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Gtr efx: rack / pedals?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by -Noodles-, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. -Noodles-

    -Noodles- 3 Initals Mixer

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    Hey guys,

    I've recently got back into playing guitar - and I'm feeing like getting some new pedals.. rather than relying on my mac to all get my verbs and delays.

    Minimum; delays (tap function) & decent reverbs
    Would be cool: harmonizer, flanger, chorus etc
    Would be awesome: if they were good enough to incorporate into my outboard

    I've been looking at things like G-Major2, V-Amp, DD-20, Line6 DL4 etc.
    So both racked and floor based..

    Are there any other units you can can recommend??
     
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    What amp are you using it with? You could get a nice studio rack effects unit and control it with a midi footswitch. If your amp has midi capabilites or you are using a midi set-up already it would obviously be a bonus
     
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    -Noodles- 3 Initals Mixer

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    Marshall TSL100H.

    I remember that it uses 6-pin midi, and that causes a serious problem when dealing with normal amp / effects switchers? I could be wrong.

    Currently - I'm running a GTR - NS2 - SD1 - amp only.
    (hopefully you can see why I thought I'd add some effects..)
     
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    Check out the Line 6 M9/M13 and the TC Nova system, both are excellent units.
     
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    AudioPhile777 Mathew Cohen

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    +1 for Line6 M13... I'm using one and its quite amazing...
     
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    -Noodles- 3 Initals Mixer

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    Hadn't heard of the Line6!

    Looks great - but I could buy the G-Major two, which is rackmounted for the same money. Will investigate further.

    Thanks guys!
    Any more suggestions?
     
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    drew_drummer Dancefap

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    The M13 is really good. I still prefer single pedals personally. But I can't fault the M13 for its sounds at all.
     
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    I'm loving my Digitech GSP 1101 .
     
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    Keep in mind that as a player, rack effects are going to be a pain in the ass unless you've got a foot controller you can use. If you're not going to need to control it while you play it doesn't really matter.
     
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    -Noodles- 3 Initals Mixer

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    No problem with getting a midi controller..
    I really like rack mounted gear - so it would be a fair trade off to spend more on a controller!
     
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    -Noodles- 3 Initals Mixer

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    Didnt megadeth used to use them?
     
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    Maybe you should just be a baller and go with the TC Electronic G System then...

    G System

    It'll be more expensive but you'll never have to worry about guitar effects again. And it rack mounts OR pedal-mounts (check out the link and you'll see what I mean).
     
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    +100000000000 on the m13 that this has sooo many routing options and awesome effects. Well worth he cash!
     
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    I've tried many of the effects racks and in the end I found the G-Major 2 to be the best. It has some features others don't like switching relays for changing the channels on your amplifier which is really important for me. The G-System can do the same thing, but I already had the MIDI foot controller so I decided not to get it. But if you want something other than the G-Major or G-System then you will need a MIDI channel switcher to work with your effects unit, something like the Axess CFX4.
     
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    I would like channel switching, but I doubt I'll really ever need to take it out of the house since I'm not in a band at the moment - and not looking to be!

    Thanks to all who've suggested things so far - seems there's only a few worth choosing between.
     
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    I´d go with a pedalboard. I had a fx-rack some time and it was bulky and a pain in the arse IMHO. If you go for several single pedals, I highly recommend a pedaltrain.
     
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    Boss GT-Pro?
    Not an Eventide but good enough for most of the stuff one needs.

    Cheers, Markus.
     
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    Pedals and glab gsc2
     

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