Hello all headbangers
I have a topic up for discussion: multieffects vs stompboxes
What do you think? I know it's hard to give a general answer to this, as it depends on type of effect and manufacturer and so on, but I'm not looking for an "answer" to this, just your opinions Feel free to comment on specific pedals, and not just in MFX vs boxes in general ^^
Here's my view on it, plus a bonus question for those who are very taught in the art of handling axes and their enhancements :P
I personally like the fact that you can buy an MFX unit for the price of say 3-4 stomp boxes, and get like 20 times the effects However I think the effects in the boxes sound a little better and are more versatile than the MFX effects, but I'm not too picky when it comes to effects so I don't care much :P The price difference between buying dozens of boxes and a single MFX unit justifies the small gap in quality, according to me :P
A problem I see with MFX is when it comes to amps. Since it's a single unit I cannot split my MFX unit into 2 pieces and put one before the amp and one in the FX loop... How do you guys solve this problem? Put the MFX in the loop/before the amp and then buy boxes for the effects needed for the other position?
(This has probably been discussed to death previously but surprisingly enough I didn't find any threads that contained both of the words the words "multi effects" and "stomp box" , so I thought why not make a new thread )
it all depends what you're going for.
It's sheer stupidity comparing both since every is after something different. You're simply asking a general questiong to a specific answer wich leads to an ambiguous answer that serves no one.
But to answer it to some degree:
If you're on a tight budget you're best off with a multi fx unit since you'll have more to play with.
If you're not on a budget you'll probably have both since there's thing one can do the other can't (wah wah being the first that comes to mind).
for me personally:
i like multifx rack unit since i'm perfectly happy with how they sound, i use a little bit of everything available & it sounds perfect to me, while switching it all easily.