Price paid: $ 70
Purchased from: Signature
Sound — 7
I am using it with a Greg Bennett AV3, Washburn, BD2, NUX Compressor and a 15 Watt practice amp.It has in built 9 Noise gates which I wish were Noise suppressors, to eliminate any hum. But it does a decent job.There are 2 Wah's and both of them make you sound like somebody's been shot at! The Amp Modulators give either a Very distorted sound or are very weak. Nothing in between.Compressor has no controls and you have to try out different possibilities.3 Band EQ leaves a lot to be desired.Chorus/Mod is very tricky and you have to sit with the manual to do anything with the inbuilt tones.Reverd is good and usable. I had to download patches from websites to try to emulate Floyd, Knopfler etc. To try them out by yourself is tedious.
Overall Impression — 8
I play mostly classic rock, Blues country stuff. The in built patches were mostly useless for my kind of sounds. Editing Patches were a bigger pain. I have considered selling it of at least 20 times in the last 3 years. But I keep it.I am playing for 16 years and this was my first digital multi effects box. Never gonna go for them again.I wish I would have gone for a model with expression control as the Whammy or Wah this box has is rendered useless without it.If lost/or stolen I would regret but never re-buy.I love the thing for the variety of tones it can offer and hate it for the same reason. Sometimes it kills the music.The Reverb and delay works great and I now use it as a Noise Gate and Reverb and delay effects only. My current set up is: GTR->BD2->Compressor->RP50(Reverb, Delay+Noise gate)->Amp.This way I can get the sound I want out of it.I never tried another Multi Effects and don't want to currently.
Reliability & Durability — 8
It is made of Plastic, but sturdy plastic.Both feet switches look solid but the edit buttons are really small and by no means user friendly.But I have been using it for 3 years and there has been no problem I do not GIG with it, neither do I stomp on it. Mostly a light tap does the work and I keep it that way. Considering this I can safely tell you it will last me another 10 years maybe.What else do I want.
Ease of Use — 7
It is pretty easy to use considering that there are 2 foot switches to change the programs. Also 40 inbuilt effects that give you an idea what all the small box can deliver.Editing Patches! Thats the tough bit! I have read the manual 15 times over (thankfully they give a manual)and tried to jot down notes to help me then after 2 years I started to get decent sound of my choice out of this thing.AC Adaptor Supplied with set, that was a big plus. The drum Machine comes in handy but upto some levels.