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MGR/etune's review"Korg 1000G"

Korg Ax1000g
I acquired this unit from a local store in my of my friend purchased this unit
& he convince me to buy this unit.I paid
$ 400 for the unit.

I like the rich tonal character of the unit very much.Functions of the unit are also easy & user friendly.

I don't like sample & play facility because its time is limit to 8 sec only.

The construction and quality of the unit is
good because it is user friendly and easy to use.

Overall the performance of the unit is best
and I don't find any drawbacks about the unit.And I finally want to say EAST OR WEST

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MGR/Paul Ortiz01/26/2003

MGR/Paul Ortiz's review"Korg AX1000G"

Korg Ax1000g
This corker was a present! But had I shelled out for it myself I would probably of expected to pay around £160 for it at the time. This particular model is most likely going for alot less than that now though.

First of all it's solid! It must be built using tank armour or something (or more likely die cast metal!) but in either case it takes a heck of alot of abuse. It has a clear backlit display with up to 8 black characters sitting atop a rather attractive tangerine screen, as opposed to that nasty red-on-black 'Casio watch' business you would find on the Zoom pedals. All the controls are rotary, so editing a patch is simply a matter of bending down and twiddling a knob. No sub menus and fiddly buttons here. The sounds themselves are superb. 11 Cabinets are on offer to you, (courtesy of Korg's REMS technology) ranging from small 1x8 open back practice amps, all the way up to closed back 4x12 monsters. The effects are of equally high quality: Flanger, 2 types of Phaser, 2 types of Chorus - mono and stereo, Octaver, Pitch Shifter, Modulation Delay, Autowah, Auto-filtron, Tremolo, Sample-n-Play, UniVibe, Filtron, Wah, Talkbox, Ringmod...and I'm sure I missed a few out but you get the idea. Plus the reverbs are some of the highest quality I have heard from ANY multi FX pedal, and even show up some dedicated digital reverb units out there!

Yes there are a few gripes. The expression pedal cannot be manually assigned to an effect parameter. The 'gumph' for this box states that there are 22 types of effect, when actually, around half of these are just the regular bunch of effects, but duplicated and assigned to the expression pedal block. It would of been nice, for example, to set the pedal to control drive amount, or reverb mix for example. So you are a little limited in this sense.

The preset banks are okay...I guess. But I would rather they had just given me an additional 40 blank patch slots, rather than throw me 40 average sounding presets which I'm never likely to use.

There is a rather noticeable delay when switching patches. Thankfully you can get around this by using the 'individual' mode to turn specific effect blocks on and off, as opposed to switching patches entirely. And I'm aware that this is a problem which plagues many effects units. But still it would of been nice had they fixed this little problem. It also rears it's ugly head when returning the expression pedal to full-back on the RingMod. Again, nothing major but it is noticeable.

The EQ is also a little simplistic, offering only rather crude 'bass/middle/treble' controls. Although I'm sure this is the case on alot of similarly priced units, it does leave alot to be desired.

As said earlier, the quality of the unit is fantastic. The actual body/chassis is made of metal, and could probably take a good stamp or two before it showed signs of giving. Whether or not the flush-plastic display would fare so well is another matter, but then why would you want to stamp on it anyway?!

The rotary controls are made of a rubber/plastic compound so you can always get a good grip on them even towards the end of a gruelling performance, and safely make all nessacary changes with your sweat soaked mits. Similarly the expression pedal offers plenty of traction by means of a rubber grip plate.

All in all a great piece of kit. It has served me well both in live performances, and more importantly, in the studio. I have access to some of the finest amp/cab modelling software out there but I always end up going back to the Korg simply because it's so quick and easy to use, and you'd have to try pretty hard to make a bad sound come out of it. The range of tones on offer is limitless, so whether you intend on playing some Benson-esque licks, or chugging away in a palm muted nu-metal frenzy, it's all there at your fingertips. Sure it's not perfect, but heck if you wanted perfection, you'd probably be shopping around for studio level rack mounts right? For £160 - scratch that, UNDER £160 you can't go wrong. It's durable, versatile and intuitive. Do yourself a favour and check one out now!!

**Note: The Korg AX1000G has been re-launched as the AX1500G. The features are the same, but with the addition of 2 channels per-preset, solving the patch switching problem, as well as additional storage space for your patches! Sadly...I do not own one.


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nicodx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A bit old fashioned but it's Korg: simple, comprehensive and robust."

Korg Ax1000g
A beautiful digital multi-effect pedal very robust metal.

Many effects: Classic Chorus, Stereo Chorus, Modern Delay, Hold Delay, Stereo Delay, Ping Pong Delay, Reverb (Room, Hall, Plate, etc..), Flanger, Wah with expression pedal volume pedal, etc..

Simulation distortions (Classic, Tube OD, Seatle, etc.).

Amp simulations (Tweed 1x8, 1x12 black panel, etc.).

+ Noise gate very successful.
+ A
+ An effective and handy tuner.


It is very easy to use, - 30 minutes was all inclusive. The manual is hardly necessary.

The knobs allow you to regain control of the amp simulations, or the many effects.

The banks are easily accessible sounds, it is easy to save a setting and simply press the knobs 4 and 5 at the same time down the banks.


The effects are general ways comprehensive (it would be almost too much) and very effective.

The only downside is on the amp simulations (it was early in 2000) and distortions.

The simulators are fairly realistic although they may suffice as needed.

And for distortion, they are often very powerful but often people see brouillonnent metallic.

It's ok for the very hard rock, but the crunch and typed blues is difficult to obtain.


I used well in the beginning but much less now because my amp (Roland Cube 30) integrates simulation amp + some very practical effects. I use it for specific delays or reverbs.

I used a Korg A5 before. It is without comparison.

This bracket is available used within 70 E. It is a bit dated but did a great job. For the time I bought it or I do it again the same choice and think soon buy a 3000G.

goldorock's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" perfect, usable and beautiful sound (effects, fuzz etc.)."

Korg Ax1000g
what is digital

drive is distortion pedals + comp = + 3 amp simulation
= modulation effects
speaker cabinet =
= ambient reverb
+ Pedal.


it is very simple


the highlight is the sound quality
The compressor is a delight: it is not powerful, but it is more beautiful and interesting than any line 6 or digitech
you can go without damaging the funk sound of his guitar

the simulation of fuzz are superb
effects: chorus, flanger, vibe are great! nothing to do with other pedals
reverb and delay ditto

The highlight is the simulation of independent hp: moving from 1X12 to 4X12 and gaining its acute
In other words, it turns your amp into a Fender all-tube! (Almost!) and a compressor
this is super nice (beware of too much treble).
I love the comp, the fuzz, the speaker simulation, chorus, flanger and the rest
the sound quality is very good

c "is an old appliance to be seen j amais outdated sound quality
nothing to do with an M9 or a digitech rp.
the simulation and grunge metal is also quite usable (unless we want a light grain)


I will say that I have 10 years
but it works well
it is very well built and indestructible!

I had the rp 300, RP350 and line 6 M9
there is no picture sound level
To zoom the tube is not comparable because of the lamp.

are the effects that work in terms of individual patch or pedals

default, you can not mix everything: chorus and reverb + or so, it is already preset in
to see up close
this is the default
but you can put 3 or 4 effects simultaneously without pb
pedal is very good and solid

I remake this choice, but I would have liked smaller
Since that time, the amp simulations have emerged! lamps as

Alain3009's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Comprehensive and versatile"

Korg Ax1000g
Everything has been said on this subject!
Multi-purpose classic that is distinguished by its versatility:
- Modelling amp and speakers,
- Effects flanger, phaser, chorus, delay ...
- Pedal integrated (volume or expression),
- Tuner, Metronome,
- Headphone and audio in (for example mpm3).
The metal is excellent and reassuring, in a classic Korg.


Given the large number of features and the small number of buttons, the interface is not bad but it quickly assimilates the most common commands and the rest, the manual is there and it is well done.
Press a button to switch the bank at the top of her but to go back, you have to press two buttons at the same time, which is almost impossible to walk. Therefore squat and do it by hand. Not great in concert!
Note by the tuner against easily accessible by pressing and holding the button of his being. It is convenient and reliable.


I do not use the factory presets and I edited myself my own sounds.
- The chorus and flanger are excellent, which is usual with Korg,
- The saturation is just fine which is quite exceptional for this type of pedal (that's why I chose it). Of course, not equivalent to a tube amp but much better than the Pods for example! In my opinion the highlight of the Korg. To play blues / rock, I use mainly the Vox AC30 amp, Brit Stack (Marshall) and U.S. Hi-Gain (Soldano. It comes fairly well saturated sound of The Edge, Angus Young or Mark Knopfler example .


I use it for three years to work at home, in rehearsal and for some occasional concerts.
To work is my mobile studio! In this context, it lacks nothing. Associated with a headset and an MP3 player, it allows repeated throughout with the group of their choice, even at the hotel or on vacation, carrying just a guitar and a jack!
In repeated and improvised scenes on small, I plug it directly on the sound system and hop off you go, even need to carry an amp piss me off!
The volume pedal built compensates for approximate balances and get out of all situations.

In short, a small tool used in cheap (80 €) become indispensable to me!