Submitted September 20, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com
Line 6 M5 Modeler Customer Review
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I believe this pedal has scratched my gear itch, and will keep it at bay for a long time. It does exactly what I wanted it to, and surprised me with some very cool effects I thought I'd never use. IF I lost this, I would absolutely have to replace it... if I didn't replace it with another M5, I'd replace it with it's bigger brother, the M9. But, this fits the bill for relatively compact and versatile... so I'd be compelled to stick with it.
This pedal sounds great! The presets are a little generic... but the magic is definitely there to be found. Each effect has a great range of tones, and it's not hard to tweak and massage them to your liking. The distortions and fuzzes are absolutely great. They are very reactive. The delays and reverbs are top-tier. I've heard some pedals that were a bit warmer, but not at this price, and they were single effect boxes.
I use this in the effects loop of my Line 6 X3 in my bass rig. It has some effects that work better for bass than others (the deeper chorus settings are a little over the top for bass), but they all work well and sound good.
It came with a power supply... but it works just fine with my Boss power supply, even with 2 other pedals on the same powersupply. It has a pretty good tuner built in, so if you are at a point on your pedalboard where you only have room for one pedal, this will still do it, because it can replace your tuner! 100 effects with a tuner. Who couldn't find room for that?
Ease of Use
There is a slight learning curve with this pedal. It's definitely easier than any other processor I've played with, but it does take a little thought to get comfy with it. Once it's set up and tweaked out, though.... it's absolutely stomp-box easy.
Very well made. I only gave it a nine because I don't want to sound like a Line 6 fanboi.
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