AX3G review by Korg

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 5
  • Ease of Use: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.5 Good
  • Users' score: 7.3 (55 votes)
Korg: AX3G
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Price paid: $ 69.99

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 9
I'm connecting my Mexican Tele to it (I know, I need a Jackson or something like that). I get really great clean sounds. Love the chorus, flange etc. But for those Who are looking for great distortion, you won't be disappointed. Even my Mexican Tele pisses off my neighbor. And combine the distortion with other effects, now that sounds sweet!

Overall Impression — 9
Another inconvenience I've noticed is that changing banks, by force, is sequential. It is because this unit only has a Bank-up and a Bank-down pedal. Let's say you're on Bank1 and would like to go to Bank3. You'll have to go though Bank2 (no way around it, sorry). Overall, as a practice unit, this is great... especially for the price. This can easily be your starting effect processor and you'll love it. If it was stolen, I probably would be sad. But I won't loose any sleep over it because for $70, I can just buy another one. I like the Drone effect in it, lets me play some freaky stuff. Hate the sequential bank-change thingy. Love the last few pages of the manual, shows you all the parameters of all the effects (big list). Makes me feel like I bought a $300 processor. I did not compare it to any other processors. The price was what got me inside Guitar Center. And I'm glad that I have it.

Reliability & Durability — 5
Cheap plastic (I mean cheap). As stated by other users, you probably don't want to stomp on it like those individual stomp-boxes. I never used it in a live setting, only during practice. The unit doesn't come with an AC adapter (not very nice Korg). But I use a 9V, 300mA adapter that came with my Zoom 1010. It works.

Ease of Use — 7
The effect-box itself is not very intuitive. You'll have to read the manual and it'll take you a few minutes to understand the manual completely because it is not written very clearly. But once you get the hang of it (and with time you will), this little gem will please most of you. The best part is that you can edit every parameter of every effect that you are using. Start with a stock effect that is the closest to what you want. Then edit one parameter at a time until you get exactly what you want. Then save it as a patch, you've got 40 user patches to go crazy with (plus 40 factory-set). The only reason I've giving this part a rating of 7 is because of the poorly written manual. Once you understand what to do, this is a very user-friendly box.

5 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Blackdog93
    i just bought the korg AX5G. it takes a while to learn it. but now when i know all the effects & programs i love it.
    Silky Smooth
    Yeah the Korg sounds are great, I've always wanted to get the Pandora just for the Korg type sounds. If you listen to everything else they sound very different from the other modelers
    Dan shreds
    Ive had mine for a year now it sounds great but it took me a while to figure out what parameters were lol
    iron_maiden93
    i still don't know what parameters are...i got the thing for christmas last year, it was the display model and didn't have an instruction manual...luckily my friend got the exact same one, even though he still doesnt know what the parameters do
    Multiplayerjon
    iron_maiden93 wrote: i still don't know what parameters are...i got the thing for christmas last year, it was the display model and didn't have an instruction manual...luckily my friend got the exact same one, even though he still doesnt know what the parameters do
    well, your in luck... Im gonna write a review rite now... read it when it's on