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want to get my feet wet w/ multi fx unit

neastguy

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here is what I'm looking for.. I'm in a cover band.. one guitar band trio.... I usually just have a pedal board with a chorus and a couple delays and a wha out front.. use one channel and roll the volume on my guitar.. is there any suggestions for something I could run in the loop that is easy to use and sounds great for time delay stuff , octave, harmonizing , dive bombs.. ect... I don't care too much about OD's .. I would probably just run the OD from the amp or get another pedal out front for the newish OD sounds for the modern stuff.... anyhow.. wanna keep it under $100 and not a tone sucker.. thanks...

confused in cleveland........:munch

I could go $200
 
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mark123

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I just picked up a G-Major the other day or about that (the original, the II's are slightly more). Alesis MidiVerb III or IV, Lexicon MPX100's and other similar units can be found for $100 used without much looking. All studio quality 'verb and delays. Distortion doesn't come with any of these unit's and they are all designed to run through the effects loop of your preamp-amp. I'm using mine just the way you are asking for, distortion from the preamp of the Lexi most of the time - a boost or rat pedal in front sometimes, but almost always with a slight stereo delay.
 
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neastguy

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I just picked up a G-Major the other day or about that (the original, the II's are slightly more). Alesis MidiVerb III or IV, Lexicon MPX100's and other similar units can be found for $100 used without much looking. All studio quality 'verb and delays.
thats pretty cool but how do you switch between patches on the fly?
 

stratzrus

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That's an interesting cab Mark, what is it?
 

mark123

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It's a pretty neat 2X10 Emmi loaded cab with a 3-u rack built in! I've never really ever seen one before. It came with my Lexicon FREE when I bought it. The owner of the Lexi thought it would ship better mounted in that. Built like a tank by a company no longer in business called BLB Sound. I've been looking for ANYBODY that makes a similar 2X12 or even another 2X10 cab like this. I bet it would sell like hotcakes for the modeling fans, mount a nice modeling preamp of your choice (HD-Pro, 11-Rack whatever) paired with a 1-u amp diving the cab. You could build your custom combo from heven givin the 3u constraint, but that ain't bad.
 
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mark123

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thats pretty cool but how do you switch between patches on the fly?
You could use a midi pedal of you choice, but for the most part, all I use it for is a bit of delay and thats about it. Hit the button for chorus or change the preset manually. I've been in a minimalist mode lately and have been running nothing but the Lexicon with one side dry and the other through the G-Major for a bit of delay and mix thought the amp's master volumes as I see fit. I've been kinda in seventh heaven with this amp to the point that I loaned my HD500 to another guitarist for a few months because I just haven't used it. Nothing against the HD, but just love the tone of this amp and I can control most everything I want with the volume and tone controls of the guitar. Have not missed having a any type of channel switching for awhile.

The other thing to keep in mind, the original poster has a $100 LIMIT! Can't do much better for what he want's than a older rackmount effects unit. G3 and G5's are not in this price range.
 




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