#2
what type is the best? those fancy rack units

whats the price for one of those? I think those Eventides go for about $2500 but they'll do every form of modulation imaginable (you'll have to find some other place for your distoriton and that)


otherwise you can get a Boss GT8 for about $440 which is pretty good as far as floor based units go
#4
the Line 6 PodXT seems to be pretty popular, more of a general recording tool as only the PodXT Live also has footswitches and stuff so you can change settings in the middle of a song.

The Boss GT6 seem to have been discontinued but it would have been about that much, there some Digitech and Korg for around $300 but I don't know much about them.
#5
You can probably find a used PodXT Live for around $300. They are pretty good. I have fooled around with them a bit and almost just bought one.

Also check out the Boss GT8 and GT6. You could probably find them used around that price range also.
#6
I would say try the new korg ones, I have the old version and it has a rip off of every famous modulation effect and it nails it reall really well.

and there like under 200 bucks so...

Try it out.
#8
get the zoom g2 instead of the 606's, there so much better

and i think the pod xt live or the boss one's like mentioned above are your best bet