guitarmageddon0
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#1
So i'm getting a peavy 6505+ soon, and I was wondering about how I should set up a midi pedal to allow me to switch from a distorted rhythm channel to a clean channel with reverb or a lead channel with delay.

Is there an affordable midi pedal with the effects built in that would allow me to do that?
Offworld92
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#2
Is it the 112 combo or the head?
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Offworld92
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#4
That'll make things complicated, unfortunately.

The simplest feasible solution is to make a custom 7 Pin Din - TRS cable and connect to a Boss GT-10. That's what I've done with my JSX.

However, I don't know exactly how the + is set up, and it may not work. Mine doesn't work, so I don't use it anymore - but I don't know exactly what the problem is. I've been meaning to try to redo it, just haven't gotten around to it.

That option aside, you're going to need a "translator" in between your MFX unit and your amp. The best unit I know of for this is the RJM Mini Amp Gizmo. It's a little pricey, but one upside is that it is true programmable MIDI, which means you can use any MFX with it, and not be limited to the Boss GT8/10/100 (which can only operate amps with simple 1/4" jacks).

If you're not dead set on the +, and your budget is very limited, I highly recommend getting the regular 6505 head. It has a regular 1/4" jack, which means any of the aforementioned Boss units will be able to control it. I'm trying to trade my JSX for one for this exact reason.

Shared EQ is a downside, but it doesn't matter that much - the GT can EQ your amp to hell and back without breaking a sweat. You can run up to 3 separate EQs at the same time on it. Just something to consider if budget is an issue.
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(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
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#5
If you want to control amp channel switching with your effects the most affordable option without getting into rack gear is going to be a boss gt-10 probably. You can wire up a custom cable to control the channel switching and effects and switch with one button press.

I like my RP1000 because I just use a simulated preamp for my clean tones and use the lead channel of my 6505+ for everything else. It doesn't have amp channel switching or midi though. But I can switch from clean to distortion or distortion with effects with 1 button press.

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