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multi effects pedal station

Post by Pcruis1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:49 pm

I may not have the title correct, but in my attempt to downside some of my gear I am seriously considering selling off (most of) my pedals and switching to one of those all in one pedal things. I really don't use my effect pedals much now that I have the ABY switch because I have one set dirty as hell, and the other just a little dirty. I've come to dislike any pedals with my dirt/distortion tone. Reverb and Delay sounds so cheesy and overdone and I feel like I'm cheating when I'm playing dirty leads with those pedals. That said, I still occasionally play out where I need ambient effects through a clean tone. I hate lugging my board around. Any suggestions?
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Re: multi effects pedal station

Post by _xxx_ » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:18 pm

After trying many units, I settled with the Hotone Ampero. It's very compact and due to size rather for home/recording use, but it's the best sounding sim-multi right now. Closest to real amp tone of all the devices I tried (which is pretty much everything currently available from Boss, Line6, Headrush etc). As a pure fx unit it's rather mediocre, it's strength is the awesome amp/box sims.

If you'll keep using your amps and only want FX, then nothing beats Boss GT-100 or the older GT-10. Both have everything you can imagine and more. And then some.

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Re: multi effects pedal station

Post by Pcruis1 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:49 pm

Well, it only took me 9 plus months but I ended up going with a Boss GX 100. I played it live last weekend - pretty dang cool. I've only scratched the surface on this thing - the possibilities are endless. I can't say this will replace my amps or all of my pedals, because it will not, but for playing live or noodling at home, it's almost a no brainer. My only complaint is I haven't been able to replicate a great modern metal tone with it yet.
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Re: multi effects pedal station

Post by Takemebackto84 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:59 pm

Give Nita a shout

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Re: multi effects pedal station

Post by Takemebackto84 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:09 pm

I've been looking at the Fractal FM3 .. hoping they do a Black Friday.

https://guitar.com/review/effects-pedal ... audio-fm3/

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1991 Ibanez Jem777 DY - Desert Sun Yellow
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Re: multi effects pedal station

Post by Spammyboy » Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:54 pm

I really recommend you simply go out to a guitar center and other local shops and try out many different brands and price points... everyone can throw out their favorites here, but because of the number/types of them out there, unless you get your hands and ears outb there and test a bunch you won't know which you will like and could easily disappoint yourself. Everyone's ears and expectations are different, so one person's perfect pedal sounds like shiznit to someone else.

Personally, I use a Headrush M5 and before that used a Zoom G5 with a digitech Drop...I play in a country/old school rock cover band that plays all over eastern WA and OR and when playing loud live music, what i use is more than adequate. If i were using these same pedals in the studio, my opinion of them may be very different (or I may have to dial in the effects much differently to achieve what I wanted.

All that being said, test a bunch out and go with what your ears tell you
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Re: multi effects pedal station

Post by _xxx_ » Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:06 am

If you're just looking for FX and need no amp sim, there are only three worthy competitors - Boss GT/GX, Line6 with that multi-FX with no amp sims and Fractal FX8 (now older, so much cheaper than their current stuff).

Now if you want amp/cab sims, that's a much tougher choice - loads of solutions out there and none 100% perfect.

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Re: multi effects pedal station

Post by Designbyry » Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:55 am

I've recently just went the opposite way. I've had a POD XTLive and POD HD500X for a while, and did most of my stuff through computer amp/cab/effects sims like Helix native and Amplitube. After the whole 'rona lockdown period though, I'm itching to play out more again after a decades+ long hiatus on gigging.

Over the summer I've bought several amps and a bunch of pedals chasing the sound that I prefer from "in the box". What I've ended with so far is an Orange Rockerverb 50MKii currently running into my 2 Fender M80 412 cabs wired in series for a 16ohm load, a EVH 5150iii 50 watt head running through an Orange PPC212, Oceans 11 Reverb for the EVH, MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay (Both it and the Oceans 11 are in the effects loop of the 5150), then the standard Metal Zone, Blues Driver, a hand built stewmac Klon clone, a Boss HM-2 clone, Old 80s DOD stereo chorus, Crybaby Wah, tuner and an ABY.

I honestly don't use the OD/Distortion pedals on these two amps, because they can be dialed in to perfection between the two, other than that Sweedish metal buzzsaw from the Angry Swede, but I do use them on a Marshall Origin 50 head whenever I play through it.

I can't run the Oceans 11 verb or the Carbon Copy delay in front of either amp, they just become over powering at the slightest level from whatever happens to that in the preamps. But they do amazing in the FX loop. Suck thing there is, I haven't figured out a good way to safely daisy chain or share the two pedals with the two heads loops since neither are stereo pedals. I leave the Rockerverb a little more dry when ABing though so it works well.

That's the one thing that pushed me off of the "all in ones", because if I want to use the amp's preamp, then time based affects are absolute shit going in the front.
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Re: multi effects pedal station

Post by lespauled » Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:18 pm

Not a cheap option, but I went through many different modelers and finally ended up with a Kemper. I have never looked back.

With every modeler, I was spending too much time trying to dial in "my sound", compared to my amp. With the Kemper, I simply profiled my amp, and it was there. I have never been happier.

Again, it's expensive, but if you realize the fact that it's "future-proof", it really makes a lot of sense. With modelers, they are made by programmers, giving you their interpretation of an amp, and how it feels. For any new amps, you need a firmware update. Once they come out with a new version of a modeler, they no longer make firmware updates for older versions.

When a new amp comes out, someone usually has access to one, and profiles it within a week, so you can download that profile, and have it in your Kemper.

Over the years, there have been new contenders, like the Quad Cortex, but as of now, they have not caught up to the Kemper. Maybe they will in the future. Who knows.
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