Does this exist?

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  1. ceeinwa

    ceeinwa Member

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    I'd like to find a modeler/multi-effects pedal that can do this:

    create a mostly clean base tone, then add in (sometimes more than one at a time) a few choice stomp box style effects like solo boost, delay, chorus, distortion with buttons.

    Usage would be direct to PA (no amplifier) for rehearsals and gigging. I'm not after wacky sounds. Just a basic tone with common effects added on top as needed.

    :huh
     
  2. rsm

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    most current (and some older) modelers can do this in "pedal board" mode.

    edit: some MFX have amp models or speaker sim out
     
  3. Justin Hitchborn

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    POD HD series. Cheap, easy, multi-assignable foot switches.
     
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    Boss GT-100 in Manual Mode would be my suggestion.
    Natural Clean amp model with FX as desired. I love it.
     
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    nicolasrivera Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes and its coming out in October, its called AX8 from Fractal Audio and its going to revolutionize the modeler/multi-effects pedal scene like no other.
    IMO
     
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    Zoom G3. Is another one.
     
  7. rsm

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    I'm also using the Boss GT-100. Natural Clean is great; I'm using the JC-120 amp model for a clean as well. You can do pedal assigns per patch.

    I've been using modelers and MFX for the last several years (Vox, Line 6, Zoom, TC Electronic, Two Notes, ...even owned an AxeFx Ultra for a year) and the GT-100 is my favorite. Sounds great, easy to use, very flexible...I wish I got one 2+ years ago when they were released, but I believed all the crap about COSM...which may have been true long ago. Not hearing any of it IMO/IME with the GT-100.

    I'm on the waitlist for the Fractal FX8 and I have no need for it now.

    I'm using the GT-100 direct to FRFR and I also have a pair of Roland Cube-80GX amps where I will use the GT-100 as an effects only board in front of them using the amps JC-120 channel set clean.

    I think you should check out the mid-priced modelers to see if they work for you, if not you could always "upgrade" to the next level.
     
  8. chrisjnyc

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    Pretty much they all do that.... Some have more amps, more FX, more routing options.

    I would start with a Zoom G3\G5, and make your way to Digitech, Line 6, Boss, etc
     
  9. rsm

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    G3 will not meet the OPs requirements; G7 (not recommended) or G5...he wants to have pedal board control. The other problem I had with my G5 is controlling it with my feet...tough to scroll to effects that are off screen except the tiny scroll buttons or pressing two at a time. Depending on your patch, the amp could be in one of the effect spaces so you had to mess with the display...

    I had both the G3 and G5 (for sale here now) and prior Zoom products going back to the 9002 - I still have mine and it works! I dig Zoom, but the Boss GT-100 is on a different level...I'm not even considering / nor do I feel I need a Fractal, AmpliFire or Kemper.

    Newer DigiTech? Their flagships have been out for awhile, AFAIK, those are the only ones that allow full pedal board control?

    YMMV
     
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    You can scroll by holding the left two button to scroll left, right two buttons scroll right. Also if you do the Ash Bass mod, you have a dedicated scroll buttons... I did the mod with $5 worth of parts from Radio Shack.

    For the stock G3, if you setup the patch to have the amps and verbs off screen (slots 4-6), you could use the 3 foot switches to turn on and off boost, tube screamer, and chorus within the same patch (slots 1-3).
     
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    Agreed. Corrected my prior post. It sounded like the G3 would not have enough available slots for the OP though.
     
  12. ceeinwa

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    Thank you for the suggestions. I'm starting my research.
     
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    nicolasrivera Silver Supporting Member

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    :p I found my game changer too:

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    The OP said he needs a clean base tone aswell-the FX8 offers amp models??
     
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    nicolasrivera Silver Supporting Member

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    FX8 no amp models, i posted AX8 that offers them.

    Cheers.
     
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    As others have mentioned, pretty much all modelers/profilers can do what the OP wants.
     
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    Hi!

    Of course FlyRig by Tech21.

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  19. ceeinwa

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    Thanks for all the help. The Boss ME-80 has prevailed.
     
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    Cool! I dig my GT-100, though I also considered the ME-80.
     

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