super multieffects shootout

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by barroso, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'd like to have a multieffect unit. in my mind it could be a compact unit. i'd like to use it to experiment a little and to record on my computer. i need for sure the octaver. i'm not so informed but i have found:
    korg pandora
    digitech bp 200

    can you tell me more about these? can you suggest other units ni the same price range? i'd like to use the effects with a guitar too.
  2. Grahams Groove

    Grahams Groove If it feels heavy, it's heavy. Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    From what I hear, those are both very high quality pedals, with the bp 200 being more "usable" in a concert or live situation. I just found a used Boss ME-8B multi effects unit online. They are out of production, but you can find them used from like 150-300...They have some real cool effects. Some solid distortions, and alot of cool trippy stuff which is great for my applications, but it just depends on what you are looking for.

    Good luck, and I reccomend checking out "" and look at bass multi effects units...there are some other items in there for you to at least look at and see if they have them in your area.

  3. My guitar playing buddy came over last night to show me his new digitech multi effects unit(for guitar of course!).I was impressed!!It even has a drum machine setting so you can have a drum track to play along with.Really cool.

    I am guessing they make bass multieffects pedal/units also.If they make similar hardware for bass I would definately look into it!!! :D

    p.s.How is that Ric treating you barroso? :)
  4. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    are you speaking about my 4001, usul? oh the rick is one of my favorite bass together with the precision. actully i'm usind the rick more than the precision. i love how the rick sounds. do you have one too?
  5. Not yet :( I hope to get one one of these days though! :D I ,too,love the ric sound.
  6. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I have a Digitech BP8 that I've been using for a few years. IMO it gets the job done in live situations, but it is too noisy for studio use.
  7. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The Pandora will work OK for recording.

    It's really a headphone amp and has some features not in your typical effects unit, like a simple rhythm machine and a looper for learning licks (lets you slow them down at same!).

    The factory presets are stupid (par for the course) but there's plenty inside to keep you happy setting up your own sounds. The amp simulation is rudimentary. You really need to buy the AC adapter unless your uncle is CEO at Duracell.

    At the $190 (add $18 for the AC adapter) the entire world seems to be asking for this, you might want to check into the Johnson J-Station ($149) instead which is a lot more sophisticated in terms of amp simulations and has plenty of effects, too. It's also easier to set up as it has real knobs.

    Put it this way, the Pandora is a great portable practice tool that can also be used for recording.