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  1. Digital Black

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    cheap effects processor with a good sounding delay, reverb and chorus. For a rack setup to go after my cheam 2k preamp for the guitar..
     
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    GSP2101!!!
     
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    Define cheap. :D
     
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    under 250 used or new...preferabley new
     
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    Hrm.. In that case, I've no idea. :( Maybe a rackmount POD? I've seen them around $300 or so on ebay.
     
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    I think of a POD more for it's preamp not effects...Besides Line-6 is shit.

    maybe a Nady sdp-20 or a Alesis Midiverb 4......
     
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    Don't cheap out on the effects, dude.

    Look at it this way, you're going to buy a $300 processor, then in a year or two you won't be happy with it and you'll buy another $300 processor, then later on you'll eventually purchase a $1000 processor and be happy with it.

    Why not skip the wasted $600 and just save up to buy the one you want. Besides, that Chameleon 2000 you got already has mid-quality effects on it. If you're gonna upgrade, buy something nice.

    My Recommendations:

    TC-Electronics G-Force, $1300 new
    TC-Electronics G-Minor, I think $600-$800 new (this is their cheapie model..still pretty damn good)

    Lexicon MPX G2, it was $1300 new (I don't know if they're still being made, I'm sure you could find one on Ebay if not), and is a little more user-friendly than the G-Force

    Lexicon MPX-1, about $800 new, not specifically meant for guitar, but works nicely as a processor in a guitar or studio rack.

    That's it. That's all I'd recommend for under $1500. I have the G-Force and could not be happier with it.
     
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    But I'm stone cold broke. If I could I'd have a digtech 2120 but....I have to make do with what i can for right now. Also I suck at ebay auctions so I stick to places like music go round...
    I'm in the preparation stages of purchaseing a house so i have to be careful.
    I need something with a bit more individuality then the Rocktron as far as effects which is why i'm considering something that is dedicated to just that...
     
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    Hands down a Rocktron Intellifex, you can pick these up all day for around US$150 on eBay. They are definitely an under-rated & deceptively powerful FX unit that sound great and are ultra quiet & very transparent due to their internal signal routing which is like a parallel setup of sorts. The signal is split into 2 after the input stage, 1 signal goes directly to the output stage (dry signal) & the other goes through the FX processing circuits before going to the output stage (wet signal), the 2 signals are then blended together at the output. This keeps your original signal (dry) pretty much intact so you don't lose your tone & natural dynamics due to the entire signal passing through an A/D converter, being processed, then passing back through a D/A converter. So basically what you will hear is the sound of you rig being plugged directly to your speakers, but with the FX blended in, not washing out the entire signal.

    I have 2 of them in my rig & absolutely love them. As a bonus they have excellent midi implementation capabilities, and have absolutely no drop outs or glitches when changing programs, they respond instantly to midi commands.

    Catch ya later.......Joe :)
     
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    I completely forgot about that. yeah, for the price range the Intellifex is a good choice. I know the guys in Flotsam & Jetsam both used the Intellifex for years. It's a good processor. I don't know why I didn't think of it. I do remember the Replifex I think it was called as well. If you can't find an Intellifex maybe that'd be a good runner-up. The Intellifex is definitely better, and like sleeper said, you should be able to find it cheap (pawn shop, e-bay, etc.)
     
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    They still play locally here in Phoenix. Flotsam is a great band to see live, even in a small club.
     

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