I've been playing guitar for about 7 years. mainly acoustic, but I've always loves effects and the countless sounds that can come out of
the tons of pedals out there
my biggest influences are pink floyd and radiohead
I picked up the 505II for about 90$CAD at Steve's in Ottawa
I was just looking for something simple with various mods and amp types
...nothing too fancy
I love the fact that not is it only an easy to use beginner pedal, but with 36 preset effects
and the ability to create your own and morph
the existing ones, it's surprisingly easy
I Got This At Wodwind And Brasswind. I Paid 50.00 Dollars.
It Has Some Cool And Usefull Sounds On It. Almost All Of The Presets Are Pretty Bad. You Can Make Some Awsome Sounds By Yourself Though.
Like I Said, The Presets Are Pretty Bad. It Doesn't Have The "Pro" Sound Of More Expensive Effects. Also The Plastic Casing Seems Like It Could Break Easily.
The Casing Is Plastic. The Quality Is Pretty Good For The Price.
This Would Make An Awsome First Effects Pedal (It Was Mine). Also, If You Are Looking For A Pedal That You Can Use On Tour And Stuff, This Isn't What Your Lokking For. Innless You Are Not Picky About Sound Quality.
I paid $79.99 for the unit from Alpha Music in Virginia Beach, VA. I also brought a cabinet simulator direct box with this.
The Effect sound very nice. I like how you can set the unit up to Queue up patches instead of changes one patch at a time. The built in tuner is very accurate. I have not started making my own patches yet but it's straight forward and easy to program.
Did not come with an AC Adaptor. Thank God for Radio Shack. It does not have a switch so if you leave your guitar connected and forget to take out the batteries. Count on it being dead the next day.
Construction seems good. Light weight and small enought to throw in a gig bag. Quality also seems good. Only time will tell.
I think for the price and would you get it is an excellent buy. It just needs to come with the adaptor. For my setup it has a lot of potentional and I'm sure I'll get some good uses out of it.