AX1500G review by Korg

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 7.7 (145 votes)
Korg: AX1500G
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Price paid: £ 85

Purchased from: Electro Music

Sound — 6
I run the AX1500G through the ffects loop of my Marshall MG100HDFX and matching cab. It adds a lot of bass to it which takes the harshness out of the sound, I like this but it does take a lot of extra setting up to run through my amp. SOme patches are noisy, such as the acoustic tone and a few others but this can usually be sorted out with the volume pedal or noise reducer. Some of the effects are pretty decent but some are just a waste of time.

Overall Impression — 7
I play everything from blues to Death Metal. it can accomadate for most of the tones that I need but it is quite limited. I chose this product because I only had 90 quid to spend and it was second hand, if it was lost or stolen I wouldn't replace it as I'm building a pedal board to my own specs.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I've been giging withg it now for about a year, I bought it second hand and apart from a few scratches and marks here and there it's held up very well. I even dropped it onto a concrete floor from about 4 feet in the air and it still works as well as it's ever done.

Ease of Use — 8
With all the amp models, cabinets, mods etc. it isn't too difficult to find the sound you're looking for but you do have to do a lot of tweaking. Editing patches is easy once you get the hang of it, the manual explains it all in great detail which I found helpful. I probably wouldn't have been able to use it well if I hadn't read it.

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    elmozzz
    Hey i'm just wondering how good is the distortion? i want to use a lot for heavy stuff like hard rock and mostly metal so is it good for that? cheers
    MaXiMuse
    elmozzz wrote: Hey i'm just wondering how good is the distortion? i want to use a lot for heavy stuff like hard rock and mostly metal so is it good for that? cheers
    Yes, you can get everything out of it. blues-rock and some serious hard-rock.