#1
I've only been playing electric for 3 months. As i understand most people either have a basic amp and then have a pedal system for effects, or you can you get a multi effect amp. Does the multi effect amp like the Fender Mustang III mean you don't need to buy a pedal system? Does it just do the same thing?
#2
Yeah, it basically does the same thing execpt that it's built into an amp and not a pedal.
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#3
yeah.

normally it's more for beginners, though- so you don't have to fork out for a ton of effects too (and it's a pretty good idea if you're just starting out).

But down the road, single effects pedals are normally "better".
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#4
A modeling amp would be a good first amp for someone who's just starting guitar or has played for a year or so. A mfx pedal is probably good if you have a nice amp to run it though. Single pedals do sound better though, but are usually more expensive.
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#5
Pedals all the way :P you'll have more control over your effects and also get to choose what effect pedals you want instead of being limited to whatever the amp gives you. it is good to start out with an effect amp though just so it can give you an idea of the effects that are available without having to pay so much for the effects
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#6
the problem with amp fx is that you don't have as much control over them as you would with separate units.
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A modeling amp would be a good first amp for someone who's just starting guitar or has played for a year or so. A mfx pedal is probably good if you have a nice amp to run it though. Single pedals do sound better though, but are usually more expensive.


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#8
from my experience, and i have never heard anyone say otherwise, multi fx units/amps focus on doing so many things, they dont really do any of them all that well.

i have had a little luck with using the amp's channels for my clean/dirtys and used the mfx unit for the effects ONLY, but even that was pretty iffy.

youre better off just getting a decent amp that is ONLY an amp, buying a distortion and a wah if you are just starting out. MAYBE a chorus and delay pedal as well.
#9
There are high end modelling amps as well, like the Line 6 Vetta II, or Guitar Rig/G Major and a tube power amp for a kickass rack system.
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#10
Multifx amps are best if you are trying to go cheap. You won't have a floor controller and if you get one then you've broken the cheap rule. I prefer getting my mulitfx and amp separately.