Multi-modulation pedal

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  1. Mexitele Blues

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    I'm desiring a pedal that can handle all my mod needs in a single box. It must have at least a flanger, chorus, and vibe. There is an Empress Nebulus for a decent price on my local CL, but the reviews leave me underwhelmed. The Wampler Terraform looks good but I can't find much info. What else should I be looking at?

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    Helix.
     
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    Why?
     
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    I have a Helix, but for this (and more) I'd recommend a Zoom G3 or G3x for about $90 used. A lot of Nashville guys used the Line 6 M5, too.

    Digital is fine for chorus and flanger IMO, there are a bunch of cool phasers (love the Bi-phase effect) and a bunch of other fun stuff in there, plus the layout is great, 3 pedals right there with their own switches and knobs to modify, no screens to change, easy. ( Univibe is meh but I haven't heard any digital pedals that do that well. But it has other vibes in there, trem, and more. The reverbs and delays are pretty good too, the amp sims and dirt boxes not great, but I like the envelope filter, too. It's a cool pedal and cheap. And it can serve as an emergency back up on a gig, if your tube amp blows up.

    I feel like these pedals fly under the radar. I even use one for wedding ceremonies with Nylon string guitar, works amazing with reverb and delay.

    I also have a Multistomp which is the same thing in a single size pedal, but the interface on that one sucks, G3 is way better. G3x even better with the expression pedal to use for wah/volume if you don't mind the extra space.
     
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    Definitely an option, but that thing is huge. I should mention I'm trying to save space on my board with a single mod pedal.
     
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    Oh man, I just used this as my unsure response for the previous thread I was in....Line 6 M5???
     
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    Knowing Empress that is probably about as good as you can get. Multiple modulation effect pedals are always going to have some compromises, so focus on which effects are the most important to you.

    Good luck am doing let us know what you end up with.
     
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    TC Electronics Nova Modulator has all modulations you've asked for, 9 presets can be stored. It's not for simply turning 2 knobs and play along, you need some time to explore the possibilities.
    I owned one and it was really versatile, but I got it a the wrong time, when I was kind of fed up with effects and actually reduced my setup significantly.
    It's sold for around 215,- Euro over here, you'll find it second hand for around 120,- Euro, it's definitely worth a try.
     
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    This is not bat at all and not too big.

     
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    I owned a Nebulus, but it's primary function for me was vibrato. Loved it for that. The heavy chorus sounds can get tinny, but I'm not huge on chorus and flange, personally.

    I wanna check out the Boss MD200 and the Terraform, but the vibrato functioning the Terraform is sort of a hidden setting, purportedly, like the tremolo on the Nebulus.

    I think if you're mainly after chorus and flange, there are better places to go than the Nebulus. I liked mine for what I needed it for and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
     
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    The old TC Electronic “Eric Johnson” chorus pedal.
    It’s kind of odd that a signature model doesn’t actually exist.
    I’d bet EJ is the reason most of them have sold for the last 40 years.
    Anyways, they do chorus, flange and pitch modulation.
    They’re analog, AC powered, and dead quiet.
     
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    Alexander pedals!!! They pack a ton of features into a single sized box! Way easier to use than I thought and I’m a knob twiddler. I’ve had the Space Race now for a month and love it! Check out the Wavelength pedal. I can’t vouch for that pedal specifically But I’m just so impressed with their pedal design and layout. You can buy direct.
     
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    They aren't Chinese klone cheap, but not outrageously priced either. I have a trem & phaser that sound good. Lots of control over how present the effect is.
     
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    I went with the Strymon Mobius but that’s kinda large. I almost bought the Boss MD-500, but it doesn’t have harmonic trem so Mobius won. I don’t really need two mods at once anyways.

    Take a look at the Boss MD-200.
     
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    On the cheap these area actually pretty good and small.
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    I was going to say vfe klein bottle...but yer willing to compromise on tone to save space.
     
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    That looks like a lot of fun, but completely impractical for my intended use.

    ...and everyone without a Leslie cab is compromising on tone to save space.
     
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    Boss - MD-200 or something.
    Line 6 M5 (under $100 used, it does any one effect, not just mod).
     
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