#1
So after years of playing with 2-3 odd stomp boxes, I've decided to get myself a multi-fx pedal, as it seems much more bang-for-buck than buying individual pedals.

I always thought that I'd pick something like the Line 6 Pod X3 Live or the Zoom G9.2tt, but after a bit of research it seems that these are best if you want to record rather than plug into an amp. I only have a 15W practice amp (Vox Pathfinder 15R), and I'm not really looking at recording.

Would it be best to get something like the Line6 M13 or the T.C. Nova System in my case, or multi-fx pedals (X3L) more versatile with an amp?
#2
go with the tonelab series
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#3
If u have the $$$ for those....look at some amps?
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go with the tonelab series


Any particular reason why? Have you compared its tone with any of the pedals I mentioned?

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If u have the $$$ for those....look at some amps?


No argument that an amp would give the best tone, but these pedals are around $400 to $600.. but a good valve amp is much higher than that. Lot of difference in $$$
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Any particular reason why? Have you compared its tone with any of the pedals I mentioned?


No argument that an amp would give the best tone, but these pedals are around $400 to $600.. but a good valve amp is much higher than that. Lot of difference in $$$

There are PLENTY of good valve amps that could be had for under $600.
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Care to suggest a few? (I'm in Australia.. so pricing might be a bit different from USA)
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Care to suggest a few? (I'm in Australia.. so pricing might be a bit different from USA)

What do you play? Are you willing to go used? Do you need enough power to gig?
Generally speaking, you can pick these up in that price range

Fender Blues Junior
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Valveking
Peavey Ultra
Laney LC-15 or LC-30
Vox AC-15
Bugera V-22 or V-55 (Come to think of it pretty much all their models can be found used in that price range)

Those are just a few, there's a lot more. Also, most of those were between 20-60 watts give or take. If you're looking for something smaller than that there are also tons of options.
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#9
The Line 6 M9 is a great pedal, and can replace many single pedals you would otherwise need to use.

I wouldn't get a new amp until you really feel you need one.
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#10
I mainly play Pink Floyd / Eric Clapton. I'd love to go for a good amp alone, but then I miss out on things like a phaser and delay to get the true Gilmore tone.

@Raijouta - my thoughts exactly. i don't really want amp modeling, as somewhere down the line I'll probably look at getting a better amp.

However, that being said, I'm taken in by the orange tiny terror. Its got a nice amount of grunge, and is good enough for the clean tones as well.

Confused all over again
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#11
The Boss ME-70 is an awesome pedal, imo. You should youtube it and see what you think. It's pretty much a steal in itself for $300 USD.

I'd have it if I weren't so picky, but meh...
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Quote by adityasen
I mainly play Pink Floyd / Eric Clapton. I'd love to go for a good amp alone, but then I miss out on things like a phaser and delay to get the true Gilmore tone.

@Raijouta - my thoughts exactly. i don't really want amp modeling, as somewhere down the line I'll probably look at getting a better amp.

However, that being said, I'm taken in by the orange tiny terror. Its got a nice amount of grunge, and is good enough for the clean tones as well.

Confused all over again

Phaser and delay won't get you a true Gilmour tone per se. They will give you Gilmour like effects but without the proper amp all you're essentially going to get with pedals is different effects with the same underlying tone that your amp has. Think of it this way. Your amp makes up about 90%-90% of your tone. The rest is the guitar, pickups, pedals, etc. So basically what it comes down to is if you want effects to play with then get effects. However, if you're after better tone, get a decent amp first. No sense in polishing turds
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