Donner goes for the budget multi-effects crown with new, $269 Arena2000 unit

Donner's new Arena2000 multi-effects unit sits under an electric guitar
(Image credit: Donner)

Budget gear specialist Donner has expanded into the multi-effects pedal and amp modeler market with the new Arena2000 unit.

Despite its low price, the Arena2000 has a healthy set of features, highlighted by 278 effects, 80 amp models, 50 cabinet impulse response models and 50 slots for loading third-party impulse responses. Between them, these aim to help players get the ideal tone for everything from 21st century pop to brutal thrash metal.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.