07-19-2005, 04:58 AM
I've had this gear as integral part of my guitar setup over 2 years and nothing has come close in sound or quality to replace it. Basically, while recording (via my Peavey 50/50 tube amp) it blew away several tube amps, the Soldano and Mesa Boogie settings are actually better than the real thing (a/b-ed in the studio). It also blew away any POD, J Station and other simulation units clear out of the water. In one tracking session we used it against the POD XT and the guy that brought the POD was getting quite angry at his purchase. For DI - I've used it for on location recording and plugging straight into the board for both bass and lead guitar. In both uses it gets great results. I can recommend this unit both on the road and to studio owners that are looking to get real amp simulation. Complaints: the exclusion of a mid tone control. The bass sounds are little on the distorted/punchy side.