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post Aug 9 2008, 09:15 AM
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Is something like a boss gt10/8, vox tonelab or pod a good choice if I just want a unit to power my effects? I will be getting my main tone from my amp as well as a boost pedal, so if possible I'd really like a quality effects unit with all the common effects but minus distortion and drive effects (I don't need them).

I do plan to get a pandora for home practice pretty soon, would it's effects work well enough for recordings/live stuff? I'd like to keep the price under $600 if possible, and I want to be able to mix and match the effects being used, as well as bring them in and out of my chain with ease (by foot?). A reliable a good sounding expression pedal (mostly for wah, but if it could also be used as a volume pedal etc that would be cool) would be great, but I guess not totally necessary.

So, let me recap on my points:

-Sounds good
-Costs under $600
-has most common effects
-does not need to have any distortion, drive, boost, amp modeling (would prefer it didn't to keep things simpler)
-needs to be easy to control and switch between effects in a live situation
-expression pedal with a quality wah sound would be great

Suggestions?

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post Aug 9 2008, 10:45 AM
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Well, you have 2 options:

1. Buy wah, chorus, delay, and other pedals and put them into pedalboard.
2. Buy MultiFX unit, like Boss ME50, or TC GMajor rack with controller. TC is a better option but little expensive one.


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post Aug 9 2008, 11:21 AM
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It's totally up to you and depends what sound you going for and style of music you play.
I personally don't like multifx and would go for stomp boxes straight through the amp or FX loop.
The ones that Ivan suggested are perfect!!
Having said that i use a Boss Gt-6 in INERSHA to get all their wack effects in places,
So yeah down to the style you looking to play i suppose.
Also way up the costs of all the single pedals you get on a multifx.
The pedals are more expensive but better quality, multifx is good value for money!


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post Aug 9 2008, 11:27 AM
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Well if you don't need distortions and similar effects I strongly suggest you to buy real pedals for effects you want...You will see you don't need many...Put them in a pedalboard and you have a high quality sound.. smile.gif With the rest of money buy any toneport device (for recording) and there you go! smile.gif


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post Aug 9 2008, 05:30 PM
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Hmmm, well. I have a nice delay pedal as well as a chorus/vibrato pedal, a wah and the aforementioned booster. I was hoping to clean up having to use so many pedals on the floor (especially as I want a few others which would just mean more pedals) tongue.gif I also thought about the g-major, but I've heard mixed reviews of it, not working, knobs falling off, you think they're just rare cases? It's not too expensive, if you guys think it's a good unit (now, the gforce is tongue.gif).

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post Aug 9 2008, 08:33 PM
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I have never heard a bad word about the g-major, so in my opinion this would for sure be an option. Personally I am a big fan of Rocktron, I use the Intellifex and the Xpression, both are very reliable (I bought my Intellifex in 95 and used it ever since, never had a problem) and great sounding. There are for sure some very good sounding stomp boxes too, but I have to say that I don't really like them. I like the fact that I only have to step on one switch on my floor board to get exactly the sound that I want, if you are using several stomp boxes then get used to the thought of doing some step dancing on stage tongue.gif


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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Aug 9 2008, 09:33 PM) *
I have never heard a bad word about the g-major, so in my opinion this would for sure be an option. Personally I am a big fan of Rocktron, I use the Intellifex and the Xpression, both are very reliable (I bought my Intellifex in 95 and used it ever since, never had a problem) and great sounding. There are for sure some very good sounding stomp boxes too, but I have to say that I don't really like them. I like the fact that I only have to step on one switch on my floor board to get exactly the sound that I want, if you are using several stomp boxes then get used to the thought of doing some step dancing on stage tongue.gif


I have to agree, it's easier for me to have a multifx, rather than a lot of stompboxes lying around smile.gif
Although I have a few stompboxes too..

I think I'm gonna try some Rocktron effects in the future, but as for now I'm pretty happy with my Boss GT-10 and Boss VF-1 smile.gif
What's the difference between the Xpression and Intellifex by the way?
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My friend has a TC Gmajor and when I tested it, it was awesome, and it's definitely gig-worthy! smile.gif


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post Aug 9 2008, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Aug 9 2008, 06:30 PM) *
Hmmm, well. I have a nice delay pedal as well as a chorus/vibrato pedal, a wah and the aforementioned booster. I was hoping to clean up having to use so many pedals on the floor (especially as I want a few others which would just mean more pedals) tongue.gif I also thought about the g-major, but I've heard mixed reviews of it, not working, knobs falling off, you think they're just rare cases? It's not too expensive, if you guys think it's a good unit (now, the gforce is tongue.gif).


Oh I see, well in that case you can't go wrong with the G-major.....I like having stompboxes though , but multieffects can be easier to control smile.gif


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Well, I suppose I'll try the g major then tongue.gif I'll also have a couple of stomp boxes as well, boost, maybe an ehx POG... does the G major have an expression pedal option? I saw some video of a guy using it to change his tremolo or something, could it be used for wah?


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post Aug 10 2008, 09:55 PM
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The Xpression is a kind of follow up to the intellifex, which is not produced anymore as far as I know. The Intellifex has the better chorus, the Xpression has an EQ included, both rule wink.gif


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post Aug 10 2008, 10:10 PM
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Marcus, does the Xpression have easy switching of effects and an expression pedal with wah/volume or whatever? I couldn't quite tell from the descriptions I read.


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what do you mean with easy switching? I use a Rocktron Midimate to get my sounds, and there I can also attach an expression pedal to alter settings in the Xpression or Intellifex. I don't need this though, my sounds and effect settings are programmes and stored, no need to mess around with them during a gig smile.gif


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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Aug 10 2008, 10:55 PM) *
The Xpression is a kind of follow up to the intellifex, which is not produced anymore as far as I know. The Intellifex has the better chorus, the Xpression has an EQ included, both rule wink.gif


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