#1
I was looking into getting a multi effects pedal, just something to mess about with at home really I've seen the new pocket pods which look pretty good for the price of £69 and they got a 5 star in the new total guitar mag. Is there any others that would be worth a look at?
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#2
It's very hard to find a decent multi-effects pedal. I used to have a Zoom 505II which was....OK. But a few years on I realised how shocking it sounds next to other guitarists' gear. If your just wanting to mess around with different effects for the giggle then I'd go with a Zoom.
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#3
Zoom G1 maybe? I've heard really great things about it!

Infact every review i've read on it said its amazing for the price
#4
I own 2 multi effects units. I use one and only as a tuner, volume pedal, and booster. You will find they do a marginal job of everything. The EQ has few useful settings, the compressor is unadjustable it has settings of 1-10 whatever that means. Most of the effects I have never found a use for. If you want a flanger, wah, chorus, etc its best to just go buy a single purpose unit. Its ok for messing around on a practice amp. But doesnt sound so good running on a good tube amp. And you kinda gotta watch what guitar mags say. I know they are usually sponsored by the pedal they recommend. Think tobacco institute and cigarettes.
#5
I would also like to know what people make of the PocketPod, seems a good idea, but could just be a money scheme
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yeah the thing about the mag maybe true, thats why i wanted people views of it from here =]
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#8
I use pitchshifter and ring modulator - effects I wouldn't have tried if I didn't have them. Don't write off getting a MFX.
#9
I have a Boss OD-20 Drive Zone. I have had it for about 10 months and grow to like it more as time passes. It has the following features:

- COSM Overdrive/Distortion Modeling pedal with 22 killer stompbox models including 6 all-new tones

- Models classic and modern overdrive/distortion pedals like BOSS OD-1 and MT-2, plus many other vintage and boutique pedals

- Attack Shape control adjusts overdrive's response dynamics to your playing

- Heavy Octave parameter creates sounds one octave below notes played on the 4th string, 4th fret and lower-great for heavy, single string riffs!

- 4 User memories for storing custom settings

- Line output with Amp Simulator; also works as headphone output

- Amp Control jack for switching amp channels from the OD-20

I do not work for Boss, sell musical instruments, or anything like that, I just like how the unit sounds and I grow to like it more and more. I got mine for $99 to boot by taking the demo unit from the Boss display at Mr. E's. Here is a pic of the unit below.

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Quote by Sir Edwin CBE
I use pitchshifter and ring modulator - effects I wouldn't have tried if I didn't have them. Don't write off getting a MFX.


A good point. Also, with the higher-end units, the ability to create dynamic effects based on combinations can get pretty insane. I can't say much given your price range, but if you can hold out, look into the GT-8. Well worth the money.