Its a great pedal and has tons of effects, and each one you can customize and save different effect presets. From distortion to echos to synths and even some kinds of noise and sound effects. There is one preset that makes a high pitched squeal when you play even when playing a low B string; useful? Depends on what you are playing, but no matter what type of music you are playing there is bound to be some effect on this pedal that will help you out. It even has a wah pedal on the side which can do more then just wah, it can change all kinds of effects. Its a great pedal.
It can take a little while to switch through all the different effects to get to the one you want. If you are playing a gig you are better off keeping any presets you want to use right next to each other so you can switch back and forth quickly.
The output jack got a little bit loose and I need to play with the cable a little bit to make sure its in the right spot or else the sound cuts out. I am not sure if this is just a fluke problem or if other people have experienced this. The rest of the unit is very well constructed and doesn't seem to have much more then a scratch on it. It is made of very durable plastic.
Its a great pedal and you can usually find it pretty cheap, its a great bang for your buck, there are much better pedals out there and if you have the money you can probably get something a bit better.
Hey I bought this unit for fifty-three bucks on ebay haha cheapest ive seen secondhand
This is a great unit, and its so customizable(i know thats not how you spell it) i used the Tube effect and i can get it so sound like Mike Dirnst(Green Day). I wanted to get a Digitech but i didnt have the money so i used my old friend ebay and got this unit dirt cheap YAY! this is a great unit especially beacuse of the znr(zoom Noise Reudction) makes my halfstack sound like its not even on
Dislikes humm i dont know the only thing i noticed is that on stage it gets noisy beacuse the base is made of plastic and every time you change you hear a big click
but its liveable and i love this unit
Ohh yea one other thing if you play and switch alot the only other thing is that the swich buttons are small
like i said its a plastic unit (like all Zooms) but its well made. ive herd that the 1/4" jacks mess up but not on mine yet thank God
Love the super control (a little too much on some) I only use the BLUES 1 that comes with the unit and three patches I programmed myself (Echo, flange and reverb solo) But those WONDERFUL sound and the fact that its a great silent stage tuner almost pays for itself.
I love it so much but the quality of contruction is cheap. I remember hearing about people sending it back after a year to be fixed because the plugs went faulty. Well it happened to me too! But instead of sending it back, I opened it up to see what's up. Here's a quick fix for those who know hhow to solder (next box)
unit quality AOK (except cheap plugs) To fix faulty plug problem. Take off plate, inspect circuit board where 1/4 plugs solder right into board(!!) Yes, you'll probably see cracked joints. Get the solder gun out and reapply a little solder there. Now it's like new. From then on, using 90 degree plugs would help. I am currently looking for some. Also a strain relief (or just rubber banding the in and out cable together) will help.
Absolutely love the unit - wished they used 1/4 plugs that don't solder right into the board - I don't care how careful you are, eventually (after 30-50 gigs) that solder joint will be too stressed and you'll have to do what I did.
Purchased from Music Retail Store. Paid $109.99 (in July of 2001) without AC adapter. Best choice for the money at the time.
Unit is very easy to use. Selecting and editing patches is straight-forward and intuitive. Overall sound is good. It has a power switch and will work on seperately purchased AC adapter. Effect pedal can be calibrated. Overdrive effect is clean and rich. Analog controls are very handy.
Most preset patches are not useful and some are downright irritating (for rock music). Many of the effects are weak including the toner and chorus. The octaver is strong and somewhat overpowering. The effect pedal range is woefully small (feels like it only has three settings), and some of the parameters it can control are comical. Analog controls react wierdly when swapping patches. Would have been better to use a jog type control.
Constructed of high impact ABS plastic and has held up well for 2 years. The effect pedal is still tight. Never used live so cannot vouch for stage performance.
Great unit for price. Wide variety of effects and great control over them. Probably not best unit for recording but for practice and some gigs works very well.