I was looking to get the most bang for the buck, yet still get a quality piece of equipment. I think the only thing Boss did wrong was it's marketing. If you've been trying to figure out how to save money for a VG-88, I'd say this is the answer. And it doesn't require a special pick-up. Can't tell you for on stage. I think I'd rather have a stomp box. In all you can't go wrong with this unit. Give it a work out at your Guitar shop.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $399.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
This is a little half rack model with a LED display and a half dozen buttons for editing the patches. A Hi-Z input is located in the front. The rest of the connectors are in the back. It has all the inputs you need including a digital out. It has 200 preset patches with room to modify and save 200 more. The Catagory Search function is pretty cool as it allows you to quickly find what you want. It's not all for Guitar. I think there are 7 categories.
This is really amazing. This is very simular to the Boss GT-3. Sound quality was very clean. Great DI box. The effects are just as you would expect from Boss. The Amp models are terrific though not as detailed as you would find in a POD. Another plus are the Vocal models that are included. You can do some neat suff.
Easy to Program, Edit new patches. Room for 200 more. There is a jack for a footswitch, and MIDI too.
I don't know if I'd want to drop it. I do know that there is an adapter so you can mount it in a rack.