#1
I'm looking to finally mess around with pedals, I have never tried them before. I've been playing for 1 year, my gear isn't so great, Epiphone Les Paul Special II, some 10 watt combo amp that came with the guitar, and some off-brand steel string acoustic. I'm on the cheap side, so I want to buy a multi-effects pedal, so I don't have to go buy multiple pedals. I'm looking at pedals for $100 and less. So I have a few questions that I would greatly appreciate if you guys could answer.

It goes like this right?:
amp------pedal-------guitar

--- = 1/4 plug

What does it mean when a multi-effect pedal has "x" number of amp models, does that mean it imitates those different amp models, or only works with those?

Which one of these would be best for me? Note: Most prized effect for me is the wah

http://www.guitarcenter.com/DigiTech-RP50-Guitar-Multi-Effects-Pedal-102135435-i1124374.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-X-V-Amp-Guitar-Multi-Effects-Pedal-480732-i1145423.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/DigiTech-RP70-Guitar-Multi-Effect-Pedal-104653860-i1375341.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-V-Amp-2-Guitar-Multi-Effects-Processor-101707057-i1145387.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/DigiTech-RP90-Guitar-Multi-Effects-Pedal-104653852-i1375342.gc


THANKS SO MUCH!!
#2
get the RP90

and the "x" is the number of amp models it imitates
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Last edited by justinb904 at Aug 7, 2008,
#3
it means it imitates those amps, and yes you connect it that way with a standard patch cord.
**** behringer don't even think of buying their pedals...and yeah go for the rp90 for sure, it will be the best for wah.
#6
Quote by wmh
What about a Zoom?
http://www.samedaymusic.com/product--ZOMG2 <-- Lol just realized the ZOMG

Or save up a bit and get the 2.1 with the expression pedal:
http://www.samedaymusic.com/product--ZOMG21U (You should probably be able to get it for less though)


zooms have a pretty good sound but there's no modulation pedal so it won't be very effective for wah...i guess the 2.1 would work, but it's almost a hundred bucks more than the boss.
Last edited by tona_107 at Aug 7, 2008,
#7
I got the 2.1 for a little over 135$ (145 chf) from a local guitar shop.
I'm sure you should be able to find a good price for it in the States too if you look hard enough.
#9
For new I'd go for the Digitech. The RP250 if you can go $150. Watch Craigslist for deals if you want to go used.
#11
You should get a new amp. Plus, a cheap Multi-FX pedals are almost never good.
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#12
I think a cheaper mutil-effect can be good like a buffet you get a good idea of what you want more and you really don't need.
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#13
Quote by experi
I think a cheaper mutil-effect can be good like a buffet you get a good idea of what you want more and you really don't need.

Yeah, but there's still the thing about how is amp isn't very good.

good tone>fun effects
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

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#14
Oh yeah get a better amp first and then maybe get the rp90 or something like it.
I mean you can get Rp90's for $40 easy.
My Gear:
Fender SSH Strat
VOXAD50VT
Digitech Whammy IV
Boss Me-20
Boss PH-3
Line 6 FM-4
Boss DD-7 (With FS-5u)
Boss RC-20XL
#15
I would get the multifx now and keep practising. You will be able to use the multifx to get a idea of what kind of effects you like to use and what kind of tone you are looking for. While you are practising you can save for a new amp and when the time comes to buy one you will have a much better idea of what you need. You can also continue to use the multifx when you have a new amp.