Originally Posted by JayFreddy
If you're curious about using multi-effects, find a well-reviewed one like the Vox Tonelab, Boss GT8, or Zoom G9.2tt, [COLOR="Red"]and learn to use it at home first. Anything that you're not comfortable using will be a liability at a gig[/COLOR
The idea that multi-effects "reset" when the power goes off may be valid for some models, but that's not an issue with my GT8. It remembers your presets even with the power off, and comes on at the exact setting it was at when the power went off. I don't know if this is applies to any other modern multi-effects units.
These things require some adjusting to, in order to get the best out of them. I realize this may not be someones idea of a good time, in which case maybe a distortion pedal and a chord would do for them. But for those who like to tweak, this isn't so bad.
My Tonelab doesn't reset, either. I did have a Peavey Multi-Verb from the early nineties that did that, and yes, it sucked when it did. It didn't require anything more than the bass player to turn his amp on, and the resulting "pop." But that is the only one I ever had that did that. If you wonder about the particular FX box you're thinking of, I gaurantee you can find an online group (like this) that is specific to the model and ask some questions....