Rack or Pedal Board
Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:27 PM
Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:18 PM
Posted 28 December 2010 - 05:28 PM
Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:23 PM
It really depends on what you want to do with it, and if you think those needs will change long-term.
If you do go with something that has presets, make sure you can edit them. They might be OK to start with, but can be a little unbearable after a while.
Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:57 AM
Posted 29 December 2010 - 12:14 PM
He is highly skilled at configuring a multifx (he currently uses a GT-10 with a GSP1101 in the loop). So his demands on a multifx setup is probably higher than most other people.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:47 AM
Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:19 PM
Edited by Sweetpicker, 04 January 2011 - 01:23 PM.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:22 PM
Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:15 PM
You can also use separate pedals mounted on a shelf in your rack and use a midi controlled switching system to switch pedals in and out. And there are tube preamps that mount in a rack.
If you've never used a multifx I would look for a good deal on a used quality unit like the RP1000, get the hang of it, and then later you can sell it without losing much money when you are ready to go to the next level.
Edited by fly135, 04 January 2011 - 03:16 PM.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:45 PM
Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:51 PM
It's a good thing you aren't worried about a learning curve because tweaking your FX unit (and programming midi controllers) is a job.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:57 PM
The two tubes are on a global settings. Which means that dialing in the tube tone cannot be saved on a preset basis. The tubes only contributed to a small tonal change. So the fact that it has tubes is not a big deal. The FX section was good and the pitch tracking on the harmonizer/whammy tracks well. It has a loop, which allows you configure with an amp using 4CM or put stompboxes in it's loop. But IIRC the position of the loop in the FX chain had a limited configuration.
You could do worse than getting the G9.2TT. The reason I sold it was because my favorite multifx is the now obsolete GNX4. Not so much because the tone is better. It's actually difficult to dial in tones. I even paid $115 for the MFX Supermodels for it. But because the features are extensive. Multiple assignments to control switches/pedal, a complete assortment of FX, a midi drum machine, mic input, complete signal routing, and the thing that I like the best.. an on board 8 track recorder/looper with 2gig of storage.
I recently picked up a used Boss ME-25 for $125. I really love it because of it's simplicity and that it has the freeze effect and 38 sec looper. Though it's not a pedal that most people would consider for a band situation. Not enough footswitches to have individual control over FX.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:22 PM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:35 AM
My friend who I mentioned above used the GT-10 for FX and midi control over teh GSP1101. He used the GSP1101 for amp modeling and distortion. He recently sold his GT-10 and is getting the Line 6 HD500.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:54 AM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:35 AM
The HD series from Line 6 is brand new, so not a lot of critiques on them yet. But the HD series is designed to give you flexibility in configuring multiple FX in a chain. Whereas a typical unit will give you 1 mod, 1 delay, 1 reverb, 1 distortion, etc... the HD allows you multiples of those up to it's processing limit. Line 6 also makes a series called the M9 and M13. These unit are designed as multiple configurable stomp boxes, which is a little different than a multifx based on amp modeling.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:43 AM
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