#1
So I've been looking at getting a multi effects pedal and am considering three ones inparticular.

First is the Digitech RP250
http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=18&P_ID=13137&PT_ID=19

Then the Zoom G2.1u
http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=7&P_ID=10284&PT_ID=19

and Finally the Line 6 Floor Pod
http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=6&P_ID=13613&PT_ID=19

Any input on these pedals or recommendations for other pedals would be much appreciated.
#2
I haven't used those, but I would recommend either a ME50 or a vox toneport for multi-fx. Anything else sounds far too digital for my liking.
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I haven't used those.


me neither, but digitech always seems reliable
#5
What's your budget?

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Ooh, missed that.

But if you get a good pod you can just use the amp models and line in to computer
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pod but save for a 2.0 or an xt the pockets sucks. 2.0 xt and x3 are bombs
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#9
although i know you don't wanna hear it, consider getting a new amp first. agreeing with highway, your roland cube won't take pedals very well, especially a multi-effects.

BUT! i'll still recommend one for you. although i've never tried the floor pod, i use a pod xt live in my church band and it gets pretty good tone for a multi effects unit. i know the digitech isn't too great, but i've never tried out the zoom.
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#10
As far as a new amp goes I'm looking at the 60w vypyr tube so don't worry about my cube 15 at this point. Also, the pedals you guys are recommending seem great but the only problem is they're about double my budget. So, should I even bother with a Multi-FX pedal in the $200 range?
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#11
if you are getting the vypyr, dont bother bout the multi-fx
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#12
You think so? Will a vypyr really cover most of what an effects pedal does?
#13
g2x they are sik!

But when you put your effects pedal through your amp only have volume on - no gain etc , the sound is much better
#14
not the digitech, a friend of mine has one. the effects are really crappy and the tone is ****
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#15
You've decided to buy an amp that isn't even out yet? o.0 seems strange.

But honestly, if you're getting a Vypyr you ought to just use the effects on the vypyr.
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I've owned the Zoom G2.1u for about a year now, and I'm just not satisfied with it. It has an eerie far away sound, like what one might experience listening to something with a drop of water in the ear. I much prefer the sound of my old 505II. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience. The G2.1u also actually has fewer presets. Banks A and B have 10 patches each and are for live performance while banks C and D are the same patches, but just adjusted for recording. Then those entire 4 banks are duplicated again with numbers and those apparently are not movable or alterable. I really have no idea what they are for and why there should be so much wasted patch space. Thus, there are actually only 20 different preset patches to choose from. My old 505 II had banks A - F with 6 patches in each for a total of 36 different presets. It was also clear and did not have the eerie distant feeling of the G2.1u. Also, the G2.1u does not have preselect, which my old 505 II had. The people at Zoom say they had to remove the preselect feature in the G2.1u to have faster switching speeds going from patch to patch. I think that was a big mistake. A person now has to stomp through all the in-between patches – letting them sound out -- before getting to the patch desired. I'm thinking now about buying a Digitech, but the tuners are terrible. How can they possibly expect accurate tuning with led's lighting up? When tuning, one needs a continuous transition, like what is found on the Zooms. With led’s there is too much "play" going from one to the other to have good accuracy. Any comments?
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You've decided to buy an amp that isn't even out yet? o.0 seems strange.

But honestly, if you're getting a Vypyr you ought to just use the effects on the vypyr.


I'm not dead set on buying the Vypyr, right now it just appeals to me the most. I want a tube amp and I play more on the metalish side of things so it seemed like it might be a good choice. And of course I'll wait until I can actually try it out to make my final decision. Although to me the 60w does seem like overkill to me since my current 15W amp is plenty loud for what I do (bedroom and jamming with a friend who plays drums) so I was looking at a Vox Valvetronix AD30VT as well. I was also looking at some Crate amps too but got the impression they weren't the best for metal.

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I've owned the Zoom G2.1u for about a year now, and I'm just not satisfied with it. It has an eerie far away sound, like what one might experience listening to something with a drop of water in the ear. I much prefer the sound of my old 505II. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience. The G2.1u also actually has fewer presets. Banks A and B have 10 patches each and are for live performance while banks C and D are the same patches, but just adjusted for recording. Then those entire 4 banks are duplicated again with numbers and those apparently are not movable or alterable. I really have no idea what they are for and why there should be so much wasted patch space. Thus, there are actually only 20 different preset patches to choose from. My old 505 II had banks A - F with 6 patches in each for a total of 36 different presets. It was also clear and did not have the eerie distant feeling of the G2.1u. Also, the G2.1u does not have preselect, which my old 505 II had. The people at Zoom say they had to remove the preselect feature in the G2.1u to have faster switching speeds going from patch to patch. I think that was a big mistake. A person now has to stomp through all the in-between patches – letting them sound out -- before getting to the patch desired. I'm thinking now about buying a Digitech, but the tuners are terrible. How can they possibly expect accurate tuning with led's lighting up? When tuning, one needs a continuous transition, like what is found on the Zooms. With led’s there is too much "play" going from one to the other to have good accuracy. Any comments?


Thanks for the feedback on this one. I was having the most trouble finding out about this one so it's good to hear this kind of first hand feedback. And in all honesty at this point it was the one I was leaning towards the most.

So the impression I'm starting to get is that $200 is wasted on a multi effects pedal, or am I way off base on this one?
#18
You really need POD XT Live or above and that probably isn't going to happen for $200. You get what you pay for. Modeling amps are about useless when considering something like a POD. You need to look at tube amps to get the most out of these units.
Even my crappy RP 300 sounds better through my VJ then it does through any of my SS amps. It;s going to be a bit more expensive then the Vypyrs and the Super Champs etc. That's out there, but it's a whole lot better IMOP. with the POD your getting a very detailed preamp with more processing power and with the tubes your getting well...tubes. Tone is in your wallet, spend as much as you can.
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#19
Get the Vypyr. It takes pedals great as long as you are on the green/clean channels of a low gain amp model. I use mine on it and it sounds great. SS amps WILL/DO take pedals well as long as you know what you're doing. For instance, a Cube 60 will take pedals GREAT as long as you use them on the JC-Clean setting/channel. Same goes for the Vypyr.
#20
Don't go DigiTech, you'll be disapointed. I personally like Boss multi effects, I use an ME-20. But take advantage of GuitarCenter giving you 30 days. Take it home, bring it back in 30 days. I've even missed the return day and they've let me bring it back about a week late.
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#21
I'm actually thinking of picking up the Boss ME-20 tonight. $200 is my limit right now, and from what I hear, this is getting the most positive reviews for its price range.
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