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Old 10-08-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Recommend me Multi-effect guitar pedal under $200?

Hey guys. I'm looking for a multi-effect guitar pedal for my church set-up right now.
The gear is an Agile AL-2000 and it gets sent straight into the mixer and out the speakers. They're thinking of getting a guitar amp and I'm trying to push for one, but it doesn't seem likely in the near future so this is what I'm left with.

Anyways, I'm guessing I'll need a pedal with some sort of amp simulation so I've chosen between the Line 6 Pod XT and the Digitech RP500.
Which one would be the best/sound better with:
-Amp simulation
-Delay
-Overdrive/distortion
-Reverb
-Ease of use

Budget? $175-200 would be the utmost max.

Artists? Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Planetshakers, Paramore, Skillet, Switchfoot

New or Used? Used

Home or Gig? Both. I'll be playing live straight through a mixer into PA speakers and through a cheap Line 6 amp at home.

Closest City? Tampa

Current Gear? Agile AL-2000 & Digitech RP 200A

I can buy the XT for around $130ish used and the RP500 for $150-175ish.

Also, any other recommendations are welcome. Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Prices are a bit high. If that was an XT Live I would say go for that. I would rather have the RP500 than a bean. I put the value of an RP500 or an XT Live at $125. If someone handed me $125 they could leave with my RP500.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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Yeah, it's an XT Live.
There was a Digitech RP500 on sale for $100 at a pawn shop a few weeks ago but when I called yesterday they had sold it the day before.

Is the Zoom G3 comparable to either of these two pedals?
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #4
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My favorites are the Zoom G3 and Boss ME50, either can be had under budget. Not sure if either would work best for your situation but it's a couple more to check out.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #5
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Get the XT Live. You still need an expression pedal for the G3. The G3 is a great unit, but you need to spend $200 to get the built in exp pedal (i.e. the G3X). If you want a looper and drum machine the G3 is a good bet.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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Alright, I guess I'll aim to get a Pod XT Live. Thanks for the help
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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$200 is pretty low, but for Worship tones you're better off with the POD. Also check the line6 site for some good patches. It is what Lincoln Brewster play(ed) live, straight to the PA.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:15 AM   #8
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If you look on Guitar Center's used section online, they have POD HD300s within your budget, that's what I would recommend.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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You might be able to swing a used HD300 for $200. That would destroy the others in terms of amp modeling. It's limited but if you don't need a lot it could work.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:05 PM   #10
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there is 1 POD HD400 for $179 on www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear otherwise, POD HD300
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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I heard the HD300 and HD400 aren't that good which is why I haven't looked into them. But if it's better than the XT, I'll have a look at them when I go to buy one on Saturday. Thanks
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:30 AM   #12
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I heard the HD300 and HD400 aren't that good which is why I haven't looked into them. But if it's better than the XT, I'll have a look at them when I go to buy one on Saturday. Thanks

They are a little simpler, but they are much better quality models and FX than the XT. Hell even the X3 is better than the XT.

I have an XT bean I bought for silent practice and there are some decent sounds to be had even on that. But if I were to use one live, the HD series would be my first choice
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #13
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They are a little simpler, but they are much better quality models and FX than the XT. Hell even the X3 is better than the XT.

I have an XT bean I bought for silent practice and there are some decent sounds to be had even on that. But if I were to use one live, the HD series would be my first choice

Thanks for the info
I looked up some demo videos on YouTube and the HD300 looks pretty simple to use.
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