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Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Boss belonging to the ME series.

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  • Anonymous

    Boss ME-50Publié le 01/09/07 à 13:50
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    By taking a look, especially there are 3 parts: The distortion, modulation (tremolo, vibrato, ...) and delays!
    Then, looking more closely, we see a section Tone Modify a Compressor section, a threshold section and course reverb section with a possibility to increase or decrease reverbation 3 different ...
    Pedal [foot] is on the right desired device.
    A tuner is included plus a few other options.
    - Analog and Digital
    PS: Lack Regrete dynamic settings ... It would have a preamp to fully enjoy the sounds (in particular distortions).

    USE

    If this is to find how to turn the tuner, and use the pedal [foot], I did not need the manual to find me!
    The usage is quite simple and is......
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    By taking a look, especially there are 3 parts: The distortion, modulation (tremolo, vibrato, ...) and delays!
    Then, looking more closely, we see a section Tone Modify a Compressor section, a threshold section and course reverb section with a possibility to increase or decrease reverbation 3 different ...
    Pedal [foot] is on the right desired device.
    A tuner is included plus a few other options.
    - Analog and Digital
    PS: Lack Regrete dynamic settings ... It would have a preamp to fully enjoy the sounds (in particular distortions).

    USE

    If this is to find how to turn the tuner, and use the pedal [foot], I did not need the manual to find me!
    The usage is quite simple and is appreciateany!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Then! I begin by saying that this pedal is supposed to be specialized in distortions!
    Out on this point, I find that when you have to play with a quality distortion one can only laugh at what to say! I appreciateany least in this pedal is the distortion!
    I think what could possibly have been much better if there is a possibility y'avait dynamics settings (treble, middle, bass, gain ...). The solution would be (I think) to have a preamp, I do not avai when I used this pedal!
    Yet the various effects that can be found (delay, reverb, tremolo, phaser, ...) are not so bad! Especially for low budget!
    A big disappointment for the distortions that are either too acute, too [slobbering] (a kind of large "fuzz" all ugly) .. well I am committed person in this pedal ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    The distortions are superb and frankly not enough diversified (it turns especially around the rock / hard rock), especially when we know that this pedal is supposed to be specialized in distortions! The solution in my opinion, have a good preamp advantage of distortions, because there is no dynamic settings so did some unfortunate possibilities ...
    The effects are rather réussient and good simplicity and feature (apart from lacking the dynamic settings) is good!
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  • Anonymous

    Boss ME-50Publié le 09/14/06 à 14:54
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    Dja says

    USE

    Ultra intuitive -Multi-purpose built way to have access to parameters quickly.
    Manuel ultra clear, almost unnecessary given the simplicity of use.

    -10 Banks 3 patch, only numbers like display
    Indeed mute, when patch is changed is VERY boring, I had to edit my riff way to stop me playing before a change, and press the pedal before the new part !!

    -Connectique: Ok, the mule out flat to me even if I would have prfr 2 jacks L (mono) and R jack rather than a stro also acting headphones output .dropoff window

    Appearance / robust construction

    SOUND QUALITY

    -Disto: Some are very well on the other hand when you press the VARIATION button, many are unusable !!......
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    Dja says

    USE

    Ultra intuitive -Multi-purpose built way to have access to parameters quickly.
    Manuel ultra clear, almost unnecessary given the simplicity of use.

    -10 Banks 3 patch, only numbers like display
    Indeed mute, when patch is changed is VERY boring, I had to edit my riff way to stop me playing before a change, and press the pedal before the new part !!

    -Connectique: Ok, the mule out flat to me even if I would have prfr 2 jacks L (mono) and R jack rather than a stro also acting headphones output .dropoff window

    Appearance / robust construction

    SOUND QUALITY

    -Disto: Some are very well on the other hand when you press the VARIATION button, many are unusable !! (Lowering the drive can save a few)
    -Modulation No problem
    -delay: Same
    -Tone Modify: qualiseur as preset (I do not) that also has a role to emulator, among other things, acoustic guitar (used with the micro central pr strateux) humbucker from it's simple ... or EQ, or emulation ...:-(
    -Compressor: Ok
    -noise Gate: ok
    -Reverb: Ok exept spring supposed to simulate a spring reverb, but the sound is too exagrbr /> -Pdale of expression: the effect assigns therein are generally bons.CEPENDANT, LA PEDAL THAT SOUNDS WHEN THAT CARRIES A FREE PRESS (adjustable) END OF FOOT WAS GETTING A FULL CONCERT Bugger !!! TRIGGER TO SEE EVEN JUST TOUCH WITH VIBRATION CAUSED BY THE FLOOR OR ITS NOT MY !!! I'M TOLD NOT FUCK !!!
    The problem disappeared alone but raparu some time later to redisparatre! So I changed the play supposedly offending but not sr that comes from ca ca, for now it works ...
    I use a cry baby branch before crankset but I always use the ME-50 is less garish complment for wha sounds softer and less grimey

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    More than 2 years of use in its range: The best

    + Perfect for live use, beef because access to mods / price

    - The bug of the expression pedal (knowing I do not particularly mistreat my gear)
    I had some other multi-fx: same problem for mute,

    Price quality ratio: Excellent

    Ds this price range I would do the same choice
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  • Boss ME-50Publié le 12/05/08 à 00:41
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    DISPOS EFFECTS: DELAY REVERB CHORUS FLANGER distos ... SEE SITE ROLAND, WELL DONE AND CONVIVIAL.UN LOURDING LITTLE FOR WHAT IT OFFERS. C IS AN OLD THING, WHAT ....

    USE

    EVERYTHING IS ULTRA SIMPLE. THANKS BOSS. 10/10

    SOUND QUALITY

    BOSS? NO, FRO. NOTHING CONVINCING, EVEN LESS THAN NOTHING EXCITING. AS HIS LITTLE BROTHER 20 ME..E STILL GIVE RATHER WANT TO DIRECT CONNECT AMP ON OR GO TO RELAX ... 3/10 POOL AND MORE GENEROUS BECAUSE I AM.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    SOUNDS ..SONT CHEAP. L ... 6, ZO .., ROCK ... .. KO, NOT BETTER THIS NIVEAU.FAUT TTAPER IN GT 10 FOR VISIBLE QQ THING THAT NEARLY ONE WORTHY OF THE SON NOM.CLAIR, AS METAL! OR ELSE THE SATURATION BANDIT 112 IS VERY GOOD OR......
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    DISPOS EFFECTS: DELAY REVERB CHORUS FLANGER distos ... SEE SITE ROLAND, WELL DONE AND CONVIVIAL.UN LOURDING LITTLE FOR WHAT IT OFFERS. C IS AN OLD THING, WHAT ....

    USE

    EVERYTHING IS ULTRA SIMPLE. THANKS BOSS. 10/10

    SOUND QUALITY

    BOSS? NO, FRO. NOTHING CONVINCING, EVEN LESS THAN NOTHING EXCITING. AS HIS LITTLE BROTHER 20 ME..E STILL GIVE RATHER WANT TO DIRECT CONNECT AMP ON OR GO TO RELAX ... 3/10 POOL AND MORE GENEROUS BECAUSE I AM.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    SOUNDS ..SONT CHEAP. L ... 6, ZO .., ROCK ... .. KO, NOT BETTER THIS NIVEAU.FAUT TTAPER IN GT 10 FOR VISIBLE QQ THING THAT NEARLY ONE WORTHY OF THE SON NOM.CLAIR, AS METAL! OR ELSE THE SATURATION BANDIT 112 IS VERY GOOD OR METAL ZONE, THE FRIENDS 2With DELAY CHORUS NOISE GATE QUALITY (DIG. OR TC)
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  • Super purchase OCCAZ except distos

    Boss ME-50Publié le 07/12/12 à 15:23
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    I propose a complte presentation of the pedal here:


    USE

    RAS

    SOUND QUALITY

    RAS

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    RAS
  • Boss ME-50Publié le 10/18/08 à 13:36
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    See below

    USE

    Very easy to use, we can find what we want ... except for the modulation, I row death to find a sound that I like.
    Distos are correct rather, not very extra-ordinary, the problem as the important product ds we breath a little boost, but for lgres distos, no problem my major point.
    I find the modulation complicates rgler, but then I'm using almost I EVER (and then, I have that on the amp footswitch, which itself is on one knob)
    Delay him, I was never served, but to be tested (curiosity), I can say that it is very simple.
    The Rverbs are nice and quite prcises.
    The pedal is quite impractical: the game is relatively short, and ncssaire pressure to enable or......
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    USE

    Very easy to use, we can find what we want ... except for the modulation, I row death to find a sound that I like.
    Distos are correct rather, not very extra-ordinary, the problem as the important product ds we breath a little boost, but for lgres distos, no problem my major point.
    I find the modulation complicates rgler, but then I'm using almost I EVER (and then, I have that on the amp footswitch, which itself is on one knob)
    Delay him, I was never served, but to be tested (curiosity), I can say that it is very simple.
    The Rverbs are nice and quite prcises.
    The pedal is quite impractical: the game is relatively short, and ncssaire pressure to enable or disable the effect seems rather randomized sometimes bustling at the slightest touch, or n cssitant the contrary sometimes to throw an anvil.
    Wah is rather okay if used distos the crankset, but with distortion spare before crankset (front, because after it is no longer the level of exit cssaire a good distortion, less sacrificing precision of sound), it is properly despicable.
    Octaves + and - above all sound too lctronique my taste.
    The noise gate is rather effective against the natural background of intgres distos but he will have a tendency Videment eat much of sustain.
    The compressor gives a very pleasant in agreements clean.
    A big plus for the small simulator top left: it allows trsrussis cleans, really nice.
    I can get my Ibanez RG team EMG for an acoustic lctro!

    SOUND QUALITY

    I use a Marshall MG100 and between an Ibanez RG370DX custome EMG (85-60), and I must say that my impressions are rather nuances ... some effects rvlent be of excellent quality other rather rotten.
    Tip: be careful not to let the batteries too long, once the low battery indicator dclenche, the sound is a spitting ALTR appears in rear plan and it occurs a pulse of the blinking tmoins (trsdsagrable in rpt when the amps going strong)
    It does not Drange while playing but ds that stands still is quickly unbearable.


    NOTICE GLOBAL

    In 3 years of use, I have to say that I served well, despite a few flaws prcits.
    A big plus on the resistance I'm transported in poor conditions several times a month, frquement prter friends for their little concerts, and playing it like a brute, nothing moves, the knobs do not spit, everything still works as its out of the box.
    Boss, what.
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  • Get a lot for a little for OK quality

    Boss ME-50Publié le 07/03/14 à 09:05
    I bought this effects pedal long ago as I was on a budget and wanted a Wah, chorus, phaser, distortion, and pretty much everything in one box just to test out and experiment without breaking the bank.

    I'm not a techie so I won't even try and explain the details. You can check out some of the other reviews for that.

    UTILIZATION

    General configuration/setup is simple enough. I'm someone that avoids reading manuals when possible, whether it's to learn how to use an effects pedal or how to play Monopoly. With that in mind, I was still able to get a lot out of this pedal.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I used my telecaster with it. I loved the fact that I was able to use an octaver, wah, harmony, etc with......
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    I bought this effects pedal long ago as I was on a budget and wanted a Wah, chorus, phaser, distortion, and pretty much everything in one box just to test out and experiment without breaking the bank.

    I'm not a techie so I won't even try and explain the details. You can check out some of the other reviews for that.

    UTILIZATION

    General configuration/setup is simple enough. I'm someone that avoids reading manuals when possible, whether it's to learn how to use an effects pedal or how to play Monopoly. With that in mind, I was still able to get a lot out of this pedal.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I used my telecaster with it. I loved the fact that I was able to use an octaver, wah, harmony, etc with the expressive pedal along with a ton of other effects, but that I did so without paying much at all.

    However, I will say many of the effects lacked in quality (which was to be expected). i.e. the coveted wah sounds nothing like a crybaby

    OVERALL OPINION

    Loved the price, loved all the capabilities, probably would've loved it more if I took the time needed to truly learn how to use all capabilities, but did not love the quality so much. However, for higher quality I'd expect to spend upwards of $400. All-in-all a good multieffects pedal for a beginner/intermediate musician.
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  • Anonymous

    Not bad .... In my use, at least

    Boss ME-50Publié le 05/19/13 à 12:00
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    Housing sturdy and solid iron well!

    Connection:
    -1 Taking alim
    -1 Jack for footswitch
    -1 Input for an MP3 player or another.
    -1 Entry for ...... Well yer guitar!
    6.35 -1 output for headphones (stereo)
    -2 Mono outputs to go into a mixing desk or amplifier.

    No connection to a PC.

    This is the modeling technique with Boss COSM.

    A compressor, 7 microphone models 4 reverb's noise reduction, an expression pedal, and distos OD's, the modulations, delays.

    We can chain up to 7 effects simultaneously.

    UTILIZATION

    Super simple to discover sounds, effects etc etc ....
    I galley a little more to save my own patches, but it was also my ignorance of such tools.

    Editing......
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    Housing sturdy and solid iron well!

    Connection:
    -1 Taking alim
    -1 Jack for footswitch
    -1 Input for an MP3 player or another.
    -1 Entry for ...... Well yer guitar!
    6.35 -1 output for headphones (stereo)
    -2 Mono outputs to go into a mixing desk or amplifier.

    No connection to a PC.

    This is the modeling technique with Boss COSM.

    A compressor, 7 microphone models 4 reverb's noise reduction, an expression pedal, and distos OD's, the modulations, delays.

    We can chain up to 7 effects simultaneously.

    UTILIZATION

    Super simple to discover sounds, effects etc etc ....
    I galley a little more to save my own patches, but it was also my ignorance of such tools.

    Editing sounds is super simple: just turn the knobs.

    There is a good sound we like, on file in the memory mode and shoo it's in the bag.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Distos and overdrives: frankly, it breaks no three-legged duck. MT2, Metal, Loud, Muff and Stack are cool (about 22 types, it hurts a little buttocks). The rest is crap! For the blues, you can stop reading this review.
    The palm of the horror is undoubtedly to simulate DS-1 or how to gun down a legendary pedal!!

    4 knobs drive (with a turbo limit), bottom, tone, level.

    Modulations are against very successful. The beautiful chorus, flanger, phaser. The harmonizer is fairly simple to implement. A nice and tremolo effects that I did not know but that enchanted me (Uni-V, Rotary).
    3 knobs rate, depth, level.

    Of Delay's successful with 4 Possible to 0-125 400-2000 mms positions. An analog delay, Space Pan Pan well effective. A reverse effect is difficult to establish. Strangely designed in fact!
    Tap and Hold function.
    3 knobs setting time, feedback, level.

    An expression pedal including Wah, Resonance (synth effect), octave (+ or - 1 octave).
    Pedal stroke which is difficult to regulate.

    I'm guitarist behind so it was placed in my multi Jackson RR and my Marshall.
    But since I'm keyboardist, I use the end of the chain. So the terrible inefficiency distos ^ does not bother me anymore. And given the quality of the chorus, I am determined to keep it.
    For effects, it's great. For distos is not gégé.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I utlise for 4 years and intends to keep it.

    I mostly tried only pedals. This was my first multi-purpose.

    Like its modulations, Delays and noise reduction.
    I do not like his Overdrives (actually distos it goes again, but the OD are chi * r). I do not like either the memory latency mode (although I find that weaker than say my predecessors in the opinion). And worse I do not like being massacred happily pedal I worshiped: the DS1.

    Yes, I would do this choice because even when it's still very good stuff I like. It is a good value for money (especially for editing sounds simple).

    EDIT: also re-reading, I find myself with severe distos. I must say I have no amp (hip) for a long time .... You would not perhaps that I bought a good one and I redo a test.
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  • Nice box!

    Boss ME-50Publié le 06/21/12 à 15:15
    This thing is very comprehensive if you have a basic setup like myself...No you can't use the 4 cable method as it has no loop...It can do everything else....

    Specs:

    AD Conversion
    24-bit + AF method*

    DA Conversion
    24-bit

    Sampling Frequency
    44.1 kHz

    Patches
    30 (user)

    Effects
    Tone Modify, Compressor, Overdrive/Distortion, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Harmonist, Tremolo, Pan, Vibrato, UNI-V, Rotary, Delay, Reverb, Noise Suppressor [effects for expression pedal]: Foot Volume, Wah, Resonance, Voice, RIng Modulator, Bend (+1 OCTAVE, -1 OCTAVE)

    Nominal Input Level
    INPUT: -10 dBu, AUX IN: -10 dBu

    Input Impedance
    INPUT: 1 M ohms, AUX IN: 100 k ohms

    Nominal Output Level
    -10 dBu

    Output......
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    This thing is very comprehensive if you have a basic setup like myself...No you can't use the 4 cable method as it has no loop...It can do everything else....

    Specs:

    AD Conversion
    24-bit + AF method*

    DA Conversion
    24-bit

    Sampling Frequency
    44.1 kHz

    Patches
    30 (user)

    Effects
    Tone Modify, Compressor, Overdrive/Distortion, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Harmonist, Tremolo, Pan, Vibrato, UNI-V, Rotary, Delay, Reverb, Noise Suppressor [effects for expression pedal]: Foot Volume, Wah, Resonance, Voice, RIng Modulator, Bend (+1 OCTAVE, -1 OCTAVE)

    Nominal Input Level
    INPUT: -10 dBu, AUX IN: -10 dBu

    Input Impedance
    INPUT: 1 M ohms, AUX IN: 100 k ohms

    Nominal Output Level
    -10 dBu

    Output Impedance
    2 k ohms

    Display
    7 segments, 1 character LED

    Jacks
    INPUT jack, GUITAR AMP jacks L (MONO) /R, AUX IN jack (Stereo Mini type), PHONES/LINE OUT jack, AC Adaptor jack

    Power Supply
    DC9V: Dry battery (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6, AC Adaptor (PSA series: Optional)

    Current Draw
    120 mA
    * Expected battery life under continuous use: Carbon: 3.5 hours, Alkaline: 12 hours. These figures will vary depending onthe actual conditions of use.

    Accessories
    Owner's manual, Dry Battery (Alkaline: LR6 (AA) type) x 6, Roland Service (Information Sheet)

    Options
    AC Adaptor: BOSS PSA series, Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U

    Size and Weight ( incl. batteries )

    Width
    384 mm
    15-1/8 inches

    Depth
    225 mm
    8-7/8 inches

    Height
    102 mm
    4-1/16 inches

    Weight
    3.2 kg
    7 lbs.


    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to use...Nothing but simple knobs that are clearly labeled...Plug and play...The manual is excellent and the presets give you a great start...Tweak from there....The sounds are just like the BOss pedals so I never understood why I don't see more of these around...

    SOUND QUALITY

    All my guit fiddles like this box....The OD boosts are excellent, there's compression that is ok, sound sculpting like a BBE, reverb that is passable, delay that is, well delay....There's also modulation that kinda sucks but I don't like chorus....

    Overall, this thing is an all-in-one box that covers the ground of many BOSS pedals at a fraction of the cost....Worth every penny and built well to boot!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I like all the features....The OD Boost is nice...The reverbs are sufficient....They are all fine...If you have used Boss pedals before, that is the tone...For the price, you get a TON with this thing...

    I don't like the fact that it has no loop...The 4 cable method would be nice with this...It also lacks usable midi...

    This is a unit I don't use regularly but when I need something...It's an all-in-one BOSS pedal shop..

    I'd buy again!
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  • Boss ME-50

    Boss ME-50Publié le 10/12/04 à 15:00
    I found this little number on samedaymusic.com for $296. they gave me free 2-day shipping on my order, and it arrived in pristine condition.

    I love the effects. that's exactly what it's for. its design is simple and relatively easy to figure out, so the learning curve is minimal. the quality of the sound is gorgeous. its got a noise gate built in (user adjustable) as well as a compressor/sustainer, so you can pretty easily make a $300 guitar sound like a $1300 guitar. tone modify is very subtle but noticeable, so your guitar still sounds like it should. i heard one guy complaining about the reverb being out of wack and not having a good, even setting, but i think the reverb is perfect......
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    I found this little number on samedaymusic.com for $296. they gave me free 2-day shipping on my order, and it arrived in pristine condition.

    I love the effects. that's exactly what it's for. its design is simple and relatively easy to figure out, so the learning curve is minimal. the quality of the sound is gorgeous. its got a noise gate built in (user adjustable) as well as a compressor/sustainer, so you can pretty easily make a $300 guitar sound like a $1300 guitar. tone modify is very subtle but noticeable, so your guitar still sounds like it should. i heard one guy complaining about the reverb being out of wack and not having a good, even setting, but i think the reverb is perfect for me. i had no trouble adjusting it to any level. the OD/DS is versatile and very nice. any type of distortion you want can be found here. modulation is nice, although i don't particularly care for some of the ones on the unit. i mainly use the flanger or chorus. delay is fantastic. you can set it to any delay mode, including reverse and tap. the control you have over the effects is right where it should be: in your hands and in good quality.

    i love my me-50, but the memory modes are a little difficult to get right. it takes more tinkering than i'd like, but i prefer not to use these functions anyway and i think that most people don't care about it.

    it's boss, so i know it's solid. i highly doubt it will break.

    It's boss! it's all the boss effects! you'll save hundreds by getting this, and you know you'll get flawless quality. fall in love with playing guitar all over again and get this unit.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss ME-50

    Boss ME-50Publié le 07/08/04 à 15:00
    $290 in a store in mexico

    i LOVE this baby, it has a lot of distortion types to chose from, delay is really accurate, and it is perfect for me, i play industrial rock so i couldn`t ask for more

    i dont like the switching delay (even though i never really use it) and it needs more outputs, everything else is perfect

    it is awesome (i don't really have the balls to drop it, but it can take my kicks when i play so it's preety much everything i need

    it's the second best thing that has ever happened to me

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    $290 in a store in mexico

    i LOVE this baby, it has a lot of distortion types to chose from, delay is really accurate, and it is perfect for me, i play industrial rock so i couldn`t ask for more

    i dont like the switching delay (even though i never really use it) and it needs more outputs, everything else is perfect

    it is awesome (i don't really have the balls to drop it, but it can take my kicks when i play so it's preety much everything i need

    it's the second best thing that has ever happened to me

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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