Low budget multi effects pedal into FRFR

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  1. Lain

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    Hey, my neighbour built himself a really cool sounding FRFR box similar to the Alto TS.
    This, after all these years, makes him ditch his Behringer V-Amp and he is looking for something "newer" and "better".
    I took a Boss GT100 to him and he loved it but it's too expensive for him, so i'm going to ask you guys.

    Criteria: Must sound good into a FRFR, not expensive, can be edited via pc but not phone, must have footswitches.

    What would you suggest? I can't say i tested all of the usual candidates. Zoom, Digitech, Vox, something else?

    (listing some local prices)

    Zoom G1xon (69€)
    RP360 (144€)
    Vox Tonelab ST (145€)
    Zoom G3 (150€)
    Vox Tonelab EX (209€)
    Zoom G5 (279€)
    Boss ME80 (300€)
     
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    Zoom G3/5 or Vox Tonelab LE (older and reasonably cheap used, but sounds great)
     
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    Man the rp1000 used is awesome
     
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    I'd go with a used pod x3 or a used zoom g5
     
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    Maybe he can build himself a really cool MFX pedal?

    It comes down to personal taste.
     
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    RP1000 also a great choice
     
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    Look into a used one, and gets bang for your money
     
  11. ChrisVereb

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    The Zoom G1On's can't be edited over the USB connection. It's listed as being for power and firmware only, but it does do the "hidden" midi over USB like the other zoom stuff. Those are all pretty good options you've got listed. I'd probably suggest the G3x myself. That looper that syncs with the built in rhythms (that admittedly sound terrible) are super fun to mess around with.
     
  12. Lain

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    Thanks for your answers.

    This looks cool! Sadly not available here.

    So G3 seems mentioned a lot. Why is it better than the RP360?
     
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    because its new technology, cheaper and easier to dial than rp360.
     
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    G3 lets you stack 6 effects at once, and in any order.
     
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    Another vote for G3
     
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    RP500/1000 are pretty hard to beat for the money. i got my RP500 for $100 off Craigslist in perfect condition still in the original box. I run it into a small mixer and studio monitors. I can't say one bad thing about it. My RP355 is a pretty worthy unit as well. Lot of good stuff out there for not a lot of cash.
     
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    Nobody likes the RP 360? I have that one, but it´s the only mfx I´ve owned.
     
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    I think people like the 360. If I didn't have my 355 and 500 I would be looking at the 360 and most likely get one. I haven't played through one, but I can only imagine that its a good box. I do wish it had XLR outputs though, that is the one minus about it for me. but from what I've heard, they are killer for the price and what they can do.
    since 1992 or 93 all of my guitar playing has been through DigiTech starting with the RP1. I dig what they offer for the price, and I like the way they sound and function. Pretty damn solid stuff that is built well and doesn't fall apart.
     
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    Given your criteria in the OP, I'd say the G3 or G3x. If he can, then maybe the G5 as it provides more foot control. I owned a G3x, sold it and got the G5. I was never 100% happy with the G5, primarily some of the effects, and the effort to get a good clean; high gain is very good IMO. At this point, my GT-100 is working for me but it's nearly twice as much as the G5.

    That said, not sure if the new RP360 has new models or just new features, but may be worth a look: http://digitech.com/en-US/products/rp360
     
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    I ordered one a little while back and could not coax a good tone from it for the life of me. Back it went. Miss my RP1000 sometimes..
     
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