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(@angusfan23)
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I have been playing acoustic guitar now for a while, and since i wanted to get into electric i bought an epiphone special sg and a marshall amp (15 watt) not that big. but anyway im looking to buy some type of effects pedal, or something i can use to make multiple effects. I play alot of AC/DC, and black sabbath, and even some classic rock. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a pedal or effects thing that i could buy for less than 100 bux.

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(@angusfan23)
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well, now that i look at them, there are lots of types of effects pedals. what types should i get to play rock like acdc, black sabbath,metallica and classic rock like doobie brothers,journey, and boston


   
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(@kent_eh)
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Hmmm. A Marshall and an SG. You're pretty much set for ACDC 8)

For everything else, maybe a multi-effect like a V-amp (I've got one), or a DigitechRP150

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Yep, if you got the cash I think the multi effect thingys are good for first pedals. It allows you to try out a wide range of effects without having to purchase individual boxes. The ones Kent_eh mentioned are cool.

Jim

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(@dogbite)
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if you don't get a multi effects board just a couple of pedals is a good way to start.
a Big Muff for overdrive and distortion
and a delay for reverb and delay/looping
would be a simple start.

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(@tuna-melt)
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I'd say just get a Digitech RP50. It's not the highest quality multi effects modeler but it'll get you started and help you find which effects you like. I had one for a while and they're not too bad, sure they're plastic but I would get one just to get used to what effects are what and all that. It's $60. Here's the link

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-RP50-Modeling-Guitar-Processor?sku=150830


   
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(@alangreen)
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Zoom do some good multiFX boxes, and you can get them for reasonable money on e-bay - I have three, and didn't pay more than £25 plus postage for any of them.

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A :-)

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(@wes-inman)
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Want to sound like AC/DC get the Guv'nor Plus 2 from Marshall. You will nail that tone perfect.

Marshall Guv'nor Plus II

Classic Marshall stack tone, you probably won't want anything else. :twisted:

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(@losodo)
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I'd stay away from multi-effects devices if possible. IMO there are terrible, tone-destroying devices and trust me, I'm an effects junky. Dedicated effects are (for me, anyway) the only way to go. I've had several Digitech multi-effects pedals (RP series) in the past and outside of using them through headphones they were AWFUL, even the expensive ones. Through a tube amplifier they're just plain heresy.

I'd recommend going to a decent music supply website and listening to the different effect MP3's to get an idea for what you like. Then you can just build yourself a little chain of single pedals.

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(@douglasa)
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So whats better, mult effects pedel, or the chain of single pedals in everyones opinion?

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(@dogbite)
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So whats better, mult effects pedel, or the chain of single pedals in everyones opinion?
my multi effects pedal is history. RP3 I think. jsut a few good settings and alot of generic junk.
I finally got my tone by using just a few stomp boxes and two of the few I use were modded by analogman.com.

my opinion.

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(@douglasa)
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What pedals would someone recomend. I just started playing country and all I think I would need is about 3 pedals. A good clean sound, a chorus and a distortion maybe two differant distoritons one heavey and one just kind of dirty.
Right now I am useing a Digitech RP 50 and I only use about 3 maybe 4 differant effects.

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(@dogbite)
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I did a throw together backup band for a steel guitar showcae last year.
a consumate tele player older than me (I am 56) had a nice rig. he said he was influenced by the 70's sound; especially Waylon Jennings.
he has a Boss overdrive, phaser, chorus and one other.
when I listen to country( older) I can hear the chorus. dont like it much.
I use a modded tubescreamer (my best pedal).
I would think a nice digital chorus and overdrive is basic.
some reverb is always good.
clean sound can be enhanced by an EQ pedal.
so there is three.

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Everyone who says single pedals sound better is talking out his arse. Ah well, that's what you get when people judge an entire category of devices by one brand. Bottom-line: if you want quality, spend money. If you have little money, buy a multi-effect. If you got a lot of money think about what you want. Not all sounds are actually availlable in one package and not everything can be done with individual pedals either. if you're not sure about it then don't spend the Big Money yet.

In this situation: get a cheap multi-effects. Don't go for the RP-series, they are ten years old and atleast two generations outdated. Same goes for the Zoom 505 and related series. Don't go for the V-amp either. I've got one and while it's great there are newer and better products. If I had to chose now with a $99 budget I'd go with the Zoom G2. If money is a concern go with the Zoom GFX1, for $70. The amp models are less then with the G2 but it's got some great effects and will be a perfect introduction into the world of effects. In any case, don't spend big bucks on pedals if you don't really know what you're doing. Been there, done that. :D


   
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(@steve-0)
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My personal experience of the Digitech RP-80 is that it is an OK multi-fx pedal. I think it's a good fx unit for a beginner who is completely new to effects and wants to try out new sounds BUT will eventually upgrade to something better. So I wouldn't recommend it in your case, I just thought I'd give my opinion on it.

Steve-0


   
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