp Pro and V-Amp 2... (the Pro is a rack and the 2 is an actual pedal)
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I have the GNX3 and it's not the best. A Boss GT6 or ME50 is the minimum I'd go for.
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Awesome - thanks for the suggestions, all of them are very appreciated. The Digitech & POD XT sound especially interesting. I'm a little wary of the Boss GTs, only because the other guitarist in my band had an older model (the GT-3 maybe?) that was the most incredibly complicated, un-intuitive machine that I could have sworn it was designed purely out of spite for any guitarist without an engineering degree (which, incidentally, the other guitarist had - and he STILL hated the fucker.) Thanks again for all the advice!


Well, the 6 and 8 are still not very plug&play, but after you get the hang with it, it roxorz your soxorz!
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I have the GNX3 and it's not the best. A Boss GT6 or ME50 is the minimum I'd go for.


Dont get a ME50 unless you have a tight budget. My friend got one and boy im glad i dont. He boasts about havin 500+ fx or whatever and they all sound like shit. Apparently the ME50 has a Boss MT-2 built in..well when i tried it.. it was shit! ... especially shit maybe as it is on his Squire Strat?

But yeah go for high budget $1000 + if you want to get a great sound for recording.
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Dont get a ME50 unless you have a tight budget. My friend got one and boy im glad i dont. He boasts about havin 500+ fx or whatever and they all sound like shit. Apparently the ME50 has a Boss MT-2 built in..well when i tried it.. it was shit! ... especially shit maybe as it is on his Squire Strat?

But yeah go for high budget $1000 + if you want to get a great sound for recording.


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well, you want the best you might as well go evantide. i likve the vox tonelab or pod live xt thing for floor
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I'm thinking about getting a GT-6 for effects myself. I don't use many but the clean channel on my amp really needs to be shot and killed ( I got a Randall Cyclone ). Now the distortion on the amp just rocks but the clean really needs some effects like compression and chours.

The GT-6 has duel preamps and I was thinking of just inserting my amps distortion preamp into the effects loop of the GT-6 for my high-gain tone and just using the GT-6 preamp for cleans.

I can hook this all up and make it work if I run the guitar>GT-6 input, GT-6 output>ISP decrimator>BBE max>amp effects loop return, amp effects loop send>GT-6 return, GT-6 send>amp input. I will have 4 cords running to the amp from the effects board but I will be able to switch preamps, effects, place effects infront of and behind the amps preamp all with the change of a patch on the GT-6.

Anyone ever done this? I'm going to try out some Multi effects pedals today to see if I like anything.
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Old 2005-07-13, 13:07
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Basicly, I will be inserting the distortion preamp channel of the Randall into the GT-6 effects loop. That will let me put effects before the Randall input and effects after the Randall preamp.

I will be able to switch between distortion ( that uses the Randall high gain preamp ) and clean ( that uses the GT-6 ) channels with the tap of a patch switch on the GT-6 with all the assigned effects included.

My only concern is that the GT-6 might load down my signal and fuck my tone The thing isn't true bypass but surely it uses good I/O buffers.... I hope.
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Old 2005-07-13, 15:20
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It is really not much different then the GT-6 from what I have comparted. There are only 3 things different.

1. The color of the thing.
2. The GT-8 has a solo button that boost the mids. ( you could just make a patch for solos and get a solo sound you really want )
3. The GT-8 has a extra button and jack that allows you to actually switch the channel on a amp. ( worthless to me because I would still have to tap dance around on the thing to change channels and effects patches )

Other then that they are the same thing in every detail.
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