Well, i bought this pedal second-hand from a friend who upgraded to a Boss-GT6.
I ended up paying Rs 6000 (about 120$) for it, including box, manual, stickers, etc. It was only a month old when i purchased it.
Well, now i have owned it for about 2 years and thought i would give a very objective review of my experience of it. I have now sold it to my friend, and have upgraded to a zoom GFX 8.
For the price tag, i guess it targets people who are buying their first multi-fx processor.
The effects on the Ax 100g, are excellent. The chorus control is a touch difficult at first, but once you really learn to use it, it works great! the flanger is good. There is only one delay, but it is EXCELLENT. You cant ask for better control from a delay. But there is only one type of delay tho.
Hall reverbs are good, hall reverd and the garage reverbs, room reverbs are all very natural sounding. But you can only control the mix level for these.
Among the distortions available, i found only 4 of them i really could use. The classic compressor, the metal dist & Us-High G for the rhythm tones, the brit-stack for the leads.
The compressor is good, but its wierd that you can only use the compressor for clean tones, you cannot have compressor along with distortion.
Overall, even the few good distortions are not really upto the manrk. The sound is very dying, the sustain is poor. Altering the NR level makes it better, but still, nah...not really good.
The Cabinet Simulators SUCK. They dont sound ANYTHING like the real thing. Advice: Please keep it off at all times. Especially in live gigs, it screws up the overall sound. Switch it off at all times!!
Playing Live: The sound live is good, if the cab sim is off!! For my bands playing style (metal), i have had no problems.
But in the daytime gigs, forget about seeing anything in the display. THe display isnt deep enough so none of the patch names or the patch numebrs are visible when there is abundant sunlight around.
The effects like slow attack should have been a lot better.
Well its body is made of plastic.So what can i say? Dont step on it too hard. Buttons look flimsy, but they have never given me any problem in my entire 2 years experience with it.
Heres a great idea to get a brilliant sound. You can easily get a pro level sound by, using a BOss DS-2 distortion, along with your Korg. Use the boss distortion, and the korg effects, and wow!!! Your guitar will SING!! A metal ZOne, or a DOD death metal distortion work well too.
So keep reverbs, delays and the choruses, and the compressor effect in the korg, only the distortion external.
Please please plese dont use a zoom or any other digital distortion, use only the anolog ones, like the boss, if you want good sounds.
I have played with the zoom 606 as well. If i was to compare them, i will say that the zoom has slightly better distortions, buit the korg kick its ass in effects. So personally i feel, buy the Korg, if you have to choose between these two.
I bought this beauty(my first) with a Slammer Centuria(by Hamer) electric guitar. it cost me about Rs. 4750 thats about $110.
i needed a good processor to go with my electric. i've heard a lot of good stuff about Korg so i took this to last me long.
For the price it's superb. leaving the price, its excellent. my friend got over his Korg AX1500G, but i prefer my AX100G anyday. its got beautiful sound and many effects. it took me about a month to learn all about its functions. it's got a good and trendy body. its kind of flat, that makes it good for stage shows. its even got a lead placer under its expression(main control) pedal. it's helpful as it keeps away the guitar leads(unless u've got a cordless lead). the input-output jacks haven't given me any problem and i don't think there is any problem to come either. it's got superb rhythm beats that helps you practice for a jamming session. i've created many useful programes(effects) that suits my needs. it's absolutely flawless. it's 8 sec phrase recording facility is also very helpful. you can slow down the speed of the recorded sound and even hold it to meet the pitch. it even has good guitar tuning facility that really helps. the virtual feedback is a one-of-a-kind gift.
there's nothing wrong with this beauty except that while the rhythm beat plays, it gets cut a little when you change the effect. this makes you go off-beat. apart from this there is nothing!
its black in color with a hard plastic sort of body. the knods are made of rubber. the display is very clear with LCD light. even the effect that is being used lights up in its LCD pointer. the expression pedal readings are in a LCD line that also lights up while tuning up the guitar to get the pitch right. it got this thing that holds adaptor wire so that it dosen't come off. you can even use batteries (though i haven't tried!) the effects are displayed in a table with a blue background. the expression pedal has a small path of the same french blue with 'ToneWorks KORG' written on it. its a true beauty! it has 40 preset tones and 40 user tones.
it's great for all guitar players, especially the beginners. even the professionals should keep one to practice and jam on. You should keep it clean and don't add too much force on the pedals. just be careful when you make a new tone, not to delete the previous tone, that is useful. i love the KIDROCK, PREIST, THRASH, HOSTILE, F BACK and FILTER effects. its a must for all guitarists!
I got this thing as a birthday present, from guitar center. I think it was about 150 bucks.
I like it because it has a lot of different effects in it, and is easily programmable. Its got a halfway decent delay, and the amp effects are cool. I also made an awesome effect out of a defect in the pedal's expression pedal. It has an echo effect, and with the expression pedal, you can change the echo time on the fly. But, if you go crazy and use the pedal like a wah with the echo setting, you can get some really crazy psychedelic sounding stuff out of it. It almost sounds like a DJ scratching. I'd buy the effect if I could find it in an individual pedal.
Well, its got plenty of bells and whistles, but nothing is exceptional. The wah is waaaay too digital for me, and most of the other effects sound too fake and cheesy.
Its plastic, i haven't put any serious tests on it, and i probably won't try testing its durability. Treat it like you would anything else thats electronic.
Well, i'd call this thing the jack of all trades pedal. I'd much much rather have all the effects in individual juiceboxes, but for 150 bucks, what do you expect? Its great if you want a lot of effects, but don't have the cash to be spending 100 bucks on each one. I don't use it all that much, but it comes in handy every so often.
i paid £119 at my local music shop in dunstable,OCTAVE MUSIC.after reading various reviews of this and many other pedals,i decided to go for it...
the amp simulations are pretty cool,as well as the vast array of effects.etc....hey man,i sound like a rock'n'roll star in the space of about 10 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!its compact,and well constructed,sounds great and comes in at a reasonable price,me thinks..
the manual is a bit complicated at times ....also the ringman patch,wot purpose does it serve?
i think this unit is of good quality construction for the price tag.some sort of plastic,by the feel of it,it would take a lot of pounding to break .tonal quality is outstanding ....
on the whole a brilliant bit of kit,go get one and launch yourself into musical infinity...