Who makes the best value in a pedalboard? I want a pedalboard with volume pedal and wahwah pedal and great rock and roll sounds, not just buzzy transistor sound but really good crunchy rock and roll amp models?
Is it the Line 6 Pod XT Live Pro? That pedalboard is actually more then I want to spend at about $400, I was hoping there was a $200 that was good.
Also, besides the 2 pedals and some footswitches to move through the presets, I don't need any other controls. It would be nice if the presets could be edited and organized with a librarian type program in windows though.
There is no great multi-effect pedal. The best sounding one, so far, is the Vox ToneLab SE, but it's very limited in many ways. I especially didn't like the Univibe sound, as it sounds like no Univibe/Rotovibe/Dejavibe I've ever heard. The new GT-6 from Boss is apparently a dream of options, and you can add a second pedal to get your desired 2 expression pedal setup, but a few have said that it still sounds digital in many ways, though quite a bit better than before. I haven't tried one out, yet, but I'm going to
I've never heard a 'Great' multi-FX board either. I've had a few and always wound up dumping them. I would get a few cool FX and really learn how to play the guitar. All those cool sounds of Hendrix, Beck, Gilmore, May etc. etc. were not made with a gazillion presets. The sound is in your hands and mind, find them and you'll see what a waste money these 'make you sound like your hero's' all in one boxes are. good luck, hank L.
the new one is called the GT-8, and it has a feature that I'd been wanting for years on something like that: jacks for use with channel switching. Using the sends and returns on both the GT-8 and an amp equipped with them, you can use your amp's preamp section in the GT-8's signal path so that distortion patches hit that first (it also allows the delay effects to be processed after the preamp, allowing for cleaner effects and a lowered noise floor) and write patches so you can switch between channels and turn your amp's reverb on and off along with your effects (Roland's old GP-8 has the same feature) . Haven't tried one yet, but I'm hoping to soon....
Get GNX4 if you are lazy, guitar magazines makes the tones for artist every month... good stuff for a quick sound..
best multieffect is an oxymoron
Why does no one jump on these guys? Isn't this being elitist?
You can't say all multieffects pedals are bad, you just have to cherry pick a good one.
I used a Pod 2 with my last amp (Marshall valvestate) and it sounded great. Provided some good amp simulations with the Marshall on a clean setting. However, it didn't sound too good with my new valve jobbie (Peavey classic 30), so I ebayed it and put the money towards a new Boss ME-50. This is one awesome piece of kit with just about evey effect you could want; overdrive, compression, chorus, flanger, echo, wah is all there, plus loads more. Can also store and recall settings too. Cost in the UK is around Â£200 ($400 US) but worth every penny. I got mine on eBay brand new for 134 quid (cheers Tommy).
I highly recommend a test drive.
GNX4 gets bad reviews on harmonycentral for sound quality.
I assume the GNX4 is better than my RP200, but the RP200 is just awful.
Recommending something bad over something aweful ? I gotta get one of
I own a GNX4, after comparing preset sounds, features (drum machine, digital recorder for layering multitrack jams/songs, CF cards for storing/transferring MIDI files/MP3's/WAV's, as I put my favorite CD's to jam along with!), and whether I play through my wireless headphones, B52 AT100 full stack, or full PA system, the artist presets are close enough to identify as the originals!
For example: I play bits of Eruption on EVH preset, change to Angus preset for Hell's Bells, change again to Satriani preset for Surfing with the Alien, and neighbors think I'm switching between CD's playing on the stereo!
I don't go by "online reviews" before I buy a product, because different people use different equipment, which is difficult to compare or give an accurate review.
I prefer Guitar Center's 30 day trial period, to take the equipment home, use it at my convenience, then decide to keep it or return it, but the GNX4 will be staying, indefinitely!
With support directly through Digitech, GNX4 owners have unlimited resources to modify, create, record most anything, as users offer free downloads to share among themselves, as well as professional guidance and support!
Sorry to sound like a commercial ad, but I'm a satisfied customer, and recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to have to keep "upgrading" after buying equipment that doesn't have all the features they want. The GNX4 has more than I will ever need or use, in my opinion!
I Agree IOwned a Digitech 2101 Artist
And The GNX Models Were Created After The 2101
Bargain And a steel
Wrong. There IS a best multi effect, except its not a pedal. It's a rack mount.
Axe-Fx or Axe-Fx Ultra by Fractal Audio
Expensive, but worth it
Whatever happen to pedals anyway? If one goes bad you take it out and keep pickin'. If your multieffect thingy goes out,....you're screwed!