#1
ok, so basically, pretty soon im going to start playing guitar in my youth group, so thatd be playing twice a week up there. (practice and wednesday nights) but they dont like their guitarists to use amps up there because its easier for them to use the pa. so the other guitarist (s) use digital efeects processors like the digitech gnx3 or boss gt-8 or whatever straight through the pa. i dont have a pedal like this. in the meantime i could just use one of the guitarists crappy digitech rp pedal, but soon i want to get a decent one. im wondering what i should be looking at in a limited price range. (note that i could very likely go used)
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#2
Boss GT-8 if you can but if not then go with a GT-6.

if you want cheaper, the Zoom G7.1ut would be worth a look or better, the G9.2tt if you can, do check them out.
#3
You could also just use the line-out/headphone jack on your amp and run it into the mixer. Its a temporary solution until you find something with a bit of amp modeling.
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#4
Go the stompbox.net and look at their MFX shootout.

Just for info, the digitech rp250 and 350 are quite good sounding.Very comparable/better than the big MFX. They're cheap too but give you a lot of features.
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A tube screamer direct into a PA won't really sound good. GT-6 or GT-8 sounds great...a used POD XTL if you're on a budget will do the job as well.
#8
The Digitech RP series of multi-effects processors are actually quite good.

It's a shame I had to give mine up. I got some pretty imaginative sounds out of it with the auto-wah and delay. Plus, it gave me one hell of a distorted sound.
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ok, so basically, pretty soon im going to start playing guitar in my youth group, so thatd be playing twice a week up there. (practice and wednesday nights) but they dont like their guitarists to use amps up there because its easier for them to use the pa. so the other guitarist (s) use digital efeects processors like the digitech gnx3 or boss gt-8 or whatever straight through the pa. i dont have a pedal like this. in the meantime i could just use one of the guitarists crappy digitech rp pedal, but soon i want to get a decent one. im wondering what i should be looking at in a limited price range. (note that i could very likely go used)


try the boss gt-8 or the yamaha magicstomp.

I run my magicstomp directly into the mixer and a pa system and it still sounds amazing.
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The Digitech RP series of multi-effects processors are actually quite good.

It's a shame I had to give mine up. I got some pretty imaginative sounds out of it with the auto-wah and delay. Plus, it gave me one hell of a distorted sound.

i tried out my friend who plays guitar up there's one and i wasnt too impressed.
ive found out the boss gt-6 is discontinued. how much would one of those be used?
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#11
You could also try a Korg multi-effects processor.

I'm not sure of the model names, but I've heard good things mentioned of the brand.
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#12
thanks i might have to check that out too.^

now heres another thing. i hope to go to guitarcenter soon, but when i do, what amp should i try it on, because id really just use it through the pa, if i got one.
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#13
If you want an idea of how it'll sound through a PA run it through a clean solid state amp like the Roland JC120
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#14
hmm. interesting idea. actually doesnt guitar center have stuff setup for that?
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#15
Yes, also try out the GT-8 through a keyboard amp...sounds great and will give you a pretty good approximation of how it will sound through a PA. Also, haggle haggle haggle. I've known several that have walked out of GC with a brand new in the box GT-8 for $200 flat.
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That about sums it up right there. That or the line out of your amp.
#17
ok, well update. the other guitarist playing up there has a digitech rp200 and a boss gt-8, but he lost the cord for his boss so i cant borrow his digitech right now, so i might need a pedal like that sooner than i thought. i played the first practice, but i had to play straight through the pa with a direct box, so i only had a clean signal, and couldnt hardly hear myself. in the meantime, should i run my distortion pedal through the direct box, so i atleast have a gain stage?
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#18
Go tell them to **** themselves, and bring your amp up to line levels, without micing it.

Otherwise, if you wanna be a little boy about it, then try to score a Pod XTL. In my opinion, it is a bit better than the comparable Boss GT-8. Both are pretty horrible in my opinion either way.

Why not get buy a nice rack Preamp instead? and run that straight into the house PA?
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Go tell them to **** themselves, and bring your amp up to line levels, without micing it.

Otherwise, if you wanna be a little boy about it, then try to score a Pod XTL. In my opinion, it is a bit better than the comparable Boss GT-8. Both are pretty horrible in my opinion either way.

Why not get buy a nice rack Preamp instead? and run that straight into the house PA?
Look into the Rocktron Prophesy II.


In my opinion, the Prophesy isn't that great...I've gotten better out of the GT-8. To each his own, as always.
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In my opinion, the Prophesy isn't that great...I've gotten better out of the GT-8. To each his own, as always.


Nah, I'm not saying the Prophesy is that hot either, just recommending a Preamp-based rig over a processor. Also: what did you run the Prophesy through? and the Gt-8 through?
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