By: NJSean from New Jersey
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
How has it stood up over time?
Just Got It
Your general opinion of this product.
The A2 is just so so, even for the low price tag it has a few quarks. To start with the power button, you have to hold down the modeling down arrow for 4 seconds to turn on and off. 4 seconds is way to long to turn on and off power/bypass. The quality in the build is just ok. For an extra few bucks you could get a Fishman or TC Helicon pedal that is built better. The effects themselves are good; the accounting molding they have to replicate different guitars is comical at the least. Setting A0 (Martin D28) – I have this guitar and the modeling does not sound like it. I do have to say if they called it something else it would make more sense. The Modeling effect is good but does not make your cheap acoustic sound like a $4 - $15 K guitar. The pedal is useful and has many different effects that will work for a gigging musician, as long as you understand that it will enhance the sound of your guitar not make it sound like a Martin, Gibson ext … unless that is what you plug into it.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
How did the stain or paint job look?
How was the action out of the box?