I have 3 friends that use this unit thats why I choose it. It makes the learning curve not quite as difficult.
I would replace it if it were stolen. My favorite thing about this unit is the palatte of sounds I now have to paint with. I play for a variety of audiences and the one thing that gets the best response is when the band sounds like the record. This unit gets me darn close. I have found that the same old tired licks now take on a variety of lives, I am getting away with murder and not having to work as hard because the audience hears what they expect now without having to think about it.
Model Year: 1999
Where Obtained: Daddys used gear by mail
4 banks of over 100 presets
Stero tube multi effects processor
AC powered, with 5 band parametric EQ
I wish it good change from patch to patch quicker.
I have not added a midi foot controller (ART X15)
that might make a huge difference.
I have a 1991 Fender Prodigy, stock. Laney 50wt power head from my GC 50/ 4x12 angled back home made cabinet with 2 JBLs and 2 Peavys. I am an accompianist, for a broad spectrum of vocalists. The unit is a headbangers heaven, I have to wade through a lot of presets to find one I can use.It has a tube presence my solid state unit didn't have. The processor is clean sounding. My guitar is not in 3 of it's switch positions. This is an excellent tool for a working musician.
It is easier to get a good sound than my previous processor. You must tweak the units to get the headphone sound through the particular set of speaker configurations. The midi floor controller really is a must for on the fly performance patch changing, it is extremly cumbersome to change patches from the unit quickly.
Built like a tank a road worthy companion with out a doubt