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I'm in a mess here..

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by richiek65, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

  2. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Wow, what a great pedal to have for those "specialty sounds" that pop up in a set list or as a back up to all your other pedals. Thanks for posting that.
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  3. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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  4. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    I would want 4 of these linked with master presets to make all 4 change depending on the song. Ultimate utility board and small size.
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  5. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    Zoom G series or Multi-stomp pedals... Seriously! FWIW I am a G3 owner... no Bluetooth, but don't need it.

    The biggest difference I see between the Hotone and the multitude of other multi-fx on the market is that the Hotone looks analog - but it isn't! I guess it passes the sniff test when other guitar players look at your pedal board ;)
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017

  6. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    Or line6 m9 or m13.
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  7. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    Absolutely! By mentioning Zoom I wasn't trying to exclude any other players :D

    This Hotone pedal looks fine... I'm not trying to dis it. But it's a digital multi effects that does one effect at a time... nothing more from what I see other than the looks!
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  8. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    What i like about the hotone is that a pedal can be loaded via the app and then you have your knobs to twiddle a la a real pedal.. I've owned multis before and the whole thing of edit, scroll thru to whatever parameter you want to adjust, repeat for each parameter, store preset, then find you want to tweak it a touch so you then repeat the whole process, that did my head in... as long as loading a pedal only takes 5 to 10 secs so it can be done between songs at a gig, i think it will suit my level of techphobia a bit more..

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  9. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Couple questions.

    How do you know what knob does what? Seems like you have to memorise them from when you download the pedal type.

    What happens in five years when they stop supporting your current OS/phone/browser/website no longer in business? Do you end up with a stomp box filled with your final download?

  10. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    When u bring the required pedal up on the app, it gives you the image of the original pedal and immediately below appears a visual of the hotone pedal with the relevant knobs highlighted.. so as long as you can have your device reasonably close to your pedal, it should be smooth sailing

    As per second question, your guess is as good as mine!

  11. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter


    Screenshot of the app

  12. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    I'm resisting.



    I resisted.

    I have enough crap already. Except for a few pedals I think I need.
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  13. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    So what you are saying is... yeah, you have to memorize it, or keep a phone/tablet close to the pedal during use which seems impractical to me. Something like the Tube Screamer is simple, many others - not so much.

  14. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    The part where he started using the tap tempo on the modulated delay = hot.

    This is reaaaally cool.

    Also while I was typing the TS9 model started playing and I identified it by sound without seeing it. They're reaaaaaaally onto something here.

    Boss: pay attention.
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  15. luckett

    luckett Friend of Leo's

    Jun 14, 2011
    You'll end up with an xdoorstop like digitech did with their iBrick.

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  16. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    No argument from me there, it's not gonna be a perfect pedal or completely practical to gig with.. but i love that I'll be able to get very very close to many pedals that i can't afford if i was to buy them individually, with what seems to be a much quicker and easier interface than a traditional multi pedal/modeller..i can sense it will inspire me to play my guitar more often which has gotta be a good thing
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  17. Darkness

    Darkness Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 7, 2016
    Stygian Gulf
    This is EXACTLY why I despise modelers (Kemper, Helix, Amplifire, etc..) that rely on software to get the goodies. Obsolescence will come much more rapidly for gear like this.
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  18. luckett

    luckett Friend of Leo's

    Jun 14, 2011
    The problem is not with self-contained modellers that rely on software. But rather those companies that bind their products to independent third party devices for their basic functionality.
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  19. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Well..I received an Xtomp Mini for my birthday a couple of weeks back. First gig last night. I'm gobsmacked how good it is. I only used about 5 FX models, one of the drives was a bit noisy, but everything else was a joy to use. The ZenDrive emulation in particular was a thing of sonic beauty. Had success with a couple of different choruses that weren't at all syrupy, and an autowah that I never thought I'd use.

    Worth the price of admission for the ZenDrive alone. It made my whole sound lift to another level and inspired me to play better, which was noted by the bandleader.

    Can't wait for the next gig..

  20. DeVilleDude

    DeVilleDude Tele-Holic

    I'm predicting a thread within a year, asking....'So what do you have set on the Xtomp slot on YOUR pedal board?'

    Which will be quickly followed by a thread asking....'So what boutique analog pedal replaced your Xtomp when you started using it as a door stop?'

    Yet I'm interested.

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