Multi-Effects Pedals

Boss

Boss ME-25
Boss ME-70
Boss GT-10
Boss GT-100

Digitech

Digitech RP355
Digitech RP500
Digitech RP1000
Digitech iPB-10

Electro-Harmonix

EHX Tone Tattoo

Fender

Fender Mustang Floor

Line 6

Line 6 Floor POD Plus
Line 6 POD HD300
Line 6 POD HD400
Line 6 POD HD500
Line 6 M5 Modeler
Line 6 M9 Modeler
Line 6 M13 Modeler
Line 6 Amplifi FX100
Line 6 HD500X

Zoom

Zoom G5
Zoom G3/G3X

Boss ME-25 Multi-Effects Pedal Review

Boss ME-25 Multi Effects Pedal ReviewThe Boss ME-25 is Boss’ update of the ME-20 and the smaller sibling of the ME-70. The most instantly appealing element of the pedal is its low price, but Boss has a reputation for quality, so you know right off the bat that this isn’t going to be a discount option. The GT series may dwarf the MEs when it comes to the number of footswitches and the array of options they provide, but that doesn’t mean you should discount them entirely. If you’re hoping to save a bit of cash and still get a solid pedal, the Boss ME-25 might be the one for you.

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Line 6 Floor POD Plus Multi-Effects Pedal Review

Line 6 Floor POD Plus ReviewLine 6’s POD was a revolution when it came to multiFX, so it’s no surprise it became so successful. The downside was you needed to buy a separate foot controller if you needed to change patches on-the-fly. So, it made complete sense for the manufacturer to bring out a floorboard version. Being one of the company’s early forays into footboard territory, it wasn’t without its drawbacks. As a result, a new improved version was released with the ‘Plus’ suffix. How did it fare compared to its predecessor? Read on to find out…

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Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Review

Line 6 M13 ReviewThe Line 6 M13 is the monolithic, monster sibling of the more compact M9 and M5 units. It’s packed with an almost excessive fifteen footswitches, four LCD display screens and 24 dials, but it’s a true beast at fifteen inches wide, almost a foot deep and ten pounds in weight. The huge unit also represents a huge investment, so does it really live up to expectations? The new POD range provides stiff competition, but the M13 still has plenty to offer effects-hungry axe-wielders.

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Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler Review

Line 6 M9 ReviewThe days of lugging around bulky pedalboards stuffed with individual stompboxes could well be numbered. As multi-effects units get more and more powerful, behemoth devices like the Line 6 M13 offer 109 different stompboxes with 15 footswitches to operate them. The only problems with the M13 (in a practical, real-world sense) are the cost and the mammoth size, so Line 6 released the M9, a smaller version of the same unit. They’ve crammed the same 109 effects into it and it still has a fairly formidable seven foot-switches on board, and its reduced price-tag makes it more appealing to less serious players.

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Boss GT-100 Multi Effects Pedal Review

Boss GT-100 ReviewThe Boss GT-10 is a legendary beast. Boss (or Roland, if you prefer) has a reputation of producing top-quality effects units, and the Boss GT-100 is their new go-to-guy. It’s an updated version of the GT-10, and aims to become the new king of multi-effects. From a purely financial perspective, putting out a new effects pedal regularly makes a lot of sense. People are reminded of the things they love about their favorite pedals and eagerly order the new unit for even the most trivial of upgrades. The real question is whether the Boss GT-100 offers something to guitarists, or to Boss themselves.

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Electro-Harmonix Tone Tattoo Multi-Effects Pedal Review

Electro-Harmonix Tone Tattoo ReviewClad in a stylish, tattooed case, the Tone Tattoo from Electro-Harmonix is something of a Frankenstein multi-effects pedal. It’s a cut-and-pasted amalgamation of three of their best-selling pedals, the Metal Muff distortion, Neo Clone chorus and Memory Toy delay units. It’s all analogue, so you’re getting the real things and not some digital reproduction. The only danger with this formula is that you might only get a lacklustre, stripped-down version of three existing pedals set into one easy-to-sell package.

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Line 6 POD HD500 Multi-Effects Pedal Review

Line 6 POD HD500 ReviewThe POD HD500 is Line 6’s new favorite toy. The unit packs in all of the features from the HD300 and HD400 models, as well as boosting the storage space and the potential for hands-free control. It increases the number of simultaneous effects you’re permitted to include, and removes the irritating limitations that prevented you from mixing effects however you like on the 300 and 400. Likewise, the looper capacity is doubled, and you can also split your signal into parallel paths to have two tones coming from different amps, if you so desired.

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Zoom G5 Multi-Effects Pedal Review

Zoom G5 ReviewThe Zoom G5 builds on the success of its predecessor, the G3, to offer an unparalleled array of effects, amp models and cool additional features like a built-in looper. It’s also fairly cheap, so it’s an endearing prospect for those new to the world of multi-effects and people looking to upgrade their old units. In essence, it provides 297 different pedalboards in one solid unit – enough for a different effects setup for every single song in your setlist with hundreds of slots to spare.

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