#1
I'm looking to invest into a multi effect unit and i'm not sure what go go for. i'm willing to spend around $400, no more than $500. I orginally wanted to get the Boss GT-8 but now since the GT-10 has came out, i'm looking towards to get that unit. i don't do any gigs or live stuff. i basically do it as a hobby and i am a novice guitar player. I currently have a Schecter C1-FR and the Roland Cube 60, i like the amp, but i don't like the effects on it, i basically like the sounds of Tool, Metallica, Alice in Chains and Godsmack (especially there live stuff)...so is the boss gt-10 worth getting? cause i like the features it has or should i look for something else?
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#3
I would recommend the new Digitech RP500or RP 5000 I can't remember which, but I have an older model of it and it is incredible
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#4
Quote by PollyWntsCrack
"good" and "multi-effects" don't usually go together in a sentence.

Yeah, that's usually the case, as the company will pack a lot of decent effects into a multi-unit but save the greater versions of each effect for the individual units.
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Quote by PollyWntsCrack
"good" and "multi-effects" don't usually go together in a sentence.


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#7
"Usually" is usually the user has no idea what they are doing and wondering why they don't sound right.
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Quote by scott58
"Usually" is usually the user has no idea what they are doing and wondering why they don't sound right.


I do know how to set up multis, and there are maybe 5 or six I've used that I didn't completely hate.
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#9
Just about everytime i go into a GC and somebody is messing with a POD they are having a hard time. I'm also finding the sales guys are about zero help. I make a few adjustments and "Oh that does sound better". These things are a bit complicated and it took me over a month to really start getting decent stuff out of it. It's well worth the learning curve. Most of the people who arbitrarily dismiss a multi are probably the ones who didn't take the time to look beyond plug and play.
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#10
It depends what your after. The Zoom g2.1u is not a bad multi fx.

I use the different effects such as delay/chorus/flanger/phaser through my FX loop and use the modelling to record. I probably would not use the in a gig situation.
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#12
There not bad for someone who is not going to be recording breakthrough amazing material.

I have a gt-8 and it lets me experiment with everything I need. My amp is a piece of crap tho . When you find out what you really need you can go get the proper things. I can play guitar very well, but dont wanna put too much into effects, yet.

Dont buy a multi if you plan on being serious and wont be able to buy things in the future. If you mucking around with a small garage band go for it.
#13
the gt10 is a really good multi effects pedal.. the sound that comes out of that thing is brilliant! it's presets are equally good to some other analogs i tried, and you can tweak them to get the right sound for yourself. But if you're a novice, you shouldn't really worry abt the quality between digital and analog. the gt10 gives the most bang for your buck
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#14
Quote by PollyWntsCrack
"good" and "multi-effects" don't usually go together in a sentence.
My guitar teacher uses a Boss GT-10 and blends it with a GPS-1101 in the FX loop. He gigs with it running through a PA and sounds great live. The key to sounding good is knowing how to play. However, I will say that he knows how to program his equipment and has every sound you need to a wide variety of covers at his fingertips. Or I should say toe tips.