One pedal that does it all.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by aquamentus, Dec 10, 2013.


  1. aquamentus

    aquamentus Supporting Member

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    I'm looking at getting some effects for my rig. I don't really want to drop a ton of money on a ton of pedals. And I'm not a huge fan of multi effect boards. With that said, do any of you have suggestions for one pedal that is versatile and affordable ($200-$400). Been looking at the EHX Micro Synth or the EHX Hog. I play pop, country, rock, etc.. Just looking at adding some different sounds here or there to spice it up a bit.
  2. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story Supporting Member

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    Earthquaker Devices Arpanoid
  3. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

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    Zoom MS-60b gots you covered in single pedal utility. Also check out the Korg Pandora. Not your typical multieffects stuff
  4. JehuJava

    JehuJava I endorse myself Supporting Member

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    Man. I've been wondering about this guy for a bit!
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  6. enjoi1018

    enjoi1018 Supporting Member

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    I know you said no multi-effects but I've not heard a single bad thing about the Zoom B3. Even your typical analog-only, single-stomp box, hate-multis-kinda guys are raving about it. And you get a DI, looper, patch memory, stereo out, etc....

    $150 used.... How could you find a better deal? FWIW, YMMV, IMHO, etc.
  7. aquamentus

    aquamentus Supporting Member

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    I just watched a video on the Zoom B3. Wow. That one really has me thinking.
  8. iamdenialNJ

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    B3 is awesome. Some patches are a bit subtle for my tastes but I definitely got my $'s worth.
  9. gumtownbassman

    gumtownbassman Supporting Member

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    Roland GR-55 if you want something that really "does a lot" in a box.
  10. enjoi1018

    enjoi1018 Supporting Member

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    If you don't like it for whatever reason, you'll get your money back in less than a week in the classifieds, to boot.
  11. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

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    Zoom. B3. That should cover it.
  12. aquamentus

    aquamentus Supporting Member

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    Yep, just bought one. $160. I watched the videos and it seemed perfect. Somewhat simple. Enough things going on to keep me occupied.
  13. barebones

    barebones Bare Bones Bass Builder Supporting Member

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    Got rid of my Zoom B3 and went back to the Boss ME50B. I just like the format better. No menu screens, can function like individual pedals with real knobs, can be programmed, and sounds good. The B3 does sound good, too, though.
  14. barebones

    barebones Bare Bones Bass Builder Supporting Member

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    Sorry. Posted that without seeing that you had already snagged the B3. Rock on!
  15. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    I think you will like the B3
    I'm not a big effects guy either but I really like my B3. It has a lot of very useful and great sounding effects plus a very good drum machine and a looper. It may take you a bit to get comfortable with it since there is a lot going on in that box. Use the Edit and Share software. IMO it really helps lay out the effects so you can get a better idea of how to set up and arrange them.
  16. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

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    The MS60b and 70CDR are great single stomps too. Well, they're a multi effects of course but it's in a single stomp box. Sweetness.
  17. aquamentus

    aquamentus Supporting Member

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    Does anyone here use the optional expression pedal with the B3?
  18. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

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    Another vote for the Zoom B3/MS60b. It really is not your classic multi-effects pedal.
  19. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    That describes me pretty good :)

    And I have a B3 on my board...:ninja:

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