#1
Okay lately i've been checking out a lot of single stompbox pedals for all kinds of different effects and realized that a multi fx probably will suit me better. or at least suit my wallet better.

I've been checking the Boss GT-10 out and the line6 x3 live. Wich one would you guys chose and why? Maybe you can suggest me another multi pedal? My budget is up to 450.
I need the pedal to be easy to use on stage but still a lot of features.

I play a Hagstrom ultraswede with humbuckers with a Marshall jcm 2000 dsl if that helps
#3
in that sort of price range, my personal preference would be to grab a used or open box tc electronic g major (or g major 2) off ebay. you would have to also get a midi foot controller to change presets without having to use your hands, but theres some that are in the $100-150 range. might end up being a bit over $450 total depending on what kind of deals you get, but that would be my choice.

ive heard good things about the two you mentioned as well, so i dont think you would be unhappy with either.
#4
For that sort of money (or a good bit less) check out the better end of the Digitech range. They take a bit of getting used to and the factory pre-sets are awful, but a bit of time getting to know the device is time well spent. You especially need to create some basic combinations at various pre-setlocations so its always easy to get to them. Then set up areas for when you need several different combinations in a single song. I have one that requires a sound like an acoustic 12 string on the verses, LP through a Twn Reverb for the lead break and heavy distortion with phasing for the ending. 3 completely different sounds but each a single foot tap from the next. That's the sort of thing you just can't do with single pedals. The downside of any MFX is that the individual sounds, models and effects are not as great as with specialist stomp boxes. In a live performance no-one is going to tell the difference.
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#5
Get a Vox Tonelab, broskie. Not as much crap as the Line 6 or Boss, but it sounds soooo much better. With mine I've gotten complements from many other guitarists on my tone, including a guy with an Orange Rocker 30. This pedal is legit.
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#6
I've never played a Boss multi-effects before, but I know alot of guitarists that own them and they all seem to say that they're awful so maybe it would be a good idea to avoid Boss multi-effects.
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#7
I wouldn't recommend anything like a Tonelab, POD, GT-10 etc. They are good for recording, and decent for effects, but it seems you don't need amp modelling. Therefore for the money you could get a very nice stompbox modeller, look into used Line 6 M9's/M13's and TC Electronics Nova Systems.
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#9
Well if it's not about amp modeling and what you really are looking for is just FX, then stay far far far away from the M-series Line 6 pedals. TC Electronics FTW
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#10
I would say that a Line 6 Pod XT Live is better than a Boss GT10, but I wouldn't suggest buying an expensive multi effect pedal unless you would rather have one than individual pedals. If you would rather have individual pedals, then just get a cheap Multi Effect pedal to see what effects you like, then save up. Nothing worth having is free. (Well barely anything.)

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#12
ok first of all thanks for all the response! I've been checking the m13 out to and it seems really nice =) i miss the pedal tho... I'm from sweden and we don't have ebay here but i will check out secondhand in my area
#13
oh i forgot! My band got a lot of crazy gigs so i need a pedal that's pretty much built like a tank :P
#14
My XT Live is built like a tank. Not crazy about Line 6 OD/Distortion so I have separate OD/Distortion/Fuzz pedals. But now i wouldn't have anything else. I love this setup.
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