#1
so i just bought my ac15c1, i have an epiphone dot, and now im trying to decide on what pedals to buy, i want an ava type sound, which means overdrive, delay, chorus, flanger etc. i thought about a tonelab or possibly a pod, but ive heard they arent that good? idk really, what do you think, my budget is around $200, would i be better off buying individual pedals or a multi fx one? right now all i have is a boss ds1
Last edited by greenday4u at Dec 31, 2011,
#3
I'm a bit of a purist so take this with a grain of salt, but I'd get a bunch of quality single pedals over a multi effect any day. However, if you wanted to get all those things (in nice single pedals) it would cost around $400-$600, so it's pretty much out of the question considering your budget. Also, either drop or mod your ds-1. Thing's garbage stock.
#4
Quote by Strats&Cats
I'm a bit of a purist so take this with a grain of salt, but I'd get a bunch of quality single pedals over a multi effect any day. However, if you wanted to get all those things (in nice single pedals) it would cost around $400-$600, so it's pretty much out of the question considering your budget. Also, either drop or mod your ds-1. Thing's garbage stock.

so aside from the ds-1 modding, what do you suggest given my limited budget?
#5
You could go for instant gratification and get a multi effects. Or you could save up and have money for all you could desire. I highly suggest the used route for either of these things
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#6
Could look at a used pod HD300... may be able to find a -400 if you look hard enough. You could also look into the line 6 M series stompbox processors.

Aside from some used multi FX units, you're unlikely to get all those effects for $200
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#7
I'd be wary of using the AC15 with a large pedalboard. They have a tendency to get 'mushed up' with valve saturation/ compression at gig volumes, which can sound awesome for vintage rock but not so good if you favour clarity.

Also, utterly disagree with Strats&Cats. I did a few recording sessions with a 60s JMI AC15, using a standard DS1, and got some amazing tones. Can really push a dark amp into JCM800 territory.
#8
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Could look at a used pod HD300... may be able to find a -400 if you look hard enough. You could also look into the line 6 M series stompbox processors.

Aside from some used multi FX units, you're unlikely to get all those effects for $200

do you know anything about the vox tonelabs? are they better/worse than pods?