Effects for travel?

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  1. bobcs71

    bobcs71 Member

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    hey! I’m considering a multi effects or small board for travel. There would be a back line amp. I use overdrive, boost, delay & reverb. Budget is $350 or less. I play roots stuff: country, rocks & blues. I’m considering a used FlyRig or T-Rex Magnus. I am concerned that with boards, anything other than a 3 prong power supply like Voodoo or Cioks has resulted in noise. Any suggestions or comments or experiences?
     
  2. coltonius

    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Valeton also has a Dapper series with similar multi-FX strips available. I have no experience with them, but I've been interested for awhile!
     
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  3. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Jimi actually wrote Wind Cries Mary about me Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If it were me I think I'd go with a used multi-effects unit. Boss/Line6/etc... Just seems a heck of a lot easier to maintain one piece while traveling vs. 5-6 mini pedals + the power/noise issues that can sometimes happen w/ pedals and not-so-great pedal power units.

    If you go with a small Nano sized board I'm sure you can keep it under $350, but it'd be hard if you don't already have the power supply to stay under budget. The mini pedals are really dang good though now a days. You could get new overdrive, boost, delay and reverb mini pedals for $200, Nano for $50 (used) and then have $100 left for a power supply?

    Personally, I'd just get a multi-effect and make the best of it, but whatever inspires your playing (and you're willing to put up with) is really the answer.
     
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    I am thinking multi effects. I’ve had lots of pedals and never really found any inspiring. Guitars definitely, amps sometimes, pedals...meh.
     
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    I use a Boss GT-1 weekly. $200 new. You'd need to spend some time building your presets, but the software makes it easy. Lots of drive options, volume pedal or you can set a button to boost, and the delays and reverbs are great. Not as rugged as an OD-1, but it'll travel well.
     
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    Ordered a fly rig 5 v2. I should have it tomorrow.
     
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    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    A DD-3, 2 stage drive and any reverb you like could easily fit that price point and fit a pedaltrain Nano.
     
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    Aslan Silver Supporting Member

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    I have the Tech 21 Fly Rig Version 2 and it is great. I love the tones when you switch it to Cali on the OD/Dist part, the tuner is a nice feature and the overall tone is nice. Recently I have been using the following setup: Fender Eric Clapton strat > Fulltone Wah > Fly Rig 5 V2 > Fender 57 Champ, I put a e609 mic in front of the Champ and the sounds are really impressive for a super portable rig!
     
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  9. Laurence

    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    When I used to do fly/travel gigs (the last was about 8 or 9 years ago) I'd carry a fuzz, a boost, an analog delay and a wah. The dynamics came via the guitar volume. I used batteries to avoid extra noise issues.

    The different Tech 21 Fly Rigs look nice.
     
  10. Pellecaster

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    Sonicake also makes some ultra cheap fly rig type pedals
     

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