#3
Because they sound bloody terrible.
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#4
They're okay for beginners without a lot of money but yeah seperate stompboxes have way better sound quality. But for beginners or players without a lot of money, they're more than passable.
#5
Quote by Disturbed_EMG
They're okay for beginners without a lot of money but yeah seperate stompboxes have way better sound quality. But for beginners or players without a lot of money, they're more than passable.

It also helps players who are new to effects to find out what effects they like, so they know what to buy in the future.
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#7
Because no one has played high end multi effects systems and so they just rag on the lower end ones, and there are some good lower end multi effects (such as the Zoom G7.ut/G9.2tt, Boss Gt-8/10, and Line 6 X3).
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#8
Quote by kyle62
Usually, they're aimed at the lower end of the market, so they're cheap to make - and sound it.
There are exceptions though:





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#9
I have two old rack mounted DigiTech GSP 21's, one a Pro and the other a Legend AND a crap ton of pedals...

Plus for processor:
Presets are consistent.
No batteries.
Can customize and save patches and presets.
Can use pedals in the fx loop.

Minus for processor:
Effects often sound canned and unnatural.
Effects often may not be re-ordered for a different affect of the effects.
One box, if it fails all effects go.
Without other gear, often there is no seamless transition between effects (putting an external delay before the amp helps)
Sometimes customizing patches is not intuitive or cumbersome with the buttons.

Plus for pedals:
Lots of choices and combinations.
Sheer fun.
You can build your own.

Minus for pedals:
Not all pedals work well with others
Batteries (if you don't have power supplies)
They fail often times while being used.
The more pedals in the chain, the harder it is to keep good tone.
The more effects in a chain going unused = tone suckage.
The more pedals you have, the more you GAS.
Lots of cables.
Often one trick ponies.
Settings easily changed with contact...

I have no experience with pedal based multi-effects...
Last edited by irnmadn88 at Aug 6, 2009,
#10
Quote by Jesstaa
Because cheap ones sound bloody terrible.


Fixed
If you pay 1000+ for one, then it's mosst likely going to sound pretty decent