I bought this unit about two years ago online for about 250$. I bought it because I wanted to get into using effects because I play alot of Pink Floyd. this Korg unit had lots of memory for new settings and had a large selection of effects to work with.
I like having most effects all in one unit to avoid having bulky pedalboards. The effects processor sounds great and works well with all types of amps. I like having the pedal available for certain effects. Other effects units that I've looked at didn't have the pedal. Most effects have several different variations. Their are four different choruses, tremolos, wha effects, pans, flangers, phasers and reverbs. The delay works really well also.
The things don't like are not being able to run certain effects at the same time. For example you cannot have a delay and reverb at the same time or have a pedal effect and a mod running at the same time. Unless the pedal is set for a volume pedal. I also dislike the compressor and would like more settings for it
The quality of the unit is unmatched. I've dropped it several times while transporting it, gotten it wet, and stepped on it numerous times and the pedal does not show any abuse and still sounds great.
This is an excellent choice for anyone looking to purchase an effects unit. It is both affordable, durable and very useful. You really can't go wrong with this product.
I bought this unit on eBay for around $65.00, which seems about average for this item. Being a "part-time" player, I didn't want to spend gobs of money on ten different stomp boxes when I could just get one effects box that does it all. No more messy patch cables, batteries, etc. It didn't come with instructions, but they were easy enough to get off the Korg website.
I can get all kinds of really great sounds out of it! The thing's even got a pedal for wah, volume, speed (for modulation effects like chorus and flanger) and more. The presets are reasonable--some great, some I would never use, and it is programmable (of course). When changing from one sound to another, there is no pause like on some units. You can also loop a short passage to play over and over again while you play.
It would have been nice to have a pedal to cycle the three banks, rather than just up and down pedals--not that big a deal, though. Also, when going to bypass, you've got to step on both (up & down) pedals at the same time. If you miss one, you go to the next effect. Again, not a big deal.
It's all plastic, but I can't see it being a problem. I don't really plan on letting Pete Townsend come over and smash up my guitars and amps or anything.
For 65 bucks, this is an awesome unit! If I'd have had this years ago, I'd be making a living out of guitar playing by now!
I acquired this unit from Musician's Friend a while back for about $99 because I had just built my last guitar for that year and I needed a small processor to last me for a while.
I knew this thing had spunk when I took it out of the box. A cousin of mine had played Korg effects for a while and I fell in love with them through him. It has so many different combinations of effects and speaking of which, the reverbs & choruses in this li'l box simply melt you and your amp. It sounds even better going straight through the mixer or house PA. The distortions are right on the money!
The only thing I don't like is the display isn't backlit so you can't see what effect you're using when you're on a dark stage, but when you use it for a while you begin to memorize what you use the most with the color & number combinations it shows beside the expression pedal. So all in all thats the only bad thing about it, but like I said, all it takes is a little memorizing.
The unit has a small & unique construction to it which is great for me since I've played many different places. Easy to pack up and take with you in a suitcase or whatever case you may use for transporting effects pedals. Great quality all in all and I would reccommend to ANY style of player from beginner to advanced.
in summation....if you don't have one...GET ONE! haha! Every musician without one of these babies isn't a whole person, lol
I bought this from a local instruments shop for about 160 dollars. I bought it because I was looking for a nice all-around guitar effects processor that could spit out pretty much any kind of sound that I wanted.
Simply put, it just does the job. You can either scroll through 30 factory effects and modify them or compose your own sounds. The interface is pretty nice, apart from a display that has no built in light, and allows really accurate editing. It doesn't eat batteries alive like many other pedals do, and it can spit out basically any kind of sound you want. Nice looks, easy use, and high quality versatile sound.
Nothing critical is missing, except a display light, which can be rather annoying, but a nice bright number indicating which effect is running kind of completely prevents it from being a problem on-stage. It's only a little annoying when editing your effects. Aside from that everything is top notch.
Especially the basic effects such as distortions, chorus, ambience and tremelo's sound great and come with many options.
For heavy metal distortions I'd reccomend an additional distortion box but it has all of the other effects covered very well.
It looks nice for an effects pedal, I'm not sure how much beating it can take but who would want to be jumping up and down on a synthesizer pedal anyway. It's nice and solid and the sound and hardware qualities are great.
I can reccomend this to anybody who is looking for a good quality effects processor. I've seen a lot of these things out but most sacrifice versatility for simplicity, even on so called "multi-effects processors". It's versatile, relatively cheap, and very high quality.