505 II review by Zoom

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.8 (130 votes)
Zoom: 505 II

Price paid: $ 60

Purchased from: Davis Guitar

Sound — 10
I did not really like the distortion the first time I heard it. I play a lot of rock and nu metal like Blink 182, Linkin Park and of course Green Day. There isn't enough distorted sound but I just increased the gain and everything was fine. Other than that the sound is really good.

Overall Impression — 8
Overall I feel that this can match any kind of music and it is really amazing for its size and quality.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I would depend on it pretty much. Even though I have a GFX-1 now I still use the 505-2 at gigs too. And yes I would use it without a backup.

Ease of Use — 8
This was my very first effects pedal in my whole life. I got it as a birthday present in 2004. Its pretty compact and I've relied on it for quite a few gigs now. Even better if you use batteries! Makes it much more convenient. However, I didn't really know how to use this but once I found out how, it really became really fun and easy creating your own original soung.

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