"The only pedal I used was the Zoom G3 [pulls pedal out of duffle bag]. I’ve been using Zoom stuff for a long time. It’s quick and you can dial up sounds fast. It’s like having three boxes in front of you." "I like the tape delay effect and the Big Muff sound, because I used a Big Muff years ago. In general though, I try to stay away from effects as much as I can."more
I actually have the G3X, which is essentially the same with the addition of an expression pedal. It works great as a looper and also has some decent drum beats for practicing. Time based and subtle effects are gold on this pedal. Distortions and Overdrives aren't quite as satisfying as the real thing, but definitely usable.
As I mainly use overdrive and delay (which I have separate pedals for) with the amps reverb, I use this for "miscellaneous" effects that I may need. The tube screamer on the G3 isn't quite the same as my actual TS808 but still sounds good. It depends how neurotic you are.
This was my first effects pedal of any kind, and has served me well. Love the delays and the modulation stuff, but I'm not too keen on the distortions and amps (still usable but I'd go for dedicated dirt pedals). Good if you're looking for loads of effects, and for the price I got it at you can't go wrong if you're new to effects. For the purists, I do notice a bit of signal degradation/tone sucking when compared to an effects-free chain or with my other effects, which makes me use this effects unit less than I used to. (Why spend money on a nice tube amp when your signal is getting degraded somewhere else?) EDIT: Forgot to add that I love the looper and tuner
This thing does it all. The dirt pedals are only okay but the rest of it is great. Up to 6 things at once so you can get a full rig going. Really brought life into my Line-6 Spider III before I upgraded amps.
This does alot of jobs in 1 box. Drum Machine, 40 sec looper, and about every effect you could want. There are no Tails on this unit, which is featured on the MS-50G, which I would prefer if it had it. Doesn't self oscillate like MS-50G either. It's also missing 6 effects (like the Leslie and "Stomp" delay) all in all, one of the best Utility pedals on the market that can save you a lot of money.