Price paid: $ 480
Purchased from: Veerkamp MÃ©xico
Sound — 9
Wonderful balance between every effects offered in the processing unit. I use it with a Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 and it really complements the amp unit. The pre-amp EQ is all I use since it boosts the sound of the amp. The Noise Gate is excellent to eliminate hums or external sound. The distortions are good overall, especially the OD, DS, MZ and MC versions. Compression sounds great as it will sustain your sound for as long as you need it. Mods are fantastic, I love the Chorus, don't feel it weak at all. Delays are really good, though a bit limiting when you edit them. Expression pedal is good with a pretty average WAH, a CRAPPY voice mode and good + - octavers. Lost the spring reverb mode, which I do miss from the ME50.
Overall Impression — 9
I play a lot of things, from metal to blues, hard rock, Vintage rock, rock en espaol and sometimes even jazz (not bright at it yet) and the ME70 responds to EVERY SINGLE ONE of my musical needs. It is actually an inversion, rather than a spending. The only things I would change would be the Wah and Voice mods in the expression pedal since they're weak and I would add the spring reverb to the unit. I use three guitars with it and it works great with them (LTD M100FM, BcRich Warlock, Cort X6). If you're looking for a good effects unit for a good price, this is the one. I bought it in Mexico so it's a bit more expensive, you know, taxes and all that useless govt. crap. Hope this helps you.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing is stronger than a tank and I'm not kidding here. The chassis is build to last because it's made of metal and not sloppy plastic. Reliabilty is awsome, though it's always recommendable to have a backup, you'll not use it. As long as it has energy to run from, either DC or batteries, it will go on and on.
Ease of Use — 9
The ME70 basically is a very easy-friendly to use effects processor. It takes a bit of time to get over the learning curve but once you got it, your mind blows away. It has quite a lot of patches, though I like to use the individual effects better. Edition of the sound is really easy and you have plenty of effects to choose from as well as ten distortions. In general it is a good pedal. The EZ Tone selector is great in the beginning, then you get used to the manual mode. Good users manual and it's multilingual.