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Multi-Effects Units; T Rex Soulmate or ???

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by PastorJay, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Holic

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    Apr 12, 2014
    California
    More good ideas.
    Line 6 M13 with the drive in front of the amp and the other effects in the loop.
    Carl Martin Quattro.
    Vox Multi (actually has a tube). I heard a guy using a Vox recently. It was obviously a good unit.
    Tech 21 Fly Rig 5.

    Thanks again. This is all really helpful.
     

  2. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Holic

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    Apr 12, 2014
    California
    The Soulmate and the Magnus are similar. The Soulmate can be set up so the overdrive and distortion are in front of the amp, but the delay and reverb are in the effects loop. You can also add other effects to the Soulmate between the distortion and the delay. You can't do that with the Magnus, which is why I didn't already buy a Magnus.

    I also think that on the Soulmate the effects more closely resemble particular T Rex pedals.
     

  3. telecat33511

    telecat33511 Tele-Holic

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    Aug 9, 2005
    Tampa Florida
    I STILL use my digitech GNX2
    just go into the configs, bypass a couple of amps or patches you dont use, save as effects patches -voila ! Save a ton of money

    Buying new I'd go with Tech21 FlyRig
    I have a sans amp tri OD since the 1990 and it Still kills live and in the studio
    So does the GNX2

    Good luck
     

  4. whiteop

    whiteop Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2010
    Texas
    I like the Digitech RP-1000 because you can bypass the amp sims and it's really good for live playing. You can find them used pretty cheap. it also has a built-in looper and send and returns to patch it into your amp's effects loop if you want to use the amp sims.
     

  5. LordByron

    LordByron Tele-Meister

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    Feb 3, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
    I know I'm necro-bumping a thread here, but am curious to see if anyone has more information on the differences or similarities between the SoleMate and the Magnus. In particular, I'm keen to know how similar the OD and the Distortions on each are to one another. (I'm up on the other differences re: FX Loop, aux power, etc.)

    Anybody have any scoop on this?
     

  6. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Holic

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    Apr 12, 2014
    California
    I never did a comparison except by video demo. But the Soulmate sounds great.

    OD is TubeScreamer based, Dist is Rat-based. I use them very differently depending on whether I'm playing through a Fender/Marshall or Vox style amp. But they both sound incredible.
     
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  7. Staypuft1652

    Staypuft1652 Tele-Meister

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    ND, USA

    That will be 2 demerits....
     

  8. fretwhizzy

    fretwhizzy TDPRI Member

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    You might want to investigate Boss' MS-3 . It has three programmable loops for any pedals you might want to add later, or indeed the preamp of your amp if use 4 cable method, plus loads of other internal FX you can place either in front or after the loops. There's also midi outputs and various switching/control in/out that would enable more sophisticated applications if you find you want to be able to do that sort of stuff. What I like about the concept is it not being crazily priced even if just used for its internal FX, but via its other facilities it can incorporate integrating/controlling seamlessly pretty much anything else you might want add if the occasion demands.

    Edit: oh from 2014! I guess you'll have got stuff sorted by now! :)))
     
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  9. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    Any soulmate updates? Tech 21, trace ?
    Soulmate has looper, which would be nice.
     

  10. slowpinky

    slowpinky Tele-Afflicted

    I have an M13 and a Soulmate. Also run a pedalboard with some favourites in it.

    The M13 is a bit of beast used primarily for ambience, and the looper in it which is an easy to use version of the DL4.

    For other stuff, I really wanted a Quattro, but I couldnt find one with the right voltage for Aus without paying an astronomical amount.
    The Soulmate wasnt exactly cheap, but considering its notionally a bunch of T-rex pedals - is a well balanced straight ahead multi which I have found hugely useful for a number of more 'straight ahead' applications. I use a tremolo and wah in the loop.

    Its really quite responsive - like actual stomps - and there is some nice dynamic and musical interaction between the 'pedals'. The delay is very like the T Rex Reptile (I have one of those too) and has a chorus function too. The SM also has a simple boost, power outlet and a workable tuner which gives it some functionality over the Quattro. my only concern is that the PS it came with is not easily replaced which would be fine; except it has a very flimsy looking flex cable.

    Soulmate does not have a looper - or at least the standard one doesnt but it does have an effects loop.The acoustic one has a 5 min looper but no OD/Dist..

    Im happy with it - its a great pick up and go multi (comes with its own bag too)
     
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