firebowl99
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#2
I've never used the Zoom before and I currently have the RP355. To be honest, I wouldn't go with either. The effects I get out of my RP355, especially the distortions, aren't that great. If you think the Zoom and RP355 are pretty similar and wanna stick multi-effects, I advise not to go with the RP355. In the end, single effects pedals will have greater quality and less digital feel to it than multi-effects
Tremolo Bum
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#4
The Digitech is better IMO. One thing that stands out to me with their floor processors is ease of use. It's really easy to set up a good tone quickly. I don't use the amp modeling for distortion though so I can't really comment on how good those sound. I just use effects mostly.

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MatrixClaw
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#5
Neither one is really that great but I'd probably lean towards the Digitech cause all the Zoom units I've had or tried were horrible sounding. I've heard good stuff about their new stuff but I'd still be skeptical.

For $150, you'd br much better off with a POD XT Live with all the model packs, or an X3 Live if you can find one that cheap

Edit: Actually, the G2.1u is the unit I used to have. Yuck. Definitely don't get that
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MaggaraMarine
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#7
RP355 is not that great. I use it for recording because it has a decent recorded sound and USB out. And I wouldn't say it's that easy to use either. Finding good sounds takes a bit tweaking.

It also sucks tone. It turns my amp into a digital sounding crap even if all the effects and amps are bypassed. I only use it for headphone practicing and recording.

There's one good side with it: It comes with Cubase and recording with it is easy.

What amp are you using? Also what tones are you after? Do you have specific effects in mind?
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karimbaig
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#8
Quote by MaggaraMarine
What amp are you using? Also what tones are you after? Do you have specific effects in mind?

I'm not a super cool guitarist. I just moved to electric guitar and I would prefer pink floyd, gnr, iron maiden and similar tones
karimbaig
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#9
p.s tell me if Line 6 Flood Pod Plus is something I can buy.
I heard previously the tones sound pretty artificial in Line 6 floor Pod Plus
MaggaraMarine
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#10
Quote by karimbaig
I'm not a super cool guitarist. I just moved to electric guitar and I would prefer pink floyd, gnr, iron maiden and similar tones

OK, for Iron Maiden and Guns N' Roses it's pretty much no effects (guitar -> amp). Slash sometimes uses wah. You just need a good distortion channel/pedal. I haven't listened to Pink Floyd that much.

But yeah, multi FX is a good thing if you are new to effects and want to experiment with sounds. My only experience of multi FX pedals is RP355 and as I said, it's nothing special. But you'll have fun with it if you like some more crazy effects. And the basic effects are decent. It might take a bit tweaking to find good sounds. It sounds too harsh really easily and EQing is pretty hard. It either sounds too harsh or too dull, getting rid of the harshness is hard without sounding bad.
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Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

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Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
souperman08
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#12
Used POD or Zoom G3.
Telecasters-->Dunlop Volume Pedal-T1M Pearl-AMT Japanese Girl Wah-Line 6 M9-Ibanez DE7-EHX Cathedral-->Mesa Boogie Nomad 4x10 combo
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#13
Line six flextone because you didnt name your amp you should be able to get one.
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karimbaig
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#14
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POD > (insert multi effect processor here)

are they user friendly as i am newb to POD
MaggaraMarine
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#15
Yeah, tell us what amp you are playing through. Wasting money on effects is pretty useless if your amp's tone sucks. Effects won't fix already bad tone.

And isn't Line 6 Flextone same as a POD built inside an amp? Not sure though. You need to buy it used, though, they are discontinued (Flextones).
Quote by AlanHB
Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

Gear

Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
karimbaig
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#16
Quote by MaggaraMarine
Yeah, tell us what amp you are playing through. Wasting money on effects is pretty useless if your amp's tone sucks. Effects won't fix already bad tone.

And isn't Line 6 Flextone same as a POD built inside an amp? Not sure though. You need to buy it used, though, they are discontinued (Flextones).


I have an old Yamaha AR-1500 given to me by a friend. I'll see if I can get a flextone by line 6
MaggaraMarine
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#17
Yeah. Effects won't make it sound that much better. You need a new amp first. Flextone could be a good option because it includes many sounds and effects. As I said, you need to go used, they aren't made any more. Also by going used you will get much better stuff for much cheaper. For example I got my amp for under half the price of a new one (€280, new would cost over €600) and it was in good condition.

Also look at Peavey Vypyr, Roland Cube, Fender Mustang amp and Vox Valvetronix.

Amps to avoid: Marshall MG, Line 6 Spider, Behringer, starter pack amps.
Quote by AlanHB
Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

Gear

Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Feb 3, 2013,