AWSOME LOOPER but....
By: Wes from NH
Your general opinion of this product.
The claims are partially true. This is a very well thought out looper with many unique features any performer will appreciate. There are several shining reviews, artist endorsements and even professional YouTube advertisements. The one thing none of them tell you is that this pedal is noisy. No not the loops, they do not add noise. The pedal itself; the throughput of the pedal which is not bypass-able and supposedly does not color your tone, does in fact color your tone slightly and does add a fair amount of hiss. How much hiss? I used a bypass loop pedal to A/B it in and out of the chain and coampare it to a Keeley Red Dirt overdrive (the only other pedal in the chain) and the noise from the Pigtronix set at unity (Master at 3:00)was equal to the Kelly with Gain @ 100% and volume around 3:00. That's crazy loud btw where as the Pigtronixs is pushing out the same amount of hiss at unity. Performance may be better in an fx loop or through a board but not an old Fender amp IMO.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Seems to be well made and very well thought out.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
It feels great and use is powerful and intuitive.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
It is not bypass-able and it does alter the tone slightly. It is a subtle difference but noticeable imo. The noise floor of the pedal is much more noticeable than any subjective subtleties of tone. In a different set up, it may not be an issue and the pedal may be the best thing ever. It was not for me.
How was the action out of the box?
How did the stain or paint job look?
How has it stood up over time?