Pretty amazing for single stomp box
By: CoverBandForLife-Unfortunately from Sunny California
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Well, it's made in China, surprised?
How has it stood up over time?
Too early to tell how reliable, it's digital, so a little more precious.
Your general opinion of this product.
Overall, I'm very impressed even with a few of it's shortcomings.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Intuitive design. Controls layed out well and make sense. The manual sucks.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The sounds are very good. I tested it in the loop and in front of the amp. It worked best in front of the amp for me. I originally wanted to use the time based effects, but liked many of the others. The "others" did not work well in the loop, lots of noise. So in front of the amp it went, last in the chain. You can program your patches in order and program it to toggle with the footswitch, but beware, you can't turn it off! If you program a patch to be a "direct thru" then you're ok but not good for live. I plan on using some effects that I need once in a while but don't have the space on my pedalboard; tremolo, octave, pitch shifter, univibe, etc. I have to manually change it but no biggy. Even if you just use the tuner and one effect, it's a bargain.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The paint job looked good, would have preferred cherry walnut though.
How was the action out of the box?
Action? I'm married, I don't get much action.