505 review by Zoom

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 6
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 4.8 (62 votes)
Zoom: 505

Price paid: $ 126

Purchased from: midlands sound equipment, athlone

Sound — 8
I use this with my new Vintage Metal Axe Sg and a Fender 15watt amp but with the distortion out of this anyone would think I was using an amp twice the size and price. I can get the soung Kirk Hammet gets out of the Enter Sandman solo with the wah effects. I can get that Jimi Hendrix feel out of this. You can also get the Welcome To The Jungle delay effect.

Overall Impression — 10
This is my first effects pedal. It has really improved my soloing with the distortion and wah. I play hard rock and metal and love shredding and this helps. As I said it really get the absolute best out of my amp. If it were stolen Id buy the same one. I loved all of the features they all were great. I wish I had the expression pedal though, I feel as if I'm missing somethig without it. In Brief Great qaulity especially for the price. Get it.

Reliability & Durability — 6
Personaly its a little bit too small, like my frieand almost stood on it today. The wires are a bit messy, but I could depend on it.

Ease of Use — 8
It is vey daunting at first but after about ten minutes of readind the maual I completely under stood it. It is very loud when you first turn it on but that can be easily altered. I know there is a #2 model of this but I read the #2's reveiw and it's practictacally the same except for the colour.

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    i paid 120 for a guitar, amp, flight case, leads, tuner, plectrums and this pedal came with it. the only thing i like really was the accoustic simulator but it is pretty cool.