This is the first multi effects unit I have ever owned (bought about 2-3 yrs ago). Overall, I am pretty happy with it. I have pretty much been able to tune in whatever I've been looking for with the exception of the Wah as others have stated. I play with headphones the majority of the time, sounds great wired in direct. It's housed in a rugged metal case and has performed without any problems for as long as I have owned it. One other feature is the phrase trainer. It has helped to learn some tough licks but it can tend to sound pretty funky when you start slowing things down, to the point of being hard to make things out. If I were to buy another one today, I'd check out the new model AX1500G along with other manufacturers.
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Daddy's Junky Music (NH)
easy to use
Disgraceful customer relations
Model Year: 2000
Price: $150.00 Pounds Stirling (new)
Where Obtained: Academy of Sound Manchester
Floor based guitar effects unit. Metal Casing with Expression pedal.User programable and preset sounds.
Easy to use So much so that even I got my head round it in a day. And believe me that is unusual
Floor based guitar effects unit. Metal Casing User programable with Expression pedal.
The jack sockets have fell apart 3 times on the board. All the knobs and foot switches are contanly comming off. Had to have the LCD replaced.
Sounds are fantastic, in fact, better than any other effects unit I have ever tried. It is just a shame that the Object itself and its physical build are so shoddy. As are Korgs attitude by the way, the first time the jack unit fell to peices, they refused to provide the replacement free even though it was under warranty. I would never buy anything from them again, and urge everyone else to refuse to purchase their goods.
I really love the versatility and sound from this unit. Only bad thing is you have to have the manual to figure everything out. Pushing down on the expression pedal turns it on and off, unlike the Digitech RP2000 where you have to push a button with your finger. The presets are also much easier to scroll through with your foot, which makes it great or gigging.
Model Year: 2000
Where Obtained: Used
AC powered - Stereo. All solid state.
For distortion, this thing is the best floor unit I've heard. Blows the Digitechs away 10 fold.
Very programmable - takes a little reading in the manual to figure everything out.
Very durable, metal construction.
I love it, but the only thing I would change is the pitch shift. otherwise, It's awesome.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $268.00 (new)
Where Obtained: George's Music
Easy and accurate models of amps, effects, cabs, etc. Full stereo, which I like. Has alot of anonymous effects, though. You can find out the original makers and compare if you want, but the models are exact. I love it, and use it for practice, gigs, the whole nine yards.
I use it with a Squier Strat and a Fender Frontman 15W amp. I've tried alot of different musical styles with it and after a bit of amp and effect tweaking, I can play any style and song. The flanger and phaser are extremely well modeled, and have all the controls the actual pedals do.
It's very easy to create anything on this unit. It's the easiest to use of all that I've seen. If you know your effects and cabs, it doesn't take long. Maybe fifteen seconds.
It's very durable and has solid steel construction, sheltering the electronics.
I tried many different processors, but I liked this one best. You get good value for your money and many hours of fun !
Where Obtained: Rainbow Music, Dundee
80 patches (40 user)
A short delay when switching patches
Wah-wah isn't adjustable
Some of the effects are pretty useless
Nice distortion sounds
Fun to choose from a wide range of cabinets/amps
(sounds good too!)
This is the first effect processor I ever bought, so I don't have anything to compare it to. But I find it very easy to create/edit patches and the amp modeling is very satisfying. You should master it very quick.
I tried diferent multi-effect pedals from Boss.But I liked the AX1000G for ease of use and looks.If mine was stolen I would get another one.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $240.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars music
The AX1000G has control for highs,meds,lows,volume of effects,gains,time delays,cabnet sizes and more. You can use the effects seperatly or in different combinations.The AX1000G is A/C powered.It could use a on/off switch.
I Play a Ibanez RG series with a Peavey studio pro 112.I play metal,rock,and blues.It's nice because you have almost everything you need.The AX1000G sounds good
It takes a little getting use too.But overall it is easy to use.
It is constructed very good. I haven't had any problems with it.
It pretty much does it all. I would definetly get another
one if this one was missing. Even the acoustic settings are great.
Price: $259.00 (new)
A great honey for the money ( $250 to $300 )
Tried it at my local music dealer thru a solid state amp
sounded great! I play thru a tube amp (fender)sounded
40 factory pre sets which you can adjust or tweak to
your likeings. Modeled after all your favorite bands
Also 40 user channels to create your own sounds. Use up
to 8 effects at once.
I recently was using a zoom 505 not a bad effects ped,
But this one is KILLER! Try it out and Carry it out.
Well suited for any amp.Edit the levels for your leads or rhythm.
By editing your own channels and putting them near each other makes for easy switching in live performance.
Un like my Zoom whitch is made of plastic the ax1000g
is made of durable metal.
Overall, this is a good unit, I have been pleased with it, with exceptions, stated below.
I would recommend it to anybody in the same situation I was in, namely a quick and dirty alternative to lugging around a bunch of boxes, cables, wall worts, and costly vintage gear.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $239.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Definately a 'stompbox' emulator. Usually three or so controls per effect. The wha had no controls at all! As I was trying to replace my stompbox 'mess' with a stand-alone box, this is quite alright with me. The silent tuner is cool, as well as the input gain adjustment for different types of pickups. The master output level control is cool for tweezing all the patches for a standard output level.
I really like some parts, others I can do without. The bad news first: What is with this wha? I am really disapointed with it. The 'action' is not like a wha...the pedal goes through the 'wha' action in about 25 percent of the travel. I am unable to get that'action' of my vox wha. I have switched to the auto wha function, at least I have a bit more control with my picking style that way. The actual tone of the wha is passable, but controlling it is not up to snuff.
Another sore spot is the cabinet simulator section. I just keep the thing turned off. Enough said.
Now for the good stuff.
All of the Drive-Amp settings are really good. I have a pretty good selection of new and vintage stompboxes and have been able to pretty much duplicate them with this box. At the higher gain settings, rolling off on your volume knob will fool the box into sputtering and indecisions about what your playing, but not all the modes do this. This is a minor thing.
The modulation modes are nice and thick, and I usually play in mono. That's pretty good...
In stereo, they sound even better.
The pedal modes are happening, although the switch at the toe end of the pedal is really hard to use, especially if your pedal is on carpet. Better get a piece of wood to carry around to put under it. The ambience modes are pretty sweet also. Don't anticipate getting a 'Fender' reverb sound out of this thing and you won't be dissapointed. All in all, the ambience modes work really nice.
This thing is a breeze to use. Bank down selection is a bit tricky at first, (hitting two pedals at once) but I was able to learn to do it pretty quick.
In every effect, a led lights up next to the available control, making it easy to adjust.
I've had this pedal since December, and so far , so good. A nifty little gizmo is a clamp that holds the power connector in, avoiding the accidental 'pull-out'. Nice touch.