Seamus603 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:17 pm
First post, looking for a recommendation- I've been playing my Jimmie Vaughan Strat and Fender BJ iii Tweed jamming in the basement and with a friend or two-all stock at the moment- looking for a reasonably priced multifx board to get me a little closer to that "Jerry Tone"-the Boss ME-80 grabs me-any suggestions?
Hi, Jim. Welcome to RUKIND.
You asked "for a reasonably priced multifx board to get me a little closer
to that "Jerry Tone."
I'm going to answer the question you've actually asked, not a different one I might prefer or imagine.
Start with a bit of research into the pedals Jerry actually used. There's been so much discussion of this topic here over the years - the Search function is your friend. Then research and demo your multi-FX pedal choices for ones that either directly model those specific pedals or can get tones similar enough to them for you to feel that they can get you where you want to be.
This will work to get you "a little closer"
to what you're seeking.
Myself, I like my years old Line 6 M13 but were I buying today I'd check out the HX Effects.
P.S./EDIT: The cheap multi-effect units may well be a waste of time (I wouldn't know, I've never bought or used one of the cheap ones). Some of the better multi-effects units available today, in contrast, are pretty amazing for what they deliver in such compact packages. Also relevant to your decisionmaking will be whether you need a combination of effects suitable for covering Jerry only, or require or prefer greater versatility. Finally, understand that the folks who post here range from slavish obsession with reproducing Jerry's gear as closely as possible to enjoying his tone and music on our own terms. There is nothing "wrong" per se with chasing the dragon obsessively, nor with following, for example, Kimock's advice in my own signature line at very bottom of this post. The important thing is to know and support yourself.