I figured that a multi-effect pedal was the way to go, but I soon realized that for my purposes, individual pedals were the way to go. But to be fair, this thing served it's purpose with me and made set up & tear down a snap. I really have no desire for another one but for a new guitarist looking for a variety of tones, it'd be worth picking up on Ebay for $50 or so.
Model Year: 1996
Price: $220.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Store, Evansville, Indiana
Typical multi-effects pedal...2 different distortions, programmable eq, chromatic tuner, up to 9 effects at a time, cabinet emulation...
Not too bad for a multi-effects pedal. I'd say I was happy with my sound 70% of the time. I became much happier when I began adding a little chorus here or a little reverb there...then I realized that for what I was using it for, my individual pedals sounded much nicer.
Mixed feelings and opinions on this. I really didn't have a problem programming it, but I'll admit that it was a pain at times.
Metal case, plastic buttons. I never had a problem with it, but of course, I used it almost exclusively in a church where I didn't have to worry about vomit, beer or roadies. I'd gig out with it though.