What’s a decent guitar multi effects?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Bunford, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Bunford

    Bunford Audiosexual

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    I have played guitar for almost 30 years but have not done much in the past 10 years or so beyond playing acoustic or unplugged guitars in my lounge. However, I’m now getting back into the guitar and looking to pick up something decent but cheap for an effects unit. I have no space for a huge multi pedal board as I had years ago, so more looking at the multi effects units. However, having lost touch over the past 10 years, I am not too sure where the technology is up to now?!

    I am essentially ideally wanting something cheap to fairly cheap that can give me good amp simulation and multi effects. I tend to enjoy playing rock/alternative stuff that are riff based, think Rage Against the Machine, Muse etc, so that’s the kind of sounds I’d be looking to emulate without having to sell a kidney for a Kemper Profiler and a Line 6 Helix system!

    Is there anything worthy out there in the reasonably affordable range for a hobbyist purpose? I tend to use AmpliTube and Positive Grid stuff if recording, so this is going to be solely for jamming for pleasure and not any studio or recording work (unless the tech is now that good of course!).
     
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  3. Riot7

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    Great thing about software amp sims is that you can find used hardware units really cheap these days. I would look for older 'flagship' units from Boss, Vox and even Zoom that come with modulation pedals and all the other bells and whistles you can imagine. You can easily find them for 100-200 dollars/euros. If you know what you are doing, you can get great sounds from all of them. Time hasn't changed that.
     
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  4. metaller

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    On the cheaper side a ZOOM G3XN makes an ideal effects unit for practice through an amp or headphones:
     
  8. Daz

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    I suggest you check out the Boss ME-8, no digital overdrive simulations on that unit, all analogue compressor, overdrive/distortions, many digital effects and has amp/cab sim for jamming.
    That will also give you more options when recording, you can use the analogue overdrive/distortion into vst amp/cab sims.
    Detailed info here...
    https://audiosex.pro/threads/boss-me-5-me-8-guitar-fx.26501/
     
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    So, I did some research and I found Boas Katana amps. They sound very good, and they have a lot of flexibility, having Boss pedals modeled inside the amp. They have both combo and head. Check them definitely!
     
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