Submitted May 24, 2014 by Brad A
"Great modeler, large community for patches. "
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I was eyeballing this unit for sometime. As a cheaper, easier to buy alternative to an AxFX or Kemper. For the negligent difference in sound, the price is well worth it. Great sounding unit. Creating patches requires line6 software, and the interface for it is a bit clunky, and as far as i know, does not allow you to hear them as you are making them. I can not find the ability to reamp on this device either. It makes a very good guitar dedicated interface, and with the large community at the custom tone website, and the fact it uses all none "X" variant patches, adds tons of user made patches that are easy enough to add and organize.
The inclusion of tactile, real, usable knobs to adjust everything was a brilliant move. No clicking around through menus if I want to add gain, or adjust treble. The unit itself is really easy to use and navigate, I gave two and half for usability because the requisite software for patch creation needs a lot of playing around before you figure it out.
The unit also has several out puts, which comes in really handy, an FX loop, foot switch port, XLRs Variax inputs. It is really cool, and more potential can be unlocked for with a variax guitar and a foot switch. But with non variax guitars, as most people are using it, its a great unit, and doesn't sound digital, unless you want it to sound digital, it can do that too. Other then software, I have no complaints with this unit. It is a very smart and well designed modeler.
Guitarist, 14 years. Agile 827 Septor Elite, Marshall JCM 800 1959 2 1960 4x12s.
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