#1
Hey ug im looking to buy a multi effects pedal, that is les then 200$, i will be playing all kinds of rock and i would like very good heavy distortion, thanks for the help
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#2
if you know what effects you like youd be far better off getting single effects
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if you know what effects you like youd be far better off getting single effects


yes i know i've heard that before, but i dont have enough money to invest in a lot of pedals, because im just starting bass and i dont know what effects i like, and i am gonna want to use the pedal for guitar to, is that possible? or do i need 2 different pedals??
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yes i know i've heard that before, but i dont have enough money to invest in a lot of pedals, because im just starting bass and i dont know what effects i like, and i am gonna want to use the pedal for guitar to, is that possible? or do i need 2 different pedals??


uh yeah, should be fine. thats fair enough if you anna try out some effects. zoom make sum good pedals which are cheap and give you a good idea of what u might want
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I have a Zoom B2.1u with the usb and built in drum machine. It also has a really nice pedal for wah, and other effects modulation. It has four other knobs to tweak things and eighty programs fourty of which are editable. I have found a lot of the pre programmed ones to be very excellent, having multiple effects going on in the correct proportions plus noise reduction, etc. Some of the drive and reverb presets are really nice when combined with the tweakability of your amp.

I'm also trying to get a Toneworks AX5B which is similar but is plastic and has a smaller pedal but some awesome programs and I know the interface fairly well already from having a guitar one.

I find the multi pedals give you a lot of cool tones to work with without chaining a lot of individual pedals and I don't have a noise reduction pedal, so I usually get quite a bit of noise when I chain four or five effects pedals together individually. This problem is handled by the multipedals within the program itself and many programs are very quiet; plus the noise reduction is tweakable.

The Zoom is a great pedal to produce a wide range of cool tones.

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Hope this info helps you out.
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The majority of problems with multi-effects pedals are the fact that you can't change the order or placement of effects, and the effects themselves are usually not that good.

Get a cheap multi, find out what you like, sell, buy singular. Sorted!
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#9
I have the zoom B1.x and it is amazing. My only regret is not buying the B2.x.
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#10
the digitech BP50 is quite decent.

although i'd still recommend buyin singel effects
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Zoom B2.1U, It was my first pedal and its a great starting pedal. You also have a drum machine built in, and great control over the sound and tone. Its the best starter, jsut read the manual before use or you'll be like me and have no clue what the hell to do.

I currently use a Boss ME-50 (Yes, I know its a guitar effects pedal) and it works perfectly for bass, Its slightly more expensive, but boss have a Bass version of the pedal out which is very good.

You should play with these Multi-effects a bit, and then either sell it or keep it, then get some Single pedals. Trust me, its hard to navigate around the Zoom B2.1U, To be fair I'd recommend Boss ME-50b if you are allowed to go over $200.

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#12
boss me 50b is great. but here is the kicker- that low B-string muds and distorts when it goes through it. it's very sad.
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zoom b2.1 cheap nice and it haves a usb port

Ooh I looked at one of those today and it looks pretty good

I have a Zoom B1X. It gets the job done, but I'm gonna start investing in separate pedals (wah, compression, maybe distortion)
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The majority of problems with multi-effects pedals are the fact that you can't change the order or placement of effects, and the effects themselves are usually not that good.

Get a cheap multi, find out what you like, sell, buy singular. Sorted!


The BOSS GT-10B (and GT-10 for the guitarists) lets you manipulate the FX chain. It is however probably a little out of TS' budget.
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