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Any analog multifx units?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by WarriorJoe7, Sep 26, 2013.


  1. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    any analog multifx units out there?

    closest I can think of to what I ask is like the Paia rack stuff which has different analog moduls that you can insert.

    Throw out some suggestions for me to search and some new/used prices.
     
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

    They exist or rather existed. Digital works from software and can easily be programmed to deliver several effects. With analogic the circuit are fixed and a multi won't give you much more than separate pedals.
    Check the Boss bE5B and Ibanez UE series.
    Some complex pedals like the EHX Tone Tattoo can be considered multi effects too.
     
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  4. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Did you mean me-50b (which looks digital) or the BE5b which I cant find a pic of?

    Is there a me5b because I cant find an info even in google?
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

  6. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    The Chunk Systems Octavius Squeezer is an analogue multi with a digital interface. Most people find the interface to be too difficult to learn though.
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    Disclosures:
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I've owned most of the old Ibanez UE series, and they were GREAT in their day, but might be considered too bulky and noisy by today's standards. I still think of them fondly though.

    There's also the Carl Martin Quattro:
    http://www.carlmartin.com/product_quattro.htm
     
  8. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
  9. boomertech

    boomertech Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Disclosures:
    Designer/Owner of FEA Labs
    Agree 100%. I used one of these for several years. The only problem was the master footswitch needed to be serviced. The AC power was kind of a problem at some gigs.

    [​IMG]

    -Frank
     
  10. bgmww

    bgmww

    Sep 10, 2006
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Disclosures:
    Hiwatt UK
    Jam Pedals custom builds all analog multi effects.

    [​IMG]

    Multi-pedal including : Dyna-ssoR (bass version), Red Muck, WaterFall (bass version), Ripple (bass version), Delay Llama, AB in

    http://www.jampedals.com/home/
     
  11. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Why are the ue series still so pricy?
     
  12. Rooster009

    Rooster009

    Feb 27, 2008
    Why? Wouldn't a bunch of separate effects on a pedal board be generally the same thing? What's the benefit of it?
     
  13. I have a Boss ME6-B and an ME8-B. Do they count as analog?
     
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    Disclosures:
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Because of older users who think the old stuff was better. And in fact the envelope filter and the Tubescreamer in them are the same as the super-coveted stand-alone pedals. People pay hundreds just for a vintage Tubescreamer by itself. The envelope filter sounds as good as a Mutron III IMO. And the delay, chorus, flanger, and phaser aren't too shabby.

    What the people who pay high prices for these pedals don't realize is that nowadays you can get equally good-sounding effects in smaller housings with lower noise. That's why I sold off all the UE's I owned.
     
  15. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    Disclosures:
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    IIRC they combined digi and analog effects.
     



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