TC Electronic NM-1 Nova Modulator
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TC Electronic NM-1 Nova Modulator

NM-1 Nova Modulator, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from TC Electronic in the Nova series.

MGR/Len 04/11/2009

TC Electronic NM-1 Nova Modulator : MGR/Len's user review

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I've been playing 25 years and have used both analog and digital modulation effects. I play classic rock to metal.

I paid $250 at Make'n Music in Chicago. I bought it because it was one of the only modulation pedals that had preset storage and isn't menu driven (difficult to set up quickly).

Setting it up is basically like using an analog modulator. The sound is a lot "organic" than the Line6 modulator. This unit was a lot cheaper than the Eventide unit. It's nice to be able to synch the 2 channels together and get 2 modulations running simultaneously.

The footswitch "preset selection" feature doesn't work all of the time. Half the time when I try to use my foot to change the channel nothing happens.

The construction quality is good, but I question to design (see above about the footswitch select feature).

I tried contacting TC Electronic 4 times about the preset select feature so I can determine if the unit is bad, if the design is bad, or if I'm using it incorrectly (the manual isn't the best). After 5 weeks all I get is a "we're busy and will get back to you" response.

I recommend not purchasing a TC Electronic device in the future because of the poor customer service. After 25 years of dealing with effect vendors THIS IS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE I'VE EVER SEEN .

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