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What's the best RACK Multi-FX unit for Mod, Pitch & Verb

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by everglass, May 18, 2011.

  1. everglass

    everglass Member

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    What's the best RACK Multi-FX unit for Mod, Pitch & Verb?

    I had and sold an ECLIPSE, I found it to be a bit too harsh and metallic for my liking. I have designated delay units and crunch pedals so I'm just looking for Mod, Pitch and Verb.
     
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    I think the most popular, in my somewhat brief, but recent research and purchase, would be the Lexicon or Rocktron units. I ended up getting a Rocktron and Midi Foot Controller for $160. It has 128 presets and sounds pretty good to me, plus it can keep your original signal analog (although I only use mine for wet effects). It has chorus/flange, phase, pitch, 2 delays, reverb, etc.
     
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    PCM 81 is worth a look , I'm surprised you couldn't adjust the Eclipse to your taste.
     
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    i like my lexicon mx200, i'm sure it's not in league w/ the top of the line lexicon stuff, but works for me....
     
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    very good one. any lexicon will do, actually.

    intellifex is also nice.
     
  7. drbob1

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    If you're picky about the sound, then you might have to dig a little deeper.

    Lexicon stuff is clean sounding, reverbs maybe a bit on the lusher side of the equation, the MPX1 is now inexpensive and gives you quite a bit of control, the Gmajor perhaps a bit less emphasis on reverbs and more on guitar algos. The original 41, 61, 81 stuff is considered really, really good for reverbs, less so for pitch.

    The H series Eventides are supposed to sound significantly better than the Eclipse, although they're not as cheap as most older Lexicon stuff (from $800 for the 3000 d/se on up). But if you sold the Eclipse could certainly afford one.

    If you got a PCM61 for reverbs and had money left you could get a TC2290 for delays/mods/micro pitch. It's a killer sounding box, even 20 years later... And mixing and matching strengths might be the way to go if you're picky about sound.
     
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    The older Yamaha stuff is good. I have an SPX 90 and i'd say the verbs and pitch shifting are very good. I really like the symphonic chorus.
     
  9. LensOfMadness

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    G-Major is fun, go with the G-Force if you can spare the extra money though. Really good effects all over that thing.
     
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    Jimmy Herring using an Axe-fx absolutely blew me away, and I'm really an anti-multi-fx-unit kinda guy. was really impressed with the quality of the fx from it and the lack of change in Jimmy's tone.
     

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