9 Best Guitar Floor Multieffects | December 2016
We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you want to subtly color your sound using reverb or transform it dramatically with distortion, one of these guitar floor multieffects will be up to the challenge. They are available in a wide range of designs with capabilities suited to beginners and professional musicians. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best guitar floor multieffect on Amazon.
Undoubtedly one of the simplest boxes on the market, the Line 6 M5 has a bank of over 100 effects options, each of which can connect with an outboard expression pedal for additional control. Its metal housing should give you confidence in its durability.
- 19 delay options
- intuitive setup
- only runs one effect at a time
|Rating||3.5 / 5.0|
For a smaller effects board, the Zoom G3X surprisingly dedicates an LCD to each of its channels, giving you a lot of feedback and control in a little unit. You won't be able to stitch together too many effects, but those you do select will perform admirably.
- 22 amps and 94 stomp box models
- integrated drum machine
- octaver can't suppress original note
|Rating||3.6 / 5.0|
The DigiTech RP1000 lets you configure up to 100 different pedal board layouts, sending different effects through one another for a moderate level of personalization. Some of those options, however, leave a lot of tone on the table.
- steep learning curve
- excels in amp modeling
- lackluster software package
|Rating||4.1 / 5.0|
The primary distortion effects in the TC Electronic Nova System come from the company's Nova Drive Technology, an analogue distortion circuit with digital potmeters that subject the parameters of an analogue distortion space to digital levels of nuance and manipulation.
- six built-in effects blocks
- balanced stereo outputs
- drive bleeds in the off position
|Rating||4.4 / 5.0|
The Line 6 POD HD500X descends from one of the first amplifier modeling modules on the market, a device that's forced the capability into so many effects boards. This iteration adds everything from assignable, backlit buttons to complete routing flexibility to the lineup.
- dual signal paths
- variable impedance input
- too pricey for some
|Rating||4.3 / 5.0|
While the Boss ME-80 continues to be one of the most highly regarded effects boards among musicians, both for its extensive memory banks and its deep levels of customization, its lack of any LCD readouts will eventually spell its downfall.
- eight foot switches
- 38-second phase looper
- power adapter sold separately
|Rating||4.5 / 5.0|
By situating menu controls in foot switches at the base of the board, the Zoom G5n allows you to customize your sound, and the layout of your board, without necessarily having to put your back at risk. It can interface with Macs or PCs through a USB port.
- hard knob tone editing
- four lcd screens
- memory mode sometimes forgets
|Rating||4.5 / 5.0|
The Vox Stomp Lab 2G models its amp sounds, and the effects that run through them, after the brand's iconic blend of warmth and attack. It comes with an AC adapter, but its battery life should exceed seven hours on a single 9-volt battery.
- 24-bit signal processing
- simple interface
- responsive expression pedal
|Rating||4.7 / 5.0|
With two LCD screens and four stomp bars, in addition to tempo buttons and a touch pedal that can push and pull multiple parameters at once, the Boss GT-100 represents one of the most variegated combinations of effects and amplifier models available in a single board.
- 400 program memories
- custom tone grid
- easy to learn and control
|Rating||4.6 / 5.0|