#1
So, I have a Line 6 Spider Valve 112. I know everyone on UG hates Spiders, but this one's a tube, and I like having all the sounds at my disposal. The thing is, as of now, I don't have a footswitch (or whatever you wanna call it) to switch between the tones on my amp from the floor. My amp has Phaser, Tremolo, Delay, and Flanger effects that you can add to any tone, but I can only do that before/after I play a song. I'm using the pickup selector on my Les Paul to switch between clean/distorted sounds during songs. Would it be a good idea to get a footswitch and then invest in some pedals? I'm interested in getting a tremolo pedal, phaser, and other effects already built-in to my amp.

Is that my only way to get these sounds from the floor?
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#2
I'd get one of the line6 footswitch pedals used from ebay or something, then see what pedals you like the best then eventually (when you have the money or whatever) sell your line6 and upgrade to a decent valve amp with the effects you like the best.

Or get a multieffects pedal of some sort, I like Korgs AX1500G.

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#3
I have a footswitch for my amp to change my effects, but, honestly, I don't use it.
I don't see myself using the non-reverb quite often to use my pedal.

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#4
i think it would be stupid to have paid for those effects (spiders are overpriced because of those extra features that no one uses, like effects) and then you get other pedals to replace them. i would get a used spider footswitch from ebay like guitarristclass says.
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