505 II review by Zoom

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.8 (130 votes)
Zoom: 505 II

Price paid: $ 165.9

Purchased from: Tokyo

Sound — 8
Sounds generated are extremely good with a fairly good range I'd say. Presets weren't all that great except for a few really unique ones. You can make some kick ass distortions from this though. Unfortunately the amount of chorus + another effect wasnt all that good as far is range is concerned.

Overall Impression — 10
Overall impression is excellent. For its size, it generates awesome sounds and I like the fact that the expression is independent, good for us left footers. Its perfect for playing at small gigs because everything fits in a tiny bag.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I used it like hell and it still works without a hitch. But I gave it a four because the expression started to act a bit funny at max and min values after a year or so. Not a big problem but the fact that it did give away slighty lowered its rating.

Ease of Use — 10
Yeah its pretty damn easy to use. Straight forward and simple.

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