#1
Ok, well here's my situation.

I've got a Fender Frontman 15G, Fender Squier (strat pack people, yeah I know it sucks, but I won't be upgrading my guitar until around December). I've got a Boss SD-1 Overdrive pedal.

I'm happy with my SD-1, but I'm looking for a multi-effects pedal. I want effects like wah, reverb, ect ect... but I don't want to spend 500+ on getting 10 different pedals.

Ok, so I play a lot of SOAD but also a big mix of music, so I was just wondering if I should just go get a multi-effects or just buy single pedals one by one. I know you lose some quality with multi-effects, but is it that noticable/severe?

To sum it up:
Multi-effect or Single and why?
and
Which multi-effect?
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#2
singles. the sound much better and you can adjust them to meet any preference.
oh and if you want a wah, DO NOT get a multieffect
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#3
i own a digitech RP50

they're cheap have loads of effects and you can make an extra 40 of your own
connect a volume pedal and you'll get wah, whammy sounds ect.

or buy the RP80 wich has the pedal on it.
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#4
multi is very useful for beginners, but they all sound digital. that probably wont be an issue for you though because i found it hard to tell the difference when i first started but after a while it gets noticeable. if i were you i'd just save and buy the individual effects, i only have an overdrive unit right now anyways and i manage just fine.
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#5
a friend of mine has that amp
Anyway I doubt you can hear the difference on such amps. Only on amp with send/return or through headphones you hear that the multiFX are digital.
#6
I used to have a zoom 505 many moonss ago which was ok to start with but when you hear individual pedals theres no comparison. I would atleast go for a cry baby wah if your in the uk check out gak.co.uk they're selling them for £60.

I'm still pretty new to guitar so I got my self a boat load of behringers the 100 range is pretty cheap and you get an aproximation of what the sound should be like. As I play more and start to find my sound I intended to upgrade my pedals to better ones.
#7
singles over and over

they are such a better investment

the effects on multi effect processors are such ****
#8
I think you should pick up a cheap MFX first, to figure out which sounds you want. Why buy a 100 dollar phaser if you're not going to use it?

Throw 50 bucks out for a digitech RP50 or 80, maybe the 100. Don't go brand new, get a used one. Once you figure out what sounds you like, then make the big investments.

Also: I'd recommend upgrading that amp rather than buying effects for it.
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#9
I would save up some money, and get a new amp, either a Roland or a Vox, the multi-effects ones, and get a seperate wah pedal.

My Vox has delay, reverb, flang, phaser, auto-wah, tremolo, rotary, ect. Get a wah pedal, since the auto-wah isnt that great, and you have a new amp, and a bunch of effects for wellunder $400.
#10
Thanks for so many fast replies, lol.


Well, its either my guitar or my amp that's getting upgraded in December, as of now I have no idea which... so if you guys wanna help me out with that too, it would be appreciated :p
Current equipment is in my first post.

I've already done some shopping around for my wah awhile ago, I had decided on the Dunlop 535Q. Is that a decent wah in your guys' opinion? Its a bit expensive, but it seems like a good investment.

Are multis that bad for only wah, or for other effects too? (Reverb, Phaser, Memory, ect)
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#11
^Well, the AD50VT is the best in the line of Valvetronix amps, it beats the 30 hands down. The speaker is much better.

So I'd suggest that instead.
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#12
Get an AD30VT or an AD50VT. It has all the effects you need. Spend around $100, and get a good wah.

Then get a new guitar for Christmas.

Trust me, a new Vox, with a bunch of decent effects and a great wah, is better than a Frontman 15G with a couple of good effects.

Trust me, I own both a vox and a Frontman, and I never regret it.

Get a Vox and a Wah Pedal, and a new axe for Christmas.
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I think you should pick up a cheap MFX first, to figure out which sounds you want. Why buy a 100 dollar phaser if you're not going to use it?

Throw 50 bucks out for a digitech RP50 or 80, maybe the 100. Don't go brand new, get a used one. Once you figure out what sounds you like, then make the big investments.

Also: I'd recommend upgrading that amp rather than buying effects for it.


That's a very good point ! I have a cheap (less than $100) Behringer V-Amp 2 that has about ten effects, plus reverb and various amp models. Although It's not the greatest, I have taken the time with it to determine which effects I do and don't like.

Plus I use it now as a headphone amp to bring on vacation or to play during the night (so I don't wake anyone up).
#14
See, the only thing is that amps or guitars cost 400+...(Canadian). I've looked at the AD50VT and I really like the handsfree switching... looks like a great amp.


How would you guys rate the Dunlop 535Q?
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#15
Multieffects units are a good option, although if you know an exact sound you are looking for buying a couple singles is better. I use a Toneworks AG100X multieffects pedal and it works pretty good. Lots of preset effects (although some are pretty much useless), but can write up to 40 of my own. I actually find a good sound for a particular style and save each as a new program. That way you have a lot of versatility with something like that. I paid only $200 new!