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View Poll Results: best acoustic multi pedal?
TRex Soulmate 14 25.93%
Boss AD-10 10 18.52%
TCH Play Acoustic 16 29.63%
Trace Elliot Transit A 3 5.56%
Fishman Tonedeq 8 14.81%
Tech21 Acoustic Fly Rig 3 5.56%
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:00 AM
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I think the Boss AD-10 has everything the VE-8 has...just a "guitar only" unit...no vocal stuff.

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Boss VE-8. It makes your guitar sound better and the effects are good. Zoom A3 for modeling and effects.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:01 AM
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Pretty sure the Play Acoustic is made by TC Helicon.

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The Play Acoustic is made by Helix.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:04 AM
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The Soulmate looks to me like the best "guitar only" unit. It has everything you could possibly want and the effects seem very well done. Only complaint Ive heard about it is that the looper pedals are in a weird spot, but that can be improved with some add on plastic pedal button extenders.

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Iíve voted Soulmate. I own the Soulmate and also the Flyrig. The effects on the soulmate are the best Iíve heard in an all in one pedal. The tuner works perfect unlike a lot of other all in ones. It itís built like a tank, the parametric EQ works well along with the auto feedback killer. The looper is basic but functional.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:55 AM
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TC 'Helicon' (?)
Oh yeah duh, I read that wrong.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:27 AM
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I didn't vote because the only one I've used is the Play Acoustic. I "upgraded" from the TC Helicon Gxt vocal harmonizer to the Play Acoustic because of the guitar effects. Turns out the Play Acoustic is more complicated to use, due to having to get into the sub-menus to make any adjustments. So, essentially, I set it up once, make any tweaks during a sound check, then use the Play Acoustic with the guitar tones set for global.

The looper requires pressing two footswitches at the same time to arm it, so I don't use that when playing out.

I like the vocal harmonies; use them on the chorus and some songs where it makes sense. Easy, one footswitch press to operate. The guitar effects are more complicated to get at than I care to use playing out.
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:02 AM
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The Transit A gets my vote. Basic, easy to use, and built like a tank. Plus, it's versatile enough to run your electric through it if you choose, then turn around and play your piezo equipped guitar through w/o a lot of fiddling.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:04 PM
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Have you tried the "Perform VG"? It has all the functions of the Play Acoustic but without the looper and the presets. Sounds like a better fit for your needs.


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I didn't vote because the only one I've used is the Play Acoustic. I "upgraded" from the TC Helicon Gxt vocal harmonizer to the Play Acoustic because of the guitar effects. Turns out the Play Acoustic is more complicated to use, due to having to get into the sub-menus to make any adjustments. So, essentially, I set it up once, make any tweaks during a sound check, then use the Play Acoustic with the guitar tones set for global.

The looper requires pressing two footswitches at the same time to arm it, so I don't use that when playing out.

I like the vocal harmonies; use them on the chorus and some songs where it makes sense. Easy, one footswitch press to operate. The guitar effects are more complicated to get at than I care to use playing out.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:25 PM
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I can't say what the best is because I haven't tried them all.

The Boss VE-8 was good enough to warrant my money. The only improvements I'd make to it would be to add a shimmer verb and make the octave effect more POG-like, giving you a viable faux 12-string. I'd also like to ask why they included a ring modulator on an acoustic unit.
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The Play Acoustic is made by Helix.

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TC 'Helicon' (?)
Yep I should of said line6 Helix Stomp is what i use. not as pricey
as the full blown helix. Both made by line 6.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:40 PM
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Zoom A3 gets my vote as well
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Discontinued but:

Yamaha AG Stomp. I sold mine years ago when I was more stupid....age brings wisdom my friends
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Yep I should of said line6 Helix Stomp is what i use. not as pricey
as the full blown helix. Both made by line 6.
HX Stomp here as well. It's incredible and it accepts IRs from the Tonedexter.
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Discontinued but:

Yamaha AG Stomp. I sold mine years ago when I was more stupid....age brings wisdom my friends
That was a great pedal!
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Trace Acoustic Transit-A. I love love love it
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All right, Zoom is tied for 1st if we put the A2 & A3 together. Who was expecting that? I know its early but still...
Another + for the Zoom A3.
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