Price paid: $ 128.1
Purchased from: Ebay
Sound — 7
I have mainly used a Custom Les Paul (not a custom as in factory made) and my Randall G3 along with a Laney MXD30 at one point. But this is really is the point, now this product is really just for cheap good experimenting. Noise supressor is good. Effects are average and varied, a few diverse ones and Drive amps are solid enough sounding with a good rig behind it.
Overall Impression — 9
In it's time it would have been brilliant. Now I use an X3 so it's not quite such a competitor. Built for great value, if you see one floating around on ebay or whatever, buy it! You will most likely not want to gig it at all, but I think it deserves recognition for being a smart wee gadget!
Reliability & Durability — 10
Purely a bedroom gadget for me now. I would use it as a backup if everything I else broke but it does need a lot of tweaking with to sound spot on for each player. Never had a problem with it, never broken, very durable (taken a lot of bashing) etc in 3 years.
Ease of Use — 8
This little effects board is very old now, but I think it deserves a little something on this site to keep the toneworks range alive. For the money there really is no complaining at all, the preset patches are varied and fun (for a while) and editing them is clear and simple. Ideal for a young guitarist who isn't quite sure what a phaser is etc. Many avenues can be explored with this little gadget.