#1
What's better for a beginner guitarist, Single or Multi-Effects. All the effects that are listed in my sig are all a lend from my cousin.

A friend has a Westfield LP *Yes I know, lame*, Marshall MG15CD and a Behringer X-Vamp

I think the V-Amp sucks.

Although I'm quite tempted to go into a Zoom Multi-effects, I don't want to look like this prick who has a behringer.

I play a Squier Strat *Fender Mexican tele my granda's, Only borrowing it for gigs, with a cube 30.

Best Single/Multi Effects???
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#2
Well the zoom will have heaps of fx but they won't be as good as a bunch of singles.
So you're just looking at quality vs quantity. For a beginner I guess multi-fx works better as you can really experiment with some different sounds.
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#4
Personally i prefer multi effects. But not the crappy cheap 2 pedal pan through channels ones i mean the big several switch multi effects like Vox tonelab or something
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#5
Toneworks AX3000G is a good one. Or the Digitech GNX 4
Vintage VRS100 Custom 24
PRS SE Soapbar II Maple
Harley Benton HBR7-450FRBK (7 string)
Tanglewood Nevada FST 36
Hughes & Kettner ATS MKII
Vox Tonelab SE
Sennheiser E285 S
Danelectro free Speech Talk Box
#6
Single pedals. It's more expensive but worth it.
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#7
Then again it's all down to personal preference. I prefer multi-effects because it's all in one unit and there's more variation in how you want to customize the sound.
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PRS SE Soapbar II Maple
Harley Benton HBR7-450FRBK (7 string)
Tanglewood Nevada FST 36
Hughes & Kettner ATS MKII
Vox Tonelab SE
Sennheiser E285 S
Danelectro free Speech Talk Box
#8
JJk - I think single effects looks way cooler too. And what If I buy the Multi-effect and noly use 2 effects? I have phaser, Flanger, Delay, Reverb, Chorus and Tremelo built into tmy amp, with 8 different amp models including
Mesa Boogie Dual-Rectofier
Marshall JCM 2000
Vox AD30VT
Roland Jazz Chorus and more.
Think I'll stick to multi-effects.
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JJk - I think single effects looks way cooler too. And what If I buy the Multi-effect and noly use 2 effects? I have phaser, Flanger, Delay, Reverb, Chorus and Tremelo built into tmy amp, with 8 different amp models including
Mesa Boogie Dual-Rectofier
Marshall JCM 2000
Vox AD30VT
Roland Jazz Chorus and more.
Think I'll stick to multi-effects.


and to add to that as a fellow cube user, the Vox is actually the AC30 rather than the AD30, Peavy EVH150, Fender Twin Reverb and a built in Boss Acoustic simulator, and some 'Tweed Fender' thing i know nothing about
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#10
^^ Sounds like getting a multi-effects unit would be major overkill. Just get a couple of good pedals and use your amp for the rest. Otherwise you would be paying for a whole load of stuff you would never use...
#11
TMAW thanks, I always wondered what teh other amp models were
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#12
If you don't know what effects that you want and want to try out a bunch of different effects, go for the multi effects. A multi effect pedal will cost the same as a couple single effect pedals. But I have yet to play a multi effect pedal that sounds as good as the single pedals.
#13
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Then again it's all down to personal preference. I prefer multi-effects because it's all in one unit and there's more variation in how you want to customize the sound.


+1. I think either the Line 6 PODxtLive or the Boss GT-8 are the best on the market today and most of their effects sound just as good as pedals provided you take the time to learn to program the unit properly. I went with the PODXTL, these are the FX it comes with:

http://line6.com/podxtlive/effects.html

And the amp models:

http://line6.com/podxtlive/amps.html


Plus, this site has alot of good info on multi's:

http://thestompbox.net/
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#14
I think for a beginner, a great first amp would come from the Vox AD series, which has a bunch of effects built into it.

From there, you can figure out which ones you like the best, and then start buying them as single pedals. IMO, they're better than any multi-effect device. You can mix and match different makes to get the best of each. The Ibanez OD, the EHX Chorus, the Vox wah, etc. Much more control of your sound that way.
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and some 'Tweed Fender' thing i know nothing about


Fender bassman i think??
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