Submitted August 1, 2008 by a customer from necrovox.net
"This is still one of my favourite toys ... almost 20 years later."
I have had mine for 17 years and I still love it as much as I did the day I got it. It has recently inspired me to start playing and writing again after several years of not playing much at all.
Great sounds and effects, especially with delays, flanges and envelope generators. With a heavy distortion in the harmonic mode it pulls off some really trippy overtones.
It is simple in design. That is the best part. The led is nice, as it indicates that it is on. No forgetting to turn it off and no dead batteries because you didn't know it was on.
I wish the LED was dual colour to tell you which mode it was in, and some type of markings to tell you which mode it was in. Some of us forget which way is which.
Ease of Use
Works with no effort. There is no "WRONG" way to use it really. Some ways work better than others, but all in all, it is mostly idiot proof. A little experimentation and technique development and the possibilities are only limited by the player.
I have had mine for over 15 years and it is still in perfect shape. It has had it's share of bumps and knocks, and it still works like it did the day I got it. It pops open easier than I would like, but it holds up well.
If memory serves me correctly, when I got it, it was $69USD in 91 or 2 for 99, and you can still get them for less than $100USD. I would say that in 17 years, the price is still great, and compared to how much other gear has gone up (or that most manufacturers have moved production to Asia, and the quality has gone) it is still one hell of a great deal.
I never needed support, but when I called for info, I remember they were very informative and helpful, and that is part of the reason I got it. I liked the person I spoke with. I requested info by mail and it was sent and received within a few days.
The Wow Factor
I already have one, but if I lost it, it got stolen or I needed to replace it, I would in a heartbeat.
Semi active musician with varied experience over more than 30 years.
Metal, Death Metal and Progressive Rock
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